The Very Best of Victoria de Los Angeles

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>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Un bel dì vedremo
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>     Senza mamma
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Voi lo sapete, o mamma
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>     Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!...Hul! Stridono lassú
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Ebben? ne andrò lontana
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
>     Nacqui all'affanno...Non piú mesta
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>     Una voce poco fa
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     E strano!...Ah, fors'è lui...Sempre libera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Porgi, amor
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>     Dich, teure Halle
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Elsa's Dream
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>     Je ne suis que faiblesse...Adieu, notri petite table
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Les grands seigneurs...Ah! Je ris (Jewel Song)
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Quand je vous almerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
>Grieg, Edvard : Jeg elsker dig! (I Love Thee!), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/3
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49
>     Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Les Filles de Cadix, bolero for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
>Luna, Pablo : El nino judio
>     De España vengo
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo (Sierra)
>     Canción del amor dolido
>     Canción del fuego fatuo
>Canteloube, Joseph : Chants d'Auvergne
>     La pastoura als camps
>     Baïlèro
>     Chut, chut
>     Uno jionto postouro
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>     Oh! had I Jubal's lyre
>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (8) for voice & piano, Op. 59
>     Dein blaues Auge hält so still, Op. 59/8
>Brahms, Johannes : Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84
>Duparc, Henri : L'invitation au voyage
>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano)
>     2. La Flûte enchantée
>Ravel, Maurice : Chants populaires
>     Chanson espagnole
>     Chanson française
>     Chanson italienne
>Valverd, Joaquin "Quinito" : Clavelitos!, for voice & piano
>Nin, Joaquin : Cantos populares espanoles
>     no 6. Malagueña
>     no 7. Granadina
>Calleja, Rafael : Adios, Granada, for chorus
>Giménez, Jerónimo : La Tempranica
>     Zapateado (La tarántula é un bicho mú malo)

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
>Grieg, Edvard : Jeg elsker dig! (I Love Thee!), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/3
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Les Filles de Cadix, bolero for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
>Luna, Pablo : El nino judio
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo (Sierra)
>Canteloube, Joseph : Chants d'Auvergne
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (8) for voice & piano, Op. 59
>Brahms, Johannes : Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84
>Duparc, Henri : L'invitation au voyage
>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano)
>Ravel, Maurice : Chants populaires
>Valverd, Joaquin "Quinito" : Clavelitos!, for voice & piano
>Nin, Joaquin : Cantos populares espanoles
>Calleja, Rafael : Adios, Granada, for chorus
>Giménez, Jerónimo : La Tempranica
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Notes & Reviews:

Much of her charm and ease of communication derived from her Spanish background. The dark-hued good looks married to the warm, Mediterranean tints in her voice were indelibly - while at the same time almost imperceptibly - imprinted on the hearts and minds of her audiences. She had an instinctive ability to entrance the listener, which she undoubtedly did, by virtue of the natural quality of her art: something an artist is born with and cannot be learnt. At the same time, she had the technique and clarity of utterance that ensured an effortless communication with her audience. This programme covers many of de los Angeles's greatest stage roles including Mimì (La bohème), Cio- Cio-San (Madama Butterfly), Manon in Massenet's opera of the same name and Wagner's Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) and Elsa (Lohengrin), both of which she sang with great success at the start of her career. It also includes examples of her expertise in German and French songs, to which she always brought her own special charm. However delightful her performance of non-Spanish repertory, it was de los Angeles's interpretation of songs from her homeland that her audiences most eagerly awaited. Here her interpretations of Falla's Amor brujo, the Montsalvatge negro songs - always treasurable in her live recitals - Valverde's irresistible 'Clavelitos!' and two rousing songs by Nin are definitive. Add to that 'Adios, Granada', sung to her own guitar (an almost invariable encore), and the 'Zapateado' recorded at a memorable New York recital in 1972 with her compatriot Alicia de Larrocha, and this engrossing representation of a great singer's art is complete.



