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 Offer Beniamino Gigli - A Life in Words and Music

Written and narrated by Graeme Kay, includes over 40 original recordings from 1918 to 1952

Beniamino Gigli (tenor)

4 CDs

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Gigli: A Life in Words and Music

5:11:42
$94.50
  • Graeme Kay (narrator)

'I was born with a voice and very little else...' / Ponchielli: 'Cielo e mar' from La Gioconda - 1918

5:22
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Family background

5:20
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Gigli's stage debut and poverty-stricken start

6:36
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Puccini: 'O soave fanciulla' from La Boheme - 1919

3:36
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Service in the household of Countess Spannocchi

3:19
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Donizetti: 'Spirto gentil' from La favorita - 1918

4:03
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Colonel Delfino, and Giovanni Zerri's legal agreement

5:01
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Cannio: O surdato 'nnammurato - 1918

2:26
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A hospital visit and a scholarship

2:18
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Mascagni: 'Ah! ritrovarla nella sua capanna' from Lodoletta - 1918

3:42
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Gigli graduates and makes his debut; he goes for the high B flat

6:31
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Puccini: 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca - 1918

2:56
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Marriage, Rome and a tour to Spain

4:13
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Mascagni: 'Apri la tua finestra!' from Iris - 1918

2:35
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A letter from Fred Gaisberg of HMV

4:15
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Mascagni: 'Mamma, quel vino e generoso' from Cavalleria rusticana - 1919

4:18
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Gigli conquers South America, and receives an offer from the Met

3:35
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Metropolitan Opera debut in Mefistofele

4:42
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Boito: 'Giunto sul passo estremo' from Mefistofele - 1921

3:27
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The critics' verdict, and more performances

4:41
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Donizetti: 'Tombe degl'avi miei' from Lucia di Lammermoor - 1927

4:40
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Gigli's fate becomes entwined with Caruso's

7:30
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Giordano: 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' from Andrea Chenier - 1922

4:26
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Who will be Caruso's successor?

5:49
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Verdi: 'De'miei bollenti spiriti' from La traviata - 1928

4:22
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Life forms a regular pattern, and Gigli learns to sing in foreign languages

2:06
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Lalo: 'Vainement, ma bien aimee' from Le Roi d'Ys - 1922

3:26
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Manon at the Met

0:57
$1.05

Massenet: 'O dolce incanto' from Manon - 1931

3:36
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Catalani's Loreley

0:50
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Catalani: 'Nel verde maggio' from Loreley - 1923

2:28
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Summer in Italy, then back to New York and some physical training

4:33
$1.05

Gounod: 'Ah! ne fuis pas encore!' from Romeo et Juliette - 1923

2:14
$1.05

Honorary Captain of the NYPD

2:22
$1.05

Meyerbeer: 'O paradiso' from L'Africaine - 1928

3:57
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Flourishing finances and professional rivalries

4:49
$1.05

Crushing remarks; the attraction of radio

3:40
$1.05

Sullivan: The Lost Chord - 1931

4:29
$1.05

A new decade, and the honour of playing Nemorino at the Met

1:31
$1.05

Donizetti: 'Quanto e bella' from L'elisir d'amore - 1925

2:52
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Debuts in Paris and London, and London's critical reception

4:43
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Flotow: 'M'appari' [Ach! So fromm] from Mata [Martha] - 1929

3:39
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Crisis: the death of Gigli's mother, and tension at the Met

3:44
$1.05

Departure from the Met

4:28
$1.05

America's loss is Europe's gain

6:40
$1.05

Speech: Gigli in an interview at the Savoy Hotel, London - 1946

0:43
$1.05

Cherished London reviews

1:41
$1.05

Leoncavallo: 'No, Pagliacci non son!' from Pagliacci - 1934

3:14
$1.05

Recording reflects the drama

1:08
$1.05

Leoncavallo: 'Suvvia, cosi terribile' from Pagliacci - 1934

2:57
$1.05

Touring, Gigli's working relationships, and a new turn of events

5:59
$1.05

De Curtis: Non ti scorder di me - 1935

3:17
$1.05

Film popularity, Hitler and Goebbels, and the Caracalla tradition

4:44
$1.05

Puccini: 'Che gelida manina' from La Boheme - 1938

4:25
$1.05

Voice expert John Steane's recommendation

0:28
$1.05

Puccini: ' O soave fanciulla' from La Boheme - 1938

3:34
$1.05

A new recording of Tosca

2:41
$1.05

Puccini: 'Recondita armonia' from Tosca - 1938

2:49
$1.05

Patience and hard work produce 'a perfrect set of master recordings'

