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Caruso - Duets & Ensembles / Alda, Amato, De Luca, Et Al


Release Date: 10/17/2011 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 61638   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiGiuseppe VerdiAntonio Carlos GomesAnton y Michelena,   ... 
Performer:  Angelo BadaAmelita Galli-CurciMinnie EgenerGiuseppe de Luca,   ... 
Conductor:  Josef PasternackGaetano ScognamiglioWalter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraMetropolitan Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded 1908-1919.
Enrico Caruso is still considered the most famous operatic tenor of the 20th century. He was certainly the highest paid, and most adored singer of his time. In this fascinating recording, remastered, of course, from 78 rpms, Caruso is showcased in a series of short excerpts.
The power and beauty of his voice is evident even in these very early recordings. Spanning from 1908 through 1919, the disc captures Caruso in concert with other famous singers of the day, including Guiseppe de Luca, Luisa Tetrazzini, Geraldine Farrar, and Amelita Galli-Curci. Walter B. Rogers, Josep Pasternack, and Gaetano Sconamiglio conduct.
There are some unusual, rarely heard selections by Antonio Gomes and Friedrich Flotow,
Read more for example, as well as excerpts from the standard repertory. All in all, this is a fine compilation, a "blast from the past," as it were, that gives the listener much pleasure. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento? (Sextet) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Angelo Bada (Tenor), Amelita Galli-Curci (Soprano), Minnie Egener (Mezzo Soprano),
Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor), Marcel Journet (Bass)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/25/1917 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Venti scudi! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/10/1919 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La forza del destino: Sleale! Il segreto fu dunque violato? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/10/1918 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
La forza del destino: Invano, Alvaro...Le menaccie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Pasquale Amato (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1911 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Un ballo in maschera: E scherzo od è follia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Duchêne (Mezzo Soprano), Frieda Hempel (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor),
Andrès De Segurola (Bass), Léon Rothier (Bass)
Conductor:  Gaetano Scognamiglio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/03/1914 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Aida: La fatal pietra...O terra, addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Johanna Gadski (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/06/1909 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marcella Sembrich (Soprano), Gina Severina (Mezzo Soprano), Antonio Scotti (Baritone),
Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/07/1908 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Il Guarany: Sento una forza indomita by Antonio Carlos Gomes
Performer:  Emmy Destinn (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/20/1914 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
A la luz de la luna by Anton y Michelena
Performer:  Emilio de Gogorza (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Pasternack
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Date of Recording: 04/16/1918 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
10.
Crucifix vous qui pleurez by Jean-Baptiste Fauré
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor), Marcel Journet (Bass)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1912 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Geraldine Farrar (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/30/1912 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Martha: Nur näher...Mädels, dort ist eure Kammer by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Frances Alda (Soprano), Josephine Jacoby (Mezzo Soprano), Marcel Journet (Bass),
Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1912 
Length: 10 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Carmen: Parle-moi de ma mère by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Frances Alda (Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Walter Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1914 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
14.
Aida: Già i sacerdoti adunansi...Ah! tu dei vivere! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Louise Homer (Mezzo Soprano), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/29/1910 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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