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GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 15: Carnegie Hall Farewell Recitals (1955)

Artist(s) Fedri, Dino, piano • Gigli, Beniamino, tenor
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.111104
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

This final volume of the Naxos Gigli Edition, released to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the great tenor’s death, is taken from his Carnegie Hall farewell concerts in April, 1955. Making their first appearance on CD here, these recordings demonstrate that Gigli remained to the end his old, communicative self, still able to pour an immense tranche of emotion into whatever he was singing. For a man his age the overall sound is still remarkable and the honeyed mezza-voce remains a delight, untouched by the passing years. As ever in a Gigli programme, operatic titles are intertwined with more popular material. By and large Gigli kept faith with those pieces he most enjoyed singing and that his public adored. ‘It was only through my audiences that this exercise of lungs, diaphragm


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Work/Track Title Time
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 15: Carnegie Hall Farewell Recitals (1955) 55:37   
  L'Africana (L'Africaine), Act IV: Mi batte il cor … O paradiso 3:00       
  Amarilli, mia bella 2:29       
  O del mio amato ben (O my beloved) 3:33       
  Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle … Ombra mai fu, "Largo" 3:15       
  Manon, Act II: Chiudo gli occhi (En fermant les yeux), "Le Reve" 3:08       
  Lohengrin, Act I: Merce, merce, cigno gentil (Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan!) 1:34       
  Un reve (En drom), Op. 48, No. 6 2:21       
  Reviens mon amour, "Tristesse" (arr. of Chopin's Etude No. 3 in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3) 2:13       
  Werther, Act III: Ah! Non mi ridestar (Pourquoi me reveiller?) 2:35       
  Lo Schiavo, Act II: All'istante partir … Quando nascesti tu 3:15       
  Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle … O dolci baci 2:23       
  Bergere legere 1:19       
  Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act I: Dalla sua pace 3:38       
  Notte a Venezia 1:39       
  Come, love with me 2:18       
  Life 1:44       
  Rondine al nido 2:38       
  Addio, bel sogno 3:08       
  Ritorna amore 2:52       
  Mamma 2:54       
  O sole mio 1:36       
  La Fanciulla del West, Act III: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano 2:05       
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