Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La Boheme - Che gelida manina
Giacomo Puccini 4:43
2 Andrea Chénier - Si, fui soldato
Umberto Giordano 4:53
3 Andrea Chénier - Colpito qui m'avete... Un di all'azzurro spazio
Umberto Giordano 2:19
4 Andrea Chénier - Come un bel dì di maggio
Umberto Giordano 2:58
5 La Sonnambula - Ah! perchè non posso Odiarti
Vincenzo Bellini 3:51
6 La Gioconda - Cielo e mar!
Amilcare Ponchielli 5:25
7 La Traviata - Lunge da lei... De'miei bollenti spiriti
Giuseppe Verdi 3:58
8 Pagliacci - Recitar!...Vesti la giubba
Ruggero Leoncavallo 4:11
9 Un Ballo in Maschera - Di' tu se fedele
Giuseppe Verdi 3:11
10 Un Ballo in Maschera - Forse la soglia attinse... Ma se m'è forza perderti
Giuseppe Verdi 5:38
11 Mefistofele - Dei campi, dai prati
Arrigo Boito 2:37
12 Mefistofele - Giunto sul passo estremo
Arrigo Boito 3:34
13 Guglielmo Tell - Non mi lasciare... Oh muto asil
Gioachino Rossini 11:40
14 Tosca - Recondita armonia
Giacomo Puccini 3:02
15 Tosca - E lucevan le stelle
Giacomo Puccini 3:06
16 Cavalleria Rusticana - Addio alla madre
Pietro Mascagni 5:15

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (track 5)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (track 2)
Pietro Mascagni (composer) (track 16)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (tracks 13, 13)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 7, 7, 10, 10)
Arrigo Boito (tracks 11–12)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (– 1896) (track 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1859) (track 9)
Amilcare Ponchielli (1876) (track 6)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 8)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1896) (track 4)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 1)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (tracks 14–15)
conductor:
Bruno Bartoletti (conductor) (track 6)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (track 5)
Riccardo Chailly (tracks 2–4, 13)
Oliviero de Fabritiis (conductor and composer) (tracks 7, 11–12)
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (conductor) (track 16)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (track 1)
Nicola Rescigno (track 14)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (tracks 9–10)
Giuseppe Patanè (conductor) (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 8)
Nicola Rescigno (1978-06) (track 15)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1979-11) (track 7)
engineer:
Colin Moorfoot (engineer) (track 15)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (track 15)
librettist:
Arrigo Boito (tracks 11–12)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 1)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1–3)
Guido Menasci (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 16)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 7, 7)
Antonio Somma (tracks 9–10, 10)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 16)
Arrigo Boito (1876) (track 6)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 8)
Luigi Illica (1896) (track 4)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (tracks 14–15)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (tracks 14–15)
lyricist:
Felice Romani (track 5)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 2–7, 9–14, 16)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 8)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (1978-06) (track 15)
producer:
Richard Beswick (track 8)
James Mallinson (producer) (tracks 8, 15)
solo tenor vocals [Cavaradossi]:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1978-06) (track 15)
tenor vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (tracks 1–6, 9–14, 16)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1968-06) (track 7)
tenor vocals [Canio]:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 8)
publisher:
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 8)
Henry Wood Hall (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1978-06) (track 15)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1979-11) (track 7)
arrangements:
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 8)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 8)
later translated versions:
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (track 15)
part of:
La traviata: Atto II (tracks 7, 7)
Mefistofele: Atto I (track 11)
Tosca: Atto I (track 14)
Tosca: Atto III (track 15)
La bohème: Atto I (track 1)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 8)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 8, 15)

Release

ASIN:US: B0000041RQ [info]