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Be My Love / Mario Lanza


Release Date: 09/23/2003 
Label:  Living Era   Catalog #: 5485   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Nicholas BrodszkyJerome KernGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Mario LanzaEudice Shapiro
Conductor:  Ray SinatraConstantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony OrchestraAlexander (New Age)Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alfredo Arnoldo Cocozza (1921-1959) was blessed with one of the great tenor voices of all time. As 'Mario Lanza' he became a consummate artist whose repertoire recognized no musical boundaries. Groomed at the outset for a career on the opera stage, Lanza instead got sidetracked into Hollywood, where his powerful singing and larger-than-life personality made him an overnight sensation. His films, most notably 'The Great Caruso' and 'Serenade', brought the world of Puccini and his contemporaries to countless millions, confirming Lanza's status as one of the most exciting entertainers of his day. But his staggering success came at a high price and by the age of 38 he was dead, a victim of his own troubled psyche and expansive lifestyle. Alfredo Arnoldo Cocozza (1921-1959) was blessed with one of the great tenor voices of all time. As 'Mario Lanza' he became a consummate artist whose repertoire recognized no musical boundaries. Groomed at the outset for a career on the opera stage, Lanza instead got sidetracked into Hollywood, where his powerful singing and larger-than-life personality made him an overnight sensation. His films, most notably 'The Great Caruso' and 'Serenade', brought the world of Puccini and his contemporaries to countless millions, confirming Lanza's status as one of the most exciting entertainers of his day. But his staggering success came at a high price and by the age of 38 he was dead, a victim of his own troubled psyche and expansive lifestyle. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Alexander (New Age)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/27/1950 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2.
The Toast of New Orleans: The Tina-Lina by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Alexander (New Age)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/27/1950 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
The Girl From Utah: They Didn't Believe Me by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Alexander (New Age)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/23/1949 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1949 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1949 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Eudice Shapiro (Violin), Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/11/1950 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/15/1950 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8.
Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1949 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Lolita "Spanish Serenade" by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/28/1949 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
10.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/28/1949 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
11.
Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 10/28/1949 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
12.
My Song, My Love by Beelby,
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 08/26/1950 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
13.
For you alone by Henry Ernest Geehl
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 02/19/1951 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
14.
The loveliest night of the year by Irving Aaronson
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/23/1951 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
15.
Fifty Million Frenchmen: You do something to me by Cole Porter
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Alexander (New Age)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/24/1952 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
16.
Temptation by Nacio Herb Brown
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1952 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
17.
The Song Angels Sing by Irving Aaronson
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Alexander (New Age)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 08/01/1952 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
18.
Because You're Mine: Because You're Mine by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Alexander (New Age)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/01/1952 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
19.
Student Prince: Serenade by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus,  M.G.M. Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/29/1952 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
20.
Student Prince: Drink, Drink, Drink by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus,  M.G.M. Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 08/05/1952 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
21.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/15/1950 
Venue:  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
22.
Because by Helen Guy
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; France 
Date of Recording: 02/19/1951 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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