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Giuseppe Di Stefano - The Decca Recordings [5-CD Set]


Release Date: 08/30/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001589102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalFranco CesariniErnesto De CurtisEldo Di Lazzaro,   ... 
Performer:  Giuseppe Di StefanoHilde GuedenRenato CapecchiLuisa Mandelli,   ... 
Conductor:  Dino OlivieriIller PattaciniFranco PatančFrancesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraNew Symphony Orchestra of LondonZurich Tonhalle Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

24 July 2011 marks what would have been the 90th birthday of Giuseppe di Stefano (died 3 March 2008).

Di Stefano’s long career began with his operatic debut in 1946 at Reggio Emilia when he sang Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon; his last operatic role was as the Emperor in Turandot in July 1992.

Di Stefano is best remembered for his musical partnership with Maria Callas and many recordings; it was Di Stefano who partnered Callas on her last concert tour in 1973/74.

This set brings together Di Stefano’s three recital records and L’elisir d’amore recorded for Decca between 1955-64.
24 July 2011 marks what would have been the 90th birthday of Giuseppe di Stefano (died 3 March 2008).

Di Stefano’s long career began with his operatic debut in 1946 at Reggio Emilia when he sang Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon; his last operatic role was as the Emperor in Turandot in July 1992.

Di Stefano is best remembered for his musical partnership with Maria Callas and many recordings; it was Di Stefano who partnered Callas on her last concert tour in 1973/74.

This set brings together Di Stefano’s three recital records and L’elisir d’amore recorded for Decca between 1955-64.
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Works on This Recording

1. A la Barcillunisa by Traditional
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Sicily, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Nota de li lavannŕri by Traditional
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Sicily, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. A la vallelunghisa by Traditional
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Sicily, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Mutteti di lu Paliu by Traditional
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Sicily, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Abballati by Traditional
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Sicily, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Cantu a timuni by Traditional
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Sicily, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Firenze sogna by Franco Cesarini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. 'A canzone 'e Napule by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Chitarra Romana by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Parlami d'amore, Mariů by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Munasterio 'e Santa-Chiari by Alberto Barberis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. Ti voglio tanto bene by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Canta pe' me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
14. Che t'aggia di by Evemero Nardella
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
15. Come e bello far l'amore quanno e sera by Emile Nérini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
16. Sicilia bedda by Valerio Vancheri
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
17. Fili d'oro by Francesco Buongiovanni
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
18. Addio, sogni di gloria by Marcelli Rivi
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
19. Tu ca nun chiagne by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
20. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
21. Sona chitarra by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
22. Lacreme napulitane by Francesco Buongiovanni
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
23. Napule canta by Ernesto Tagliaferri
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
24. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
25. Pusilleco by Ernesto Tagliaferri
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
26. Era de maggio by Michael Costa
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
27. Scétate! by Michael Costa
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
28. Addio mia bella Napoli by Vincenzo Valente
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London
29. Andrea Chénier: Un dě all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dě di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
33. Turandot: Non piangere, Liů by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
34. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
35. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: French 
36. Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
37. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: French 
38. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
39. Les pęcheurs de perles: De mon amie, fleur endormie by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanč
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1958 
Venue:  Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: French 
40. L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Hilde Gueden (Soprano), Renato Capecchi (Baritone), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor),
Luisa Mandelli (Soprano), Fernando Corena (Bass)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Florence, Italy 
Length: 108 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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