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (07/07/1958-07/27/1958)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (09/23/1959-10/03/1959)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: RCA Victor Studio, Manhattan Center, New York (03/16/1956-04/06/1956)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica :: Senza mamma
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (06/03/1957-06/08/1957)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Voi lo sapete, o mamma
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Morelli
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (08/18/1954/08/21/1954)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!...Hul! Stridono lassú
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Renato Cellini
  • Notes: RCA Victor Studio, Manhattan Center, New York (01/10/1953-01/29/1953)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Morelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola :: Nacqui all'affanno...Non piú mesta
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Morelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Vittorio Gui
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (09/04/1962-09/12/1962)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: E strano!...Ah, fors'è lui...Sempre libera
  • Performers: Carlo Monte (Voice); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (06/11/1959/10/04/1959)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Porgi, amor
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich, teure Halle
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Elsa's Dream
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Je ne suis que faiblesse...Adieu, notri petite table
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pierre Monteux
  • Notes: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris (05/30/1955-06/22/1955)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Les grands seigneurs...Ah! Je ris (Jewel Song)
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Notes: Salle de la Mutualité, Paris (1958-09-23_1958-09-30&1958-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Quand je vous almerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (1958-06-04_1958-06-10_1959-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1964-04-13_1964-04-17&1965-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/01/1835

>Grieg, Edvard : Jeg elsker dig! (I Love Thee!), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/3
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1964-04-13_1964-04-17&1965-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5), Op. 49 :: Wiegenlied, Op. 49/4
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1964-04-13_1964-04-17&1965-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Les Filles de Cadix, bolero for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1964-04-13_1964-04-17&1965-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Canciones negras (5)
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (02/05/1962-02/28/1962)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1945

>Luna, Pablo : El niño judio :: De España vengo
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1964-04-13_1964-04-17&1965-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo (Sierra) :: Canción del amor dolido
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (1961-10-16_1961-10-07&1964-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo (Sierra) :: Canción del fuego fatuo
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (1961-10-16_1961-10-07&1964-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Canteloube, Joseph : Chants d'Auvergne :: La pastoura als camps
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (09/09/1974-09/17/1974)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Canteloube, Joseph : Chants d'Auvergne :: Baïlèro
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (02/10/1969-02/19/1969)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Canteloube, Joseph : Chants d'Auvergne :: Chut, chut
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (02/10/1969-02/19/1969)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Canteloube, Joseph : Chants d'Auvergne :: Uno jionto postouro
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (09/09/1974-09/17/1974)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: Oh! had I Jubal's lyre
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: Barcelona (09/08/1960-09/11/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: Barcelona (09/08/1960-09/11/1960)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (8) for voice & piano, Op. 59 :: Dein blaues Auge hält so still, Op. 59/8
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: Barcelona (09/08/1960-09/11/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1873

>Brahms, Johannes : Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: Barcelona (09/08/1960-09/11/1960)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1882

>Duparc, Henri : L'invitation au voyage
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (02/20/1962-02/24/1962)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Ravel, Maurice : Shéhérazade, poems (3) for soprano (or tenor) & orchestra (or piano) :: 2. La Flûte enchantée
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (02/20/1962-02/24/1962)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1903

>Ravel, Maurice : Chants populaires :: Chanson espagnole
  • Performers: Gonzalo Soriano (Piano); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Notes: Barcelona (01/19/1966-01/26/1966)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910

>Ravel, Maurice : Chants populaires :: Chanson française
  • Performers: Gonzalo Soriano (Piano); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Notes: Barcelona (01/19/1966-01/26/1966)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910

>Ravel, Maurice : Chants populaires :: Chanson italienne
  • Performers: Gonzalo Soriano (Piano); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Notes: Barcelona (01/19/1966-01/26/1966)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910

>Joaquín "Quinito" Valverde Sanjuán (1875 - 1918) : Clavelitos!, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Nin, Joaquin : Cantos populares españoles :: no 6. Malagueña
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Nin, Joaquin : Cantos populares españoles :: no 7. Granadina
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: EMI Studios, Barcelona, Spain (09/08/1960-09/11/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Calleja, Rafael : Adiós, Granada, for chorus
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Guitar)
  • Notes: EMI Studios, Barcelona, Spain (09/08/1960-09/11/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jerónimo Giménez (1854 - 1923) : La Tempranica :: Zapateado (La tarántula é un bicho mú malo)
  • Performers: Alicia De Larrocha (Piano); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Notes: Assembly Hall, Hunter College, New York, NY (11/13/1971/11/02/1971B)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live