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Singers (Volume II)


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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2011, 10:48:54 PM PDT
John,
Thanks for the mixed moods, I'm sure I haven't heard Reizen sing" Di sposo,di padre"before, it's wonderful.
Heddle's ''Ah ,fuyez ''is excellent, we should post more of this great singer.
Marion Anderson was just a miracle. Shirley Verret walking amongst the leaves was nevertheless beautiful, I enjoyed them all ,thank you.

Posted on Jul 12, 2011, 2:14:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2011, 2:37:50 AM PDT
Only the words have been changed,to protect the innocent.
"A Song Of Tender Mem'ries"-Peter Dawson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZGUf-SA9ZA&feature=related

This is a song I've not heard before,a wonderful singer,
Peter Dawson, Bass Baritone, singing "Hill's Of Devon" by Jalowicz, 78 recording
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTYM3RWZBL0&feature=related

A recording from a little later,
Stanford Songs Of The Sea -Homeward Bound -Peter DAWSON
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mHtntmkkQE&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 8:52:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2011, 9:40:20 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Rob

Thanks for the stylish Peter Dawson selctions - his style and sense of joy remind me of John Charles Thomas.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 9:00:36 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
New voices to me - very good IMO.
Jacqueline Brumaire sings "Arrigo! Ah parli a un core" from Verdi's "I Vespri siciliani"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5LFVqz7WIc&feature=feedlik

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Alain Vanzo et Jacqueline Brumaire Manon acte 2 scène 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f7nogukSBo&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 9:29:39 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Olga Shalaeva Couplets Adele
From festive music program "we wish you ...". 8 March 1985 From the operetta "Die Fledermaus". Music And Strauss.
I think the computer translator is not word for word BUT........
What a charmer !!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggSt5Onpqa4&feature=feedu

Pav in beautiful voice and feeling
La bella Napoli Pavarotti 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8umdeXqJ94&feature=feedf

Luciano Pavarotti - Mattinata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiucnlJPYys

Francesco Paolo Tosti - 'Malia' by young Luciano Pavarotti - I think this is pitched up about 1/4 tone but better than nothing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwipZ-RrEoc

Here is some superb simging by the young Luciano!! Che Gelida Manina -
FYI I could have done without the "Faux" video
Che Gelida Manina Luciano Pavarotti 1964 Perfect Sound! I do not think Pav made any solo recordings before @1968 but the singing is superb.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC_ubXXu_us&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 9:56:28 AM PDT
Rondine says:
Thanks so much for the Pavarotti links, John. The video of him in Naples reminded me of when I met him. He was very gracious and friendly (I'm a complete nobody) and made me feel I was worth his time and attention. I have a photo of us together. The awe I felt is apparent from my expression. I told a friend afterward that it was like meeting God.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 11:05:27 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Rondine

I also met Pav and he was such a gentleman.

John

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 3:33:00 PM PDT
John,
Wow, I'm not always an Alain Vanzo fan ,but in the ''Manon ''duet ,he was terrific.They were both very good, Brumaire is new to me as well.Thanks for the post.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 4:01:36 PM PDT
John,
Whatever Olga was selling from the basket, I'll take some,I like her very much,some people were born to be in front of the camera.I will search for a cd.
The mighty Pav. was in excellent voice and spirits ,during ''La bella Napoli'' and ''Mattinata''[secretly I would have loved him to include Jussi's high C, it would have been like shelling peas.]
Tosti and Pav. were made for each other in''Malia'',a beautiful song, given such special treatment by Luciano. Thanks for the posts.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 4:41:54 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
While marooned in my house to avoid the sauna outside - some more varied moods.

Cllaudia in torch singer mode.
Claudia Muzio, "Jean" (Stanton-Burleigh) (rec. 1918)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwFMK_3zHmk

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Serious stuff methinks
Verdi Dies Irae Solti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW1Uc-grcMs

Love the music and the singer.
Teresa BERGANZA sings "Ah quel diner" from La Perichole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6NKi_Vbe0U&NR=1

"La Juive (L'ebrea)"- JOSE MARDONES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux-dvTfYXas

Amelita Galli-Curci - Roméo et Juliette : Je veux vivre dans le rêve (Valse) (Gounod)
Hard to imagine it being sung better
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAvz2YnwVTY

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 4:48:37 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
I realized I did NOT own a copy of "LA PERICHOLE"

I soon will.
Offenbach: La Perichole
Michel Plasson (Artist), Teresa Berganza (Artist), Jose Carreras (Artist), Gabriel Bacquier (Artist) |

