Anna Moffo: The Complete RCA Recital Albums | Sony 88875032232

Anna Moffo: The Complete RCA Recital Albums

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 88875032232

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 12

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 13th November 2015

Contents

Artists

Anna Moffo (soprano)

Artists

Anna Moffo (soprano)

About

One of the brightest stars in the 20th-century operatic scene, the Pennsylvania-born soprano Anna Moffo (1932–2006) enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 1950s and 1960s that saw her conquer all the major opera houses in Europe and America.

Specially released to mark the 10th anniversary of Anna Moffo’s death (with booklet notes by Jürgen Kesting and full discographical details), Sony Classical’s new limited edition 12-CD original jackets collection finally brings together the 10 recital albums that Moffo recorded for RCA between 1960 and 1974, four of them making their first appearance on CD, newly mastered from the original analogue tapes using 24bit/96kHz technology.

Mostly dating from Moffo’s youthful heyday in the early 1960s, these treasurable reissues include new remasterings of such jewels from her discography as her ravishing recording of Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne (coupled with equally sensuous versions of Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas brasileiras No.5 and Rachmaninov’s Vocalise) under the direction of the legendary Leopold Stokowski , and the fascinating double-album 'A Portrait of Manon', in which Moffo portrays the Abbé Prévost’s seductively immoral heroine in contrasting scenes from Massenet’s and Puccini’s rival settings of the story.

Contents:
CD 1

1. Faust: Air des bijoux
2. La bohème: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi
3. Dinorah: Ombre légère
4. Carmen: Si, des contrebandiers...je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
5. Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier
6. Turandot: Signore, ascolta
7. Turandot: Tu che di gel sei cinta
8. Lakmé: Air des clochettes
 
CD 2
1. Sweetharts from 'Sweethearts'
2. A Kiss in the Dark from 'Orange Blossoms'
3. Lover, Come Back to Me from 'The New Moon'
4. You are Love from 'Show Boat'
5. Indian Love Call from 'Rose Marie'
6. Ah! Sweet Mistery of Life from 'Naughty Marietta'
7. Yours is my Heart Alone from 'The Land of Smiles'
8. I'll See you Again from 'Bitter Sweet'
9. My Hero from 'The Chocolate Soldier'
10. One Alone from 'The Desert Song'
11. Someday from 'The Vagabond King'
12. Will you Remember from 'Maytime'

CD 3
1. Vespri Siciliani, Act V: 'Mercè, dilette amiche'
2. Ernani, Act I: 'Surta è la notte..Ernani, Ernani, involami'
3. Aida, Act III: 'Qui Radamès verrà...O patria mia'
4. Il trovatore, Act IV: 'Timor di me?...D'amor sull'ali rosee'
5. Giovanna d'Arco, Prologue: 'O ben s'addice questo torbido cielo..Sempre all'alba ed alla sera'
6. Otello, Act IV: 'Emilia, te ne prego..Piangea cantando'
7. Un ballo in maschera, Act III: 'Morrò ma prima in grazia'
8. Simon Boccanegra, Act I: 'Come in quest'ora bruna'
 
CD 4
1. Manon - Act I: Eh! J'imagine
2. Manon - Act I: Je suis encore toute étouridé
3. Manon - Act I: Regardez-moi bien dans les yieux! (René Leibowitz)
4. Manon - Act I: Ne bronchez pas (René Leibowitz)
5. Manon - Act I: Voyons, Manon, plus de chimères
6. Manon - Act I: Quelqu'un...J'ai marqué l'heure du départ
7. Manon - Act I: Nous vivrons à Paris
8. Manon - Act II: Allons! il le faut
9. Manon - Act II: Adieu, notre petite table
10. Manon - Act II: Enfin, Manon....En fermant les yeux (René Leibowitz)
11. Manon - Act III: Gavotte: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle
12. Manon - Act III: Je suis seul! (RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus)
13. Manon - Act III: Ah! fuyez, douce image (RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus)
14. Manon - Act III: Toi! Vous!... Oui, c'est moi!
15. Manon - Act III: N'est-ce plus ma main que cette main presse?
16. Manon: Act V: Ah! Des Grieux... O Manon!
17. Le Portrait de Manon: 'L'amour, toujours l'amour maudit!' (Giuseppe Di Stefano)
18. Portrait of Manon: 'On se serait assis sur le gazon'
 
