Annotation

Original performance: Kingsway Hall, London, August 1972

Annotation last modified on 2012-05-12 20:42 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Turandot: Act I. "Popolo di Pekino! - Indietro, cani!"
Giacomo Puccini 5:35
2 Turandot: Act I. "Gira la cote! - Perchè tarda la luna?"
Giacomo Puccini 7:03
3 Turandot: Act I. "O giovinetto! Grazia, grazia!"
Giacomo Puccini 4:59
4 Turandot: Act I. "Figlio, che fai?"
Giacomo Puccini 1:39
5 Turandot: Act I. "Fermo! Che fai? T'arresta - Non indugiare!"
Giacomo Puccini 6:15
6 Turandot: Act I. "Signore, ascolta!"
Giacomo Puccini 2:40
7 Turandot: Act I. "Non piangere, Liù! - Ah! Per l'ultima volta!"
Giacomo Puccini 5:15
8 Turandot: Act II, Scene I. "Olà, Pang! Olà, Pong!"
Giacomo Puccini 3:17
9 Turandot: Act II, Scene I. "Ho una casa nell 'Honan"
Giacomo Puccini 3:42
10 Turandot: Act II, Scene I. "O mondo, o mondo... - O tigre! O tigre!"
Giacomo Puccini 5:33
11 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. Introduction
Giacomo Puccini 1:01
12 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. "Gravi, enormi ed imponenti"
Giacomo Puccini 3:27
13 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. "Un giuramento atroce mi costringe"
Giacomo Puccini 4:03
14 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. "Popolo di Pekino"
Giacomo Puccini 1:48
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. "In questa Reggia"
Giacomo Puccini 6:34
2 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. "Straniero, ascolta"
Giacomo Puccini 6:49
3 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. "Gloria, gloria, o vincitore! - Figlio del cielo! Padre augusto!"
Giacomo Puccini 4:07
4 Turandot: Act II, Scene II. "Tre enigmi m'hai proposto"
Giacomo Puccini 4:16
5 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Così comanda Turandot"
Giacomo Puccini 3:25
6 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Nessun dorma! - Tu che guardi le stelle"
Giacomo Puccini 6:42
7 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Principessa divina! - Tanto amore segreto"
Giacomo Puccini 7:11
8 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Tu che di gel sei cinta"
Giacomo Puccini 2:52
9 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Liù! Liù! Sorgi!"
Giacomo Puccini 4:42
10 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Principessa di morte"
Giacomo Puccini 3:17
11 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Che è mai di me?"
Giacomo Puccini 2:46
12 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "Del primo pianto"
Giacomo Puccini 3:57
13 Turandot: Act III, Scene I. "So il tuo nome!"
Giacomo Puccini 2:13
14 Turandot: Act III, Scene II. "Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore!"
Giacomo Puccini 2:23

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Tom Krause (bass-baritone) (1972-08) (tracks 5, 7, 10)
Sabin Markov (1972-08) (tracks 1, 14)
Tom Krause (bass-baritone) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 8–9)
bass vocals:
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass) (1972-08) (tracks 3–5, 7)
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 1)
choir vocals:
The John Alldis Choir (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1–2)
Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 2)
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–2, 6, 8–9)
conductor:
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08) (tracks 3–5, 7, 10–14)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1–2, 6, 9)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 1–2, 6, 8–9)
Renato Simoni (tracks 1–2, 6, 8–9)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08) (tracks 3–5, 7, 10–14)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1–2, 6, 8–9)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (1972-08) (tracks 4, 7)
Montserrat Caballé (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1–2, 6)
tenor vocals:
Piero de Palma (tenor) (1972-08) (tracks 5, 7, 10)
Luciano Pavarotti (1972-08) (tracks 3–5, 7, 13)
Peter Pears (1972-08) (track 13)
Pier Francesco Poli (Italian tenor) (1972-08) (tracks 4–5, 7, 10)
Piero de Palma (tenor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 8–9)
Luciano Pavarotti (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1–2)
Pier Francesco Poli (Italian tenor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 8–9)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08) (tracks 3–5, 7, 10–14)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1–2, 6, 8–9)
part of:
Turandot: Atto I (tracks 1–2, 6)
Turandot: Atto II (tracks 8–9)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto I. “Signore, ascolta!” (Liù) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 6)

CD 2

baritone vocals:
Tom Krause (bass-baritone) (1972-08) (tracks 6–7, 9)
bass vocals:
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass) (1972-08) (tracks 7, 9)
choir vocals:
The John Alldis Choir (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1, 11, 14)
Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
chorus master:
John Alldis (track 1)
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1, 10–12, 14)
conductor:
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08) (tracks 2–9)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1, 10–14)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 1, 10–12, 14)
Renato Simoni (tracks 1, 10–12, 14)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08) (tracks 1–9)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 10–14)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (1972-08) (tracks 2, 7–8)
Joan Sutherland (1972-08) (tracks 2–3, 7)
Joan Sutherland (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1, 10–14)
tenor vocals:
Piero de Palma (tenor) (1972-08) (tracks 6, 9)
Luciano Pavarotti (1972-08) (tracks 2–4, 6–8)
Peter Pears (1972-08) (tracks 2–4)
Pier Francesco Poli (Italian tenor) (1972-08) (tracks 6, 9)
Luciano Pavarotti (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1, 10–14)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08) (tracks 2–9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 1, 10–14)
part of:
Turandot: Atto II (track 1)
Turandot: Atto III (tracks 10–12, 14)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 1)

Release

bass vocals: Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass)
soprano vocals: Joan Sutherland
tenor vocals: Luciano Pavarotti
ASIN: US: B0000041Q3 [info]

Release Group

included in: The Decca Sound (Celebrating 50 Years of the Decca Sound with 50 CDs) by Various Artists