Record of Singing: The Very Best of Vols. 1-4: From 1899 to the End of the 78 Era

The Record of Singing: The Very Best of Vols. 1-4: From 1899 to the End of the 78 Era

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EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of The Record of Singing. The first release covers the earliest vocal recordings from 1899 through 1952 (when the era of the 78 rpm shellac record effectively ended), and the second set is from 1953 to 2007 (the introduction of the vinyl LP through the digital era and the CD). Together

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EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of The Record of Singing. The first release covers the earliest vocal recordings from 1899 through 1952 (when the era of the 78 rpm shellac record effectively ended), and the second set is from 1953 to 2007 (the introduction of the vinyl LP through the digital era and the CD). Together these 20 CDs offer a breath-taking overview of the past century of classical vocal music.

The recordings from the first box are all taken from the beloved original four volumes of The Record of Singing, issued by EMI on LP between 1977 and 1989 (all tracks have been re-processed at Abbey Road Studios to improve the sound). Divided under headings such as “The Old School,” “English-Speaking Singers,” “The Emergence of Verismo,” among others, the set begins with recordings of enormous historical importance that preserve the art of a number of singers from the so-called “golden age” at the end of the 19th century whose careers largely predated the beginning of sound recording, including Adelina Patti, Lilli Lehmann, Sir Charles Santley, Victor Maurel, Édouard de Reske, and Francesco Tamagno. Then comes a generation of stars whose careers ran parallel to the development of the gramophone, foremost among them being Enrico Caruso and Dame Nellie Melba. The selection of artists includes the great names of the past whose records were found in the collections of all discerning music lovers: Beniamino Gigli, Amelita Galli-Curci, Luisa Tetrazzini, Giovanni Martinelli, Tito Schipa, Jussi Björling, Lotte Lehmann, Lauritz Melchior, and literally hundreds of others.

Because each singer appears only once, these sets allow the listener to compare and evaluate the voices and singing styles of the whole of the 20th century, as well as marvel at the development of sound recording through the years, from the primitive sounds of the earliest shellac discs through the introduction of electrical recording in 1925, the arrival of tape recording in 1949, the introduction of stereo in 1955, right up to the sophisticated refinement of today’s digital technology. A must-have for fans of vocal music! From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2009
Label:
Emi Classics
UPC:
5099922895622
catalogNumber:
28956

