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PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings, Vol. 2 (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 second disc of Ponselle’s 1923-1929 American recordings features two of her loveliest performances, In grembo a me from L’Africaine and Suicidio! from La Gioconda, as well as three of her first electrical recordings, The Little Old Garden, Carry Me Back to Old Virginny and My Old Kentucky Home, made on the 1st and 2nd June, 1925.


Tosti, Paolo
Whyte-Melville, George John, lyricist(s)

  Good-bye (take 1, unpublished)
1.   Play with flash player Good - bye (take 1, unpublished) 00:03:53
2.   Play with flash player Good - bye (take 2) 00:03:56

Munro, George

  My Lovely Celia
3.   Play with flash player My Lovely Celia 00:02:46

De Curtis, Ernesto

  Carme
4.   Play with flash player Carme 00:03:09

Capua, Eduardo di
Russo, Vincenzo, lyricist(s)

  Maria, Mari!
5.   Play with flash player Maria, Mari! 00:03:36

Tosti, Paolo
Cesareo, Giovanni Alfredo, lyricist(s)

  Serenade (take 1)
6.   Play with flash player Serenade (take 1) 00:04:05
7.   Play with flash player Serenade (take 3, unpublished) 00:04:08

Ponchielli, Amilcare
Gorrio, Tobia, lyricist(s)

  La Gioconda, Act IV: Suicidio! (take 1)
8.   Play with flash player La Gioconda, Act IV: Suicidio! (take 1) 00:04:16
9.   Play with flash player La Gioconda, Act IV: Suicidio! (take 2, unpublished) 00:04:14

Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Scribe, Augustin-Eugène, lyricist(s)

  L'Africana, Act II: In grembo a me (Sur mes genoux) (take 1)
10.   Play with flash player L'Africana, Act II: In grembo a me (Sur mes genoux) (take 1) 00:03:34
11.   Play with flash player L'Africana, Act II: In grembo a me (Sur mes genoux) (take 2, unpublished) 00:03:40

Hewitt, Thomas J.

  The Little Old Garden
12.   Play with flash player The Little Old Garden 00:02:28

Bland, James A.
Bland, James A., lyricist(s)

  Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
13.   Play with flash player Carry Me Back to Old Virginny 00:04:10

Foster, Stephen C.
Foster, Stephen C., lyricist(s)

  My Old Kentucky Home
14.   Play with flash player My Old Kentucky Home 00:04:08

Bishop, Henry
Payne, John Howard, lyricist(s)

  Home, Sweet Home
15.   Play with flash player Home, Sweet Home 00:03:58

Jacobs-Bond, Carrie
Jacobs-Bond, Carrie, lyricist(s)

  A Perfect Day
16.   Play with flash player A Perfect Day 00:03:07

Foster, Stephen C.
Foster, Stephen C., lyricist(s)

  Old Folks at Home (take 3)
17.   Play with flash player Old Folks at Home (take 3) 00:04:01
18.   Play with flash player Old Folks at Home (take 4) 00:04:03

Dupont, Paul

  La Rosita
19.   Play with flash player La Rosita 00:03:04

Nevin, Ethelbert
Rogers, Robert Cameron, lyricist(s)

  The Rosary
20.   Play with flash player The Rosary 00:02:35

Di Chiara, Vincenzo
Di Chiara, Vincenzo, lyricist(s)

  La Spagnola
21.   Play with flash player La Spagnola 00:02:42

Silberta, Rhea

  Beloved
22.   Play with flash player Beloved 00:02:51

Total Playing Time: 01:18:24






Composer(s):
Bishop, Henry; Bland, James A.; Capua, Eduardo di; De Curtis, Ernesto; Di Chiara, Vincenzo; Dupont, Paul; Foster, Stephen C.; Hewitt, Thomas J.; Jacobs-Bond, Carrie; Meyerbeer, Giacomo; Munro, George; Nevin, Ethelbert; Ponchielli, Amilcare; Silberta, Rhea; Tosti, Paolo

Lyricist(s):
Bland, James A.; Cesareo, Giovanni Alfredo; Di Chiara, Vincenzo; Foster, Stephen C.; Gorrio, Tobia; Jacobs-Bond, Carrie; Payne, John Howard; Rogers, Robert Cameron; Russo, Vincenzo; Scribe, Augustin-Eugène; Whyte-Melville, George John

Conductor(s):
Bourdon, Rosario; Pasternack, Josef A.

Orchestra(s):
Studio orchestra

Artist(s):
Lapitino, Francis; Ponselle, Rosa

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111139

Barcode: 747313313921

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 03/2007

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