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Prima Voce Sampler


Release Date: 08/09/1994 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 1430   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe VerdiRichard WagnerAmilcare Ponchielli,   ... 
Performer:  Jussi BjörlingGiacomo Lauri-VolpiGino BechiKirsten Flagstad,   ... 
Conductor:  Nils GrevilliusRenato ArduiniHans LangeRomano Romani,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/27/1944 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giacomo Lauri-Volpi (Tenor), Gino Bechi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Renato Arduini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1943 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Die Walküre: Ho-jo-to-ho! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hans Lange
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/09/1935 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Romano Romani
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1919 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Antonio Scotti (Baritone), Marcella Sembrich (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor),
Gina Severina (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/07/1908 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/09/1914 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Falstaff: Quand' ero paggio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Victor Maurel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/08/1907 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Otello: Esultate! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Francesco Tamagno (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1903 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Sadko: no 4, Song of the Indian Guest by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Amelita Galli-Curci (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/21/1922 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10.
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola, ch'ai di latti la cammisa by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pietro Mascagni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1940 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares track and timing with both a spoken introduction by the composer and the prelude to the opera. 
11.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Prelude by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Pietro Mascagni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1940 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with a spoken introduction by the composer and the aria "O Lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa." 
12.
Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Conchita Supervia (Soprano), Andrée Vavon (Soprano), Andrée Bernadet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Cloëz
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
13.
Norah O'Neale by Traditional
Performer:  Francis Lapitino (Harp), John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nathaniel Shilkret
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 10/18/1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Herbert Hughes 
14.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Ist ein Traum by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Tiana Lemnitz (Soprano), Erna Berger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1936 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
15.
Zweigesang by Carl Amand Mangold
Performer:  Bruno Seidler-Winkler (Piano), Frieda Hempel (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1935 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 

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