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The Complete César Vezzani Vol 1 - Odeon Recordings 1912-14

Vezzani
Release Date: 01/01/2003 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 52034  
Composer:  Ruggero LeoncavalloGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo MeyerbeerErnest Reyer,   ... 
Performer:  César VezzaniPaul PayanEliane PeltierAlfred Maguenat
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

César Vezzani (1888-1951) was one of those rare tenors who had nearly everything: a large and gorgeous voice, a ringing top, a high degree of intelligence, ability to sing with great sensitivity, and excellent musicianship. Vezzani was born in Corsica and his appearances were made only in French-speaking countries. Of his debut at the Opéra-Comique in Gretry's Richard, Coeur de Lion on 17 December 1911, the newspapers said a star was born... and the reporters were right. Vezzani thrilled audiences until 1948 at which point he suffered a stroke during a rehearsal at the Toulon Opera that left him completely paralyzed. This, the first volume of the Vezzani series, contains his complete Odeon acoustic recordings as well as his Read more first sessions in 1923 for French HMV.

All tracks are sung in French with orchestra.
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Works on This Recording

1. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
Notes: This CD includes two different takes of "Vesti la giubba." 
2. Otello: Ora e per sempre addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
Notes: This CD includes two different takes of "Ora e per sempre addio." 
3. L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
4. Sigurd: Esprits, gardiens by Ernest Reyer
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
5. Guillaume Tell: Asil héréditaire by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
6. La reine de Saba: Inspirez-moi, race divine by Charles Gounod
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
7. Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah": Les blés sont bons à faucher by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
8. Tosca: E sempre lava! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Payan (Bass), César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
9. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Payan (Bass), César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
10. Tosca: Mario! Mario! Mario!...Son qui. by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor), Paul Payan (Bass), Eliane Peltier (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
11. Tosca: Al tuo fianco sentire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor), Eliane Peltier (Soprano)
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
12. Tosca: E buona la mia Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor), Paul Payan (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
13. Werther: J'aurais sur ma poitrine by Jules Massenet
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
14. La Navarraise: O ma bien-aimée by Jules Massenet
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
15. Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
16. Manon: Je suis seul...Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
17. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
18. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
19. Hosanna: Chant de Pâques by Jean Granier
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
20. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
21. Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
Notes: This work is transposed down a half-step to B-flat for this performance. 
22. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
23. Mireille: Anges du paradis by Charles Gounod
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
24. Crucifix vous qui pleurez by Jean Baptiste Fauré
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor), Alfred Maguenat (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
25. Le Roi d'Ys: Puisq'on ne peut fléchir by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
26. Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
27. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
28. Werther: Oui, ce qu'elle m'ordonne by Jules Massenet
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
29. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
30. Richard Coeur-de-lion: Si l'univers entier by André Modeste Grétry
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
Notes: This work is transposed down a half-step to D major for this performance. 
31. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
32. Jocelyn, Op. 100: Cachés dans cet asile by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
33. I Pagliacci: O Colombina il tenero fido "Beppe's Serenade" by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
34. Maître Pathelin: Je pense a vous by François Bazin
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
35. La juive: Ah, j'implore en tremblant by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor), Paul Payan (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1912-1914 
Venue:  Paris 
36. La reine de Saba: Inspirez-moi, race divine by Charles Gounod
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; France 
Date of Recording: February 27, 1923 
37. Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah": Les blés sont bons à faucher by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Date of Recording: March 28, 1923 
38. Jérusalem: Je veux encore entendre ta voix by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: March 28, 1923 
39. L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: June 8, 1923 
40. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: June 27, 1924 
41. Lohengrin: Mein lieber Schwan "Lohengrin's Farewell" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: June 27, 1924 
42. Guillaume Tell: Asil héréditaire by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: June 27, 1924 
43. La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: July 8, 1924 
44. Sigurd: Prince du Rhin by Ernest Reyer
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: July 8, 1924 
45. Sigurd: Oui, Sigurd est vainqueur by Ernest Reyer
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Date of Recording: July 8, 1924 
46. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  César Vezzani (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: July 8, 1924 

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