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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Richard Tucker


Release Date: 04/30/2002 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89552   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jacques HalévyFriedrich von FlotowGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Meyerbeer,   ... 
Performer:  Richard TuckerDaniza Ilitsch
Conductor:  Wilfrid PelletierEmil CooperFausto ClevaMax Rudolf,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony OrchestraMetropolitan Opera OrchestraColumbia Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Richard Tucker was born in Brooklyn and at six entered the Choir of the Jewish Synagogue and later the cantor school where his teacher strictly forbid the fourteen year old Tucker to sing. He felt "like an untamed male colt" when he finally started to seriously train his voice at the age of 18. In 1936, he married Sarah Perelmuth whose brother, a certain Jan Peerce, was then about to burst onto the opera stage. Tucker began taking serious lessons from Paul Althouse and his career was born. On stage, Richard Tucker always gave more than 100 per cent. He never spared himself and each of his performances was filled with burning intensity and excitement and a complete dedication to his art. He felt deeply obliged to God who had provided him Read more with this wonderful gift, his voice. His answer to friends who kept worrying about his physical condition was always : "To me, singing does not really mean work. It is my joy!" Pursuing an active career until the very last moment, Richard Tucker died of a heart attack in his hotel room shortly before a concert in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1947 
2.
Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1947 
3.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1947 
4.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1949 
5.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1947 
6.
Un ballo in maschera: T'eco io sto...Non sai tu by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Daniza Ilitsch (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/16/1947 
7.
La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1949 
8.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/09/1949 
9.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Daniza Ilitsch (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/05/1947 
10.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1947 
11.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1947 
12.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1947 
13.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/09/1949 
14.
Dicitencello vuie by Rodolfo Falvo
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1950 
15.
Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1950 
16.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/10/1950 
17.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/09/1949 
18.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/10/1950 

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