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Great Verdi Voices / Munich Radio Orchestra


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900313   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne PriceNeil ShicoffJulia VarádyJosé Carreras,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo FranciHeinz WallbergLamberto GardelliKurt Eichhorn,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This outstanding album contains 15 famous arias from the operas of Verdi, sung by the most influential Verdi voices of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. All of the recordings featured on this album are radio recordings, and were made between 1962 and 1984. The live recordings offer an interesting alternative to the studio recordings of the same works by the same performers. The selections are arranged chronologically by date of composition, and are a broad representation of the career of one of the finest operatic composers in history. This outstanding album contains 15 famous arias from the operas of Verdi, sung by the most influential Verdi voices of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. All of the recordings featured on this album are radio recordings, and were made between 1962 and 1984. The live recordings offer an interesting alternative to the studio recordings of the same works by the same performers. The selections are arranged chronologically by date of composition, and are a broad representation of the career of one of the finest operatic composers in history. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ernani: Surta č la notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
2.
Ernani: Ernani, involami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
3.
Ernani: Mercč, diletti amici...Come rugiada al cospite by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Neil Shicoff (Tenor)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
4.
Macbeth: La luce langue by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Julia Varády (Soprano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
5.
Il corsaro: Tutto parea sorridere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
6.
Rigoletto: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
7.
Rigoletto: La donna č mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
8.
Il trovatore: Ah! si ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
9.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Bonisolli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hermann Hildebrandt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
10.
La traviata: E strano! E strano! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arnold Quennet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
11.
La traviata: Ah, fors' č lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arnold Quennet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
12.
La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renato Bruson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
13.
Un ballo in maschera: Saper vorreste di che si veste by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
14.
Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sena Jurinac (Soprano)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
15.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Margaret Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
16.
Aida: Numi, pieta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Margaret Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
17.
Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vladimir Atlantov (Bass)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
18.
Falstaff: Quand' ero paggio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
19.
Falstaff: L'onore! Ladri! "Ford's Monologue" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 

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