2:36
$1.05

Puccini: 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca - 1938

2:41
$1.05

A return to America and the Met

4:34
$1.05

Verdi: 'Ingemisco' from the Requiem - 1939

3:39
$1.05

The recording of Madama Butterfly

0:37
$1.05

Puccini: Closing moments of Act I, Madama Butterfly - 1939

4:18
$1.05

War keeps Gigli in Italy

2:56
$1.05

Introductory speech to Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni - 1940

0:50
$1.05

Translation of the speech

0:58
$1.05

Mascagni: 'Mamma, quel vino e generoso' from Cavalleria rusticana - 1940

4:45
$1.05

More role debuts, Gigli's wartime films, and Andrea Chenier

6:41
$1.05

Giordano: 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' from Andrea Chenier - 1941

5:09
$1.05

John Steane's verdict

0:28
$1.05

Giordano: 'Come un bel di di maggio' from Andrea Chenier - 1941

3:04
$1.05

Rome Opera House rallies wartime spirits

1:06
$1.05

Verdi: 'Teco io sto - Gran Dio' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943

1:21
$1.05

Verdi: 'Non sai tu che se l'anima mia' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943

3:33
$1.05

Verdi: 'Oh, qual soave brivido' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943

3:24
$1.05

Gigli's political affiliations

6:32
$1.05

Verdi: 'Celeste Aida' from Aida - 1946

4:35
$1.05

Postwar Italy: an HMV manager's report

1:00
$1.05

Verdi: 'Pui ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida' from Aida - 1946

3:15
$1.05

Covent Garden with Rina, then a tour of Britian and Ireland

6:18
$1.05

Speech given by Gigli after a concert at the Royal Albert Hall - 1952

0:42
$1.05

The final phase - and no thoughts of retirement

2:47
$1.05

Di Veroli: Ritorna amore - 1952

3:34
$1.05

A last visit to the USA

1:14
$1.05

Cottrau: Santa Lucia - 1949

3:06
$1.05

Gigli's death, his obituaries, and his place in the tenor lineage

9:04
$2.10

Meyerbeer: 'O paradiso' from L'Africaine (ending) - 1928

2:28
$1.05
Hide 85 tracks for Gigli: A Life in Words and Music

Contents: FLAC44100

Gigli: A Life in Words and Music

5:11:42
$112.50
  • Graeme Kay (narrator)

'I was born with a voice and very little else...' / Ponchielli: 'Cielo e mar' from La Gioconda - 1918

5:22
$1.25

Family background

5:20
$1.25

Gigli's stage debut and poverty-stricken start

6:36
$1.25
Show 85 remaining tracks for Gigli: A Life in Words and Music

Puccini: 'O soave fanciulla' from La Boheme - 1919

3:36
$1.25

Service in the household of Countess Spannocchi

3:19
$1.25

Donizetti: 'Spirto gentil' from La favorita - 1918

4:03
$1.25

Colonel Delfino, and Giovanni Zerri's legal agreement

5:01
$1.25

Cannio: O surdato 'nnammurato - 1918

2:26
$1.25

A hospital visit and a scholarship

2:18
$1.25

Mascagni: 'Ah! ritrovarla nella sua capanna' from Lodoletta - 1918

3:42
$1.25

Gigli graduates and makes his debut; he goes for the high B flat

6:31
$1.25

Puccini: 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca - 1918

2:56
$1.25

Marriage, Rome and a tour to Spain

4:13
$1.25

Mascagni: 'Apri la tua finestra!' from Iris - 1918

2:35
$1.25

A letter from Fred Gaisberg of HMV

4:15
$1.25

Mascagni: 'Mamma, quel vino e generoso' from Cavalleria rusticana - 1919

4:18
$1.25

Gigli conquers South America, and receives an offer from the Met

3:35
$1.25

Metropolitan Opera debut in Mefistofele

4:42
$1.25

Boito: 'Giunto sul passo estremo' from Mefistofele - 1921

3:27
$1.25

The critics' verdict, and more performances

4:41
$1.25

Donizetti: 'Tombe degl'avi miei' from Lucia di Lammermoor - 1927

4:40
$1.25

Gigli's fate becomes entwined with Caruso's

7:30
$2.50

Giordano: 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' from Andrea Chenier - 1922

4:26
$1.25

Who will be Caruso's successor?

