Maria Callas - The Studio Recitals

Release Date: 8/28/2012
Catalog Number: 5099955977623
Number of Discs: 13

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This box includes the 11 recital albums that Maria Callas recorded in the studio for EMI between 1954 and 1969, starting with ‘Puccini Arias’ and ‘Lyric and Coloratura Arias’, taking in the highly successful recitals of French arias entitled ‘Callas à Paris Vols I & II’ and ending with the third volume of Verdi Arias that remained incomplete at the time of Callas’s death and which was issued in 1997 in a programme as close as possible to the one she was working towards. Also in the set are two CDs of EMI Rarities including the 1953 test of ‘Non mi dir’ from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the 1961 Act 1 aria from Bellini’s Il pirata, the 1964 Nile Duet from Verdi’s Aida with Franco Corelli, and a number of alternative versions of arias by Rossini, Donizetti, Weber and Verdi, different from those originally published during Callas’s lifetime. Also, there is the 1960 version of ‘ah parli a un core’ from Verdi’s I vespri siciliani and, for the first time on CD, the mono version of the Sleepwalking Scene from Verdi’s Macbeth, in which the final section uses a different ‘take’ from the stereo one.
Works on This Recording
1. Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
2. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
3. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
4. Madama Butterfly: Con onor muore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
5. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
6. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
7. Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
8. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
9. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
10. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
11. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
12. Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Italy
13. Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1902 ; Italy
14. Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
15. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
16. Mefistofele: L'altra notte in fondo al mare by Arrigo Boito
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Italy
17. Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah": Ombre legère by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
18. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
19. I vespri siciliani: Mercè, dilette amiche "Bolero" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
20. Medea: Dei tuoi figli la madre by Luigi Cherubini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1797 ; France
21. La Vestale: Tu che invoco con orrore by Gasparo Spontini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1807 ; Paris, France
22. La Vestale: O nume tutelar by Gasparo Spontini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1807 ; Paris, France
23. La Vestale: Caro oggetto by Gasparo Spontini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1807 ; Paris, France
24. La sonnambula: Come per me sereno...Sovra il sen by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
25. La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
26. Macbeth: Vieni, t'affretta! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865 ; Italy
27. Macbeth: La luce langue by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
28. Macbeth: Una macchia è qui tuttora "Sleepwalking Scene" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847/1865 ; Italy
29. Nabucco: Ben io t'invenni...Anch' io dischiuso un giorno by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Italy
30. Ernani: Ernani, involami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
31. Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1884 ; Italy
32. Anna Bolena: Piangete voi?...Al dolce guidami castel natio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Duncan Robertson (Tenor), John Lanigan (Tenor), Joseph Rouleau (Bass), Maria Callas (Soprano), Monica [Alto] Sinclair (Alto)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Italy
33. Hamlet: A vos jeux "Mad Scene" by Ambroise Thomas
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; France
34. Il pirata: Oh! s'io potessi dissipar le nubi by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827 ; Italy
35. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria
36. Alceste: Divinités du Styx by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1767 ; Vienna, Austria
37. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 ;
38. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
39. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
40. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
41. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
42. Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; France
43. Mignon: Je suis Titania la blonde by Ambroise Thomas
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; France
44. Le Cid: Pleurez, mes yeux! by Jules Massenet
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; France
45. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; France
46. Iphigénie en Tauride: O malheureuse Iphigénie! by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Classical
Written: 1778-1779 ; Vienna, Austria
47. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: D'amour, l'ardente flamme by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; France
48. Les pêcheurs de perles: Comme autrefois by Georges Bizet
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; Paris, France
49. Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1884 ; France
50. Manon: Je marche sur tous chemins "Gavotte" by Jules Massenet
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1884 ; France
51. Werther: Werther! Qui m'aurait dit...Des cris joyeux "Letter scene" by Jules Massenet
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; France
52. Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
53. Otello: Mi parea. M'ingiunse di coricarmi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
54. Otello: Piangea cantando "Willow Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
55. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
56. Aroldo: Salvami, salvami tu gran Dio! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
57. Aroldo: O Cielo! Dove son io by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
58. Don Carlos: Non pianger, mia compagna by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867/1884 ; Italy
59. Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
60. Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Classical
Written: 1795-1796 ; Vienna, Austria
61. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
62. Don Giovanni, K 527: Or sai chi l'onore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
63. Don Giovanni, K 527: Crudele?...Non mi dir, bell' idol mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
64. Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
65. La fille du régiment: Il faut partir by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Italy
66. Lucrezia Borgia: Tranquillo ei posa by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Italy
67. L'Elisir d'Amore: Prendi, per me sei libero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Italy
68. I lombardi: O madre, dal cielo soccorri al mio pianto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Italy
69. Attila: Liberamente or piangi...Oh! nel fuggente nuvolo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Italy
70. Il corsaro: Non so le tetre immagini by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848 ; Italy
71. Il corsaro: Vola talor di carcere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848 ; Italy
72. Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
73. I vespri siciliani: Arrigo! ah, parli a un core by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Antonio Tonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
74. Un ballo in maschera: Ecco l'orrido campo...Ma dall' arido stelo divulsa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
75. Un ballo in maschera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
76. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
77. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
78. La Cenerentola: Nacqui all' affano...Non più mesta by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Italy
79. Guillaume Tell: Sombre forêt by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
80. Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Antonio Tonini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Italy
81. Oberon, J 306: Ozean! du Ungeheuer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825-1826 ; Dresden, Germany
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