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THE SINGERS OF THE CENTURY: 35 SUPREME VOICES IN THEIR PRIME (2 CDS)
THE SINGERS OF THE CENTURY: 35 SUPREME VOICES IN THEIR PRIME (2 CDS)

THE SINGERS OF THE CENTURY: 35 SUPREME VOICES IN THEIR PRIME (2 CDS)

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“A generous collection of definitive performances chosen to best illustrate the vocal art of 35 different golden voices of the 20th century. No individual major label could have produced a varied list of this standard and breadth” (James Murray)” ‘we include a breath-taking rarity: the Di Stefano USA live broadcast gem in ‘Faust’’


CD One
1. Dich teure halle (Tannhäuser:Wagner) 4.47
Birgit Nilsson /Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Ackermann Rec.1957
2. Blick ich’ umher (Tannhäuser:Wagner) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / 4.59
Orchestra of Berlin Staatsoper / Franz Konwitschny Rec.1958
3. Du bist der Lenz (Die Walküre:Wagner) Rec.1954 2.08
Leonie Rysanek /Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler
4. Brunnhilde’s War Cry (Die Walküre:Wagner) 2.07
Kirsten Flagstad / Philadelphia Orchestra/ Eugene Ormandy Rec.1937
5. Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (Fidelio: Beethoven) Rec.1953 3.03
Gottlob Frick /Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwängler
6. Smani implacbili (Cosi fan tutte:Mozart:Da Ponte) 2.11
Christa Ludwig /Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra /Karl Böhm Rec.1956
7. Deh vieni alla finestra (Don Giovanni:Mozart:Da Ponte) 2.00
Cesare Siepi /Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Josef Krips Rec.1956
8. Dalla sua pace (Don Giovanni;Mozart:Da Ponte) 4.29
Leopold Simoneau /Vienna Symphony Orchestra /Rudolf Moralt Rec.1955
9. Ah! Fuggi il traditor (Don Giovanni:Mozart:Da Ponte) 1.17
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / Philharmonia Orchestra /Carlo Maria Giulini Rec.1959
10.Ach so fromm (Martha:Flotow:Riese) – 2.52
Fritz Wunderlich /Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Artur Rother Rec.1958
11.Salut demeure (Faust:Gounod:Barbier & Carré) 5.04
Giuseppe Di Stefano with Orchestra /Gaetano Merola. Rec.1949
12.Ah, Whose Is The Power? (Dalibor:Smetana:Wenzig) 2.40
Beno Blachut / Prague Opera Orchestra / Jozka Charvat Rec.1947
13.Onegin’s Aria (Eugene Onegin:Tchaikovsky:Pushkin) Rec.1951 4.59
Pavel Lisitsian /Orchestra of the Bolshoi Opera /Alexander Melik-Pashaev
14.I Love You Olga (Eugene Onegin:Tchaikovsky:Pushkin) 3.00
Sergei Lemeshev /Orchestra of the Bolshoi Opera / Boris Khaikin Rec.1956
15.Aleko’s Cavatina (Aleko:Rachmaninov:Nemirovich-Danchenko) Rec.1950 7.19
Alexander Pirogov /Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre /Nikolai Golovanov
16.Deeper And Deeper Still…Waft Her Angels (Jephtha:Handel) 7.47
Richard Lewis /London Symphony Orchestra /Sir Malcolm Sargent Rec.1959
17.Ancor non giunse!…Regnava nel silenzio…Quando rapito in estasi 13.06
Joan Sutherland /Paris Conservatoire Orchestra / Nello Santi Rec.1959


CD Two
1. Povero Ernesto…Cerchero lontana in terra (Don Pasquale:Donizetti): 6.49
Cesare Valletti / Orchestra of RAI Torino / Mario Rossi Rec.1952
2. Gualtier Maldé..Caro nome (Rigoletto:Verdi:Piavé) Rec.1960 6.57
Renata Scotto / Orchestra of Maggio Musicale, Fiorentino /Gianandrea Gavazzeni
3. La donna è mobile (Rigoletto:Verdi:Piave) 2.30
Alfredo Kraus with Orchestral Accompaniment. Rec.1960
4. Dio di Giuda (Nabucco:Verdi:Solera) 7.05
Paolo Silveri / Orchestra of RAI Rome /Fernando Previtali. Rec.1951
5. Stride la vampa (Il Trovatore:Verdi:Cammarano)Rec.1956 2.48
Giulietta Simionato /Orchestra of the Grand Theatre, Geneva /Alberto Erede
6. Timor di me?… D’amor sull’ali rosee (Il Trovatore:Verdi:Cammarano) 5.17
Leontyne Price / Orchestra of the Rome Opera /Arturo Basile. Rec.1959
7. Di Provenza il mar (La Traviata:Verdi:Piave) 4.11
Robert Merrill /Orchestra of the Rome Opera /Fernando Previtali. Rec.1960
8. Pace, pace mio Dio (La Forza del Destino:Verdi: 4.55
Leyla Gencer / Orchestra of RAI, Turin / Arturo Basile. Rec.1956
9. Io la vidi e al suo sorriso (Don Carlo:Verdi:Méry & du Locle) Rec.1958 2.07
Jon Vickers /Orchestra Royal Opera House, Covent Garden /Carlo Maria Giulini
10.Il lacerato spirito (Simon Boccanegra:Verdi:Piave) Rec.1957 4.09
Boris Christoff / Orchestra & Chorus of the Rome Opera /Gabriele Santini
11.Esultate (Otello:Verdi:Boito) 1.10
Mario Del Monaco /Milan Symphony Orchestra / Argeo Quadri. Rec.1949
12.Voce di donna (La Gioconda:Ponchielli:Gorrio) Rec.1960 3.09
Fiorenza Cossotto / Orchestra of La Scala, Milan /Antonino Votto
13.Suicidio (La Gioconda:Ponchielli:Gorrio) 4.13
Maria Callas / Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Antonino Votto. Rec.1960
14. Recitar!..Vesti la giúbba (I Pagliacci:Leoncavallo) 3.34
Franco Corelli /Orchestra of RAI Turin / Arturo Basile. Rec,1956
15.Che gelida manina (La Boheme;Puccini:Giacosa & Illica) Rec.1958 4.51
Carlo Bergonzi /Orchestra of Accedemia di Santa Cecilia, Rome /Tullio Serafin
16.Un bel di vedremo (Madama Butterfly:Puccini:Giacosa & Illica) Rec.1958 4.49
Renata Tebaldi /Orchestra of Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome / Tullio Serafin
17.Non piangere Liù (Turandot:Puccini:Adami & Simoni) Rec.1960 2.54
Jussi Björling / Orchestra of the Rome Opera / Erich Leinsdorf
18.O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi:Puccini:Adami) Rec.1958 2.03
Victoria De Los Angeles /Orchestra of the Rome Opera / Gabriele Santini