Posted on Jul 12, 2011, 4:56:48 PM PDT
A fav. Schubert piece,
Schubert/Hermann Prey,1960's Heidenroslein D 257-Karl Engel piano-lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3z6Y0rvJKI&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 5:08:09 PM PDT
John,
I love Claudia's "Jean", great song ,so well sung. I'm sure that song isn;t on any of my cds.
By the way , a Westerly wind is blowing here at the moment, with the wind chill factor ,around 5 degrees, we can't win can we. I must finish your posts.
Rob.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 5:37:03 PM PDT
John,
Teresa's "Ah quel diner'' was delicious.
Jose Mardones' L' ebrea, was astounding, what a singer, and such a range.
Thanks to you John, I now own several great cds of Galli-Curci, I can't imagine just what I was thinking, for all those years.
Her "Je veux vivre" has the right amount of everything IMO, not the least of which is vocal accuracy.
I couldn't get past the amazing drawing of Verdi in "Verdi Dies", the expression in his eyes is so impressive.[The music wasn't bad either.] Thanks so much.
Rob

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 8:57:03 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Rob

It seems that Mr. Prey and Mr. Schubert work beautifully together.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 9:03:44 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Beniaminio Gigli e Elisabetta Barbato-Forza del Destino-Final ato I

Gigli is 61 years old here according to the calendar but I refuse to believe it and yes that is a high Db at the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb_olAuZi_8&feature=feedu

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 9:23:09 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
I think her cauldron is about to boil over.
Re dell' abisso -Ottilie Metzger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6WnZa80smM

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A little less frantic but great singing with a deep set and even voice.
Ottilie Metzger - Sapphische Ode (Brahms)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2dDFfJenyg&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 9:37:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2011, 9:38:11 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
My good night post.

She did not sing this role for very long but the 3 performances I have are for me higlights of her career and untouchable for other sopranos.
Joan Sutherland - Beatrice di Tenda, Finale Act 1

ADDED: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh-TwWa8WPE&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011, 9:43:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2011, 9:45:46 PM PDT
D. M. Ohara says:
Rob,
If you've got the three Romophone sets of Muzio, then you will have it. It is on Volume 2.
Volume 1: 81005-2 - The 2 1911 HMV's and the published Edisons [1920-1925]
Volume 2: 81010-2 - The complete Pathes [1917-1918] and four unpublished Edisons [1920-25]
Volume 3: 81015-2 - The complete Columbias [1934-5] and live Act 1 of Tosca [1932].
These 3 sets contain everything that remains of her singing. 'Jean' is a 1918 Pathe, so in Volume 2.
If you don't have it, send me a personal message on YT.
Dan

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011, 12:27:11 AM PDT
JohnR

JohnR~

John, be careful with "La Perichole"! There are a couple of tunes in there that are true mindworms. You won't be able to get them out of your head for weeks.

LARRY

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011, 12:45:58 AM PDT
D. M. Ohara says:
Jon
Gigli was still singing well into his mid 60s. He was overweight, of course: and I think he developed diabetes. He was very ill in his last months, dying at 67.
Many singers who have not over-indulged in food, tobacco and alcohol keep their voices into old age. Karl Erb, Alfredo Kraus and Hugues Cuenod are good examples.
Caruso, Bjorling and Tauber led unhealthy lives and died young. Smoking was once considered good for health: Tauber even adversised a brand of cigarette on the grounds that it helped him sing - but it gave him cancer and killed him at 56. Rico and Jussi did not even make 50.

Posted on Jul 13, 2011, 1:00:48 AM PDT
I was just surfing YouTube and stumbled upon the 1938 Italian version of "Biancaneve e i sette nani." Of all people, Lina Pagliughi recorded the soundtrack as Biancaneve. The old Disney tunes never sounded so good! The 1938 italian tenor, whoever he was, stank to high heaven, but who cares when that divine dumpling, Lina Pagliughi is in good form.

LARRY

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011, 9:59:20 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Larry

Thanks for the Caveat about "La Perichole" - In 1963 I heard "Adrianna LeCouvrer" for the first time and the melodies
still rattle my gray matter - BTW - it is a good thing as I love this oft disrespected opera.

Regards-John

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011, 10:03:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 13, 2011, 10:27:29 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Dan

I bought the triple threat of Muzio in ROMOPHONE at an insane price but it was worth every cent.

Rico used to smoke @ 20 strong Egyptian cigarettes a day and in one bio his pre-performance ritual was described
as gargles, sprays, balms and novenas follwed by a cigarette. It was Frances Alda who called her delightful book
"Men. Women and "Tenors"

Cheers-John

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011, 10:12:29 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Larry - LINA what a delight !!!!! The tenor is horrid

Biancaneve e i sette nani - Vorrei \ Non ho che un canto DOPPIAGGIO 1938
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2GmFyFd6NY&playnext=1&list=PL02D054C2C2726907

Biancaneve e i sette nani - Un giorno qui verrà DOPPIAGGIO 1938
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2xZcfF2-JY&feature=watch_response
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