Great Singers - Rosa Ponselle

Naxos: 8111141

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Great Singers - Rosa Ponselle

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8111141
(8.111141)

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st Oct 2007

Barcode:

0747313314126

Length:

69 minutes

Medium:

CD

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Great Singers - Rosa Ponselle

American Recordings 1923-1929, Volume 4


Bellini:

Casta Diva (from Norma)

Ah! bello a me ritorna (from Norma)

Dormono entrambi … Mira, o Norma … Sì, fino all'ore (from Norma)

Dvorak:

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Rubinstein:

Since I First Met Thee

Verdi:

Pace, pace mio Dio! (from La forza del destino)

Surta è la notte...Ernani! Ernani, involami (from Ernani)

Io muoio!...Non imprecare umiliati (from La Forza del Destino)

Ritorna vincitor! (from Aida)

Miserere d'un' alma gia vicina (from Il Trovatore)

La Vergine degli Angeli (from La Forza del Destino)


Rosa Ponselle, Lennartz (cello), Giovanni Martinelli (tenor), Ezio Pinza (bass) & Marion Telva (contralto)

Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Giulio Setti & Rosario Bourdon

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Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino

La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (Take 8)

La forza del destino, Act IV: Pace, pace, mio Dio (Take 9, unpublished)

Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani

Ernani, Act I: Ernani! Ernani, involami

Antonin Dvorak: Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104 (sang in German)

Zigeunermelodien (Gypsy Melodies), Op. 55, B. 104: IV. Songs My Mother Taught Me

Anton Rubinstein: Since I First Met Thee (arr. 6 Soirees a Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44: No. 1. Romance in E flat major)

Since I First Met Thee (arr. 6 Soirees a Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44: No. 1. Romance in E flat major)

La forza del destino

Io muoio! (Take 1, unpublished)

Non imprecare, umiliati (Take 1, unpublished)

Io muoio! (Take 2)

Non imprecare, umiliati (Take 2)

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida

Aida, Act I: Ritorna vincitor

Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore

Il trovatore, Act IV: Miserere (Take 1)

Il trovatore, Act IV: Miserere (Take 2)

La forza del destino

La forza del destino, Act II: La vergine degli angeli

Vincenzo Bellini: Norma

Act I: Casta diva - Sediziose voci

Act I: Ah! Bello a me ritorna

Act II: Mira, o Norma

BBC Music Magazine

January 2008

*****

“Captured here at her peak, the American soprano possessed the ideal instrument to interpret the great Verdian heroines and here reveals her impeccable tone.”

New York Times

“probably the most beautiful voice of any soprano of her [Rosa Ponselle] generation.”

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