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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Alessandro Bonci


Release Date: 04/24/2001 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89525   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Arrigo BoitoGaetano DonizettiVincenzo BelliniGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Alessandro BonciAntonio Magini-ColettiFerruccio Corradetti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alessandro Bonci's repertory was far smaller than that of most of his competitors from the tenor - fach. That is why he may be cited as an ideal example to re-affirm, what today is generally frowned upon: to concentrate upon that repertory of fach, which best matches one's vocal resources and stylistic qualifications, and as a "specialist" to be able to build up a reputation, which, in Bonci's case, at least in his lifetime, could well compare itself with the triumphs of Enrico Caruso. Alessandro Bonci's repertory was far smaller than that of most of his competitors from the tenor - fach. That is why he may be cited as an ideal example to re-affirm, what today is generally frowned upon: to concentrate upon that repertory of fach, which best matches one's vocal resources and stylistic qualifications, and as a "specialist" to be able to build up a reputation, which, in Bonci's case, at least in his lifetime, could well compare itself with the triumphs of Enrico Caruso. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1905 
Language: Italian 
2. La Favorita: Una vergine, un angiol di Dio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1905 
Language: Italian 
3. La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Written: 1843 
Date of Recording: 1905 
Language: Italian 
4. I puritani: A te, o cara, amor talora by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1905 
Language: Italian 
5. Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Antonio Magini-Coletti (Baritone), Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 1905 
Language: Italian 
6. Lucrezia Borgia: Di pescatore ignobile by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1906 
Language: Italian 
7. Don Pasquale: Cercherò lontana terra by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1906 
Language: Italian 
8. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1906 
Language: Italian 
9. Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1906 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Tombe degli avi miei..." 
10. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1906 
Language: Italian 
11. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1906 
Language: Italian 
12. Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Colpito qui m'avete...." 
13. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
Language: Italian 
14. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Language: Italian 
15. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Language: Italian 
16. Don Pasquale: Sogno soave e casto by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ferruccio Corradetti (Baritone), Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1909 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Prender moglie..." 
17. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 1913 
Language: Italian 
18. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1913 
Language: Italian 
19. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1913 
Language: Italian 
20. Zazà: Mai più, Zazà by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
Language: Italian 
21. Vieni, amor mio by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1907 
Language: Italian 
22. Carmen: Non, tu ne m'aimes pas by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Language: Italian 

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