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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 

Sound Samples

Aida, Act 1, Scene 1: Romanza: Se quel guerrier io fossi!....Celeste Aida
Rigoletto: La donna e mobile (Act III) (1998 Digital Remaster)
L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima (Act II) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Faust: Qual turbamento ... Salve dimora, casta e pura (Act 3)
Manon: O dolce incanto ... Chiuder gli occhi (Act 2)
La bohème: Che gelida manina (Act I) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Tosca: Recondita armonia (Act I) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle (Act III) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Madama Butterfly: Dovunque al mondo (Act I) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (Act I) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Cavalleria rusticana (1998 Digital Remaster): Intanto amici, qua...Viva il vino spumeggiante
Cavalleria rusticana (1998 Digital Remaster): Mamma, quel vino è generoso
Isabeau: Non colombelle!...Ah! Tu ch'odi lo mio grido (Act II) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Manon Lescaut: Che avvien?!...Ah! non v'avicinate...No Pazzo son! (Act III) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Stabat mater (1990 Digital Remaster): Cujus animam gementem
Panis angelicus (1987 Digital Remaster)
Ingemisco from Messa da Requiem (1987 Digital Remaster)
Ave Maria, 'Ellens Gesang III' D839 (1988 Digital Remaster)
Core 'ngrato (1990 Digital Remaster)
Funiculì-Funiculà (1990 Digital Remaster)
'O sole mio (Capurro) (1990 Digital Remaster)
La Serenata (1990 Digital Remaster)
Soirées musicales (1990 Digital Remaster): 8. La danza (Tarantella napolitana)
Aprile (1990 Digital Remaster)
Mattinata (1990 Digital Remaster)
Torna a Surriento (1990 Digital Remaster)
L'Ultima Canzone (1990 Digital Remaster)
La forza del destino (1990 Digital Remaster), Act 3: La vita è inferno ... O tu che in seno agli angeli
L' Arlesiana (1990 Digital Remaster): E la solita storia (Act 2)
Andrea Chénier (1988 Digital Remaster): Un di all`azzuro spazio (Act I)
Andrea Chénier (1988 Digital Remaster): Andrea Chénier...Corragio!...Si,fui soldat (Act III)
Andrea Chénier (1988 Digital Remaster): Come un bel dì di maggio (Act IV)
Un ballo in maschera (2000 Digital Remaster): Di' tu se fedele (Act I)
Un ballo in maschera (2000 Digital Remaster): Forse la soglia attinse...Ma se m' è forza perderti (Act III)
La Juive (1990 Digital Remaster): Rachel, quand du Seigneur (Act 4)
Le Roi d'Ys: Puisqu'on ne peut fléchir...Vainement, ma bien aimée (Act III) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Manon: Io son sol...Ah! dispar, vision (Act III) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Werther: Ah! non mi ridestar (Act III) (1998 Digital Remaster)
L'elisir d'amore: Quanto è bella (Act I) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Turandot: Nessun dorma (Act III) (1998 Digital Remaster)

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