5:49
$1.25

Verdi: 'De'miei bollenti spiriti' from La traviata - 1928

4:22
$1.25

Life forms a regular pattern, and Gigli learns to sing in foreign languages

2:06
$1.25

Lalo: 'Vainement, ma bien aimee' from Le Roi d'Ys - 1922

3:26
$1.25

Manon at the Met

0:57
$1.25

Massenet: 'O dolce incanto' from Manon - 1931

3:36
$1.25

Catalani's Loreley

0:50
$1.25

Catalani: 'Nel verde maggio' from Loreley - 1923

2:28
$1.25

Summer in Italy, then back to New York and some physical training

4:33
$1.25

Gounod: 'Ah! ne fuis pas encore!' from Romeo et Juliette - 1923

2:14
$1.25

Honorary Captain of the NYPD

2:22
$1.25

Meyerbeer: 'O paradiso' from L'Africaine - 1928

3:57
$1.25

Flourishing finances and professional rivalries

4:49
$1.25

Crushing remarks; the attraction of radio

3:40
$1.25

Sullivan: The Lost Chord - 1931

4:29
$1.25

A new decade, and the honour of playing Nemorino at the Met

1:31
$1.25

Donizetti: 'Quanto e bella' from L'elisir d'amore - 1925

2:52
$1.25

Debuts in Paris and London, and London's critical reception

4:43
$1.25

Flotow: 'M'appari' [Ach! So fromm] from Mata [Martha] - 1929

3:39
$1.25

Crisis: the death of Gigli's mother, and tension at the Met

3:44
$1.25

Departure from the Met

4:28
$1.25

America's loss is Europe's gain

6:40
$1.25

Speech: Gigli in an interview at the Savoy Hotel, London - 1946

0:43
$1.25

Cherished London reviews

1:41
$1.25

Leoncavallo: 'No, Pagliacci non son!' from Pagliacci - 1934

3:14
$1.25

Recording reflects the drama

1:08
$1.25

Leoncavallo: 'Suvvia, cosi terribile' from Pagliacci - 1934

2:57
$1.25

Touring, Gigli's working relationships, and a new turn of events

5:59
$1.25

De Curtis: Non ti scorder di me - 1935

3:17
$1.25

Film popularity, Hitler and Goebbels, and the Caracalla tradition

4:44
$1.25

Puccini: 'Che gelida manina' from La Boheme - 1938

4:25
$1.25

Voice expert John Steane's recommendation

0:28
$1.25

Puccini: ' O soave fanciulla' from La Boheme - 1938

3:34
$1.25

A new recording of Tosca

2:41
$1.25

Puccini: 'Recondita armonia' from Tosca - 1938

2:49
$1.25

Patience and hard work produce 'a perfrect set of master recordings'

2:36
$1.25

Puccini: 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca - 1938

2:41
$1.25

A return to America and the Met

4:34
$1.25

Verdi: 'Ingemisco' from the Requiem - 1939

3:39
$1.25

The recording of Madama Butterfly

0:37
$1.25

Puccini: Closing moments of Act I, Madama Butterfly - 1939

4:18
$1.25

War keeps Gigli in Italy

2:56
$1.25

Introductory speech to Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni - 1940

0:50
$1.25

Translation of the speech

0:58
$1.25

Mascagni: 'Mamma, quel vino e generoso' from Cavalleria rusticana - 1940

4:45
$1.25

More role debuts, Gigli's wartime films, and Andrea Chenier

6:41
$1.25

Giordano: 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' from Andrea Chenier - 1941

5:09
$1.25

John Steane's verdict

0:28
$1.25

Giordano: 'Come un bel di di maggio' from Andrea Chenier - 1941

3:04
$1.25

Rome Opera House rallies wartime spirits

1:06
$1.25

Verdi: 'Teco io sto - Gran Dio' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943

1:21
$1.25

Verdi: 'Non sai tu che se l'anima mia' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943

3:33
$1.25

Verdi: 'Oh, qual soave brivido' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943

3:24
$1.25

Gigli's political affiliations

6:32
$1.25

Verdi: 'Celeste Aida' from Aida - 1946

4:35
$1.25

Postwar Italy: an HMV manager's report

1:00
$1.25

Verdi: 'Pui ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida' from Aida - 1946

3:15
$1.25

Covent Garden with Rina, then a tour of Britian and Ireland

6:18
$1.25

Speech given by Gigli after a concert at the Royal Albert Hall - 1952

0:42
$1.25

The final phase - and no thoughts of retirement

2:47
$1.25

Di Veroli: Ritorna amore - 1952

3:34
$1.25

A last visit to the USA

1:14
$1.25

Cottrau: Santa Lucia - 1949

3:06
$1.25

Gigli's death, his obituaries, and his place in the tenor lineage

9:04
$2.50

Meyerbeer: 'O paradiso' from L'Africaine (ending) - 1928

2:28
$1.25
Hide 85 tracks for Gigli: A Life in Words and Music