Tracks

  1. I due Foscari, opera: Act 3. Questa dunque
  2. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 1. Udite! Udite!
  3. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: Act 1. Bene! Benissimo!
  4. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 1. Come Paride vezzoso
  5. Amour, Amour, for voice & piano
  6. Le jongleur de Notre-Dame, opera in 3 acts: Liberté!
  7. Aida, opera: Act 1. Les mots sacrés
  8. Carmen, opera: Act 1. Habanera. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  9. Martha, opera: Act 3. Chi mi dira (The Porter's Song)
  10. Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: Act 2. O vin, discaccia la tristezza
  11. La sonnambula, opera: Act 3. Ah! non credea
  12. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  13. Embarquez-vous?
  14. La chanson de Fortunio, operetta in 1 act: Sérénade
  15. Ich grolle nicht, song for voice & piano (Dichterliebe), Op. 48/7
  16. Simon the Cellarer
  17. Orphée et Eurydice (French version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 41: Away with mourning and crying
  18. Mattinata for voice & piano/orchestra
  19. Hunyadi László, opera: Ah rebéges, a mi vadúl
  20. Manon Lescaut, opera: Act 1. C'est l'histoire amoureuse
  21. Les anges pleurent (The Angels Weep), song
  22. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 3. Sull'aria... Che soave zeffiretto
  23. L'Été ("Ah! Chantez, chantez!"), for voice & piano
  24. Per valli, per boschi
  25. Otello, opera: Act 2. Era la notte
  26. Dalibor, opera, JB 1:101: Act 2. Jac je mi
  27. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2. In quali eccessi... Mi tradì
  28. Dobrinya Nikitich, opera, Op. 22: Flowers were blooming
  29. The Oprichnik, opera: I swear before God and thee
  30. Le Coq d'Or (The Golden Cockerel; Zolotoy petushok), opera in 3 acts with a prologue & epilogue: Act 2. Hymn to the Sun
  31. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 3. Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind
  32. Die Königin von Saba, opera, Op. 27: Act 2. Magische Töne
  33. Oberon, opera, J. 306: Act 2. Ozean, du Ungeheuer!
  34. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1. Or sai chi l'onore
  35. Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Caro nome
  36. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Act 1. In tiefem Schweigen
  37. La Dame Blanche, opera: Act 2. Ce domaine
  38. Mireille, opera: O d'amor messagera
  39. La bohème, opera: Act 1. Mimì Pinson
  40. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Voi lo sapete, o mamma
  41. Olga: La via, o Dio... E lo sapevi
  42. Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), opera, Op. 68: Act 3. It is midnight
  43. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima
  44. Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 1. Colpito qui m'avete... Un dì all'azzurro sp
  45. Dalibor, opera, JB 1:101: Act 1. Blickst du, mein Freund
  46. Leggero Invisibile, for voice & orchestra
  47. Luna, Lù!
  48. Otello, opera: Act 4. Niun mi tema
  49. Paride ed Elena, opera in 5 acts, Wq. 39: Act 1. Spiagge amate
  50. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 4. Pays merveilleux... Ô paradis
  51. La reine de Saba, opera: Act 1. Sous les pieds
  52. O give me oblivion
  53. Robert le diable, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 3. Le rovine... Suore, che riposate
  54. Iolanta, opera, Op. 69: My Lord, if I offend
  55. La sonnambula, opera: Act 1. A te diletta... Come per me sereno... Sovra
  56. Isabeau, opera (leggenda drammatica) in 3 acts: Questo mio bianco manto
  57. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Act 3. Ah, mi rendi il tuo cor... La tua mano non
  58. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: Act 1. Del sultano Amuratte... Io son l'umile ance
  59. Louise, opera: Act 3. Depuis le jour
  60. Monna Vanna, opera: Ce n'est pas un vieillard
  61. Il segreto di Susanna, opera: O gioia la nube
  62. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Act 1. Dai campi, dai prati
  63. I Puritani, opera: Act 3. Vieni fra queste braccia
  64. Carmen, opera: Act 2. Il fior che avevi a me tu dato
  65. Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 1. Un dì all'azzurro spazio
  66. Ernani, opera: Act 1. Mercé, diletti amici... Come rugiada al ces
  67. La favorita, opera: Act 3. A tanto amor
  68. Germania, opera: Orsù, finiam... Ascolta, io morirò!
  69. Loreley, opera (azione romantica) in 3 acts: Ah! dunque ei m'amerà
  70. Canzonette, for voice & piano, WoO ("War schöner als der schönste Tag")
  71. Chanson triste ("Dans ton coeur..."), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2/4
  72. L'éclair, opera: Call me thine own
  73. Ernani, opera: Act 1. Surta è la notte... Ernani, Ernani, involam
  74. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  75. La bohème, opera: Act 1. Che gelida manina
  76. Silvana, opera, J. 87: Act 1. So soll denn dieses Herz
