Belcanto - The Tenors of the 78 Era

Release Date: 3/9/2018
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 2110389-91
Number of Discs: 4

Physical Format:

CD
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$59.99
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This new release is a documentary series about the great tenors and bel canto singing in the first half of the 20th century by Jan Schmidt-Garre. With the development of sound film in the 1920s and 30s, the great tenors, such as Beniamino Gigli, Richard Tauber and Lauritz Melchior, became movie stars. Countless “singer movies” were made, but great vocal performances were also captured in documentaries and privately made movies. Using a wealth of rare restored material, this thirteen-part documentary series presents the great tenors from Enrico Caruso to Jussi Bjorling, and together with comprehensive essays, offers a deep and inspiring insight into the art of bel canto. Bel Canto – The Tenors of the 78 Era series was broadcast in thirty countries and awarded at the Columbus International Film Festival and at Classique en Images at the Louvre.

DETAILS:

Picture format: 1080i NTSC 16:9 NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, IT, ES, JP, KR
Region code: A, B, C
No. of disc/s: 2 BD50, 1 DVD5, 2 CDs
Works on This Recording
1. L'Africaine: Mi batte il cor... O paradiso by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer: Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1864 ;
2. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer: Alessandro Moreschi (Countertenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
3. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Fernando de Lucia (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
4. Rigoletto: Un dì, se ben rammentomi... Bella figlia dell'amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Louise Homer (Alto), Bessie Abott (Soprano), Antonio Scotti (Baritone), Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
5. L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lacrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Italy
6. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer: Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911 ; Italy
7. Guillaume Tell: Ah! Mathilde, idole de mon âme by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Leo Slezak (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Italy
8. Otello: Ora e per sempre addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Leo Slezak (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
9. Eichendorff Lieder: no 3, Verschwiegene Liebe by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Leo Slezak (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Auf der Heide blüh'n die letzten Rosen, `On the heath bloom the last roses' by Robert Stolz
Performer: Leo Slezak (Tenor)
11. Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
12. Songs (6), Op. 85: no 6, In Waldeseinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer: John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
13. I hear you calling me by Charles Marshall
Performer: John McCormack (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908 ; England
14. Iris: Apri la tua finestra! by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
15. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
16. Tu sei la vita mia by Giuseppe Becce
Performer: Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
17. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
18. Il primo amore sei tu by Traditional
Performer: Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
19. Martha: M'apparri by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer: Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
20. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer: Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; France
21. Princesita by José Padilla
Performer: Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
22. Die Walküre: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater by Richard Wagner
Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
23. Siegfried: Hoiho! Hoiho! Hau ein! Hau ein! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
24. Otello: Gott! Warum hast du gehauft by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
25. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer: Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828 ; Vienna, Austria
26. If You Were Mine by Richard Tauber
Performer: Richard Tauber (Tenor)
27. Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Die Fledermaus: Dieser Anstand, so manierlich by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Richard Tauber (Tenor), Vera Schwarz (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Fidelio, Op. 72: Gott! welch Dunkel hier!...In des Lebens... by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1805/1814 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Mörike Lieder: no 44, Der Feuerreiter by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
31. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer: Georges Thill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
32. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer: Georges Thill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Germany
33. La juive: Recha, als Gott dich einst zur Tochter mir gegeben by Jacques Halévy
Performer: Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
34. Ano avdoh by Traditional
Performer: Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
35. Wo beim Wein ein Walzer klingt by Hans May
Performer: Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
36. Mal d'amore by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Performer: Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
37. Tiritomba by Anonymous
Performer: Joseph Schmidt (Tenor)
38. Princesita by José Padilla
Performer: Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
39. Die Walküre: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater by Richard Wagner
Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
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