• A Life in Words & Music - Enrico Caruso
  • 4 CDs i **;

Detailinformationen

This series explores the lives of legendary performers of the past. Their colourful paths to enduring worldwide recognition are depicted through a combination of lively narration and authentic recordings. This CD includes over 40 original recordings from 1918 to 1952.
  • Künstler: Written and narrated by Graeme Kay
  • Label: Naxos, DDD, 02
  • Bestellnummer: 4946083
  • Erscheinungstermin: 22.3.2004
  • Tracklisting
  • Mitwirkende

Disk 1 von 4

  1. 1 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: 'I was born with a voice and very little else...' / Ponchielli: 'Cielo e mar' from La
  2. 2 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Family background
  3. 3 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Gigli's stage debut and poverty-stricken start
  4. 4 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Puccini: 'O soave fanciulla' from La Boheme - 1919
  5. 5 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Service in the household of Countess Spannocchi
  6. 6 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Donizetti: 'Spirto gentil' from La favorita - 1918
  7. 7 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Colonel Delfino, and Giovanni Zerri's legal agreement
  8. 8 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Cannio: O surdato 'nnammurato - 1918
  9. 9 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: A hospital visit and a scholarship
  10. 10 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Mascagni: 'Ah! ritrovarla nella sua capanna' from Lodoletta - 1918
  11. 11 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Gigli graduates and makes his debut; he goes for the high B flat
  12. 12 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Puccini: 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca - 1918
  13. 13 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Marriage, Rome and a tour to Spain
  14. 14 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Mascagni: 'Apri la tua finestra!' from Iris - 1918
  15. 15 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life In Words And Music: A Letter From Fred Gaisberg Of Hmv
  16. 16 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Mascagni: 'Mamma, quel vino e generoso' from Cavalleria rusticana - 1919
  17. 17 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Gigli conquers South America, and receives an offer from the Met
  18. 18 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Metropolitan Opera debut in Mefistofele
  19. 19 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Boito: 'Giunto sul passo estremo' from Mefistofele - 1921

Disk 2 von 4

  1. 1 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: The critics' verdict, and more performances
  2. 2 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Donizetti: 'Tombe degl'avi miei' from Lucia di Lammermoor - 1927
  3. 3 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Gigli's fate becomes entwined with Caruso's
  4. 4 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Giordano: 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' from Andrea Chenier - 1922
  5. 5 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Who will be Caruso's successor?
  6. 6 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Verdi: 'De'miei bollenti spiriti' from La traviata - 1928
  7. 7 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Life forms a regular pattern, and Gigli learns to sing in foreign languages
  8. 8 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Lalo: 'Vainement, ma bien aimee' from Le Roi d'Ys - 1922
  9. 9 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Manon at the Met
  10. 10 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Massenet: 'O dolce incanto' from Manon - 1931
  11. 11 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Catalani's Loreley
  12. 12 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Catalani: 'Nel verde maggio' from Loreley - 1923
  13. 13 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Summer in Italy, then back to New York and some physical training
  14. 14 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Gounod: 'Ah! ne fuis pas encore!' from Romeo et Juliette - 1923
  15. 15 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life In Words And Music: Honorary Captain Of The Nypd
  16. 16 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Meyerbeer: 'O paradiso' from L'Africaine - 1928
  17. 17 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Flourishing finances and professional rivalries
  18. 18 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Crushing remarks; the attraction of radio
  19. 19 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Sullivan: The Lost Chord - 1931
  20. 20 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: A new decade, and the honour of playing Nemorino at the Met
  21. 21 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Donizetti: 'Quanto e bella' from L'elisir d'amore - 1925

Disk 3 von 4

  1. 1 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Debuts in Paris and London, and London's critical reception
  2. 2 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Flotow: 'M'appari' [Ach! So fromm] from Mata [Martha] - 1929
  3. 3 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Crisis: the death of Gigli's mother, and tension at the Met
  4. 4 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Departure from the Met
  5. 5 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: America's loss is Europe's gain
  6. 6 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Speech: Gigli in an interview at the Savoy Hotel, London - 1946
  7. 7 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Cherished London reviews
  8. 8 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Leoncavallo: 'No, Pagliacci non son!' from Pagliacci - 1934
  9. 9 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Recording reflects the drama
  10. 10 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Leoncavallo: 'Suvvia, cosi terribile' from Pagliacci - 1934
  11. 11 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Touring, Gigli's working relationships, and a new turn of events
  12. 12 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: De Curtis: Non ti scorder di me - 1935
  13. 13 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Film popularity, Hitler and Goebbels, and the Caracalla tradition
  14. 14 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Puccini: 'Che gelida manina' from La Boheme - 1938
  15. 15 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Voice expert John Steane's recommendation
  16. 16 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Puccini: ' O soave fanciulla' from La Boheme - 1938
  17. 17 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: A new recording of Tosca
  18. 18 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Puccini: 'Recondita armonia' from Tosca - 1938
  19. 19 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Patience and hard work produce 'a perfrect set of master recordings'
  20. 20 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Puccini: 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca - 1938
  21. 21 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: A return to America and the Met
  22. 22 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Verdi: 'Ingemisco' from the Requiem - 1939
  23. 23 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: The recording of Madama Butterfly
  24. 24 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Puccini: Closing moments of Act I, Madama Butterfly - 1939

Disk 4 von 4

  1. 1 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: War keeps Gigli in Italy
  2. 2 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Introductory speech to Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni - 1940
  3. 3 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Translation of the speech
  4. 4 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Mascagni: 'Mamma, quel vino e generoso' from Cavalleria rusticana - 1940
  5. 5 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: More role debuts, Gigli's wartime films, and Andrea Chenier
  6. 6 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Giordano: 'Un di all'azzurro spazio' from Andrea Chenier - 1941
  7. 7 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: John Steane's verdict
  8. 8 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Giordano: 'Come un bel di di maggio' from Andrea Chenier - 1941
  9. 9 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Rome Opera House rallies wartime spirits
  10. 10 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Verdi: 'Teco io sto - Gran Dio' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943
  11. 11 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Verdi: 'Non sai tu che se l'anima mia' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943
  12. 12 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Verdi: 'Oh, qual soave brivido' from Un ballo in maschera - 1943
  13. 13 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Gigli's political affiliations
  14. 14 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Verdi: 'Celeste Aida' from Aida - 1946
  15. 15 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life In Words And Music: Postwar Italy: An Hmv Manager's Report
  16. 16 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Verdi: 'Pui ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida' from Aida - 1946
  17. 17 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Covent Garden with Rina, then a tour of Britian and Ireland
  18. 18 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Speech given by Gigli after a concert at the Royal Albert Hall - 1952
  19. 19 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: The final phase - and no thoughts of retirement
  20. 20 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Di Veroli: Ritorna amore - 1952
  21. 21 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life In Words And Music: A Last Visit To The Usa
  22. 22 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Cottrau: Santa Lucia - 1949
  23. 23 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Gigli's death, his obituaries, and his place in the tenor lineage
  24. 24 Graeme Kay: Gigli: A Life in Words and Music: Meyerbeer: 'O paradiso' from L'Africaine (ending) - 1928

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