Puccini: Turandot - Highlights / Maazel, Márton, Carreras

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Catalog Number: SONY42168
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Though the inevitable snags of live recording come out the more in the CD format—stagenoises, intrusive applause, odd balances—the gains far outweigh any irritations. With the chorus as protagonist in Act 1—Mussorgsky's Boris one of Puccini's influences there, I have long felt—the extra clarity and sense of presence on CD is particularly important. The chorus here sounds cleaner with no congestion, and this is as impressive a live recording of a heavily-textured opera as one could want. Anyone who prefers listening to opera live can safely choose this, for not only is it a fine line-up of soloists, Maazel is here at his warmest and most sensuously persuasive, not for a moment chilly in the way that he can be in the studio."

Gramophone [10/1985] Review of Complete Opera
Works on This Recording
1. Turandot: Popolo di Pekino! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Kurt Rydl (Bass)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
2. Turandot: Gira la cote by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
3. Turandot: Perchè tarda la luna? by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
4. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
5. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
6. Turandot: Ah! per l'ultima volta! (Act 1 Finale) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Baritone), John-Paul Bogart (Bass), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Helmuth Wildhaber (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
7. Turandot: Olà, Pang! Olà Pong! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Helmuth Wildhaber (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
8. Turandot: Ho una casa by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Robert Kerns (Baritone), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Helmuth Wildhaber (Tenor)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
9. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
10. Turandot: Straniero, ascolta! "Riddle Scene" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
11. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
12. Turandot: Principessa divina! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Helmuth Wildhaber (Tenor), John-Paul Bogart (Bass), José Carreras (Tenor), Eva Martón (Soprano), Robert Kerns (Baritone)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
13. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
14. Turandot: Principessa di morte! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor), Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
15. Turandot: Del primo pianto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Eva Martón (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1925 ; Italy
16. Turandot: Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore! by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
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