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The Art of Belcanto

Audio Samples

  1. 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S270/1/R578a (1st version): No. 2. Pace non trovo (Sonnet No. 104) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. La Corrispondenza Amorosa $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Amore E Morte $0.99 on iTunes
  4. La Tua Stella $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Rosa $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Notte, P. 55a $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Stornellatrice, P. 69 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Nebbie, P. 64 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Tantobella, P. 12 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. 6 Romanze (1845) (text by A.Maffei and F. Romani): No. 3. Ad una stella $0.99 on iTunes
  11. 6 Romanze (1845) (text by A.Maffei and F. Romani): No. 1. Il tramonto $0.99 on iTunes
  12. 6 Romanze (1845) (text by A.Maffei and F. Romani): No. 4. Lo spazzacamino $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Don Giovanni, K. 527 : Act I: Madamina, il catalogo e questo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Don Giovanni, K. 527 : Act I: La ci darem la mano $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492, Act III: Hai gia vinta la causa $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Dom Sebastien, roi de Portugal, Act III: Giuoco di rea fortuna - O Lisbona (Sung in Italian) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Gabriella di Vergy, Act I: Qui un pugnale! - Ah! Nel cuor $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Caterina Cornaro, Act I: Non turbati a questi accenti $0.99 on iTunes
  19. La traviata, Act II: Di Provenza il mar, il sol $0.99 on iTunes
  20. I vespri siciliani, Act III: In braccio alle dovizie $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Simon Boccanegra: Act I: Plebe! Patrizi! Popolo! $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Simon Boccanegra: Act I: Ecco la spada - Sia maledetto $0.99 on iTunes
  23. I puritani, Act I: Son vergin vezzosa $0.99 on iTunes
  24. I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Act I: Eccomi in lieta vesta - Oh! Quante volte
  25. Don Pasquale: Act III: La morale in tutto questo $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Anna Bolena, Act I: Come, innocente giovine $0.99 on iTunes
  27. La Fille du Regiment: Act I: Convien partir $0.99 on iTunes
  28. La Fille du Regiment: Act II: Deciso e dunque … Le ricchezze ed il grado fastoso $0.99 on iTunes
  29. I puritani, Act II: O rendetemi la speme - Vien, diletto

Album Summary

>Liszt, Franz : Pace non trovo (Sonnetto no 104), song for voice & piano (I & II), S. 270/1 (LW N14/1-2/1)
>Liszt, Franz : Benedetto sia'l giorno (Sonetto 47), song for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 270/2 & S. 270a (LW N14
>Liszt, Franz : I vidi in terra (Sonetto 123), song for voice & piano (I & II), S. 270/3 (LW N14/1-2/3)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La corrispondenza amorosa (Cifre d'amore / Les Billets doux), song for voice & piano
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Amore e morte ("Odi d'un uom che muore"), arietta for voice & piano
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La dernière nuit d'un novice (L'ultima notte di un novizio), ballad for voice & piano
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Le crépuscule, song for voice & piano
>Mascagni, Pietro : La tua stella, song for voice & piano
>Mascagni, Pietro : Pena d'amore, song for voice & piano
>Mascagni, Pietro : Rosa, song for voice & piano
>Respighi, Ottorino : Notte, song for mezzo-soprano & piano (from Liriche (6) Series II)
>Respighi, Ottorino : Stornellatrice, song for soprano & piano, P. 69 (from opera "Re Enzo")
>Respighi, Ottorino : Canti all'antica
>Respighi, Ottorino : Nebbie
>Respighi, Ottorino : Tanto bella!, song (romanza) for voice & piano, P. 12
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ad una stella ("Bell'astro della terra"), song for voice & piano
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Tramonto II, song for voice & piano
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Lo spazzacamino, song for voice & piano
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni, KV 527
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze di Figaro, KV 492
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Gemma di Vergy, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Caterina Cornaro, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Vespri Siciliani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Anna Bolena
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
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Notes & Reviews:

A few years ago, a singer at a top German opera house was begged by a conductor devoted to belcanto with the words: 'Don't just give me single pearls, give me a whole necklace!' The pearl necklace puts us on the track of what belcanto is: It is not beautiful individual sounds in succession without any link, but rather the art of forming fluid lines, of legato, of phrases in which the sounds merge to a constant intensity which makes this art hat it is. - Excerpt from the liner notes

International Record Review
Kraus is in fine voice at 62...Aliberti peals out secure, clean-toned ardour...Bruson is a skilled exponent of [bel canto]...His more emphatic, dramatic side is met in the wonderful Council Chamber scene, especially as Boccanegra launches his curse. The Mozart pieces are good, yet I shall place them behind the Donizetti and Verdi on this laudable CD.



