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PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings, Vol. 4 (1923-1929)

Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.111141
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Described by Maria Callas as ‘the greatest singer of us all’, the American-born Rosa Ponselle (1897-1981) is acknowledged as one of the outstanding dramatic sopranos of the twentieth century. Without any previous experience of the operatic stage, she made her Metropolitan début in Verdi’s La forza del destino opposite Caruso in 1918. With the revival of Bellini’s Norma in the Met’s 1927-28 season Ponselle achieved perhaps the greatest triumph of her career. After the first performance on 16th November, Olin Downes, writing in The New York Times, remarked that the opera’s success was due to Ponselle, ‘probably the most beautiful voice of any soprano of her generation.’ This fourth and final disc of Ponselle’s



Work/Track Title Time
PONSELLE, Rosa: American Recordings, Vol. 4 (1923-1929) 1:09:49   
  La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio          
      La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (Take 8) 4:37       
      La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (Take 9, unpublished) 4:42       
  Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami 4:40       
  Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104: IV. Songs My Mother Taught Me 2:41       
  Since I First Met Thee (arr. 6 Soirees a Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44: No. 1. Romance in E-Flat Major) 3:16       
  La forza del destino, Act IV: Io muoio! - Non imprecare, umiliati          
      Io muoio! (Take 1, unpublished) 3:28       
      Non imprecare, umiliati (Take 1, unpublished) 4:42       
      Io muoio! (Take 2) 3:27       
      Non imprecare, umiliati (Take 2) 4:42       
  Aida, Act I: Ritorna vincitor 4:49       
  Il trovatore, Act IV: Miserere          
      Il trovatore, Act IV: Miserere (Take 1) 4:30       
      Il trovatore, Act IV: Miserere (Take 2) 4:28       
  La forza del destino, Act II: La vergine degli angeli 4:33       
  Norma (excerpts)          
      Act I: Casta diva - Sediziose voci 4:51       
      Act I: Ah! Bello a me ritorna 3:03       
      Act II: Mira, o Norma 7:20       
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