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The Puccini Album - Arias For Piano / John Bayless


Release Date: 08/17/1993 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54801   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniJohn Bayless
Performer:  John Bayless
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
2.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
3.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
4.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
5.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
6.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
7.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
8.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
9.
La Bohème: Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
10.
Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
11.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
12.
Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
13.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
14.
Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
15.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
16.
Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: John Bayless 
17.
Prelude by John Bayless
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
18.
Postlude by John Bayless
Performer:  John Bayless (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Prelude
La Boheme: Che gilda manina (How cold your little hand is!)
La Boheme: Si, Mi chiamano Mimi (Yes. They call me Mimi)
La Boheme: O soave fanciulla! (Oh, sweet maiden!)
La Boheme: Quando me'n vo... (Musetta's Waltz)
La Boheme: Son andati? (Have they gone?)
Turandot: Non piagere, Liu! (Don't cry, Liu!)
Gianni Schicchi/La Rondine (Medley): O mio babbino caro (Oh, my dear daddy); chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta's Song)
Madama Butterfly: Un bel di (One fine day)
Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio (Blossom Duet)
Madama Butterfly: Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)
Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu piccolo Iddio! (You, you little God!)
Turandot (1993): Signore, Ascolta! (Lord, listen!)
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle... (And the stars were shining...)
Turandot (1993 May): Nessun dorma! (No man shall sleep!)
Turandot (1993 May): In questa Reggia (In this Palace!)
Turandot (1993 May): Postlude

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Back to an Old Friend April 12, 2013 By John  W. See All My Reviews "Several years ago I sent my copy of John Bayless' beautiful and original transcriptions of Pccini's arias to a dear friend in Costa Rica, a graduate of Julliard, who was suffering from the terminal stages of cancer. This album gave himself untold hours of peace and encouragement. I have kept my eyes open since for a replacement --hard to find. Thankfully, through Arkiv I am now once again able to enjoy this very unique and powerful rendition of Puccini. Thanks again to John Bayless and to Arkiv." Report Abuse
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