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The # 1 Puccini Album


Release Date: 08/10/2004 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000300702   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiDame Kiri Te KanawaCarlo BergonziMirella Freni,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaSir Georg SoltiGianandrea GavazzeniHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraJohn Alldis ChoirNational Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
La Fanciulla del West: Minnie dalla mia casa by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Manon Lescaut: Tra voi, belle, brune, bionde by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leona Mitchell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 320 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
16.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leona Mitchell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
Madama Butterfly: Dovunque al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor),
Gianni Maffeo (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26.
Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanè
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
La Fanciulla del West: Laggiù nel Soledad by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Cornell MacNeil (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
Manon Lescaut: Oh, sarò la più bella! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31.
Manon Lescaut: Ah! non m'avvicinate! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Acholi 
33.
Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
34.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
35.
La Bohème: Addio, dolce svegliare (Quartet) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
36.
La Fanciulla del West: Una parola sola by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Turandot / Act 3: Nessun Dorma!
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: "Donna non vidi mai"
Madama Butterfly / Act 1: Vogliatemi bene
La Fanciulla del West / Act 1: Minnie, dalla mia casa son partito
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: Tra voi belle, brune e bionde
Turandot / Act 2: In questa reggia
La Bohème / Act 4: "In un Coupe?....O Mimi, tu piu non torni"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
La Rondine / Act 1: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta's Dream Song)
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
Tosca / Act 1: "Recondita armonia"
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Tosca / Act 1: "Tre sbirri... Una carozza... Presto" - Te Deum
La Bohème / Act 1: "O soave fanciulla"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
Madama Butterfly / Act 1: Dovunque al mondo
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
La Fanciulla del West / Act 3: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano
La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo"
Manon Lescaut / Act 3: Intermezzo
Turandot / Act 1: Non piangere Liù
Turandot / Act 3: Tu che di gel sei cinta
La Fanciulla del West / Act 2: Non mi difenderò...Or son sei mesi
La Fanciulla del West / Act 1: Laggiù nel Soledad
Manon Lescaut / Act 2: Oh, sarò la più bella!...Tu, tu, amore tu
Manon Lescaut / Act 2: In quelle trine morbide
Manon Lescaut / Act 3: "Ah! Non v'avvicinate!...No! no! Pazzo son!"
Manon Lescaut / Act 4: Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Addio fiorito asil
Turandot / Act 1: Signore, ascolta
La Bohème / Act 3: "Dunque: è proprio finita!...Addio, dolce svegliare"

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