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Four Famous Mezzos Of The Past - Tourel, Swarthout, Stevens, Thebom


Release Date: 03/23/1999 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89958   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Gioachino RossiniGeorges BizetAmbroise ThomasCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  Jennie TourelGladys SwarthoutRisë StevensBlanche Thebom
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

JENNIE TOUREL (1899-1973): Sings four selections by Rossini - recorded by Columbia in 1946; GLADYS SWARTHOUT (1904-1969): Sings four selections by Bizet, Thomas (2) and Gounod - reorded in 1942 and 1946 by Victor; RISE STEVENS (b. 1913): Sings five selections by Mozart (2), Donizetti, Meyerbeer and Tchaikovsky - recorded by Columbia in 1941 and 1942; BLANCHE THEBOM (b. 1918): Sings three selections by Wagner - recorded in 1945 by Victor (AAD MONO 77:52) JENNIE TOUREL (1899-1973): Sings four selections by Rossini - recorded by Columbia in 1946; GLADYS SWARTHOUT (1904-1969): Sings four selections by Bizet, Thomas (2) and Gounod - reorded in 1942 and 1946 by Victor; RISE STEVENS (b. 1913): Sings five selections by Mozart (2), Donizetti, Meyerbeer and Tchaikovsky - recorded by Columbia in 1941 and 1942; BLANCHE THEBOM (b. 1918): Sings three selections by Wagner - recorded in 1945 by Victor (AAD MONO 77:52) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Date of Recording: 1946 
2.
L'italiana in Algeri: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1946 
3.
Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1946 
4.
La Cenerentola: Nacqui all' affano by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1946 
5.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Gladys Swarthout (Mezzo Soprano)
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 1942 
6.
Mignon: Connais-tu le pays? by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Gladys Swarthout (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 1942 
7.
Mignon: Je connais un pauvre enfant by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Gladys Swarthout (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 1942 
8.
Roméo et Juliette: Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Gladys Swarthout (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 1942 
9.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941 
10.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941 
11.
La Favorita: O mio Fernando by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1942 
12.
Le Prophète: Ah, mon fils! by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1942 
13.
Maid of Orleans: Adieu, forêts by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1942 
14.
Die Walküre: So ist es denn aus mit den ewigen Göttern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945 
15.
Götterdämmerung: Höre mit Sinn was ich dir sage by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Notes: This selection begins with "Seit er von dir geschieden..." 
16.
Tristan und Isolde: Einsam wachend...Habet Acht! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945 

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