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Richard Tucker Sings Verdi


Release Date: 01/14/1997 
Label:  Sony Classical Masterworks Catalog #: 62357   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard TuckerEileen Farrell
Conductor:  Nello SantiFausto ClevaFranz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera OrchestraColumbia Symphony OrchestraNew Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During Tucker’s substantial career with the Metropolitan (31 roles over 31 seasons) he was noted as much for his reliability as his artistry. Though recorded while the singer was around fifty, these forthright Verdian interpretations continue to benefit from healthy tone as well as stylistic assurance.

-- George Hall, BBC Music Magazine
During Tucker’s substantial career with the Metropolitan (31 roles over 31 seasons) he was noted as much for his reliability as his artistry. Though recorded while the singer was around fifty, these forthright Verdian interpretations continue to benefit from healthy tone as well as stylistic assurance.

-- George Hall, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3. I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4. I due Foscari: Non maledirmi, o prode by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5. Simon Boccanegra: Cielo di stelle orbato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1961 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: This selection begins with "Vieni a mirar..." 
6. Simon Boccanegra: Sento avvampar nell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
8. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10. I vespri siciliani: Giorno di pianto, di fier dolor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
12. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/11/1966 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13. Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/21/1961 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 OVERRATED? HOGWASH! TUCKER IS STILL GREAT!!! September 13, 2013 By P. Ledesma (Wellington, KS) See All My Reviews "Anyone who tries to discount Richard Tucker's place as an all time great tenor would think twice if they gave this recording an honest hearing! Though recorded later in his career, his voice still rings with warm brilliance through these unforgettable Verdi landmarks! For MY taste he is the best tenor recorded, with Pavarotti and Jussi Bjoerling in spitting distance. This recording - among others -would INDEED support that assertion!" Report Abuse
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