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Aurora - Opera Arias / José Cura, Sinfonia Varsovia


Release Date: 11/11/2003 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 10   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hector PanizzaVincenzo BelliniGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Meyerbeer,   ... 
Performer:  José Cura
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Although the post-Three Tenors generation has still to produce a universally adulated figure able to fill the football stadiums of the world, the claims of José Cura are quite high. His is a strong baritonal tenor – nearer to Domingo than to Pavarotti, therefore – and it is the sort of tenor voice people like to hear, ringing, vibrant and reliable, right up to a high-quality top C. Moreover he phrases musically and naturally. Hear him in the Canción a la Bandera which opens and closes this programme and his qualities are evident. He also arouses our curiosity about the opera itself. Hector Panizza is that same Ettore Panizza remembered as a conductor for his fiery interpretations of Italian operas at the Metropolitan in the 1930s, some of Read more which have been transferred to CD."
- Christopher Howell, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aurora: Canción a la Bandera by Hector Panizza
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Norma: Meco all' altar di Venere...Me protegge by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Il corsaro: Ah si, ben dite...Tutto parea sorridere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
L'Amico Fritz: Ed anche Beppe amň...O amore, o bella luce by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Siberia: Intermezzo by Umberto Giordano
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903/1921; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
10.
Siberia: Orride steppe by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903/1921; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
11.
Aurora: Intermezzo Epico by Hector Panizza
Conductor:  José Cura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia Varsovia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Argentina 
Date of Recording: 2002 
Venue:  Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Poland 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (About Foreign Lands and People)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Kuriose Geschichte (A Curious Story)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Hasche-Mann (Catch me if you can)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Glückes genug (Happiness)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Wichtige Begenheit (Important Event)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei (Dreaming)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Am Kamin (By the Fireside)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Rocking Horse)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Fürchtenmachen (Frightening)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Kind im Einschlummerm (Child Falling Asleep)
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Thema (Theme)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 1
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 2
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Etude 3
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variationen 3 & 4 (Variations 3 & 4)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 5
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Anhang Variation 1 (Appendix, Variation 1)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Anhang Variation 2 (Appendix, Variation 2)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Anhang Variation 3 (Appendix, Variation 3)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 6
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 7
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Etude 9
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Anhang Variation 4 (Appendix,Variation 4)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Anhang Variation 5 (Appendix, Variation 5)
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 8
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 9
Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13: Finale

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