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Il Mito DellÆOpera (The Myth Of The Opera): Sesto Bruscantini - Works by Domenico Cimarosa, Gaetano Donizetti, Mozart, Verdi and Paolo Tosti / Sesto Bruscantini, baritone

Album Summary

>Cimarosa, Domenico : Le Astuzie Femminili
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze Di Figaro
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Canzoni-stornelli (3)
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Non t'amo più, for voice & piano or orchestra, C.S. 62
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un Ballo In Maschera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

It seems incredible that for an artist like Sesto Bruscantini - without doubt the best buffo baritone (and not only) of the post-war period - there is no recorded recital or any aria captured on 78 rpm to preserve his memory, and only a few complete opera editions, some of which recorded in studio and many live. This live concert given in Ancona in 1981 and released at the time by Bongiovanni as a 33 rpm, remains the only individual CD performance of this superlative artist who could rightly be considered the true master of an entire repertory. Bruscantini's natural disposition was anything but that of a spotlight-chasing "divo", and with nobility and class to spare, he based his career on absolute professionalism oriented towards progressively more coherent artistic growth. The monopoly of the more comic roles remained in his hands from the '50s to the '80s, where in the same operas, over time, he would substitute the more elderly roles for those he had sung in the early years of his career. This is why for the 154 roles in his repertory there are "only" 113 operas performed over the 45 years of a glorious career (perhaps not always recognized as it should have been) that ended in 1991 to make room for teaching which continued until his death in 2003 in the same city he was born.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ancona (08/03/1981); Ancona (1973-1978).



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Works Details

>Cimarosa, Domenico : Le Astuzie Femminili :: Le figliole che so' de vent'anni
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Bella siccome un angelo
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Deh, vieni alla finestra
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Madamina, il catalogo è questo
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Donne mie la fate a tanti
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze Di Figaro :: Vedrò mentr' io sospiro
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze Di Figaro :: Aprite un po' quegli occhi
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff :: É sogno o realtà
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Tutti accusan la donne
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Udite, o rustici
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Canzoni-stornelli (3)
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1870-1915
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Non t'amo più, for voice & piano or orchestra, C.S. 62
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fabio Maestri (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un Ballo In Maschera :: Alla vita che t'arride
  • Performer: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un Ballo In Maschera :: Eri tu
  • Performer: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Tre sbirri, una carrozza
  • Performer: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Tarda è la notte
  • Performer: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Già mi dicon venal
  • Performer: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live