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Complete Recordings, 1902-1920
     

The Complete Recordings, 1902-1920

by Enrico Caruso
 
No opera singer in history is more venerated than Enrico Caruso -- the very name seems to conjure up its own mythic power, and his popularity extends beyond the limits of opera and manages to reach even those who have never heard his voice. Caruso's relationship with recording technology is a boon to posterity; he recorded often and well, and even though more than

Overview

No opera singer in history is more venerated than Enrico Caruso -- the very name seems to conjure up its own mythic power, and his popularity extends beyond the limits of opera and manages to reach even those who have never heard his voice. Caruso's relationship with recording technology is a boon to posterity; he recorded often and well, and even though more than eight decades have passed since his death at age 48 it is relatively easy to access his legacy, which is captured in all its glory in this 12-disc box set from Naxos, Enrico Caruso: The Complete Recordings. Enrico Caruso: The Complete Recordings contains everything extant that Caruso recorded from 1902 to 1920. Each disc bears a separate photograph of Caruso, each image appropriate to the contents of that specific disc within the set -- as these were all initially issued individually, each volume is a stand-alone product in itself. The liner notes, by Hugh Griffith, are perceptive, intelligently written, and targeted to each volume. They strike a nice balance between the historical context of the recordings and analysis of their content. What really gives this set the advantage over others is the quality of Ward Marston's transfers: clear and sharp, with a little of the surface noise included in most cases. Marston tends to focus on making the whole of the recording fully audible, both band and singer, rather than trying to take Caruso's voice and "juice it up" out of context. There are some extras tagged onto the last disc -- a march written by Caruso, an obnoxious song "My Cousin Caruso" sung in bad Italian dialect by "the Denver Nightingale" Billy Murray, and Caruso's first recording, "Studenti, udite" from Franchetti's "Germania" in a cleaner copy than that used on the first volume of the set. The years have not brought more Caruso, good or bad, but what we have is more than adequate, and there is no better, more comprehensive, or economical way to enjoy the glories of Caruso's total output than Naxos' Enrico Caruso: The Complete Recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943312124
catalogNumber:
8101201

