Puccini, Donizetti, Bizet: Giuseppe Di Stefano - Complete Decca Recordings

Release Date: 8/20/2021
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 4851586
Number of Discs: 14

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$59.99
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Giuseppe Di Stefano’s complete Decca discography brought together in one edition for the first time. Celebrating the centenary of his birth (24 July 2021). 14CDs, remastered at 24bit 96kHz from the original analogue tapes and presented in spined wallets & with original sleeves. Includes 3 recital discs, complete L’elisir d’amore and “Great Scenes” from Mefistofele originally released on Decca, plus the opera recordings of La Gioconda, La Forza del Destino & Tosca, originally recorded by the Decca recording teams for RCA (later released by Decca). The new limited edition includes a bonus 80-min audio documentary, produced by Jon Tolansky, featuring interviews with Di Stefano himself, alongside Luciano Pavarotti, Carlos Álvarez, the conductor Sir Edward Downes and the author Roger Pines .Lift-off lid capbox with 20pp booklet featuring new liners notes by Jon Tolansky (E/F/G), and many photographs from the Decca archives.

Works on This Recording
1. A la Barcillunisa by Traditional
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor: Franco Patanè
2. Nota de li lavannàri by Traditional
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor: Franco Patanè
3. A la vallelunghisa by Traditional
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
4. Muttetti Di Lu Paliu by Traditional
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
5. Chiovu "Abballati" by Traditional
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
6. Cantu a Timuni by Traditional
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
7. Firenze Sogna by Franco Cesarini
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
8. 'A canzone 'e Napule by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
9. Chitarra Romana by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
10. Parlami d'amore, Mariù by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; Italy
11. Munasterio 'E Santa-Chiara by Robert Murolo
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
12. Ti voglio tanto bene by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
13. Canta pe' me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
14. Che T'aggia Di! by Adriano Celentano
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
15. Come E Bello Far L'amore Quanno E Sera by Carlo Martelli
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
16. Sicilia Bedda by G. E. Cali
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
17. Fili d'oro by Francesco Buongiovanni
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
18. Addio sogni di gloria by Carlo Innocenzi
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
19. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
20. Tu, ca nun chiagne!, for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1915 ; Italy
21. Sona chitarra by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
22. Lacreme napulitane by Francesco Buongiovanni
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
23. Napule canta by Ernesto Tagliaferri
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
24. O Surdato 'Nnamurato by Cannio Califano
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
25. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911 ; Italy
26. Pusilleco by Ernesto Tagliaferri
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
27. Era di maggio by Pasquale Mario Costa
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Italy
28. Scetate by Pasquale Mario Costa
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
29. Addio a Napoli by Teodoro Cottrau
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
30. Andrea Chénier, opera: Colpito qui m'avete... Un dì all'azzurro spazio by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ;
31. Andrea Chénier, opera: Comme un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ;
32. Tosca: Recondita Armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
33. Tosca: E Lucevan Le Stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
34. Turandot: Non Piangere Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
35. Turandot: Nessun Dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
36. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps? by Jules Massenet
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Post-Romantic
37. Manon, opera in 5 acts: En ferment les yeux by Jules Massenet
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1882-1883 ; France
38. Carmen: La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée by Georges Bizet
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
39. Faust: Act 3. Quel trouble inconnu... Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856-1859 ; France
40. Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers): De Mon Amie, Fleur Endormie by Georges Bizet
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
41. L'elisir D'amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Hilde Gueden (Soprano), Luisa Mandelli (Mezzo Soprano), Renato Capecchi (Baritone), Fernando Corena (Baritone)
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