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Maria Carla Curìa – “Réponse d’une épouse sage” (Op. 35) – “Deux Idylles” (Op. 44) – A. Roussel by Luca

Albert Roussel (1869 – 1937) – “Réponse d’une épouse sage” (Op. 35) – “Deux Idylles” (Op. 44). Arturo Toscanini included the suite from the ballet Le festin de l’araignée in one of his broadcast concerts with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Rene Leibowitz recorded that suite in 1952 with the Paris Philharmonic, and Georges Prêtre recorded […]

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Maria Carla Curìa – “Poèmes choinois” (Op. 12) – “À un jeune gentilhomme” – “Favorite abandonnée” – “Vois, des belles filles” – A. Roussel by Luca

Albert Roussel (1869 – 1937) – Poèmes chinois (Op. 12). In 1929, a critic described Roussel’s search for his own voice: “Albert Roussel for a long period sought his true self among varied and contradictory influences. He seemed to waver between the tendencies of Cesar Franck and Vincent d’Indy and those of Claude Debussy. The […]

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Luca Casagrande – “Poèmes chinois” (Op. 12) – “Amoureux séparés” – “Des fleur font une broderie” – Albert Roussel by Luca

Albert Roussel (5 April 1869 – 23 August 1937) was a French composer. He spent seven years as a midshipman, turned to music as an adult, and became one of the most prominent French composers of the interwar period. His early works were strongly influenced by the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel, while he later […]

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Maria Callas – “Printemps qui commence” – “Samson et Dalila” – C. Saint-Saëns – 1961 by Luca

Maria Callas – “Printemps qui commence” – “Samson et Dalila” – C. Saint-Saëns. “Samson and Delilah” is a grand opera in three acts and four scenes by Camille Saint-Saëns to a French libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire. It was first performed in Weimar at the Grossherzogliches (Grand Ducal) Theater (now the Staatskapelle Weimar) on 2 December […]

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Maria Callas – “Samson recherchant ma présence…Amour viens aider ma faiblesse” – “Samson et Dalila” – C. Saint-Saëns – 1961 by Luca

Maria Callas – “Samson recherchant ma présence…Amour viens aider ma faiblesse” – “Samson et Dalila” – C. Saint-Saëns. The role of Dalila was written for Pauline Viardot (1821–1910) but the singer was too old to assay the role for the 2 December 1877 Weimar premiere and the role was entrusted to Auguste von Müller. Pauline […]

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Maria Callas – “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” – “Samson et Dalila” – Conductor M.° G. Prêtre – Paris – 1961. by Luca

Maria Callas – “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” – “Samson et Dalila” – Conductor M.° G. Prêtre – Paris – 1961. By 1906, “Samson et Dalila” had received more than 200 performances internationally. The opera has continued to remain moderately popular since and, while not being among the most frequently performed operas, the work […]

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Samson et Dalila – C. Saint-Saëns by Luca

There are but two musical works based on the story of Samson on the current list to-day, Handel’s oratorio and Saint-Saëns’s opera ; but lyric drama was still in its infancy when the subject first took hold of the fancy of composers and it has held it ever since. The earliest works were of the […]

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Jean Laffonte – “Vision Fugitive” – “Hérodiade” – J. Massenet by Luca

Jean Laffonte (Marsiglia 17.8.1918 – Bruxelles 26.2.2005) – “Vision Fugitive” – “Hérodiade” – Jules Massenet. Very Beautiful voice! This is my favourite kind of baritone voice: clear and light (I love in absolute Heinrich Schlusnus, Gerhard Hüsch, Mattia Battistini, Riccardo Stracciari and others.) The high register is here not perfect, ‘cause the age, but the […]

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