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Caruso: Enrico Caruso - A Life in Words and Music (TIMSON)

A Life
This series explores the lives of legendary performers of the past. Their colourful paths to enduring worldwide recognition are depicted through a combination of lively narration and authentic recordings.

A Life
Enrico Caruso

Written and Read by David Timson
4 CDs
20-page booklet
ISBN 1-84379-064-5

The Italian tenor Enrico Caruso was unquestionably the first great star of the classical recording industry. From the legendary first recording session in a Milan hotel room in 1902 to his last in 1920, he made nearly 500 records. Through this unique legacy we can hear what a remarkable and individual singer he was. David Timson traces the development of Caruso's career, from a background of Neapolitan poverty to worldwide superstar status. Interweaving over thirty of the finest recordings, he shows exactly why Caruso's reputation remains undiminished today, and the sound picture that emerges is of a great singer, a generous man who lived life to the full.


Disc 1

  Caruso: A Life in Words and Music
1.   King of Tenors: Enrico Caruso 00:01:05
2.   Verdi: 'Di quella pira' from Il trovatore 00:01:44
3.   Family background 00:06:34
4.   Cordiferro - Cardillo: 'Core 'ngrato' 00:04:31
5.   Early singing lessons 00:02:51
6.   Mascagni: 'Siciliana' from Cavalleria rusticana 00:02:12
7.   Caruso's first operatic roles 00:07:06
8.   Cottrau: 'Fenesta che lucive' 00:03:41
9.   More auditions and Enrico meets Puccini 00:03:06
10.   Puccini: 'Che gelida manina' (part 1) from La Boheme 00:01:45
11.   Caruso meets Ada Giachetti 00:01:11
12.   Puccini: 'Che gelida manina' (part 2) 00:02:25
13.   Enrico and Ada 00:03:14
14.   Giordano: 'Amor ti vieta' from Fedora 00:01:59
15.   1898: St Petersburg 00:01:08
16.   Verdi: 'Celeste Aida' from Aida 00:03:24
17.   The 'monarch - in - waiting' 00:02:50
18.   Puccini: 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca 00:02:42
19.   December 1900: debut at La Scala 00:02:01
20.   Donizetti: 'Una furtiva lagrima' from L'elisir d'amore 00:04:17


Disc 2

  Caruso: A Life in Words and Music
1.   Humiliation in Naples 00:03:11
2.   Franchetti: 'Studenti, udite' from Germania 00:02:31
3.   1900: Gaisberg records Caruso 00:03:04
4.   Verdi: 'Questa o quella' from Rigoletto 00:02:20
5.   1902: Covent Garden debut with Nelly Melba 00:04:11
6.   De Crescenzo: 'Tarantella sincera' 00:03:40
7.   1903: Caruso joins the New York Metropolitan Opera 00:02:26
8.   Verdi: 'La donna e mobile' from Rigoletto (1904 version) 00:02:08
9.   The 'King' is crowned 00:03:16
10.   Donizetti: 'Chi mi frena in tal momento' from Lucia di Lammermoor 00:04:19
11.   1904 - 6: international touring 00:06:05
12.   Bizet: 'La fleur que tu m'avais jetee' from Carmen 00:03:53
13.   An earthquake and a brush with the press 00:09:04
14.   Puccini: 'Addio, dolce svegliare alla mattina' from La Boheme 00:03:25
15.   1906: La Boheme at the Met. 00:01:13
16.   Puccini: 'Non ve l'avevo detto' from Madama Butterfly 00:03:58


Disc 3

  Caruso: A Life in Words and Music
1.   Caruso's health 00:04:25
2.   Verdi: 'Di quella pira' from Il trovatore 00:01:44
3.   1908: family upsets 00:03:36
4.   Leoncavallo: 'Vesti la giubba' from Pagliacci 00:03:20
5.   Family and health problems 00:04:27
6.   The 1909 - 10 season at the Met. 00:00:38
7.   Ponchielli: 'Cielo e mar!' from La Gioconda 00:02:49
8.   Mafia interest and a recording contract 00:04:23
9.   Puccini: 'Recondita armonia' from Tosca 00:02:32
10.   Ill health 00:07:37
11.   1912 - 13: back at the Met. 00:01:35
12.   Puccini: 'O soave fanciulla' from La Boheme 00:03:30
13.   1913 - 14: Covent Garden, Tosca and Aida 00:03:27
14.   Verdi: 'Di' tu se fedele' from Un ballo in maschera 00:03:04
15.   The war years 00:02:19
16.   Saint - Saens: 'Vois ma misere' from Samson et Dalila 00:04:37
17.   Fund - raising concerts 00:06:43
18.   Rossini: 'La danza' 00:03:26


Disc 4

  Caruso: A Life in Words and Music
1.   Caruso's daily routine 00:05:14
2.   Caruso's private life 00:04:32
3.   O' Hara: 'Your eyes have told me what I did not know' 00:02:06
4.   1918 - 20: marriage to Dorothy Park Benjamin 00:01:09
5.   Verdi: 'Solenne in quest'ora' from La forza del destino 00:04:23
6.   Dorothy in Italy; Caruso on tour 00:07:45
7.   Halevy: 'Rachel! Quand du seigneur' from La Juive 00:04:34
8.   1920: Cuba 00:06:11
9.   1920 - 21: injury and worsening health 00:08:12
10.   Verdi: 'Oh! mostruosa colpa!' from Otello 00:04:42
11.   Goodbye to the Met. - Caruso retires to Naples 00:01:25
12.   Cottrau: Neapolitan Song 'Addio a Napoli' 00:03:23
13.   The death of Caruso 00:06:29
14.   Verdi: 'La donna e mobile' from Rigoletto (1908 version) 00:02:17

Total Playing Time: 04:05:04






Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: A Life

Genre: Music Biographies

Catalogue No: 8.558131-34

Barcode: 0636943813126

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Physical Release: 08/2003

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