The Art of Sandor Konya | Australian Eloquence ELQ4807096

The Art of Sandor Konya

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4807096

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th April 2014

Contents

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

L'Elisir d'Amore
» Una furtiva lagrima

Flotow, Friedrich von

Martha
» Ach so fromm, ach so traut

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

L'africaine
» Mi batte il cor ...O paradiso

Ponchielli, Amilcare

La Gioconda
» Cielo e mar! (Act 2)

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» Firenze e come un albero fiorito
Il Tabarro
» Hai ben ragione
La Boheme
» Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (Act 1)
La Fanciulla del West
» Ch'ella mi creda
» Una parola sola! ...Or son sei mesi
Madama Butterfly
» Addio fiorito assil
Manon Lescaut
» Che avvien! ...Ah! non v'avvicinate ...Guardate, pazzo son (Act 3)
» Donna non vidi mai
Tosca
» E lucevan le stelle (Act 3)
» Recondita armonia (Act 1)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)
» Non piangere Liu (Don't cry for me, Liu) (Act 1)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Celeste Aida
Il poveretto
Il trovatore
» Lass die Sorgen entschwinden ...Dass nur fur mich dein Herz erbebt (Act 3)
» Lodern zum Himmel (Act 3)
Rigoletto
» Ach wie so trugerisch (Act 3)
» Sie wurde mir entrissen ...Ich seh die heissen Zahren (Act 2)
Romanze (6), 1838
» no.1 Non t'accostare all'urna
» no.2 More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta
» no.3 In solitaria stanza
Romanze (6), 1845
» no.1 Il tramonto
» no.5 Il mistero
» no.6 Brindisi

Wagner, Richard

Das Liebesverbot
» Karnevalslied
Der Tannenbaum, WWV50
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Am stillen Herd (Act 1)
» Morgendlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein
Die Rose
Les deux grenadiers, WWV60
Lohengrin
» In fernem Land
» Mein lieber Schwan
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91
» Schmerzen (Sorrows)
» no.5 Traume (Dreams)

Artists

Sandor Konya (tenor)
Giorgio Giogetti (baritone)
Emma Bruno (soprano)
Otto Guth (piano)
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Bamberger Symphoniker
Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductors

Antonino Votto
Janos Kulka
Richard Kraus

Works

Donizetti, Gaetano

L'Elisir d'Amore
» Una furtiva lagrima

Flotow, Friedrich von

Martha
» Ach so fromm, ach so traut

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

L'africaine
» Mi batte il cor ...O paradiso

Ponchielli, Amilcare

La Gioconda
» Cielo e mar! (Act 2)

Puccini, Giacomo

Gianni Schicchi
» Firenze e come un albero fiorito
Il Tabarro
» Hai ben ragione
La Boheme
» Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (Act 1)
La Fanciulla del West
» Ch'ella mi creda
» Una parola sola! ...Or son sei mesi
Madama Butterfly
» Addio fiorito assil
Manon Lescaut
» Che avvien! ...Ah! non v'avvicinate ...Guardate, pazzo son (Act 3)
» Donna non vidi mai
Tosca
» E lucevan le stelle (Act 3)
» Recondita armonia (Act 1)
Turandot
» Nessun dorma (Act 2)
» Non piangere Liu (Don't cry for me, Liu) (Act 1)

Verdi, Giuseppe

Aida
» Celeste Aida
Il poveretto
Il trovatore
» Lass die Sorgen entschwinden ...Dass nur fur mich dein Herz erbebt (Act 3)
» Lodern zum Himmel (Act 3)
Rigoletto
» Ach wie so trugerisch (Act 3)
» Sie wurde mir entrissen ...Ich seh die heissen Zahren (Act 2)
Romanze (6), 1838
» no.1 Non t'accostare all'urna
» no.2 More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta
» no.3 In solitaria stanza
Romanze (6), 1845
» no.1 Il tramonto
» no.5 Il mistero
» no.6 Brindisi

Wagner, Richard

Das Liebesverbot
» Karnevalslied
Der Tannenbaum, WWV50
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Am stillen Herd (Act 1)
» Morgendlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein
Die Rose
Les deux grenadiers, WWV60
Lohengrin
» In fernem Land
» Mein lieber Schwan
Wesendonck-Lieder (5), WWV91
» Schmerzen (Sorrows)
» no.5 Traume (Dreams)

Artists

Sandor Konya (tenor)
Giorgio Giogetti (baritone)
Emma Bruno (soprano)
Otto Guth (piano)
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Bamberger Symphoniker
Berliner Philharmoniker

Conductors

Antonino Votto
Janos Kulka
Richard Kraus

About

The celebrated Hungarian tenor Sándor Kónya (1923–2002) made regrettably few recordings. With a voice of ‘lirico-heroic splendour’ (Andrew Porter, Opera magazine), he brought strength of purpose and real nobility to his portrayals on stage, with generously warm vocal projection. He was described by Opera magazine as ‘the finest Lohengrin since Franz Völker’.

Collected here are his three studio recital recordings – two for Deutsche Grammophon and one for American Decca (MCA). They showcase Kónya in a selection of Puccini and Verdi arias, including (as was sometimes the practice in the late 1950s and early 1960s) four Verdi arias sung in German.

The rare 1967 American Decca recording consists not of arias, but of songs by two opera composers championed by Konya – Verdi and Wagner. Much of this material appears internationally on CD for the first time.

Contents:
CD 1
Puccini, Giacomo
 
Gianni Schicchi
- Firenze e come un albero fiorito

Il Tabarro
- Hai ben ragione

La Boheme
- Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) (Act 1)

La Fanciulla del West
- Ch'ella mi creda
- Una parola sola! ...Or son sei mesi

Madama Butterfly
- Addio fiorito assil

Manon Lescaut
- Che avvien! ...Ah! non v'avvicinate ...Guardate, pazzo son (Act 3)
- Donna non vidi mair

Tosca
- E lucevan le stelle (Act 3)
- Recondita armonia (Act 1)

Turandot
- Nessun dorma (Act 2)
- Non piangere Liu (Don't cry for me, Liu) (Act 1)

Giorgio Giogetti (baritone), Emma Bruno (soprano)
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Antonino Votto

Donizetti, Gaetano 
L'Elisir d'Amore
- Una furtiva lagrima

Flotow, Friedrich von 
Martha
- Ach so fromm, ach so traut

Meyerbeer, Giacomo
L'africaine
- Mi batte il cor ...O paradise

Ponchielli, Amilcare
La Gioconda
- Cielo e mar! (Act 2)

Verdi, Giuseppe
Aida
- Celeste Aida

Il trovatore
- Lass die Sorgen entschwinden ...Dass nur fur mich dein Herz erbebt (Act 3)
- Lodern zum Himmel (Act 3)

Bamberger Symphoniker / Janos Kulka

Verdi, Giuseppe
Rigoletto
- Ach wie so trugerisch (Act 3)
- Sie wurde mir entrissen ...Ich seh die heissen Zahren (Act 2)

Berliner Philharmoniker / Richard Kraus

CD 2 Verdi and Wagner Songs
Berliner Philharmoniker / Richard Kraus


Konya has a fine voice, a very beautiful, firm, pure tenor [in the Wagner songs] … The voice also sounds well in the seven Verdi songs … Konya does have a feeling for line, for joining note to note, and the sheer sound of his manly voice is a pleasure. The recording is excellent and voice and piano are well balanced.’ - Gramophone, 1968 (Verdi & Wagner songs)

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