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Ponchielli: La Gioconda / Bartoletti, Caballe, Pavarotti

Caballe / Pavarotti / Baltsa / Milnes / Ghiaurov
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001820902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Agnes BaltsaLuciano PavarottiSherrill MilnesNicolai Ghiaurov,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finchley Children's Music GroupLondon Opera ChorusNational Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The performance has much to commend it: Pavarotti's typically fervent account of Enzo's part, Milnes's splendidly characterized but unexaggerated Barnaba, Baltsa's vivid, lightish Laura, Ghiaurov's powerful Alvise...The orchestra and chorus respond willingly to Bartoletti's vital conducting...all-round Decca's cast has much to offer. And let's have no nonsense of this being a second-rate work! It is brim full of melody, skilful scoring, and has a novel and effective form, with at least four characters swept away by their passions.

-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone
reviewing Decca 414349
The performance has much to commend it: Pavarotti's typically fervent account of Enzo's part, Milnes's splendidly characterized but unexaggerated Barnaba, Baltsa's vivid, lightish Laura, Ghiaurov's powerful Alvise...The orchestra and chorus respond willingly to Bartoletti's vital conducting...all-round Decca's cast has much to offer. And let's have no nonsense of this being a second-rate work! It is brim full of melody, skilful scoring, and has a novel and effective form, with at least four characters swept away by their passions.

-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone
reviewing Decca 414349 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finchley Children's Music Group,  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

La Gioconda / Act 1: Preludio
La Gioconda / Act 1: Feste! Pane! Feste!
La Gioconda / Act 1: E cantan su lor tombe!
La Gioconda / Act 1: L'ora non giunse ancor
La Gioconda / Act 1: Voce di donna ... a te questo rosario
La Gioconda / Act 1: Enzo Grimaldo, Principe di Santafior
La Gioconda / Act 1: Maledici? sta ben
La Gioconda / Act 1: O monumento!
La Gioconda / Act 1: Carneval! Baccanal!
La Gioconda / Act 2: Ho! he! ho! he! Fissa il timone!
La Gioconda / Act 2: Pescator, affonda l'esca
La Gioconda / Act 2: Sia gloria ai canti dei navaganti!
La Gioconda / Act 2: Cielo e mar!
La Gioconda / Act 2: Ma chi vien?...Oh! la sinistra voce!
La Gioconda / Act 2: Laggiù fra le nebbe remote
La Gioconda / Act 2: Stella del marinar!
La Gioconda / Act 2: E un anatema!
La Gioconda / Act 2: Il mio braccia t'afferra!
La Gioconda / Act 3: Sì, morir ella de'!
La Gioconda / Act 3: Là turbini e farnetichi
La Gioconda / Act 3: Qui chiamata m'avete?... Bella così, madonna
La Gioconda / Act 3: La gaia canzone fa l'eco languir
La Gioconda / Act 3: Benvenuti, messeri!

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