ClassicsOnline Home » MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 5: The Acoustic Recordings (1914-1915) > Review List

MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 5: The Acoustic Recordings (1914-1915)

Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.111315
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
 This album is not available in your country due to licensing restrictions or copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.

Of the many singers who bridged the musical worlds of the Victorian era and the twentieth century, John McCormack was the most versatile, the most adventurous and the most modern. The excerpts from Aida, Rigoletto and La Traviata demonstrate that McCormack, with his clear, clarion delivery, was an exceptional Verdi tenor. In the selections from Victorian operas by Balfe, Benedict and Wallace, McCormack is the master of florid vocalism and the seamless line. The popular Irish and Irish-American songs are sung with a level of artistry and musical imagination that transcends their humble origins. With Luigi Denza’s Funiculì, funiculà we are returned to the threshold moment in McCormack’s career when the Italian composer adjudicated the 1903 Dublin Feis Ceoil



Review By ,Scherzo,May 2007


Review By David Denton, Naxos,September 2007

Born in Ireland in 1884, John McCormack became one of the most popular recording artists of his time. Originally self-taught he spent time being trained in Italy where he started his career in provincial opera houses. Returning to the UK he was taken into London’s Covent Garden opera house where he gained a considerable reputation as a lyric tenor. He was later to become an equal success in North America and particularly at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. He could not, however, shake off that particular Irish tang to his voice, and by his own admission he was a dreadful actor. The two combined to persuade him to draw his opera career to an early conclusion while still in his mid-thirties. From therein he worked in the concert hall, happy with the success


All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available
in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws
that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.


Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
10:36:08 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015  -211-