Verdi - Otello Highlights | Magdalen METCD8019

Verdi - Otello Highlights

£8.96

Label: Magdalen

Cat No: METCD8019

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 7th May 2013

Contents

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Otello
» A terra, e piangi...to end of Act 3
» Ave Maria
» D'un uom che geme sotto il tuo disdegno ...Ora e per sempre
» Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali (Act 3)
» Dio ti giocondi, o sposa (Act 3)
» Era la notte
» Gia nella notte densa (love duet) (Act 1)
» Inaffia l'ugola (Brindisi)
» Niun mi tema (Act 4)
» O mostruosa colpa ...Si per ciel
» Piangea cantando nell'erma landa ...Salce, salce (Willow song)
» Una vela! Una vela! Esultate! (Act 1)
» Vanne ...Credo in un Dio crudel

Artists

Aldo Protti
Alessio de Paolis
Ana Raquel Satre
Athos Cesarini
Eleanor Steber
Elisabeth Rethberg
Enrico Caruso
Fernando Corena
George Cehanovsky
Giovanni Martinelli
Giovanni Zenatello
Herman Dreeben
Herva Nelli
Jon Vickers
Lawrence Tibbett
Leonie Rysanek
Mario del Monaco
Miriam Pirazzini
Nello Romanato
Nicholas Massue
Nicola Moscona
Ramon Vinay
Renata Tebaldi
Rosa Ponselle
Tito Gobbi
Titta Ruffo
Tom Krause
Metropolitan Opera House Chorus & Orchestra
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Association
Philharmonia Orchestra
Rome Opera House Orchestra
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Fausto Cleva
James Robertson
Tullio Serafin
Wilfred Pelletier
Arturo Toscanini
Bruno Reibold
Herbert von Karajan
Rosario Bourdon
Ettore Panizza

Works

Verdi, Giuseppe

Otello
» A terra, e piangi...to end of Act 3
» Ave Maria
» D'un uom che geme sotto il tuo disdegno ...Ora e per sempre
» Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali (Act 3)
» Dio ti giocondi, o sposa (Act 3)
» Era la notte
» Gia nella notte densa (love duet) (Act 1)
» Inaffia l'ugola (Brindisi)
» Niun mi tema (Act 4)
» O mostruosa colpa ...Si per ciel
» Piangea cantando nell'erma landa ...Salce, salce (Willow song)
» Una vela! Una vela! Esultate! (Act 1)
» Vanne ...Credo in un Dio crudel

Artists

Aldo Protti
Alessio de Paolis
Ana Raquel Satre
Athos Cesarini
Eleanor Steber
Elisabeth Rethberg
Enrico Caruso
Fernando Corena
George Cehanovsky
Giovanni Martinelli
Giovanni Zenatello
Herman Dreeben
Herva Nelli
Jon Vickers
Lawrence Tibbett
Leonie Rysanek
Mario del Monaco
Miriam Pirazzini
Nello Romanato
Nicholas Massue
Nicola Moscona
Ramon Vinay
Renata Tebaldi
Rosa Ponselle
Tito Gobbi
Titta Ruffo
Tom Krause
Metropolitan Opera House Chorus & Orchestra
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Association
Philharmonia Orchestra
Rome Opera House Orchestra
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Fausto Cleva
James Robertson
Tullio Serafin
Wilfred Pelletier
Arturo Toscanini
Bruno Reibold
Herbert von Karajan
Rosario Bourdon
Ettore Panizza

About

Over 77 minutes of operatic history here as Magdalen celebrates Verdi’s bicentenary with highlights from surely his greatest work, Otello, first produced at La Scala, Milan on 5 February 1887.
 
The set features carefully chosen selections performed by many of the most famous interpreters, recorded between 1914 and 1961. Several lengthy extracts are taken from studio recordings, others from live performances and the remainder from classic 78s.

Among the singers are Mario del Monaco, Giovanni Martinelli, Jon Vickers, Giovanni Zenatello, Enrico Caruso, Ramon Vinay (Otello); Lawrence Tibbett, Tito Gobbi, Titta Ruffo (Iago); Renata Tebaldi, Eleanor Steber, Rosa Ponselle, Elisabeth Rethberg and Leonie Rysanek (Desdemona). The conductors include Toscanini, Karajan, Panizza and Serafin.
 
Almost all items were given top recommendations in Alan Blyth’s Opera on Record (Hutchinson 1979), still regarded as the ‘bible’ for collectors of operatic recordings.

Contents:
1. Una vela....Esultate....Vittoria, vittoria
- Tom Krause (Montano)
- Nello Romanato (Cassio)
- Aldo Protti (Iago)
- Athos Cesarini (Roderigo)
- Mario del Monaco (Otello)
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
Recorded in Sofiensaal, Vienna - May 1961

2. Inaffia l’ugola (Brindisi)
- Lawrence Tibbett (Iago)
- Nicholas Massue (Cassio)
- Herman Dreeben (Roderigo)
Metropolitan Opera House Chorus & Orchestra / Wilfred Pelletier
Recorded in New York - 3 May 1939

3. Già nella notte densa
- Eleanor Steber (Desdemona)
- Ramon Vinay (Otello)
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Association / Fausto Cleva
Recorded in New York - 31 December 1951

4. Vanne ...Credo in un Dio crudel
- Tito Gobbi (Iago)
Philharmonia Orchestra / James Robertson
Recorded at No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London - 14 March 1950

5. D’un uom che geme sotto il tuo disdegno...Ora e per sempre
- Leonie Rysanek (Desdemona)
- Miriam Pirazzini (Emilia)
- Jon Vickers (Otello)
- Tito Gobbi (Iago)
Rome Opera House Orchestra / Tullio Serafin
Recorded at the Rome Opera House - 18 July-8 August 1960

6. Era la notte
- Lawrence Tibbett (Iago)
Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra / Wilfred Pelletier
Recorded in New York - 3 May 1939

7. O mostruosa colpa...Si per ciel
- Enrico Caruso (Otello)
- Titta Ruffo (Iago)
Unnamed orchestra & conductor
Recorded in New York - 8 January 1914

8. Dio ti giocondi, o sposo
- Herva Nelli (Desdemona)
- Ramon Vinay (Otello)
NBC Symphony Orchestra / Arturo Toscanini
Recorded at NBC Studio 8H, New York - 6-13 December 1947

9. Dio mi potevi scagliar
- Giovanni Zenatello (Otello)
Orchestra conducted by Bruno Reibold
Recorded in Camden, New Jersey - 21 March 1928

10. A terra, e piangi...to end of Act 3
- Mario del Monaco (Otello)
- Renata Tebaldi (Desdemona)
- Ana Raquel Satre (Emilia)
- Fernando Corena (Lodovico)
- Nello Romanato (Cassio)
- Aldo Protti (Iago)
- Athos Cesarini (Roderigo)
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
Recorded in Sofiensaal, Vienna - May 1961

11. Piangea cantando...Salce, salce (Willow Song)
- Rosa Ponselle (Desdemona)
Orchestra conducted by Rosario Bourdon
Recorded in Camden, New Jersey - 23 January 1924

12. Ave Maria
- Elisabeth Rethberg (Desdemona)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Ettore Panizza
Recorded live at Metropolitan Opera House, New York - 24 February 1940

13. Niun mi tema
- Giovanni Martinelli (Otello)
- Alessio de Paolis (Cassio)
- Nicola Moscona (Lodovico)
- George Cehanovsky (Montano)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Ettore Panizza
Recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York - 4 December 1941

Total Running Time 77.17

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