Annotation

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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le nozze di Figaro - Ouverture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:22
2 L'amour est un oiseau rebel Georges Bizet 4:37
3 Che gelida manina Giacomo Puccini 4:33
4 O mio babbino caro Giacomo Puccini 2:12
5 Libiamo, libiamo ne' lieti calici Giuseppe Verdi 2:56
6 Dance Christoph Willibald Gluck 5:34
7 Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:54
8 Va', pensiero Giuseppe Verdi 4:30
9 Ouverture Giuseppe Verdi 7:10
10 Nessun dorma Giacomo Puccini 3:10
11 Un bel di vendremo Giacomo Puccini 5:27
12 La donna è mobile Giuseppe Verdi 2:23
13 Vedi! Le fosche Giuseppe Verdi 3:06
14 E lucevan le stelle Giacomo Puccini 3:30
15 Intermezzo Giacomo Puccini 5:23
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ouverture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:47
2 Non più andrai Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:56
3 Ebben? - ne andrò lontana Alfredo Catalani 3:54
4 O amore, o bella luce del core Pietro Mascagni 2:35
5 The dance of the hours Amilcare Ponchielli 6:25
6 Voi che sapete Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:59
7 Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:58
8 choir from act 2 Giacomo Puccini 3:13
9 Ouverture Gioachino Rossini 3:13
10 Largo al Factotum Gioachino Rossini 4:48
11 Una furtiva lagrima Gaetano Donizetti 5:01
12 Gloria all' Egitto Giuseppe Verdi 5:01
13 Di quella pira Giuseppe Verdi 3:22
14 Bella figlia dell' amore Giuseppe Verdi 4:46
15 Au fond du temple saint Georges Bizet 4:35

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Wolfgang Gülich (engineer) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 15)
baritone vocals:
Håkan Hagegård (baritone) (track 7)
choir vocals:
Ambrosian Singers (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (track 8)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (1980-07-05 – 1980-07-15) (track 5)
chorus master:
Wilhelm Pitz (chorus master) (1963) (track 2)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1980-07-05 – 1980-07-15) (track 5)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 2)
Christoph Willibald Gluck (composer) (track 6)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 4, 11, 15)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 5, 8–9, 13)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 12)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 7)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 3)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (track 14)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 10)
conductor:
Daniel Barenboim (pianist and conductor) (track 1)
Armin Jordan (conductor) (track 7)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (track 13)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (track 14)
Alain Lombard (conductor) (track 10)
Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) (track 11)
Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli (conductor) (track 12)
Riccardo Muti (conductor) (tracks 8–9)
Giuseppe Patanè (conductor) (track 4)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (track 3)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1963) (track 2)
Riccardo Muti (conductor) (1980-07-05 – 1980-07-15) (track 5)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 15)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 10)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 13)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 3, 11)
Ludovic Halévy (track 2)
Luigi Illica (tracks 3, 11)
Henri Meilhac (track 2)
Renato Simoni (track 10)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 12)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (track 14)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (track 14)
orchestra:
Berliner Philharmoniker (tracks 1, 13)
Ensemble orchestral de Paris (formerly Ensemble Orchestral de Paris prior to 2012-03) (track 7)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 8, 14)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1980-07-05 – 1980-07-15) (track 5)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 15)
producer:
Michel Glotz (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (soprano) (track 11)
soprano vocals [Carmen]:
Leontyne Price (soprano) (1963) (track 2)
soprano vocals [Lauretta]:
Helen Donath (soprano) (track 4)
soprano vocals [Violetta]:
Renata Scotto (soprano) (1980-07-05 – 1980-07-15) (track 5)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (track 10)
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (track 14)
Nicolai Gedda (tenor) (track 12)
tenor vocals [Alfredo]:
Alfredo Kraus (tenor) (1980-07-05 – 1980-07-15) (track 5)
tenor vocals [Rodolfo]:
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (track 3)
vocals:
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 4, 10)
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1963) (track 2)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1980-07-05 – 1980-07-15) (track 5)
Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 15)
arrangement of:
Nabucco: Atto III, Scena IV. “Va, pensiero” (Coro) (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (track 8)
arrangements:
Anvil Chorus (arr. Gray for big band) (track 13)
Ballet des ombres heureuses (for solo piano, Friedman) (track 6)
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 2)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
La donna è mobile (arr. Litten) (track 12)
La forza del destino (for brass band, Wright) (track 9)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Sinfonia (for flute, violin, cello and piano, Hummel) (track 1)
Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) (for violin and piano, arr. Kreisler) (track 6)
Mélodie de Gluck (Dance of the Blessed Spirits, arr. Sgambati for solo piano) (track 6)
Nessun Dorma (track 10)
Nessun dorma (for brass band, arr. Snell) (track 10)
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melodie) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Papageno’s Song (for violin and piano, arr. Spearing and M. Cohen) (track 7)
Reigen seliger Geister (arr. Fischer, choir) (track 6)
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Turandot: Atto III, Scena I. Aria “Nessun dorma” (Calaf) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 4)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 2)
is the basis for:
Carmen : “L'amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 2)
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 2)
La forza del destino: Sinfonia (for chamber orchestra) (track 9)
Mozart/Figaro (track 1)
Nessun dorma (Rapsody, rap song very loosely based on Puccini's Turandot) (track 10)
Señorita (track 2)
Tosca: “E lucevan le stelle” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 14)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 10)
Going to Win (track 10)
Habanera de Carmen (track 2)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 10)
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera “Madama Butterfly”) (track 11)
Tosca: Aufzug III. “Und es blitzen die Sterne” (“E lucevan le stelle”) (track 14)
私のお父さん (track 4)
later versions:
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 4)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (number) (track 11)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Atto II (Italian version) (number) (track 6)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Atto II (Italian version) (track 6)
Il trovatore: Atto II. La gitana (number) (track 13)
Rigoletto: Atto III (track 12)
Turandot: Atto III (track 10)
Tosca: Atto III (track 14)
Carmen: Acte I (track 2)
La bohème: Atto I (track 3)
recording of:
Nabucco: Atto III. “Va, pensiero” (Coro) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
Manon Lescaut: Atto III. Intermezzo (Intermezzo between Acts II and III) (1980-11 – 1981-01) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (tracks 2, 13)
Opera Mortis (tracks 4, 10)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 5, 12, 14)

