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PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings, Vol. 3 (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 twentyone rôles throughout her career. This third disc of Ponselle’s 1923-1929 American recordings features solo arias from the great Verdi operas, the complete ‘Tomb Scene’ from Aida and a number of songs that often appeared in Ponselle’s recital programmes. Schubert’s Ständchen is a composite of two takes unpublished on 78rpm found by a collector in Cincinnati.


Verdi, Giuseppe
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, lyricist(s)

  Aida, Act IV (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Act IV: La fatal pietra 00:06:47
2.   Play with flash player Act IV: O terra addio 00:05:43

Spontini, Gaspare
Jouy, Victor Joseph Etienne de, lyricist(s)

  La Vestale, Act II (excerpts)
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Tu che invoco 00:04:34
4.   Play with flash player Act II: O nume tutelar 00:03:30
5.   Play with flash player Act II: O nume tutelar (unpublished take) 00:03:30

Tosti, Paolo
D'Annuzio, Gabriele, lyricist(s)

  'A vucchella, "Arietta di Posillipo"
6.   Play with flash player 'A vucchella, "Arietta di Posillipo" 00:03:10

Tosti, Paolo
Mazzola, Riccardo, lyricist(s)

  Luna d'estate
7.   Play with flash player Luna d'estate 00:02:32

Massenet, Jules
Gallet, Louis, lyricist(s)

  Elegie
8.   Play with flash player Elegie (take 1) 00:03:46
9.   Play with flash player Elegie (take 3) 00:03:48

Gounod, Charles-François / Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Ave Maria
10.   Play with flash player Ave Maria 00:04:35

Schubert, Franz
Heine, Heinrich / Seidl, Johann Gabriel / Rellstab, Ludwig, lyricist(s)

  Schwanengesang, D. 957: No. 4. Standchen (Serenade)
11.   Play with flash player Schwanengesang, D. 957: No. 4. Standchen (Serenade) 00:04:37

Verdi, Giuseppe
Ghislanzoni, Antonio, lyricist(s)

  Aida (excerpts)
12.   Play with flash player Act I: Ritorna vincitor 00:04:54
13.   Play with flash player Act III: O patria mia 00:04:48

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich
Koltsov, Aleksey Vasil'yevich / Heine, Heinrich, lyricist(s)

  4 Songs, Op. 2: No. 2. The Nightingale and the Rose (Vostochniy romans: Plenivshis' rozoy, solovey)
14.   Play with flash player 4 Songs, Op. 2: No. 2. The Nightingale and the Rose (Vostochniy romans: Plenivshis' rozoy, solovey) 00:03:29

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

  Serenade
15.   Play with flash player Serenade 00:03:45

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

  Goodbye
16.   Play with flash player Goodbye 00:03:41

Kahn, Percival Benedict
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Ave Maria
17.   Play with flash player Ave Maria 00:03:37

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

  Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami
18.   Play with flash player Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami 00:04:30

Total Playing Time: 01:15:16






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian; Gounod, Charles-François; Kahn, Percival Benedict; Massenet, Jules; Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich; Schubert, Franz; Spontini, Gaspare; Tosti, Paolo; Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament; Cesareo, Giovanni Alfredo; D'Annuzio, Gabriele; Gallet, Louis; Ghislanzoni, Antonio; Heine, Heinrich; Jouy, Victor Joseph Etienne de; Koltsov, Aleksey Vasil'yevich; Mazzola, Riccardo; Piave, Francesco Maria; Rellstab, Ludwig; Seidl, Johann Gabriel; Whyte-Melville, George John

Conductor(s):
Bourdon, Rosario; Setti, Giulio

Orchestra(s):
Studio orchestra

Choir(s):
Studio chorus

Artist(s):
Baker, Elsie; Barone, Clement; Lapitino, Francis; Lennartz; Martinelli, Giovanni; Ponselle, Carmela; Ponselle, Rosa; Schmidt, Alexander

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111140

Barcode: 747313314027

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 07/2007

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