Lebendige Vergangenheit - Richard Tucker

Release Date: 4/30/2002
Catalog Number: 89552
Number of Discs: 1

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Richard Tucker was born in Brooklyn and at six entered the Choir of the Jewish Synagogue and later the cantor school where his teacher strictly forbid the fourteen year old Tucker to sing. He felt "like an untamed male colt" when he finally started to seriously train his voice at the age of 18. In 1936, he married Sarah Perelmuth whose brother, a certain Jan Peerce, was then about to burst onto the opera stage. Tucker began taking serious lessons from Paul Althouse and his career was born. On stage, Richard Tucker always gave more than 100 per cent. He never spared himself and each of his performances was filled with burning intensity and excitement and a complete dedication to his art. He felt deeply obliged to God who had provided him with this wonderful gift, his voice. His answer to friends who kept worrying about his physical condition was always : "To me, singing does not really mean work. It is my joy!" Pursuing an active career until the very last moment, Richard Tucker died of a heart attack in his hotel room shortly before a concert in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Works on This Recording
1. La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
2. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Germany
3. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
4. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1851 ;
5. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
6. Un ballo in maschera: T'eco io sto...Non sai tu by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Daniza Ilitsch (Soprano)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
7. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
8. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
9. Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Daniza Ilitsch (Soprano)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
10. 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
11. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1876 ;
12. Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; France
13. Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
14. Dicitencello vuie by Rodolfo Falvo
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic
15. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic
16. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Italy
17. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
18. Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1830-1835 ; Italy
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