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PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings, Vol. 1 (1923-1929)

Described by Maria Callas as ‘the greatest singer of us all’, the American-born Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981) is acknowledged as one of the outstanding dramatic sopranos of the twentieth century. Without any previous experience of the operatic stage, she made her Metropolitan début in Verdi’s La forza del destino opposite Caruso in 1918. Following her enormous success, she became the Metropolitan’s leading soprano, appearing in twenty-one rôles throughout her career. This first disc of Ponselle’s 1923-1929 American recordings features arias from three Verdi operas, and includes a number of alternative takes unpublished on 78rpm.


Verdi, Giuseppe
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, lyricist(s)

  Aida, Act III: O Patria mia
1.   Play with flash player Aida, Act III: O Patria mia 00:04:36

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami (alternative take)
2.   Play with flash player Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami (alternative take) 00:04:35

Verdi, Giuseppe
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, lyricist(s)

  Aida, Act I: Ritorna vincitor (original issue)
3.   Play with flash player Aida, Act I: Ritorna vincitor (original issue) 00:04:32
4.   Play with flash player Aida, Act I: Ritorna vincitor (alternative take) 00:04:47

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (alternative take 1)
5.   Play with flash player La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (alternative take 1) 00:04:40
6.   Play with flash player La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (alternative take 2) 00:04:32

Verdi, Giuseppe
Boito, Arrigo, lyricist(s)

  Otello, Act IV (excerpts)
7.   Play with flash player Piangea cantando nell'erma landa, "Willow Song" 00:04:35
8.   Play with flash player Ave Maria 00:04:27

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami (original issue)
9.   Play with flash player Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami (original issue) 00:04:47
  La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (original issue)
10.   Play with flash player La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (original issue) 00:04:59

Verdi, Giuseppe
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, lyricist(s)

  Aida (excerpts)
11.   Play with flash player Act III: Pur ti riveggo 00:03:37
12.   Play with flash player Act III: La, tra foreste vergini 00:04:22
13.   Play with flash player Act IV: La fatal pietra (alternative take) 00:04:39
14.   Play with flash player Act IV: La fatal pietra (original issue) 00:04:34
15.   Play with flash player Act IV: O terra addio 00:04:50

Scott, Cyril
Rossetti, Christina, lyricist(s)

  Lullaby, Op. 57, No. 2
16.   Play with flash player Lullaby, Op. 57, No. 2 00:02:34

Brahms, Johannes
Scherer, Georg, lyricist(s)

  5 Songs, Op. 49: No. 4. Wiegenlied (Cradle Song)
17.   Play with flash player 5 Songs, Op. 49: No. 4. Wiegenlied (Cradle Song) 00:02:19

Shelley, Harry Rowe

  Love's Sorrow
18.   Play with flash player Love's Sorrow 00:03:32

Total Playing Time: 01:16:57






Composer(s):
Brahms, Johannes; Scott, Cyril; Shelley, Harry Rowe; Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Boito, Arrigo; Ghislanzoni, Antonio; Piave, Francesco Maria; Rossetti, Christina; Scherer, Georg

Conductor(s):
Bourdon, Rosario

Orchestra(s):
Studio orchestra

Artist(s):
Martinelli, Giovanni; Ponselle, Rosa

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111138

Barcode: 747313313822

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 08/2006

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