Tracks

  1. Germania, opera: Studenti, udite
  2. Germania, opera: Ah, vieni qui...No, non chiuder gli occhi
  3. Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella
  4. Aida, opera: Celeste Aida
  5. Manon, comic opera in 5 acts: O dolce incanto
  6. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  7. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Dai campi, dai prati
  8. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Giunto sul passo estremo
  9. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  10. Iris, opera (melodramma) in 3 acts: Apri la tua finestra
  11. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Dai campi, dai prati
  12. Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta
  13. Aida, opera: Celeste Aida
  14. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar!
  15. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba
  16. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: O Lola
  17. Non t'amo più, for voice & piano
  18. La Mia canzone, for voice & piano/orchestra
  19. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: No, più nobile
  20. Luna fedel, for voice & piano
  21. Un Bacio ancora, for voice & piano
  22. Luna fedel, for voice & piano
  23. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  24. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  25. Germania, opera: No, non chiuder
  26. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile
  27. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: O Lola
  28. Tu non mi vuoi più ben, for voice & piano
  29. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  30. Les Huguenots, grand opera in 5 acts: Qui sotto il ciel
  31. Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella
  32. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile
  33. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  34. Aida, opera: Celeste Aida
  35. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia
  36. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  37. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Siciliana
  38. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba
  39. Manon, comic opera in 5 acts: II Sogno: Chiudo gli occhi
  40. Mattinata, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  41. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Mi par d'udir ancor
  42. Don Pasquale, opera: Com'è gentil
  43. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Il fior che avevi a me
  44. Les Huguenots, grand opera in 5 acts: Bianca al par di neve alpina
  45. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar!
  46. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Brindisi
  47. Martha, opera: M'appari tutt'amor
  48. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina
  49. Faust, opera: Salut, demeure chaste et pure
  50. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira
  51. La favorita, opera: Romanza: Spirito gentil, ne'sogni miei
  52. Aida, opera: Celeste Aida
  53. La forza del destino, opera: Solenne in quest'ora
  54. Triste Ritorno for voice & orchestra
  55. Ideale for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  56. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: O paradiso
  57. Rigoletto, opera: Bella figlia dell'amore
  58. Andrea Chénier, opera: Un dì all'azzurro spazio
  59. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba
  60. La bohème, opera: O Mimi, tu più non torni
  61. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Del tempio al limita
  62. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  63. Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera: Deserto in terra
  64. Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera: Deserto in terra
  65. Adorables Tourments for voice & orchestra "Valse Lente"
  66. Rigoletto, opera: Bella figlia dell'amore
  67. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Chi mi frena in tal momento?
  68. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: O quanti occhi fisi
  69. La bohème, opera: Ackho, dolce svegliare alla mattina
  70. Rigoletto, opera: Bella figlia dell'amore
  71. Lolita, serenata spagnola for voice & orchestra
  72. Rigoletto, opera: Questo o quella
  73. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile
  74. Il Trovatore, opera: Ah, si ben mio
  75. Il Trovatore, opera: Ai nostri monti ritorneremo
  76. Aida, opera: Celeste Aida
  77. Pour un Baiser for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  78. Mamma mia, che vo' sapè, for voice & orchestra
  79. La forza del destino, opera: O tu che in seno agli angeli
  80. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia
  81. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  82. Aida, opera: La fatal pietra
  83. Aida, opera: O terra addio
  84. Die Königin von Saba, opera, Op. 27: Magiche note
  85. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Il fior che avevi a me tu dato
  86. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  87. Les Huguenots, grand opera in 5 acts: Bianca al par di neve Alpina
  88. Il Trovatore, opera: Miserere, Ah! che la morte ognora
  89. Il Trovatore, opera: Miserere, Ah! che la morte ognora
  90. Martha, opera: Solo, profugo, reietto!
  91. Faust, opera: O merveille!
  92. Faust, opera: Seigneur Dieu, que vois-je?
  93. Faust, opera: Eh! quoi! toujours seule?
  94. Faust, opera: Il se fait tard
  95. Faust, opera: Eternelle? O nuit d'amour
  96. Faust, opera: Que voulez-vous, messieurs?
  97. Faust, opera: Mon coeur est pénétré d'épouvante
  98. Faust, opera: Attends! Voici la rue
  99. Faust, opera: Alerte! Ou vous êtes perdus!
  100. Germania, opera: Studenti! Udite!
  101. Germania, opera: No, non chiuder gli occhi vaghi
  102. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Amore o grillo
  103. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Non ve l'avevo detto?
  104. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar!
  105. Pagliacci, opera: No! Pagliaccio non son
  106. Otello, opera: Ora e per sempre addio
  107. For You Alone for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  108. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: O Lola
  109. Il Trovatore, opera: Mal reggendo
  110. Il Trovatore, opera: Se m'ami ancor, Ai nostri monti
  111. Goodbye (Addio), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  112. Aida, opera: Già i sacerdoti adunansi
  113. Aida, opera: Misero appien mi festi
  114. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Di' tu se fedele
  115. Eternamente (For All Eternity), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  116. La bohème, opera: Io non ho che una povera stanzetta
  117. La bohème, opera: Musette! O gioia della mia dimora!, Testa adorata
  118. Lo Schiavo, opera: L'importuna insistenza; Quando nascesti tu
  119. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra
  120. La forza del destino, opera: Invano, Alvaro
  121. La forza del destino, opera: La minaccie i fieri accenti
  122. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  123. Canta pe'me, for voice & orchestra
  124. Love Is Mine for voice & orchestra
  125. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Forse la soglia attinse; Ma se m'è forza perdeetti
  126. Manon, comic opera in 5 acts: Je suis seul; Ah! fuyez, douce image
  127. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi; Celeste Aida
  128. Martha, opera: Siam giuinti, o giovinette
  129. Martha, opera: Questo camero è per voi!...Che vuol dir ciò?
  130. Martha, opera: Presto, presto andiam