CD 2

arranger:
Geoff Richards (British composer, arranger and adjudicator) (track 15)
Georg Sartorius (track 2)
baritone vocals:
Tito Gobbi (baritone) (track 14)
Alan Titus (baritone) (track 2)
baritone vocals [Zurga]:
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (1951-01-03) (track 15)
choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 15)
Alfredo Catalani (composer) (track 3)
Pietro Mascagni (composer) (track 4)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 2)
Amilcare Ponchielli (composer) (track 5)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 8)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 10)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 12)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 14)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 6)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 1)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (1817) (track 9)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (track 13)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (track 15)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 7)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (English conductor) (track 2)
Alceo Galliera (organist, conductor and composer) (track 10)
Lamberto Gardelli (conductor) (track 8)
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (conductor) (track 4)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 9)
Nils Grevillius (Swedish conductor and violinist) (track 11)
Bernard Haitink (conductor) (track 1)
Robert Irving (ballet conductor) (track 5)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (tracks 12–13)
Riccardo Muti (conductor) (track 7)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (track 14)
Pinchas Steinberg (conductor) (track 3)
Renato Cellini (conductor) (1951-01-03) (track 15)
Daniel Barenboim (pianist and conductor) (1990-05-06 – 1990-05-17) (track 6)
librettist:
Arrigo Boito (librettist, composer) (track 5)
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 15)
Eugène Cormon (track 15)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 2, 6)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (track 12)
Luigi Illica (track 3)
Cesare Sterbini (track 10)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 14)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (track 13)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 7)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Adriana Lazzarini (mezzo-soprano) (track 14)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Cherubino]:
Cecillia Bartolli (mezzo-soprano) (1990-05-06 – 1990-05-17) (track 6)
orchestra:
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 7, 9–10)
Kungliga Hovkapellet (The Royal Court Orchestra) (track 11)
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (1951-01-03) (track 15)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1990-05-06 – 1990-05-17) (track 6)
performer:
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 13)
solo baritone vocals:
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (track 15)
solo tenor vocals:
Jussi Björling (tenor) (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (soprano) (track 14)
Éva Marton (soprano) (track 3)
tenor vocals:
Jussi Björling (tenor) (track 11)
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (track 13)
Tito Gobbi (baritone) (track 10)
Giuseppe di Stefano (tenor) (track 14)
tenor vocals [Canio]:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (track 7)
tenor vocals [Nadir]:
Jussi Björling (tenor) (1951-01-03) (track 15)
vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (track 4)
recorded at:
NBC Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1951-01-03) (track 15)
Jesus‐Christus‐Kirche (Dahlem) in Berlin, Germany (1990-05-06 – 1990-05-17) (track 6)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Aida: Grand March (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de perles (for violin, viola and piano, Loeb) (track 15)
Cherubino (Two Arias from The Marriage of Figaro): Voi che sapete (for violin and piano, Castelnuovo-Tedesco) (track 6)
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (for flute, violin, cello and piano, Hummel) (track 1)
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Ouverture (for two pianos, Busoni) (track 1)
Figaro from “The Barber of Seville” (for violin and piano, Castelnuovo-Tedesco) (track 10)
Grand March from "Aida" (for organ, Lemare) (track 12)
Il barbiere di Siviglia: “Largo al factotum” (Figaro) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
La Wally: Atto I. “Ebben? Ne andrò lontana” (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 3)
La gazza ladra: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
La gazza ladra: Overture (for two guitars, Giuliani) (track 9)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 7)
Pagliacci: Atto I. “Vesti la giubba” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
The Blacksmith (translated) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Dance of the Hours (track 5)
Figaro (track 10)
La Gioconda "Dance of the Hours" (excerpt) (Stan LePard adaptation) (track 5)
Like I Do (track 5)
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of “Vesti la giubba” from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci) (track 7)
Tornerai (track 8)
later parody versions:
Honneur aux barbus (track 10)
later translated versions:
人知れぬ涙 (track 11)
later versions:
Dance of the Hours (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
La Wally (track 3)
part of:
La Wally: Atto I (track 3)
L’amico Fritz: Atto III (number) (track 4)
L’elisir d’amore: Atto II (number) (track 11)
La gazza ladra (track 9)
Rigoletto: Atto III (track 14)
Aida: Atto II (number) (track 12)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 7)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 5)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 7, 10, 13–14)