The Gigli Edition 15

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The Gigli Edition 15

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8111104
(8.111104)

Discs:

1

Release date:

29th Jan 2007

Barcode:

0747313310425

Length:

55 minutes

Medium:

CD

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The Gigli Edition 15

The 1955 Carnegie Hall Farewell Recitals


Bixio:

Mamma

Caccini, G:

Amarilli mia bella

Capua:

O sole mio

Carnevali:

Come, love with me

Chopin:

Reviens, mon amour (from Étude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3)

Crescenzo:

Rondine al nido

Curran:

Life

Curtis, E:

Addio bel sogno

Donaudy:

O del mio amato ben

Galli-Curci:

Notte a Venezia

Gomes:

Lo Schiavo

All’istante partir ..

Quando nascesti tu

Grieg:

Seks Sange, Op. 48 No. 6 'Ein Traum'

Handel:

Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù (from Serse)

Massenet:

Instant charmant … En fermant les yeux (from Manon)

sung in Italian as O dolce incanto …Chiudi gli occhi

Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther)

sung in Italian as Ah! Non mi ridestar

Meyerbeer:

Mi batte il cor … O paradiso (from L'Africana)

Mozart:

Dalla sua pace (from Don Giovanni)

Puccini:

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano (from La Fanciulla del West)

Veroli:

Ritorna amore

Wagner:

Mein lieber Schwan (from Lohengrin)

sung in Italian as Mercè, mercè, cigno gentil

Weckerlin:

Bergère légère


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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 and vocal cords became transmuted for me into a profound spiritual experience. Like a squirrel counting his hoard of nuts in the winter, I treasure their applause in my memory.’

Giacomo Meyerbeer: L' Africaine (The African Maid)

L'Africana (L'Africaine), Act IV: Mi batte il cor … O paradiso

Giulio Caccini: Amarilli mia bella (My beautiful Amaryllis)

Amarilli, mia bella

Stefano Donaudy: O del mio amato ben

O del mio amato ben (O my beloved)

George Frideric Handel: Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40

Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle … Ombra mai fu, "Largo"

Jules Massenet: Manon

Manon, Act II: Chiudo gli occhi (En fermant les yeux), "Le Reve"

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

Lohengrin, Act I: Merce, merce, cigno gentil (Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan!)

Edvard Grieg: 6 Songs, Op. 48

Un reve (En drom), Op. 48, No. 6

Fryderyk Chopin: Reviens mon amour, "Tristesse" (arr. of Chopin's Etude No. 3 in E major, Op. 10, No. 3)

Reviens mon amour, "Tristesse" (arr. of Chopin's Etude No. 3 in E major, Op. 10, No. 3)

Jules Massenet: Werther

Werther, Act III: Ah! Non mi ridestar (Pourquoi me reveiller?)

Carlos Gomes: Lo schiavo

Lo Schiavo, Act II: All'istante partir … Quando nascesti tu

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle … O dolci baci

Jean Baptiste Weckerlin: Bergere legere

Bergere legere

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527

Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act I: Dalla sua pace

Giuseppe Curci: Notte a Venezia

Notte a Venezia

Vito Carnevali: Come, love with me

Come, love with me

Pearl Gildersleeve Curran: Life

Life

Vincenzo de Crescenzo: Rondine al nido

Rondine al nido

Ernesto de Curtis: Addio bel sogno

Addio, bel sogno

Manlio di Veroli: Ritorna amore

Ritorna amore

Cesare Andrea Bixio: Mamma

Mamma

Eduardo di Capua: O sole mio

O sole mio

Giacomo Puccini: La Fanciulla del west

La Fanciulla del West, Act III: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano

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