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Prima Voce - Covent Garden - An Early History On Record

Release Date: 12/02/1992 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7819   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles GounodGiuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Nellie MelbaEnrico CarusoLuisa TetrazziniJohn McCormack,   ... 
Conductor:  Percy PittAlbert CoatesSir Thomas BeechamCarlo Sabajno,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Works on This Recording

Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nellie Melba (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 08/24/1910 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: French 
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1904 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Lucia di Lammermoor: Quando rapito in estasi by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luisa Tetrazzini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Percy Pitt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/25/1909 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/10/1910 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Lunge da lei..." 
Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Johanna Gadski (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1909 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This excerpt begins "Fliegt heim ihr Raben...". 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Friedrich Schorr (Baritone)
Conductor:  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1930 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Eva Turner (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1928 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Otello: Ora e per sempre addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renato Zanelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1929 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Marie Theres'...Hab' mir's gelobt by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Maria Olczewska (Mezzo Soprano), Elisabeth Schumann (Soprano), Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1933 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son, I am dying "Death of Boris" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Feodor Chaliapin (Bass), Margherita Carosio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vincenzo Bellezza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/04/1928 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Andrea Chénier: Si, fui soldato by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/03/1933 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Conchita Supervia (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Cloëz
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lawrence Tibbett (Baritone)
Conductor:  Giulio Setti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/10/1929 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Don Giovanni, K 527: Dalla sua pace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Goehr
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 06/08/1939 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Tristan und Isolde: Isolde! Tristan!...O sink' hernieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edwin McArthur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/11/1939 
Length: 17 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: German 

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