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Four Famous Met Tenors Of The Past


Release Date: 06/29/1999 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89952   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiCharles GounodGeorges BizetGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Jan PeerceKerstin ThorborgJussi BjörlingRichard Tucker,   ... 
Conductor:  Sylvan LevinFrieder WeissmannNils GrevilliusEmil Cooper,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony OrchestraOrchestraMetropolitan Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

JAN PEERCE (1904-1984): Sings four selections by Verdi recorded by RCA Victor in 1946; JUSSI BJORLING (1911-1960): Sings five selections by Verdi (2), Gounod, Bizet, and Puccini recorded in 1936 and 1938 by HMV; RICHARD TUCKER (1913-1975): Sings four selections by Halevy, Bizet, Meyerbeer and Ponchielli recorded by Columbia in 1947; RAMON VINAY (1911-1996): Sings two selections by Puccini and Bizet recorded in 1946 and 1947 by RCA Victor (AAD MONO 71:50) JAN PEERCE (1904-1984): Sings four selections by Verdi recorded by RCA Victor in 1946; JUSSI BJORLING (1911-1960): Sings five selections by Verdi (2), Gounod, Bizet, and Puccini recorded in 1936 and 1938 by HMV; RICHARD TUCKER (1913-1975): Sings four selections by Halevy, Bizet, Meyerbeer and Ponchielli recorded by Columbia in 1947; RAMON VINAY (1911-1996): Sings two selections by Puccini and Bizet recorded in 1946 and 1947 by RCA Victor (AAD MONO 71:50) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sylvan Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Il trovatore: Ai nostri monti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kerstin Thorborg (Mezzo Soprano), Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sylvan Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sylvan Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1946 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1939 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
6. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1938 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
7. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1938 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1938 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1936 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1947 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: French 
11. Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 1947 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: French 
12. L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1947 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 1947 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Tosca: Perchè chiuso? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ramon Vinay (Tenor), Florence Quartararo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1947 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Carmen: C'est toi! C'est moi!...Carmen, il est temps encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Gladys Swarthout (Mezzo Soprano), Ramon Vinay (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1946 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 

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