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The Originals - An Italian Songbook - Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini / Cecilia Bartoli, James Levine

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Aragonese, for voice & piano (Péchés de vieillesse, book 11), QR iv/44
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Vaga luna, che inargenti, song for voice & piano
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Il barcajuolo, for voice & piano
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Ah, rammenta, o bella Irene
>Bellini, Vincenzo : L'abbandono, for mezzo-soprano & piano
>Rossini, Gioachino : La passeggiata ("Or che di fiori adorno"), for voice & piano
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Arietta da Camera (6) for voice & piano
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Amore e morte ("Odi d'un uom che muore"), arietta for voice & piano
>Rossini, Gioachino : L'invito ("Vieni o Ruggiero"), song (bolero) for voice & piano (Soirées Musicales)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La conocchia, song for voice & piano
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il fervido desiderio, for voice & piano
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Torna vezzosa Fillide, for soprano & piano
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Dolente immagine di figlia mia, for voice & piano
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La farfalletta, song for voice & piano
>Rossini, Gioachino : A ma belle mère (Requiem eternam), for piano in A major (Péchés de vieillesse, book 11), QR xi/58
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Amor marinaro ("Me voglio fà na casa"), canzonetta napoletana for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Rossini, Gioachino : L'esule ("Qui sempre ride in cielo"), for voice & piano (Péchés de vieillesse, book 3), QR iv/25
>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Decca is proud to offer this classic recording at mid-price! Cecelia Bartoli and James Levine's intimate and delightful performances of songs by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini won the Best Classical Vocal Performance Grammy in 1997! Combining virtuosity and vocal purity, Bartoli has no equal in the performance of these works.



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>Rossini, Gioachino : Aragonese, for voice & piano (Péchés de vieillesse, book 11), QR iv/44
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Vaga luna, che inargenti, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827-1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Il barcajuolo, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Ah, rammenta, o bella Irene
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : L'abbandono, for mezzo-soprano & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827-1835

>Rossini, Gioachino : La passeggiata ("Or che di fiori adorno"), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Arietta da Camera (6) for voice & piano :: Malinconia, ninfa gentile
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Amore e morte ("Odi d'un uom che muore"), arietta for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Rossini, Gioachino : L'invito ("Vieni o Ruggiero"), song (bolero) for voice & piano (Soirées Musicales)
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1830-1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La conocchia, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Il fervido desiderio, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827-1833

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Torna vezzosa Fillide, for soprano & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Arietta da Camera (6) for voice & piano :: Vanne, o rosa fortunata
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Dolente immagine di figlia mia, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1821

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La farfalletta, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1813

>Rossini, Gioachino : A ma belle mère (Requiem eternam), for piano in A major (Péchés de vieillesse, book 11), QR xi/58
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Arietta da Camera (6) for voice & piano :: Per pietà, bell' idol mio
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Amor marinaro ("Me voglio fà na casa"), canzonetta napoletana for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Rossini, Gioachino : L'esule ("Qui sempre ride in cielo"), for voice & piano (Péchés de vieillesse, book 3), QR iv/25
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: after 1857

>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); James Levine (Piano)
  • Notes: Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth, Germany (08/11/1996-08/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1835