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The Very Best Of Beniamino Gigli


Release Date: 09/02/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 85093   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiCharles GounodJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Beniamino GigliMaria MarcucciGiulietta SimionatoGiuseppe Noto,   ... 
Conductor:  Walter GoehrFranco GhioneSir John BarbirolliSir Eugene Goossens,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes song(s) by César Franck, Salvatore Cardillo, Luigi Denza, Eduardo Di Capua, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Gioacchino Rossini, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Ernesto De Curtis. Soloist: Beniamino Gigli. Includes song(s) by César Franck, Salvatore Cardillo, Luigi Denza, Eduardo Di Capua, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Gioacchino Rossini, Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Ernesto De Curtis. Soloist: Beniamino Gigli. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Se quel guerrier io fossi..." 
2.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ghione
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Language: Italian 
3.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4.
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Eugene Goossens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Qual turbamento..." 
5.
Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "O dolce incanto..." 
6.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
7.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Language: Italian 
8.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Language: Italian 
9.
Madama Butterfly: Dovunque al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Language: Italian 
10.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pietro Mascagni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Intanto amici, qua..." 
11.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Maria Marcucci (Mezzo Soprano), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pietro Mascagni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 
12.
Isabeau: Ah! Tu ch' odi lo mio grido by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Non colomebelle!..." 
13.
Manon Lescaut: No! pazzo son! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor), Giuseppe Noto (Baritone)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Che avvien?..." and "Ah! non v'avvicinate." 
14.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra,  Favres Solisten Vereinigung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Language: Latin 
15.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Language: Latin 
16.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Herbert Dawson (Organ), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 
17.
Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Zamboni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Language: Italian 
18.
Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Language: Italian 
19.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Language: Italian 
20.
La serenata by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; London, England 
Language: Italian 
21.
Romanze (3): no 3, Aprile by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; London, England 
Language: Italian 
22.
Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Language: Italian 
23.
Canzoni-stornelli (3): no 2, L'ultima canzone by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Italy 
Language: Italian 
24.
La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "La vita è inferno..." 
25.
L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Language: Italian 
26.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
27.
Andrea Chénier: Si, fui soldato by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Gino Bechi (Baritone), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone), Gino Conti (Bass),
Maria Caniglia (Soprano), Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Andrea Chénier...Corragio!..." 
28.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
29.
Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Language: Italian 
30.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Chorus,  Rome Opera Teatro Reale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Forse la soglia attinse..." 
31.
La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Zamboni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Language: French 
32.
Le Roi d'Ys: Vainement, ma bien-aimée [Aubade] by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Zamboni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1888; France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Puisqu'on ne peut fléchir..." 
33.
Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Zamboni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Je suis seul..." 
34.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Zamboni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Language: Italian 
35.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Quanto è bella! Quanto è cara! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stanford Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Language: Italian 
36.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stanford Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Language: Italian 
37.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ghione
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Language: Italian 
38.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ghione
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Language: Italian 
39.
Stabat mater: Cujus animam by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Language: Latin 
40.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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