  131. Martha, opera: T'ho raggiunta, sciagurata!...Dormi pur; ("Goodnig
  132. I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, opera: Qual voluttà transcorrere
  133. Le Crucifix
  134. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Chi mi frena in tal momento?
  135. Tarantella Sincera for voice & orchestra
  136. Rigoletto, opera: Bella figlia dell'amore
  137. La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano (Soirées musicales)
  138. Dreams of Long Ago for voice & orchestra
  139. The Lost Chord, song for voice & piano
  140. Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  141. Hosanna for voice & orchestra
  142. Manon, comic opera in 5 acts: Manon! On l'appelle Manon
  143. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  144. Don Carlo, opera: Domanda al ciel... Dio, che nell'alma infondere
  145. Il Trovatore, opera: Se m'ami ancor... Ai nostri monti
  146. Pimpinella (The Florence Song), for voice & piano, Op. 38/6
  147. Rigoletto, opera: Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrime
  148. Agnus Dei, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Intermezzo from L'arlésienne Suite No. 2/6, arranged by Ernest Guirard)
  149. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai
  150. Ave Maria for voice & piano
  151. Élégie: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")
  152. Lasciate amar, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  153. Guardann'A Luna for voice, harp & orchestra
  154. Your Eyes Have Told Me What I Did Not Know, for voice & piano
  155. Fenesta Che Lucive for voice & orchestra
  156. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Culus animam
  157. Les Rameaux, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  158. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Addio alla madre
  159. Otello, opera: Oh! mostruosa colpa! Sì, pel ciel
  160. Don Juan's Serenade, song for voice & piano, Op. 38/1
  161. Amor Mio for voice & orchestra
  162. Manella Mia for voice & orchestra
  163. Les Rameaux, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  164. Trusting Eyes for voice & orchestra
  165. Sérénade Espagnole for voice & orchestra
  166. Parted! for voice & piano/orchestra
  167. Un ballo in maschera, opera: La rivedrà nell'estasi
  168. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Ò scherzo od follia
  169. La Partida for voice & piano/orchestra
  170. El Milagro de la Virgen, zarzuela: Flores purisimas
  171. La Traviata, opera: Act 1. Brindisi: Libiamo, libiamo
  172. Il Guarany, opera: Act 1. Sento una forza indomita
  173. Hantise D'amour for voice & orchestra
  174. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Act 1. Parle-moi de ma mère
  175. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Act 1. Parle-moi de ma mère
  176. La Mia canzone, for voice & piano/orchestra
  177. Pecchè? for voice & orchestra
  178. Cielo Turchino for voice & orchestra
  179. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Ingemisco
  180. Le duc d'Albe (Il duca d'Alba), opera: Act 4. Angelo casto e bel
  181. Si Vous L'Aviez Compris for voice & piano (or ensemble)
  182. Sérénades (2) for voice & piano
  183. La procession: Dieu s'avance à travers les champs!, for voice & orchestra (or piano), M. 88
  184. Le Cid, opera: Act 3. Ah! tout est bien fini!; Ô Souverain, ô Jug
  185. Luna d'estate, for voice & piano/orchestra
  186. O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  187. La reine de Saba, opera: Act 2. Faiblesse de la race humaine!...Inspirez-mo
  188. Mia Sposa Sarà la Mia Bandiera for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  189. Macbeth, opera: Act 4. Ah, la paterna mano
  190. La bohème, opera: Act 4. Vecchia zimarra
  191. Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra, "O Holy Night"
  192. Sancta mater, for tenor, chorus & organ
  193. Tiempo Antico for voice & orchestra
  194. Santa Lucia, for voice & orchestra
  195. Why?, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/5
  196. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 2. Pour moi ce jour eset tout mystère
  197. Chanson de juin, for voice & orchestra, Op. 102/6
  198. Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 4. Come un bel dì di maggio
  199. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 3. Vois ma misère, hélas
  200. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Je crois entendre encore
  201. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. De mon amie, fleur endormie
  202. Rigoletto, opera: Act 4: Quartet. Bella figlia dell'amore
  203. Rigoletto, opera: Act 4: Quartet. Bella figlia dell'amore (alternate
  204. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Act 2. Sextet. Chi mi frena in tal momento
  205. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Act 2. Sextet. Chi mi frena in tal momento
  206. Martha, opera: Act 3. M'apparì tutt'amor
  207. Musica proibita, for voice & orchestra, Op. 5
  208. Uocchie Celeste for voice & orchestra
  209. L'Alba separa dalla luce l'ombra, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  210. L'Alba separa dalla luce l'ombra, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  211. Néron (Nero), opera: Act 2. Ah! lumière du jour
  212. Néron (Nero), opera: Act 2. Ah! lumière du jour
  213. La Luz de la Luna, for 2 voices & orchestra
  214. Sei Morta Ne la Vita Mia for voice & piano
  215. La Partida for voice & piano/orchestra
  216. La forza del destino, opera: Act III. Nè gustare m'è dato; Sleale! Il segreto f
  217. Over There
  218. Pietà, Signore! for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  219. A Granada for voice & orchestra
  220. Campane a sera "Ave Maria", for voice & orchestra
  221. Inno di Garibaldi, for voice & orchestra
  222. La Campana di San Giusto, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
  223. Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse
  224. Sultanto a Te for voice & orchestra
  225. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act I. Je viens célébrer la victoire
  226. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act II. Venti scudi!
  227. A vucchella ("Arietta di Posilippo") for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  228. Vieni sul mar, song
  229. Tu, ca nun chiagne!, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  230. Addio a Napoli for voice & orchestra
  231. Nina ("Tre giorni son che Nina"), song for voice & keyboard
  232. Premiere caresse, for voice & orchestra
  233. Senza nisciuno for voice & orchestra
  234. Salvator Rosa, opera: Act I. Mia piccirella
  235. Serenata for voice & orchestra, "Memories of a Concert"
  236. Scordame for voice & orchestra
  237. Love Me or Not for voice & orchestra
  238. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1. Ombra mai fu
  239. Noche Feliz for voice & orchestra
  240. La Juive, opera: Act 4. Rachel, quand du Seigneur
  241. I' M'Arricordo 'E Napule for voice & orchestra
  242. Vaghissima sembianza for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  243. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 3. Deh, ch'io ritorni
  244. Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Act 2. Bois épais
  245. A Dream for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  246. Petite messe solennelle, for soloists, 2 pianos, harmonium & choir: Domine Deus
  247. Petite messe solennelle, for soloists, 2 pianos, harmonium & choir: Crucifixus
  248. Liberty Forever
  249. My Cousin Caruso
  250. Germania, opera: Studentii, udite

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