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Maria Callas, Orch del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tullio Serafin - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1953/2014) [HDTracks]

6-04-2016, 21:16
Classical Music | Oldies | FLAC / APE | HD & Vinyl


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Title: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Year Of Release: 2014 (1953)
Label: Warner Classics
Genre: Classical, Opera
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz]
Total Time: 01:50:24
Total Size: 1,14 GB (d.booklet)
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Recorded: 29–30.I & 3, 4 & 6.II.1953, Teatro Comunale, Florence.

Maria Callas’s first studio recording of Lucia is often nominated as one of the great sets in the history of recording. It was made in Florence in February 1953 following live performances at that city’s opera house (although with a largely different cast and conductor). It was the soprano’s first recording with Giuseppe di Stefano and Tito Gobbi – both to become regular and valued colleagues – and with Tullio Serafin (already a regular collaborator). It was also the first of producer Walter Legge’s projected series of major Italian operas under Callas’s recently agreed new contract with Columbia.
Following a successful Turin radio concert of part of the Mad Scene in 1952, Callas sang her first Lucias later that year in Mexico City. As with her Bellini roles (especially Norma, I puritani and La sonnambula) she returned vocal strength, weight and drama to a role that had become recently the preserve of lighter voices more interested in exhibiting mastery of tessitura than of characterisation. Vocal historian John Ardoin has noted that ‘in Callas’s voice and care, Lucia emerged as at once credible and with a previously unsuspected human dimension’. Lucia in the new recording would be much more than a put-upon soubrette with few opportunities to shine vocally until the wedding-night Mad Scene. While the men, notably Lucia’s brother Enrico, indulge their machismo games of instant love or hate, Callas’s Lucia has more layers, a woman fighting the tyranny of dynastic marriage and all-male family dictatorship. She is helped by Serafin’s symphonic, text-aware accompaniment. Her ‘mad’ scene is clearly reasoned – more observant than scared witless at ‘Ohimè, sorge il tremendo fantasma’ and using the coloratura and the instrumental imitation (here still a flute rather than the glass harmonica for which Donizetti scored it) as a sad picture of her longing for Edgardo rather than virtuosic note-spinning. Like Norma, Violetta and Tosca, Donizetti’s heroine became something of a Callas obsession and travelled with her throughout Europe and America.


Tracklist:

Gaetano Donizetti 1797–1848

Lucia di Lammermoor
Opera in three acts · Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano after Walter Scott

1 Preludio (Orchestra) 2.12

ACT ONE

Scene One
2 Percorrete...Percorriamo le spiagge vicine (Normanno/Coro) 2.26
3 Tu sei turbato!...E n’ho ben d’onde 3.11
4 Cruda, funesta smania (Normanno/Enrico/Raimondo) 2.20
5 Il tuo dubbio è omai certezza...Come vinti da stanchezza 2.09
(Coro/Normanno/Enrico/Raimondo)
6 La pietade in suo favore (Enrico/Raimondo/Coro) 1.37

Scene Two
7 Ancor non giunse? 4.12
8 Regnava nel silenzio alta la notte e bruna (Lucia/Alisa) 4.00
9 Quando rapito in estasi (Lucia) 3.59
10 Egli s’avanza...Lucia, perdona se ad ora inusitata (Alisa/Edgardo/Lucia) 2.38
11 Sulla tomba che rinserra il tradito genitore 2.57
12 Qui di sposa eterna fede...Ah, soltanto il nostro foco 1.34
13 Ah, talor del tuo pensiero venga un foglio messaggero 0.46
14 Verranno a te sull’aure i miei sospiri ardenti (Edgardo/Lucia) 4.17

ACT TWO

Scene One
15 Lucia fra poco a te verrà...Tremante l’aspetto (Normanno/Enrico) 3.14
16 Appressati, Lucia...Il pallor funesto, orrendo 5.06
17 Soffriva nel pianto...Un folle t’accese 3.22
18 Che fia?...Suonar di giubilo 1.24
19 Se tradirmi tu potrai...Tu che vedi il pianto mio (Enrico/Lucia) 1.58

Scene Two
20 Per te d’immenso giubilo...Per poco fra le tenebre sparì la vostra stella (Coro/Arturo) 3.40
21 Dov’è Lucia?...Qui giungere or la vedrem (Arturo/Enrico/Coro) 1.50
22 Piange la madre estinta (Enrico/Lucia/Arturo/Raimondo) 2.18
23 Chi mi frena in tal momento (Edgardo/Enrico/Lucia/Raimondo/Arturo/Alisa/Coro) 3.33
24 T’allontana, sciagurato...Rispettate in me di Dio (Arturo/Enrico/Coro/Raimondo) 1.08
25 Sconsigliato! In queste porte chi ti guida? (Enrico/Edgardo/Raimondo/Lucia/Coro) 2.07
26 Esci, fuggi, il furor che mi accende (Arturo/Enrico/Coro/Raimondo/Lucia/Edgardo) 1.16

ACT THREE

Scene One
27 D’immenso giubilo s’innalzi un grido (Coro/Raimondo) 2.27
28 Dalle stanze ove Lucia tratta avea col suo consorte (Raimondo) 2.41
29 Oh! Qual funesto avvenimento! (Coro/Raimondo) 3.15
30 Il dolce suono mi colpì di sua voce!...Ardon gli incensi 11.50
(Lucia/Raimondo/Normanno/Coro)
31 Spargi d’amaro pianto (Lucia/Raimondo/Coro/Enrico) 3.48

Scene Two
32 Tombe degli avi miei 4.06
33 Fra poco a me ricovero darà negletto avello (Edgardo) 3.29
34 Oh, meschina! Oh, fato orrendo! (Coro/Edgardo) 4.08
35 Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali (Edgardo/Raimondo/Coro) 5.16

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Lucia - MARIA CALLAS
Edgardo - GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO
Enrico - TITO GOBBI
Raimondo - RAFFAELE ARIÉ
Arturo - VALIANO NATALI
Alisa - ANNA MARIA CANALI
Normanno - GINO SARRI
Coro e Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chorus master: Andrea Morosini
Tullio Serafin, Conductoe

Maria Callas, Orch del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tullio Serafin - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1953/2014) [HDTracks]





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