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>Liszt, Franz : Pace non trovo (Sonnetto no 104), song for voice & piano (I & II), S. 270/1 (LW N14/1-2/1)
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1846-83.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1883

>Liszt, Franz : Benedetto sia'l giorno (Sonetto 47), song for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 270/2 & S. 270a (LW N14
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1843-64.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1864

>Liszt, Franz : I vidi in terra (Sonetto 123), song for voice & piano (I & II), S. 270/3 (LW N14/1-2/3)
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1843-64.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1864

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La corrispondenza amorosa (Cifre d'amore / Les Billets doux), song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Amore e morte ("Odi d'un uom che muore"), arietta for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La dernière nuit d'un novice (L'ultima notte di un novizio), ballad for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 12 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Le crépuscule, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Notes: Composition written: Italy.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mascagni, Pietro : La tua stella, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Mascagni, Pietro : Pena d'amore, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Mascagni, Pietro : Rosa, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Respighi, Ottorino : Notte, song for mezzo-soprano & piano (from Liriche (6) Series II)
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Respighi, Ottorino : Stornellatrice, song for soprano & piano, P. 69 (from opera "Re Enzo")
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1906

>Respighi, Ottorino : Canti all'antica :: Ma come potrei
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1906

>Respighi, Ottorino : Nebbie
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1906

>Respighi, Ottorino : Tanto bella!, song (romanza) for voice & piano, P. 12
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ad una stella ("Bell'astro della terra"), song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Tramonto II, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Lo spazzacamino, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Edelmiro Arnaltes (Piano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni, KV 527 :: Madamina, il catalogo è questo
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni, KV 527 :: La ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Renato Bruson (Baritone); Sona Ghazarian (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le Nozze di Figaro, KV 492 :: Hai gia vinta la causa
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera :: Gioco di rea fortuna - O Lisbona
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Composition written: 1843.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Gemma di Vergy, opera :: Qui un pugnale! - Ah! nel cuor
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Caterina Cornaro, opera :: Non turbati a questi accenti
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: Ma de' malvagi - Vien, Leonora
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Di Provenza il mar, il sol
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Perfidi! All'anglo contra me v'unite!
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Vespri Siciliani :: In braccio alle dovizie
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra :: Plebe! Patrizi! Popolo
  • Performers: Renato Bruson (Baritone); Giovanni de Angelis (Baritone); Mariana Nicolesco (Soprano); Stefano Rinaldi-Miliani (Bass); Giuseppe Sabbatini (Tenor); Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra :: Ecco la spada - Sia maledetto
  • Performers: Renato Bruson (Baritone); Giovanni de Angelis (Baritone); Mariana Nicolesco (Soprano); Stefano Rinaldi-Miliani (Bass); Giuseppe Sabbatini (Tenor); Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Son vergin vezzosa
  • Performer: Lucia Aliberti
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera :: Eccomi in lieta vesta - Oh! quante volte
  • Performer: Lucia Aliberti
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: La morale in tutto questo
  • Performer: Lucia Aliberti
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Tornami a dir che m'ami
  • Performers: Lucia Aliberti; Giuseppe Sabbatini (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Anna Bolena :: Come, innocente giovane
  • Performers: Lucia Aliberti; Monika Martel-Bittner (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera :: Convien partir
  • Performer: Lucia Aliberti
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera :: Deciso è dunque - Le ricchezze ed il grado fastoso
  • Performer: Lucia Aliberti
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: O rendetemi la speme - Vien, diletto
  • Performer: Lucia Aliberti
  • Conductor: Roberto Paternostro
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (08/02/1988-08/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835