CD 5

1. Manon Lescaut - Act I: Cortese damigella
2. Manon Lescaut - Act I: Donna non vidi mai (René Leibowitz)
3. Manon Lescaut - Act I: Vedete? Io son fedele
4. Manon Lescaut - Act II: Dispettosetto questo riccio!
5. Manon Lescaut - Act II: In quelle trine morbide
6. Manon Lescaut - Act II: Oh, sarò la più bella!
7. Manon Lescaut - Act II: Taci, taci, tu il cor mi frangi!
8. Manon Lescaut, Act II: Ah! Affe madamigella (René Leibowitz)
9. Manon Lescaut - Act II: Senti, di qui partiamo
10. Manon Lescaut - Act II: Ah, Manon, mi tradisce
11. Manon Lescaut - Act III: Il passo m'aprite
12. Manon Lescaut - Act III: No! Pazzo son! (René Leibowitz)
13. Manon Lescaut: Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata...
 
CD 6
1. Die Fledermaus - Overture
2. Die Fledermaus - Act I: Though honesty is said to be the policy that's best
3. Die Fledermaus - Act I: Calamity, Catastrophe
4. Die Fledermaus - Act I: Alfred! - Here we are, just you and I
5. Die Fledermaus - Act I: Propriety, propriety
6. Die Fledermaus - Act II: More often than not...Chacun à son goût
7. Die Fledermaus - Act II: Look at how I look
8. Die Fledermaus - Act II: Echoes of Hungary! (Czardas)
9. Die Fledermaus - Act II: Champagne is so romancing, tr la la la
10. Die Fledermaus - Act II: Oh, mon ami, we'll meet again
11. Die Fledermaus - Act II: Happiness, here's to health and happiness
12. Die Fledermaus - Act II: A waltz, let's have a waltz
13. Die Fledermaus - Act III: Oh, for the life of an actress
14. Die Fledermaus - Act III: I'm very fond of elderberry wine and sherry
(Jeanette Scovotti, Risë Stevens, Sergio Franchi, George London, John Hauxvell, Richard Lewis, Oscar Danon)

CD 7
1. One Night of Love from the Film 'One Night of Love'
2. Lover from 'Love Me Tonight'
3. If I Loved You from 'Carousel'
4. Italian Street Song from 'Naughty Marietta'
5. Kiss me Again from 'Mlle Modiste'
6. Vilia from 'The Merry Widow'
7. Falling in Love with Love from 'The Boys from Syracuse'
8. Stars in my Eyes from 'The King Steps Out'
9. Strange Music from 'Song of Norway'
10. I'll See you Again from 'Bitter Sweet'
11. Love is where you Find from the Film 'The Kissing Bandit'
12. Always
 
CD 8
1. Chants d'Auvergene: L'Antouènou (Vol.II, No.2)
2. Chants d'Auvergene: Pastourelle (Vol.II, No.1)
3. Chants d'Auvergene: L'Aio dè rotso (Vol.I, No.3a)
4. Chants d'Auvergene: Bailèro (Vol.I, No.2)
5. Chants d'Auvergene: Passo pel prat (Vol.III, No.2)
6. Chants d'Auvergene: Malurous qu'o uno fenno (Vol.III, No.5)
7. Chants d'Auvergene: Brezairola (Vol.III, No.4)
8. Bachianas brasileiras No.5: Ária (Cantilena)
9. Bachianas brasileiras No.5: Dança (Martelo)
10. Vocalise, Op.34, No.14
 
CD 9
1. Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire: Le balcon
2. Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire: Harmonie du soir
3. Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire: Le jet d'eau
4. Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire: Recueillement
5. Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire: La mort des amants
6. Fêtes Galantes (I) - Poems by Paul Verlaine: En sourdine
7. Fêtes Galantes (I) - Poems by Paul Verlaine: Fantoches
8. Fêtes Galantes (I) - Poems by Paul Verlaine: Clair de lune
9. Voici que le printemps - Poem by Paul Bourget
10. Romance - Poem by Paul Bourget
11. Mandoline - Poem by Paul Verlaine
12. Chansons de Bilitis - Poems by Pierre Louÿs: La Flute de Pan
13. Chansons de Bilitis - Poems by Pierre Louÿs: La Chevelure
14. Chansons de Bilitis - Poems by Pierre Louÿs: Le Tombeau des Naïades
 
CD 10
1. La Fille Du Régiment: Chacun le sait, chacun le dit
2. La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme
3. Hérodiade: 'Celui dont la parole....Il est doux, il est bon'
4. Hamlet: Mais quelle est cette belle...À vos jeux, mes amis 'Mad Scene'
5. Les Pecheurs de Perles: O Dieu Brahma!
6. Robert le Diable: Robert, toi que j'aime
7. Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve
8. Werther: Letter Scene
9. Louise: Depuis le jour
 
