Verdi: Falstaff excerpts (CD)

Eloquence
$9.99
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SKU:
4820268
Artist:
Fernando Corena, New Symphony Orchestra of London, Sir Edward Downes

Eloquence is proud to release one of the hidden gems of the Decca catalogue – the 1963 recording of nearly an hour of highlights from Verdi’s Falstaff conducted by Sir Edward Downes with a model cast of soloists, including Fernando Corena as the knight and Regina Resnik in one of her signature roles, Alice Ford.

What makes the recording even more remarkable is the quality of the Decca sound – certainly one of the most vibrant, thrilling and impactful examples of analogue audio engineering. The reissue is filled out with rare recordings of Rossini and Donizetti bass arias made by Fernando Corena in 1950 and 1952. They require all of Corena’s sense of character and vocal dexterity, and he delivers admirably.

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Tracklisting:

Donizetti:

Udite, udite, o rustici (from L'elisir d'amore)

Fernando Corena (bass)

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Alberto Erede

 

Un foco insolito, mi sento addosso (from Don Pasquale)

Fernando Corena (bass)

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Alberto Erede

 

Rossini:

A un dottor della mia sorte (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Fernando Corena (bass)

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Alberto Erede

Il mio pianto è preparato (from La gazza ladra)

Fernando Corena (bass)

L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Alberto Erede

 

Verdi:

Falstaff (excerpts)

Fernando Corena (Falstaff), Renato Capechi (Ford), Ilva Ligabue (Alice Ford), Lydia Marimpietri (Nanetta), Fernanda Cadoni (Meg Page), Regina Resnik (Mistress Quickly), Luigi Alva (Fenton), Robert Bowman (Bardolph), Michael Langdon (Pistol)

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Sir Edward Downes

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