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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 

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