  77. Morning Hymn, Op 46/1
  78. Before my window, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/10
  79. Il Pompeo, opera: O cessate di piagarmi
  80. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54: The Lord is a man of war
  81. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Act 1. Abscheulicher!... Komm, Hoffnung
  82. Oberon, opera, J. 306: Act 2. Ozean, du Ungeheuer
  83. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 2. Hojotoho!
  84. Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 5. Ô prêtres de Baal
  85. Elijah (Elias), oratorio, Op. 70: Herr Gott Abrahams
  86. Die Stadt ("Am fernen Horizonte"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/11
  87. Das Nachtlager von Granada, opera: Act 1. Ein Schütz bin ich
  88. Hänsel und Gretel, opera: Act 1. Ra-la-la-la... Ach, wir armen
  89. Der Wachtelschlag, song for voice & piano ("Ach, mir schallt's dorten"), WoO 129
  90. Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Act 1. Glück, das mir verblieb
  91. Der Evangelimann, opera, Op. 45: Act 2. Selig sind
  92. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Act 2. Dieser Anstand
  93. Königsballade, ballade for voice & piano ("Euren König")
  94. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 1. Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
  95. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Act 1. Dir töne Lob
  96. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Act 2. Noch tönt mir ein Meer im Busen
  97. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 3. Ein jeder kennt
  98. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Act 1. Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben
  99. Muss es eine Trennung geben, song for voice & piano (Die schöne Magelone), Op. 33/12
  100. Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1 (TrV 195/1)
  101. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-II (TrV 228a) (revised version): Es gibt ein Reich
  102. Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Teurer Name
  103. Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Dort bei ihm ist sie jetzt
  104. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. L'onore! Ladri!
  105. Crispino e la Comare, opera: Fermola!... Dapprima, figuratevi
  106. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Confutatis maledictis
  107. Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Gualtier Maldé... Caro nome
  108. Maori Lullaby for voice & orchestra
  109. Il Guarany, opera: Act 2. Gentile di cuore
  110. Manon Lescaut, opera: Act 2. In quelle trine morbide
  111. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. Con onor muore
  112. Arabella, opera, Op. 79 (TrV 263): Act 1. Nacht dem Matteo?
  113. Weine du nicht, for voice, oboe & harpsichord
  114. The Tsar's Bride (Tsarskaya nevesta), opera in 4 acts: Act 2. In Novgorod
  115. Marienlied, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  116. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Act 1. L'amore è un'altra cosa... Laggiù nel Solid
  117. Siberia, opera: Act 3. Qual vergogna
  118. La forza del destino, opera: Act 4. Pace, pace mio Dio
  119. I Lombardi alla prima Crociata, opera: Act 1. Te, vergin santa
  120. Zingari in Fiera, opera: Chi vuol la zingarella
  121. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c: Act 3. Ewig war ich
  122. Waldeinsamkeit (Solitude in the Woods: "Gestern abend in der stillen Ruh' "), song for voice & piano, Op. 76/3
  123. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 1. Oh, sei Er gut, Quinquin
  124. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 1. Leb wohl, freundliches Gestade
  125. La bohème, opera: Act 1. Man nennt mich jetzt nur Mimì
  126. Der Tod und das Mädchen ("Vorüber, ach vorüber"), song for voice & piano, D. 531 (Op. 7/3)
  127. The Lost Chord, song for voice & piano
  128. Tosca, opera: Act 1. Wie sich die Bilder gleichen
  129. La Jolie Fille de Perth, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. She is there... Hear the voice of one who a
  130. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Act 3. Ha, wie in meiner Seele
  131. Onaway, Awake Beloved for voice & piano
  132. Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: Act 2. Ô vin, dissipe la tristesse
  133. Hamlet, opera in 5 acts: Act 5. Comme une pâle fleur
  134. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. I'm the factotum
  135. Falstaff, opera: Act 2. È sogno, o realtà
  136. La boulangère a des écus, operetta in 3 acts: Les Charbonniers et les Fariniers / Que voulez-vou
  137. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts: Act 2. Dites-lui
  138. Aurore, song for voice & piano in G major, Op. 39/1
  139. La Damnation de Faust, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, chorus and orchestra, ("légende dramatique") H. 111 (Op. 24): Scene 2. Esprits des flammes!
  140. Sigurd, opera: Act 2. Le bruit des chants... Esprits, gardiens de
