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Beniamino Gigli 1933-35

RO 82017 (2cd)

Beniamino Gigli
HMV Recordings 1933-35

Opera arias, Songs, Complete Pagliacci (1934)

CD 1

1 ANDREA CHENIER: Si, fu soldato (Giordano) It.
3 iii 33; 0M 1168-1 (HMV DA 1312)
2 CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Mamma, quel vino e generoso (Mascagni) It.
3 iii 33; 2M 1169-2 (HMV DB 1902)
3 SERSE: Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fu (Handel) It.
with Herbert Dawson, organ
20 iii 33; 2B 3505-1 (HMV DB 1901)
4 PAGLIACCI: No! Pagliaccio non son! (Leoncavallo) It.
20 iii 33; 0B 3506-2 (HMV DA 1312)
5 Santa Lucia (Cottrau) It.
20 iii 33; 2B 3507-1 (HMV DB 1902)
6 L ELISIR D AMORE: Una furtiva lagrima (Donizetti) It.
20 iii 33; 2B 3508-1 (HMV DB 1901)
7 TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle (Puccini) It.
26 iii 34; 0W 2403-3 (HMV DA 1372)
8 RIGOLETTO: La donna e mobile (Verdi) It.
26 iii 34; 0W 2404-2 (HMV DA 1372)
9 O sole mio (Di Capua) Neap.
26 iii 34; 0W 2405-2 (HMV DA 1373)
10 Addio bel sogno (De Curtis) It.
7 iv 34; 0W 2430-2 (HMV DA 1374)
11 Solo per te, Lucia (Bixio) It.
7 iv 34; 0W 2431-2 (HMV DA 1374)
12 Senza nisciuno (De Curtis) Neap.
7 iv 34; 0W 2432-2 (HMV DA 1373)
13 CARMEN: Il fior che avevi a me tu dato [La fleur que tu m\'avais jetee] (Bizet) It.
26 iv 35; 2BA 563-4 (HMV DB 2531)
14 Mattinata (Leoncavallo) It.
26 iv 35; 0BA 564-2 (HMV DA 1454)
15 Torna a Surriento (De Curtis) Neap.
27 iv 35; 0BA 565-1 (HMV DA 1454)
16 Plaisir d amour (Martini) Fr.
27 iv 35; 2BA 566-6 (HMV DB 2530)
17 PARIDE ED ELENA: O del mio dolce ardor (Gluck) It.
28 iv 35; 2BA 567-5 (HMV DB 2531)
18 Elegie (Massenet) Fr.
28 iv 35; 2BA 568-4 (HMV DB 2530)
19 Mille cherubini in coro (Schubert/Melichar) It.
25 x 35; 0RA 839-3 (HMV DA 1447)
20 Non ti scordar di me (De Curtis) It.
25 x 35; 0RA 840-2 (HMV DA 1447)
21 Serenata Veneziana (Melichar) It.
25 x 35; 0RA 841-2 (HMV DA 1451)

with the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, conducted by Carlo Sabajno (tracks 1-2); Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli (tracks 3-6); Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, conducted by Franco Ghione (tracks 7-9, 13-14); Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, conducted by Dino Oliveri (tracks 10-12, 15-18); Berlin State Opera Orchestra conducted by Alois Melichar (tracks 19-21)


CD 2

I PAGLIACCI

Opera in Two Acts
Libretto and Music by
RUGGIERO LEONCAVALLO

Complete recording

Canio (Pagliaccio) - Beniamino Gigli, tenor
Nedda (Columbina) - Iva Pacetti, soprano
Tonio (Taddeo) - Mario Basiola, baritone
Beppe (Arlecchino) - Giuseppe Nessi, tenor
Silvio - Leone Paci, baritone
A Villager - Arnaldo Borghi, bass

Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Milan
conducted by Franco Ghione

(Chorus Master: Vittore Veneziani)
vii 34; 2W 2583-1to 2W 2600-2 (HMV DB 2299-2307)

Appendix

28 Pagliaccio, mio marito
29 Ah! Colombina
with Iva Pacetti, sop.
vii 34; 2W 2599-1 (HMV DB 3158)

with the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, Milan, conducted by Franco Ghione (tracks 28 -29)

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