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Rca Red Seal Century - Vocalists


Release Date: 11/06/2001 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63860   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Umberto GiordanoGiuseppe VerdiJean SibeliusGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Frances AldaPasquale AmatoKosti VehanenMarian Anderson,   ... 
Conductor:  Rosario BourdonRenato CelliniAnton GuadagnoWalter Rogers,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraRCA Victor Symphony OrchestraRCA Italian Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono & Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. La cena delle beffe: Sempre cosě sul margine del sogno by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Frances Alda (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1925 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ed io non ne godevo..." 
2. Un ballo in maschera: Eri tu che m'acchiave quell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Pasquale Amato (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1914 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 4, Sigh, sedges, sigh by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Kosti Vehanen (Piano), Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/05/1936 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
4. Les pęcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 01/03/1951 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: French 
5. La Bohčme: Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lucrezia Bori (Soprano), Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/24/1925 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Il corsaro: Non so le tetre immagini by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1967 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a Stereo recording. 
7. Queen of Spades, Op. 68: Midnight is nearing (Lisa's Aria) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/09/1915 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
8. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/29/2008 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Boris Godunov: In the town of Kazan "Varlaam's Song" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Feodor Chaliapin (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/16/1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
10. Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Emma Calvé (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 03/20/2008 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
11. Otello: Si, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1978 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a Stereo recording.
This selection begins with "Ah! Mille Vite..." 
12. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Emma Eames (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/27/2006 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Geraldine Farrar (Soprano), Stefano Di Stefano (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/27/1913 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/17/1937 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
15. Der fliegende Holländer: Jo-ho-joe! Traft ihr das Schiff by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Johanna Gadski (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/26/2008 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Amelita Galli-Curci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/07/1919 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Follie! Follie!..." 
17. I lombardi: Qual voluttŕ trascorrere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor), Ezio Pinza (Bass), Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habańera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Maurizio Barbacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 05/1999 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Quand je vous aimerai?..."
This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is a Stereo recording.
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
19. La Gioconda: Voce di donna by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Louise Homer (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/13/1912 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so piů cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is a Stereo recording. 
21. L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilča
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/16/1952 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Se vuol ballare, Signor contino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Joseph Pasternack (Piano), Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1917 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Bravo, signor padrone!..." 
23. Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John McCormack (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1916 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24. Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1938 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
25. Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/14/1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Vanne, lasciami..." 
26. Manon: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle "Gavotte" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 08/06/1963 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a Stereo recording. 
27. Le caďd: Enfant chéri...Le tambour-major tout galonné "Drum Major's Aria" by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Pol Plançon (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; France 
Date of Recording: 12/23/2003 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection features a piano accompaniment. 
28. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1928 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/28/1960 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a Stereo recording. 
30. Lucrezia Borgia: Il segreto per esser felice "Brindisi" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ernestine Schumann-Heink (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1909 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
31. Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Marcella Sembrich (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1912 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Frank La Forge 
32. Vanessa, Op. 32: Do not utter a word by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Dimitri Mitropoulos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/07/1958 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a Stereo recording. 
33. Hérodiade: Vision fugitive by Jules Massenet
Performer:  John Charles Thomas (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nat Finston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paramount Studio Recording Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Date of Recording: 01/14/1934 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Çe breuvage..." 
34. Falstaff: E sogno, o realtŕ? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Lawrence Tibbett (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/03/1926 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
35. Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helen Traubel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Reibold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/29/1940 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
36. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1998 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Traduire!..."
This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is a Stereo recording. 
37. Rigoletto: Povero Rigoletto...Cortigiani, vil razza dannata! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leonard Warren (Baritone)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1950 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
38. Hippolyte et Aricie: Rossignols amoureux (Nightingale aria) by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Alma Gluck (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733; France 
Date of Recording: 07/20/1911 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: French 
39. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
40. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Titta Ruffo (Baritone)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/19/1920 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
41. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luisa Tetrazzini (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Date of Recording: 03/17/1911 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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