  141. Une jeune fille parle, song for voice & piano
  142. Les berceaux, song for voice & piano in B flat minor, Op. 23/1
  143. Le Rossignol, song for voice & piano
  144. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: Act 1. La dolcissima effigie
  145. Manon Lescaut, opera: Act 3. Che avvien?... Ah, non m'avvicinate
  146. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Act 3. Tradure... Ah! non mi ridestar
  147. Do Not Go, My Love, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  148. Zazà, opera: Act 2. Buono Zazà
  149. Aprile for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  150. Manon Lescaut, opera: Act 1. Donna non vidi mai
  151. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 2. I have attained the highest power
  152. Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. Ce breuvage... Vision fugitive
  153. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. Cielo e mar!
  154. Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life, song for voice & orchestra (from "Naughty Marietta")
  155. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Excerpt
  156. Carmen, opera: Act 1. Quand je vous aimerai?... L'amour est un oi
  157. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Act 1. Einsam in trüben Tagen
  158. Louise, opera: Act 3. Depuis le jour
  159. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Act 1. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  160. Salvator Rosa, opera: Act 3. Di sposo, di padre
  161. Kolybel'naia (Lullaby), for voice & piano, Op. 1/5
  162. Rusalka, opera: Act 3. My hair is golden
  163. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Inflammatus
  164. Turandot, opera: Act 2. In questa reggia
  165. Sigurd, opera: Act 4. O palais radieux!
  166. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. One fine day
  167. Theodora, oratorio, HWV 68: Angels ever bright and fair
  168. Psyché for voice & piano
  169. The Sleeping Princess (Spyashchaya knyazhna), song for voice & piano
  170. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Act 1. Ah! quel diner
  171. Khovanshchina, opera in 5 acts, edited by Rimsky-Korsakov: Act 2. Mysterious powers
  172. Flow, my tears, fall from your springs, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)
  173. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Act 1. Ha! welch ein Augenblick!
  174. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Act 1. Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
  175. Liederkreis, 12 songs for voice & piano, Op. 39: No. 5. Mondnacht
  176. Der Müller und der Bach ("Wo ein treues Herze"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/19 (Op. 25/19)
  177. The Consul, opera: Act 3. Mein Kind ist tot
  178. Arabella, opera, Op. 79 (TrV 263): Act 3. Das war sehr gut
  179. Aida, opera: Act 1. Ritorna vincitor!
  180. Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), opera, Op. 68: Act 3. Es geht auf Mitternacht
  181. La Vivandière, opera: Act 1. Viens avec nous
  182. Amor Amaro, for voice & vielle
  183. Elfenlied ("Bei Nacht im Dorf der Wächter reif"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  184. Stornellatrice, song for soprano & piano, P. 69 (from opera "Re Enzo")
  185. Le rossignol des lilas, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II")
  186. Chanson provençale, for voice & orchestra
  187. Scipione (Publio Cornelio Scipione), opera, HWV 20: From the rage of the tempest... Hear me, ye winds
  188. Dalibor, opera, JB 1:101: Act 3. Ah, whose is the spell?
  189. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Act 1. O wär' ich schon
  190. Sensation / L'Amoureuse / Les pas / Capital de la douleur, medley for voice & piano: Sensation
  191. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Siccome un dì caduto il sole
  192. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 1. La notte cadente
  193. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 4. Vanne!... D'amor sull'ali rosee
  194. Don Carlo, opera: Act 4. Tu che le vanità
  195. I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera: Act 1. O quante volte
  196. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 2. Condotta ell'era in ceppi
  197. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Act 3. Mi scrivo qui
  198. Boris Godunov, opera: Act 2. I have attained the highest power
  199. A Life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin; Zhizn' za tsarya), opera, G. xii: Act 4. They guess the truth
  200. Don Carlo, opera: Act 4. O Carlo, ascolta
  201. Tosca, opera: Act 1. Tre sbirri, una carozza
  202. La favorita, opera: Act 3. Leonora!... A tanto amor
  203. Otello, opera: Act 1. Esultate!
  204. Dicitencello vuje, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  205. Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Addio, Mignon
  206. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima

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