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The Best Of Puccini


Release Date: 10/20/1997 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8556670   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 
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 
3. Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
10. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
11. Edgar: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 

Sound Samples

Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
La boheme: Che gelida manina
La boheme: Si, Mi chiamo Mimi
La boheme: O soave 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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