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Verdi: Il Trovatore Highlights / Tebaldi, Del Monaco, Erede


Release Date: 07/01/1996 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4501892  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luisa MaraglianoRenata TebaldiGiulietta SimionatoMario Del Monaco
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Tebaldi didn't often attempt Leonora, but here she sings the part with sovereign spinto tone and some fine shadings... Del Monaco, often criticized for his crudities, here sings with some sensitivity, and how welcome to today's ears is his strong, heroic tone and declamation—he sounds like the ardent warrior before "Ah si, ben mio"... The best reason for hearing this Trovatore is for Simionato's Azucena, a really great performance, as it was on stage. Her Racconto is wonderfully voiced as a whole and in detail. "Giorni poveri" has what the Italians term morbidezza and the succeeding cabaletta just the right tense fire. Tozzi is an imposing Ferrando... I certainly enjoyed listening again to this set, especially to Read more Simionato, who has no peer today though Barbieri (for Karajan), is just as thrilling without quite Simionato's ease at the top.

-- Gramophone [9/1989, reviewing the complete Trovatore]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luisa Maragliano (Soprano), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
2.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3.
Il trovatore: Stride la vampa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra
4.
Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luisa Maragliano (Soprano), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
5.
Il trovatore: Squilli, echeggi "Soldier's Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
6.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
7.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
8.
Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
9.
Il trovatore: Prima che d'altri vivere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geneva Grand Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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