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Belcanto - The Tenors of the 78 Era


Release Date: 03/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110389  
Composer:  Giacomo MeyerbeerJohann Sebastian BachCharles GounodGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Enrico CarusoAlessandro MoreschiFernando de LuciaBessie Abott,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
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This new release is a documentary series about the great tenors and bel canto singing in the first half of the 20th century by Jan Schmidt-Garre. With the development of sound film in the 1920s and 30s, the great tenors, such as Beniamino Gigli, Richard Tauber and Lauritz Melchior, became movie stars. Countless “singer movies” were made, but great vocal performances were also captured in documentaries and privately made movies. Using a wealth of rare restored material, this thirteen-part documentary series presents the great tenors from Enrico Caruso to Jussi Bjorling, and together with comprehensive essays, offers a deep and inspiring
Read more insight into the art of bel canto. Bel Canto – The Tenors of the 78 Era series was broadcast in thirty countries and awarded at the Columbus International Film Festival and at Classique en Images at the Louvre.

DETAILS:

Picture format: 1080i NTSC 16:9 NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, IT, ES, JP, KR
Region code: A, B, C
No. of disc/s: 2 BD50, 1 DVD5, 2 CDs Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Africaine: Mi batte il cor... O paradiso by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864 
2.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Alessandro Moreschi (Countertenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
3.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fernando de Lucia (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
4.
Rigoletto: Un dě, se ben rammentomi... Bella figlia dell'amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor), Bessie Abott (Soprano), Louise Homer (Alto),
Antonio Scotti (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
5.
L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lacrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
6.
Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
7.
Guillaume Tell: Ah! Mathilde, idole de mon âme by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Leo Slezak (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
8.
Otello: Ora e per sempre addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leo Slezak (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
9.
Eichendorff Lieder: no 3, Verschwiegene Liebe by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Leo Slezak (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Auf der Heide blüh'n die letzten Rosen, `On the heath bloom the last roses' by Robert Stolz
Performer:  Leo Slezak (Tenor)
11.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
12.
Songs (6), Op. 85: no 6, In Waldeseinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
13.
I hear you calling me by Charles Marshall
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
14.
Iris: Apri la tua finestra! by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
15.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
16.
Tu sei la vita mia by Giuseppe Becce
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
17.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
18.
Il primo amore sei tu by Traditional
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
19.
Martha: M'apparri by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
20.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
21.
Princesita by José Padilla
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
22.
Die Walküre: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
23.
Siegfried: Hoiho! Hoiho! Hau ein! Hau ein! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
24.
Otello: Gott! Warum hast du gehauft by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
25.
Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
26.
If You Were Mine by Richard Tauber
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
27.
Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Die Fledermaus: Dieser Anstand, so manierlich by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor), Vera Schwarz (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Gott! welch Dunkel hier!...In des Lebens... by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Mörike Lieder: no 44, Der Feuerreiter by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Georges Thill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
32.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Georges Thill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
33.
La juive: Recha, als Gott dich einst zur Tochter mir gegeben by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
34.
Ano avdoh by Traditional
Performer:  Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
35.
Wo beim Wein ein Walzer klingt by Hans May
Performer:  Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
36.
Mal d'amore by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Performer:  Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
37.
Tiritomba by Anonymous
Performer:  Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)

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