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Melodies Of Love And Death - Opera Senza Parole / Osiris Trio


Release Date: 06/01/2011 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72373  
Composer:  Antonín DvorákGiuseppe VerdiGeorges BizetGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Melodies of Love and Death”, “Opera Senza Parole”... what remains of the famous arias if the singers hand over their notes to their colleagues the instrumentalists? Opera is theatre, drama, driven by stories, action, the turbulent emotions of people: the passion of lovers, the vengeance of enemies. Can a violin make love to a cello? Can a Piano take vengeance on strings? But, then, there is a reason the great composers are immortal. Their melodies, harmonies and rhythms transcend the concrete fact of the plot and lend to the drama in words the abstraction of the primal themes of human existence as it turns inexorably toward pitiful failure. And we listeners can’t get enough of it! We want to hear all these melodies time and again, and Read more through them, experience what the unfortunate opera personages experience. We want to share in the passion of Love, tremble before the terrors of Death. All too often, we hardly know what an aria is literally about, and, strangely enough, we are often content to understand little or nothing of all the lyrical words, whether they are simple doggerel or poetry of the highest literary quality—the music tells the whole story!" -- arranger Bob Zimmerman in the liner notes of this CD Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
2. La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
4. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Written: 1873-1874 
5. Carmen: Carreau, pique...la mort! by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
6. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
7. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
8. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
9. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
10. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
11. The Cunning Little Vixen: Love duet by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: 20th Century 
12. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
13. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
14. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
15. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Ist ein Traum by Richard Strauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Osiris Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 

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