Giuseppe Di Stefano - Opera recital (Re-uploaded)

Posted By : jerryap | Date : 02 Dec 2008 08:10:00 | Comments : 3 |

Giuseppe Di Stefano - Opera recital
Classical-Opera | FLAC+CUE+Scans | 229MB | 1963

Some days ago I was looking for Di Stefano recordings and I found this album posted by leiliah on march of this year. Un fortunately links are broken; then I decide to buy it and I post this quirk again if somebody is interested too. Oh! Why I said quirk? Well you must agree with me that it is not usual to hear a tenore lirico singing roles like Verdi's Othello or Radames with enough and convincent dramatism, (perhaps because his "all'aperto" technic)... Oh! yes I know Pavarotti recorded Othello... mmm... It makes me love his voice yet more as Alfredo in Traviata ;)

Grosse Opern-Arien
(in italienischer Sprache)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) ■ AIDA
1. Se quel guerrier io fossi! • Celeste Aida (Romanze des Radames) [4'21]
2. Oh! fede negar potessi agl'occhi miei • Quando le sere al placido [5'05]
(Rezitativ und Arie des Rodolfo)
3. Dio! mi potevi scagliar • (Monolog des Othello) [4'00]
4. Niun mi tema • (Tod des Othello) [5'16]
Arrigo Boito (1842-1918) • MEFISTOFELE
5. Giunto sul passo estremo • (Romanze des Faust) [3'05]
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) • L'AFRICANA
6. Mi batte il cor • O paradiso • (Romanze des Vasco) [3'19]
Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886) ■ LA GIOCONDA
7. Cielo e mar (Romanze des Enzo) [4'25]
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) ■ LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
8. Or son sei mesi (Erziihlung des Johnson) [2'40]
Francesco Cilea (1866-1950) • ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
9. La dolcissima effigie (Arie des Moritz von Sachsen) [2'04]
Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) ■ LA BOHÈME
10. Musette! O gioia della mia dimora (Arie des Marcello) [2'43]
Umberto Giordano (1867-1948) ■ FEDORA
11. Amor ti vieta (Arie des Loris) [l'47]
Giuseppe Pietri (1886-1946) ■ MARISTELLA
12. Io conosco un giardino (Arie des Giovanni) [2'11]
Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968) ■ IL CALZARE D'ARGENTO
13. Davvero, quanto grande è la miseria (Gebet des Giuliano) [4'38]

Giuseppe di Stefano, Tenor
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Dirigent: Bruno Bartoletti

"His voice is of faultless beauty and remarkable expressive power; it possesses the velvety richness which we have not experienced since the days of Gigli and Lauri Volpi", wrote an eminent American critic in 1948 following Giuseppe Di Stefano's Metropolitan Opera debut. During the ensuing decades, this great artist ranked among the finest and most lionized tenors in the world. Here is his only opera recital recorded on Deutsche Grammophon.

»Seine Stimme ist von makelloser Schönheit und ungewöhnlicher Ausdruckskraft; sie besitzt samtene Fülle, wie wir sie seit Gigli und Lauri Volpi nicht mehr gehört haben«, schrieb ein bedeutender amerikanischer Kritiker 1948 nach Giuseppe Di Stefanos Debüt an der Metropolitan Opera. Während der darauf folgenden Jahrzehnte zählte dieser große Künstler zu den besten und erfolgreichsten Tenören der "Welt. Sein einziges Opernrecital für Deutsche Grammophon liegt nun vor.

«Sa voix est d'une beauté absolue et d'une remarquable puissance expressive; elle a cette richesse veloutée que nous n'avons plus entendue depuis l'époque glorieuse de Gigli et Lauri Volpi», écrivait en 1948 un eminent critique américain après les débuts de Giuseppe Di Stefano au Metropolitan Opera. Au cours des décennies suivantes, ce grand artiste s'est imposé parmi les meilleurs ténors du monde. On entend ici le seul récital d'opéra qu'il a enregistré pour Deutsche Grammophon.

Artistic Supervision: Hans Weber
Recording Engineer: Heinz Wildhagen
® 1963 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
Cover Photo: Max Jacoby, Berlin Made in the E.U.

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Posted By: Alidoro Date: 02 Dec 2008 21:41:21
Thank you for this present for all GDS' voice lovers. In fact, in 1963 his high notes (and even those not so high) had already become screamed and his voice had lost sheen and beauty, but ... he was still a charmer and he had still his very moving and warm way of "telling".
Posted By: FIboreka Date: 03 Dec 2008 06:03:53
Thank you!
Posted By: marioriparbella Date: 15 Jan 2012 16:36:26
Thank you so much for post! Unfortunately links ard dead! Can you please reupload?
Thank you in advance.