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The Best Of Puccini


Release Date: 06/28/1993 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8551120   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam GauciThomas HarperJonathan WelchLuba Orgonasova,   ... 
Conductor:  Alexander RahbariMichael HalászWill HumburgOndrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic OrchestraCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra BratislavaSlovak State Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 6/1991 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
La Bohčme: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
La Bohčme: Si, mi chiamano Mimě by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Bohčme: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 6/1991 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Edgar: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dě vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Chorus,  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 6/1991 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Le Villi: Intermezzo no 2 "La Tragenda" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
18.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 6/1991 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux)
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo: Intermezzo
La boheme: Che gelida manina
La boheme: Si, Mi chiamo Mimi
La boheme: O sozve fanciulla
Suor Angelica: Senza Mamma
Tosca: Recondita armonia
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle
Edgar: Prelude to Act III
Madama Butterfly: Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia
Madama Butterfly: Un bel di, vedremo
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus
La Fanciulla del west: Ch'ella mi creda
La rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Le Villi: La Tregenda
Gianni Schicchi: O, mio babbino caro
Turandot: Signor, ascolta
Turandot: Nessun dorma

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