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Melodies Of Love And Death - Opera Senza Parole / Osiris Trio

Release Date: 06/01/2011 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72373  
Composer:  Antonín DvorákGiuseppe VerdiGeorges BizetGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Melodies of Love and Death”, “Opera Senza Parole”... what remains of the famous arias if the singers hand over their notes to their colleagues the instrumentalists? Opera is theatre, drama, driven by stories, action, the turbulent emotions of people: the passion of lovers, the vengeance of enemies. Can a violin make love to a cello? Can a Piano take vengeance on strings? But, then, there is a reason the great composers are immortal. Their melodies, harmonies and rhythms transcend the concrete fact of the plot and lend to the drama in words the abstraction of the primal themes of human existence as it turns inexorably toward pitiful failure. And we listeners can’t get enough of it! We want to hear all these melodies time and again, and Read more through them, experience what the unfortunate opera personages experience. We want to share in the passion of Love, tremble before the terrors of Death. All too often, we hardly know what an aria is literally about, and, strangely enough, we are often content to understand little or nothing of all the lyrical words, whether they are simple doggerel or poetry of the highest literary quality—the music tells the whole story!" -- arranger Bob Zimmerman in the liner notes of this CD Read less

Works on This Recording

Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Written: 1873-1874 
Carmen: Carreau, pique...la mort! by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
The Cunning Little Vixen: Love duet by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Ist ein Traum by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 

Sound Samples

Song to the moon (from ?Rusalka?)
Addio del passato (from ?La Traviata?)
Habanera (from ?Carmen?)
La fleur que tu m?as jetée (from ?Carmen?)
Carreau, pique (from ?Carmen?)
Una furtiva lagrima (from ?L?elisir d?amore?)
E lucevan le stelle (from: ?Tosca?)
Love duet Fox & Vixen (from ?The cunning little vixen?)
Sola, perduta, abbandonata (from ?Manon Lescaut?)
Pourquoi me réveiller (from ?Werther?)
Tu che di gel sei cinta (from ?Turandot?)
Dieux, viens aider ma faiblesse/Mon coeur s?ouvre à ta voix (from ?Samson et Dalila?)
Che gelida manina (from ?La Bohème?)
Un bel di vedremo (from ?Madama Butterfly?)
Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein (from ?Der Rosenkavalier?)

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