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Prima Voce - Caruso - The Early Recordings


Release Date: 09/04/2001 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7900   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Georges BizetGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Performer:  Salvatore CottoneEnrico CarusoRuggero Leoncavallo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Les pęcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Salvatore Cottone (Piano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1904 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/30/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
3.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1904 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
4.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/03/1909 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
5.
Rigoletto: La donna č mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1904 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
6.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
7.
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola, ch'ai di latti la cammisa by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/30/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
8.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 11/30/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
9.
Les Huguenots: Plus blanche que la blanche hermine by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2005 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ah, quel spectacle enchanteur..."
This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
10.
Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/30/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
11.
Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2002 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
12.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/30/2002 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
13.
Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
14.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2002 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
15.
Iris: Apri la tua finestra! by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment.
Composition written: Italy (1898).
Composition revised: Italy (1899). 
16.
Germania: Studenti! Udite! by Alberto Franchetti
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/11/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
17.
Germania: No, non chiuder gli occhi by Alberto Franchetti
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/14/1910 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
18.
Non t'amo piů by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Naples, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/30/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 
19.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor), Ruggero Leoncavallo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1904 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/30/2002 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has a piano accompaniment. 

Sound Samples

Mattinata
Les Pęcheurs de Perles
Pagliacci: Recitar, mentre preso dal delirio... Vesti la giubba
Aida: Celeste Aida
Tosca: Recondita armonia
Rigoletto: La donna č mobile
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola ch'ai di latti - 'Siciliana'
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar
Les Huguenots: Ah, juel spectacle enchanteur... Plus blanche que la blanche hermine
Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati
Fedora: Amor ti vieta
Aida: Celeste Aida
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar
Pagliacci: Recitar, mentre preso dal delirio... Vesti la giubba
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lolach'ai di latti
Non t'amo piů
Rigoletto: Questa o quella
Manon: En fermant les yeux - Il sogno
L'Elisir D'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima
Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle
Iris: Apri la tua finestra - Serenata
Germania: Studenti! Udite!
Germania: Ah, vieni qui... No, non chiuder gli occhi vaghi
Germania: Studenti! Udite!
Germania: Ah, vieni qui... No, non chiuder gli occhi vaghi
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle

Customer Reviews

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 The power of the human voice August 28, 2015 By Ursula B. (Sydney, NSW) See All My Reviews "Caruso: what a voice! These early recordings, in which the recording technology was in its infancy, give me goosebumps every time I listen to them. There is something very movingly unsophisticated in the production as we hear the whitenoise crackliness behind the simple piano accompaniment to one of the best voices the world has ever known, as far as we know." Report Abuse
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