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Prima Voce - Great Singers Vol 2 (1903-1939)

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Traditional : Ma Lisette
>Flotow, Friedrich von : Martha
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine
>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta, HWV 35
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Alfano, Franco : Rizurrezione
>Mario, E. A. : La leggenda del Piave
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
>Massenet, Jules : Elégie
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Adelaide, song Op. 46
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

...An utterly splendid collection, winners every one...a tour from one superlative to another. Gramophone. Very popular selection of arias and featuring the greatest singers recorded 1903-1939, called a delightful compilation which comes across faithfully and clearly - CD Review.



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Niun mi tema (Death of )
  • Performers: Salvatore Cottone (Piano); Francesco Tamagno (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1887
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional : Ma Lisette
  • Performer: Emma Calvé (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Flotow, Friedrich von : Martha :: Lasst mich euch fragen "Porter's Song"
  • Performer: Pol Plançon (Bass)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1847
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly]
  • Performer: Geraldine Farrar (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine :: Hola! Matelots
  • Performer: Titta Ruffo (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1865
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta, HWV 35 :: Care selve
  • Performer: Alma Gluck (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1736
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Ah, per sempre io ti perdei
  • Performer: Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1835
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Alfano, Franco : Rizurrezione :: Dio pietoso
  • Performer: Mary Garden (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1902-1903
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mario, E. A. : La leggenda del Piave
  • Performer: Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots :: Une dame noble et sage
  • Performer: Sigrid Onegin (Alto)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1836
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Infelice! e tu credevi
  • Performer: Ezio Pinza (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1844
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60 :: Grossmächtige Prinzessin
  • Performer: Maria Ivogün (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Leo Blech
  • Ensemble: Berlin State Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911/1916
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Massenet, Jules : Elégie
  • Performers: Feodor Chaliapin (Bass); Ivor Newton (Piano); Cedric Sharpe (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Melodie
  • Written: circa 1869
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Klänge der Heimat "Czardas"
  • Performer: Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1874
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi :: Allmächt'ger Vater, blick herab
  • Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840-1843
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream"
  • Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1847
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Adelaide, song Op. 46
  • Performers: Jussi Björling (Tenor); Harry Ebert (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1794-1795
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: In quelle trine morbide
  • Performer: Mafalda Favero (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1893
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio