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Italian Songs / Lawrence Brownlee


Release Date: 01/10/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 86503   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertGiuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiVincenzo Bellini,   ... 
Performer:  Lawrence BrownleeMartin Katz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As this recital of songs by Verdi, Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini and Schubert demonstrates, Brownlee has a beautiful, blooming voice, effortlessly precise and natural. His phrases stretch into long, seamless musical sentences. At his best -- in, for example, Bellini's "Torna, vezzosa Fillide" -- he sings with dramatic urgency and presence.

-- Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle [5/14/2006]
As this recital of songs by Verdi, Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini and Schubert demonstrates, Brownlee has a beautiful, blooming voice, effortlessly precise and natural. His phrases stretch into long, seamless musical sentences. At his best -- in, for example, Bellini's "Torna, vezzosa Fillide" -- he sings with dramatic urgency and presence.

-- Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle [5/14/2006] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Canzonen (4), D 688 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
2. Romanze (6) (pub. 1845): no 3, Ad una stella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1845; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
3. Romanze (6) (pub. 1845): no 1, Il tramonto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
4. Romanze (6) (pub. 1845): no 4, Lo spazzacamino by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1845; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
5. L'Amor funesto by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
6. Soirées d’automne à l’Infrascata: no 4, Me voglio fa' na casa "Amor marinaro" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
7. Ariette (6) da camera: no 3, Bella Nice che d'amore by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
8. Ariette (6) da camera: no 5, Per pietà, bell'idol mio by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/21/2004 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Ariette (6) da camera: no 6, Ma rendi pur contento by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
10. Torna, vezzosa Fillide by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
11. La ricordanza by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
12. Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
13. Petite Messe solennelle: O salutaris hostia by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
14. Mi lagnerò tacendo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
15. Romanze (6) (pub. 1838): no 3, In solitaria stanza by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1838; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
16. Romanze (6) (pub. 1845): no 6, Brindisi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martin Katz (Piano), Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
17. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 1 "Album italiano": no 2, La lontananza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 
18. Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 3 "Morceaux réservés": no 2, L'Esule by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lawrence Brownlee (Tenor), Martin Katz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (09/21/2004 - 09/25/2004) 

Sound Samples

Vier Canzonen, D688: Non t'accostar all'urna (J A Vitorelli)
Vier Canzonen, D688: Guarda, che bianca luna (Vitorelli)
Vier Canzonen, D688: Da quel sembiante appresi (Metastasio)
Vier Canzonen, D688: Mio ben ricorati (Metastasio)
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Ad una stella (Andrea Maffei)
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: In solitaria stanza (Jacopo Vittorelli)
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Il tramonto (Maffei)
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Lo spazzacamino (s M Maggioni)
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Brindisi (Maffei) (1a Versione - secondo l'autograph)
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte (ed.R.Mingardo): L'amor funesto (N Moriani) Volume II
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte (ed.R.Mingardo): Me Voglio fà 'na casa (Canzone napoletana) Volume I
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Bella Nice, che d'amore
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Per pieta, bell' idol mio
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Ma rendi pur contento
Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Torna, vezzosa fillide - Romanza
La ricordanza (Sonetto di C Pepoli)
La Danza
La Lontananza
L'esule
Arietta all'antica dedotta dal "O salutaris Hostia"
Mi lagnerò tacendo

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 good bet February 24, 2013 By Dr. Stanley B. (decatur, GA) See All My Reviews "I'd seen Brownlee's name before, and even purchased a ticket to one of his upcoming concerts. But when I heard his cd, I knew that my ticket was worth every dollar." Report Abuse
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