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VERDI: Forza del destino (La) (Callas, Tucker, Serafin) (1954)

Although this 1954 recording of La forza del destino is not without flaws, Callas casts her Donna Leonora in the grand manner and her breath spans are of a truly notable length. She makes us conscious of every section of Leonora's music, setting off the first scene in Act I with fitting simplicity. In the Act III duet with Padre Guardiano, Più tranquilla, Callas shows her just rendition of note values; each of them is sung as Verdi specifies, contained within a perfect legato and yet she injects the subtlest rubato so giving it life. Under Serafin's inspired direction she sings the two famous arias, Madre pietosa vergine and Pace, pace mio Dio, with appropriate grandeur, on a tragic scale, underlining Verdi's indications 'come un lamento' and 'con dolore'.


Disc 1

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

  La forza del destino
1.   Play with flash player Overture 00:07:29
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Buona notte, mia figlia (Marchese, Leonora) 00:02:27
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Temea restasse qui fino a domani! (Curra, Leonora) 00:01:41
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Me, pellegrina ed orfana (Leonora) 00:03:43
5.   Play with flash player Act I: M'aiuti, Signorina, più presto andrem (Curra, Leonora, Alvaro) 00:05:35
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Seguirti fino agli ultimi (Leonora, Alvaro, Curra) 00:02:03
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Vil seduttor! Infame figlia! (Marchese, Leonora, Alvaro) 00:01:59
8.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Hola, hola, hola! Ben giungi, o mulattier (Chorus) 00:01:23
9.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: La cena e pronta (Mayor, Carlo, Chorus, Leonora, Trabuco, Preziosilla) 00:02:07
10.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Al suon del tamburo (Preziosilla, Chorus, Carlo) 00:02:40
11.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Padre Eterno Signor (Chorus of Pilgrims, Chorus, Mayor, Leonora) 00:03:47
12.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Viva la buona compagnia! (Carlo, Chorus, Trabuco, Mayor) 00:02:32
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Son Pereda, son ricco d'onore (Carlo, Chorus) 00:02:30
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Sta bene (Mayor, Carlo, Preziosilla, Chorus) 00:03:00
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Sono giunta! Grazie, O Dio! (Leonora) 00:01:40
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Madre, pietosa Vergine (Leonora) 00:05:10
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Chi siete (Melitone, Leonora) 00:02:10
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Chi mi cerca (Guardiano, Leonora, Melitone) 00:03:41
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Guai per chi si lascia illudere (Guardiano, Leonora) 00:06:10
20.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Sull'alba il piede all'eremo (Guardiano, Leonora) 00:02:27
21.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Il santo nome di Dio Signore (Guardiano, Chorus) 00:08:03
22.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: La Vergine degli Angeli (Chorus, Leonora) 00:03:40


Disc 2

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

  La forza del destino
1.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Attenti al gioco (Chorus) 00:03:48
2.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: La vita e inferno (Alvaro) 00:03:12
3.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: O tu che in seno agli angeli (Alvaro) 00:03:35
4.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Al tradimento! (Chorus, Alvaro, Carlo) 00:02:17
5.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: All'armi! (Voices, Alvaro, Carlo, Surgeon) 00:02:19
6.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Piano … qui posi … approntisi il mio letto (Carlo, Surgeon, Alvaro) 00:01:36
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Solenne in quest'ora (Alvaro, Carlo) 00:04:07
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Morir! Tremenda cosa! (Carlo) 00:02:08
9.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Urna fatale del mio destino (Carlo) 00:02:37
10.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: E s'altra prova rivenir potessi (Carlo, Surgeon) 00:02:27
11.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Compagni, sostiamo (Chorus) 00:03:12
12.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Ne gustare m'e dato un' ora di quiete (Alvaro, Carlo) 00:04:15
13.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: No, d'un imene il vincolo (Alvaro, Carlo, Chorus) 00:04:18
14.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Lorche pifferi e tamburi (Chorus, Preziosilla, Soldiers) 00:02:26
15.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: A buon mercato chi vuol comprare (Trabuco, Soldiers, All) 00:02:17
16.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Pane, pan per carita! (Peasants, Recruits, Vivandieres, Preziosilla) 00:03:00
17.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Nella guerra e la follia (All) 00:02:10
18.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Toh! Toh! Poffare il mondo! Che tempone! (Melitone, Soldiers, Preziosilla) 00:03:58
19.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 3: Rataplan, rataplan, della Gloria (Preziosilla, Chorus) 00:03:17


Disc 3

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

  La forza del destino
1.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Giunge qualcuno, aprite (Guardiano, Carlo, Melitone) 00:01:14
2.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Invano Alvaro ti celasti al mondo (Carlo, Alvaro) 00:03:25
3.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 1: Le minaccie, i fieri accenti (Alvaro, Carlo) 00:05:28
4.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Pace, pace, mio Dio! (Leonora) 00:06:19
5.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Io muoio! Confessione! (Carlo, Alvaro, Leonora) 00:03:07
6.   Play with flash player Act IV Scene 2: Non imprecare; umiliati (Guardiano, Leonora, Alvaro) 00:05:36
7.   Play with flash player La forza del destino, Act I: Me, pellegrina ed orfana 00:03:46
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Sono giunta! Grazie, O Dio! 00:01:50
9.   Play with flash player Act II: Madre, pietosa Vergine 00:04:40
10.   Play with flash player Act II: La Vergine degli Angeli 00:03:20
11.   Play with flash player Act III: La vita e inferno 00:03:09
12.   Play with flash player Act III: O tu che in seno agli angeli 00:03:14
13.   Play with flash player La forza del destino, Act III: Solenne in quest'ora 00:03:49
14.   Play with flash player Act III: Morir! Tremenda cosa! 00:01:54
15.   Play with flash player Act III: Urna fatale del mio destino 00:03:07
16.   Play with flash player Act III: E s'altra prova rivenir potessi 00:02:23
17.   Play with flash player Act IV: Invano Alvaro ti celasti al mondo 00:03:24
18.   Play with flash player Act IV: Le minaccie, i fieri accenti 00:05:22
19.   Play with flash player La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio! 00:05:23
20.   Play with flash player Act IV: Io muoio! Confessione! 00:02:56
21.   Play with flash player Act IV: Non imprecare; umiliati 00:05:13

Total Playing Time: 03:31:35






Composer(s):
Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Piave, Francesco Maria

Conductor(s):
Cellini, Renato; Perlea, Jonel; Serafin, Tullio

Orchestra(s):
Milan La Scala Orchestra; RCA Victor Orchestra

Choir(s):
Milan La Scala Chorus; Robert Shaw Chorale

Artist(s):
Bagalli, Ottorino; Callas, Maria; Capecchi, Renato; Caselli, Dario; Cavallari, Rina; Clabassi, Plinio; Keast, Raymond; Milanov, Zinka; Moscona, Nicola; Nicolai, Elena; Peerce, Jan; Rossi-Lemeni, Nicola; Scarinci, Giulio; Signore, Gino del; Tagliabue, Carlo; Tucker, Richard; Warren, Leonard

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111322-24

Barcode: 0747313332229

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 01/2008

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