CD 11
1. Orfeo ed Euridice: Qual vita è questa mai (Shirley Verrett)
2. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che fiero momento! (Shirley Verrett)
3. Orfeo ed Euridice: Avvezza al contento (Shirley Verrett)
4. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che fiero momento! (Shirley Verrett)
5. La serva padrona: Stizzoso, mio stizzoso
6. La serva padrona: A Serpina penserete
7. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act I: Scene 2: Ancor non giunse! (Georges Prêtre)
8. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act I: Scene 2: Regnava nel silenzio (Georges Prêtre)
9. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act I: Scene 2: Quando, rapito in estasi (Georges Prêtre)
10. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act III: Scene 2: Eccola! - Il dolce suono (Georges Prêtre)
11. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act III: Scene 2: Ohimè! Sorge il tremendo fantasma (Georges Prêtre)
12. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act III: Scene 2: Ardon gl'incensi (Georges Prêtre)
13. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act III: Scene 2: S'avanza Enrico! (Georges Prêtre)
14. Lucia di Lammermoor: Act III: Scene 2: Spargi d'amaro pianto (Georges Prêtre)
15. Luisa Miller: Act I: Scene 1: Lo vidi, e'l primo palpito (RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra / Fausto Cleva)
16. Rigoletto: Act I: Gualtier Maldé, Caro nome (RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra / Georg Solti)
17. La Traviata: Act I: E strano, è strano!: Ah, fors è lui (Robert Merrill, Franco Ventriglia, Vito Susca, Liliana Poli, Piero de Palma, Anna Reynolds, Richard Tucker, Fernando Previtali)
18. La Traviata: Act I: Follie! Follie! Delirio vano (Anna Reynolds, Liliana Poli, Richard Tucker, Vito Susca, Robert Merrill, Franco Ventriglia, Piero de Palma, Fernando Previtali)
19. La Traviata: Act I: Sempre libera (Fernando Previtali, Richard Tucker)
20. La Traviata: Act III: Teneste la promessa Ventriglia (Vito Susca, Liliana Poli, Fernando Previtali, Anna Reynolds, Richard Tucker, Piero de Palma, Robert Merrill,)
21. La Traviata: Act III: Addio del passato (Robert Merrill, Franco Ventriglia, Vito Susca, Liliana Poli, Piero de Palma, Anna Reynolds, Richard Tucker, Fernando Previtali)
22. La bohème: Si. Mi chiamano Mimi (Erich Leinsdorf)
23. La Rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Francesco Molinari-Pradelli)
 
CD 12
1. Madama Butterfly - Act I: Bimba, bimba, non piangere
2. Madama Butterfly - Act I: Ah! dolce notte, quante stelle
3. La Bohème - Act I: O soave fanciulla
4. Manon Lescaut - Act II: Oh, sarò la più bella!
5. Manon Lescaut - Act II: Taci, taci, tu il cor mi frangi!
6. Lucia di Lammermoor - Act I: Scene 2: Sulla tomba che rinserra (Georges Prêtre)
7. Lucia di Lammermoor - Act I: Scene 2: Qui di sposa eterna fede (Georges Prêtre)
8. La Traviata - Act III: Parigi, o cara (Anna Reynolds, Richard Tucker, Piero de Palma, Fernando Previtali, Franco Ventriglia, Vito Susca, Liliana Poli, Robert Merrill)
9. Rigoletto - Act III: Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi
10. Rigoletto - Act III: E il sol dell'anima
11. Manon - Act III: Toi! Vous!... Oui, c'est moi!
12. Manon - Act III: N'est-ce plus ma main que cette main presse?
13. Luisa Miller - Act III: Ah! L'ultima preghiera (RCA Italiana Opera Chorus, RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra / Fausto Cleva)
14. La Traviata - Act I: Un dì felice eterea (Anna Reynolds, Liliana Poli, Franco Ventriglia, Fernando Previtali, Robert Merrill, Piero de Palma, Vito Susca, Richard Tucker)
15. La Rondine: Che caldo! Che sete! (Francesco Molinari-Pradelli)
16. La Rondine: Perchè mai cercate di saper (Francesco Molinari-Pradelli)
17. La Rondine: Zitti! Non disturbiamoli! (Francesco Molinari-Pradelli)

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