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  • Performer: Aurora Buades, Emilio Ghirardini, Emilio Venturini, Enzo Mascherini, Ferruccio Tagliavini, et al.
  • Orchestra: La Scala Theater Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro alle Scala di Milano
  • Conductor: Lorenzo Molajoli
  • Composer: Pietro Mascagni, Jules Massenet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, et al.
  • Audio CD (September 17, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Naxos
  • Run Time: 147 minutes
  • ASIN: B00006B1K9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,283 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. Scene 1. 6 polli, 6 scellini / so che se andiam, la notte
2. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. Scene 1. Ehi! paggio! / Monologo. L'Onore! Ladri!
3. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. Scene 2. Alice. Meg. Nannetta
4. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. Scene 2. Fulgida Alice! Amore t'offro... Quell'otre! Quel tino!... È un ribaldo, un furbo, u
5. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. Scene 2. In due parole: l'enorme Falstaff
6. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. Scene 2. Pst, pst, Nannetta / Labbra di foco!... Falstaff m'ha canzonata... Torno all'assalt
7. Falstaff, opera: Act 1. Scene 2. Del tuo barbaro diagnostico
8. Falstaff, opera: Act 2. Scene 1. Siam pentiti e contriti / Reverenza!
9. Falstaff, opera: Act 2. Scene 1. Signore, v'assista il cielo!
10. Falstaff, opera: Act 2. Scene 2. Presenteremo un bill / Giunta all'Albergo della Giarrettiera
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Disc: 2
1. Falstaff, opera: Act 3. Scene 1. Ehi! Taverniere! / Monologo. Mondo ladro.
2. Falstaff, opera: Act 3. Scene 1. Reverenza. La bella Alice... Quando il rintocco della mezzanotte
3. Falstaff, opera: Act 3. Scene 1. Sarai la Fata Regina delle Fate
4. Falstaff, opera: Act 3. Scene 2. Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola... Nossignore! Tu indossa questa cappa.
5. Falstaff, opera: Act 3. Scene 2. Una, due, tre, quattro... Odo un soave passo!
6. Falstaff, opera: Act 3. Scene 2. Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! / Sul fil d'un soffio etesio
7. Falstaff, opera: Act 3. Scene 2. Ogni sorta di gente dozzinale
8. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Deh vieni non tardar
9. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: M'ha scritto che m'ama (Letter Scene)
10. L'amico Fritz, opera (commedia lyrica) in 3 acts: Son pochi fiori
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a reissue of the very first complete recording of Verdi's Falstaff, made in 1932 at La Scala and featuring some of the finest Verdian singers of the time, all melded into a brilliant ensemble by veteran La Scala conductor, Lorenzo Molajoli. The performance is lively and touching. The second disc is filled out by an additional 35 minutes of aria recordings by soprano Pia Tassinari, made mostly in the early 1940s. They, too, are in quite good sound.
Be warned that there is no libretto with this issue. Obviously for this reason this should not be anyone's only recording of this comic masterpiece. There is a very thorough synopsis with index numbers for the discs and this makes it fairly easy to follow developments in the story-line.
This performance has been issued on various labels over the years, but this issue has the best sound and is, in a word, amazing. The sound restoration was done by that engineering wizard, Ward Marston, whose work has been a boon to all lovers of historic recordings.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. E. Cantrell VINE VOICE on June 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The performance here is OK, no mean praise for such a sophisticated opera, but it is no more than just OK.

I have no doubt that the Naxos wizards have markedly improved the sound from the original 78s, but the sound is still wretchedly inadequate to represent this most subtle and ingenious of all Verdi's scores.

If you have a taste for a historic performance that is truly extraordinary, seek out either the Toscanini version with Valdengo or the Karajan version with Gobbi. Both are better performances in every aspect and offer vastly better sound reproduction.

"Falstaff" is not very long, so Disk 2 of this set is filled out with 35 minutes devoted to soprano Pia Tassinari. Tassinari was one of the brightest of the generation of Italian singers whose careers centered on the years of World War II. In 1941 she married tenor Feruccio Tagliavini, with whom she made many recordings. She was always a fine, heavy-voiced soprano. At the end of her peforming career she shifted to mezzo roles, including a recording of Ulrica in "Ballo in maschera."

She sings items from Mozart, Wagner, Massenet, Mascagni and Puccini. That she sings the latter three very well is no surprise at all. That she even attempted the first two is unexpected. That she did it so well is astounding. Pia Tassinari: the unanticipated Compleat Prima Donna.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bob turnley on January 27, 2014
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Rimini may be largely forgotten but his is one of the best sung Falstaffs on record. His voice is like a young Taddei only with an easier top. Pia Tassinari and Salvatore Baccaloni as Alice and Pistola are also first rate. The 1932 La Scala recording sounds good for its age. And the 35m of bonus recordings by Tassinari are all very fine and mostly date from the 40's.
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