The Young Donizetti

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While Donizetti may have received isolated recognition in his earlier years, it was only with Anna Bolena (Milan 1830) that he won over musical Italy as a whole heralding the beginning of his truly international career.

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  1. L'ajo nell'imbarazzo: Overture Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  2. Alfredo il grande, Act I: Cavatina: Non e di morte il fulmine Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  3. Pietro il grande, czar delle Russie, Act II: Ah qual colpo, oh ciel, qual fremito Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  4. Zoraida di Granata, Act I: Finale: Qual tradimento e questo! ? Ah! ch'io provo di smanie, d'affetti Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  5. Enrico di Borgogna, Act I: Recitative and Cavatina: Elisa! Elisa! Oh! me infelice ? Care uarette che spiegate Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  6. Chiara e Serafina, o Il pirata, Act I: Trio: Tremante, smarrito Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  7. Zoraida di Granata, Act I: Cavatina: Era mia ? mi amo ? l'amai ? Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  8. Le nozze in villa, Act II: Trio: In lei vegg'io l'oggetto Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  9. Gabriella di Vergy, Act II: Aria: Perche non chiusi al di Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  10. Elvida: Duet: Se geme a' tuoi lai Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  11. La zingara, Act II: Cavatina: A te nell'appressarmi Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34
  12. Emilia di Liverpool, Act II: Finale: Confusa e l'alma mia ? Non intende il mio contento Donizetti, G. Buy Track 0:34

Description

While Donizetti may have received isolated recognition in his earlier years, it was only with Anna Bolena (Milan 1830) that he won over musical Italy as a whole heralding the beginning of his truly international career. This disc of selections from earlier works gives the listener a surprising view of the young composer perfecting his craft. Included are twelve selections from the period 1818, when his first opera was staged, to 1828. all the operas represented here, though forgotten, show us that Donizetti’s genius had begun to flourish much earlier than with the success of Anna Bolena. We can witness a young composer constantly experimenting with modes of expression that will be true both to the situations he is setting to music and to his own artistic sensibilities. This disc includes a ravishing duet from a not yet issued complete recording of Donizetti’s one-act opera Elvida, featuring the French soprano Annick Massis and the American mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore.

‘With such outstanding bel canto artists, one could hardly go wrong’ – American Record Guide

Cast

Bruce Ford, Russell Smythe, Susan Bickley, Marilyn Hill Smith, Myrna Moreno, Kevin John, Jonathan Best, Della Jones, Majella Cullagh, Paul Austin Kelly, Christina Pastorello, Dominic Natoli, Mathew Hargreaves, Yvonne Kenny, Lynne Davies, Diana Montague, Paul Nilon, Jonathan Viera, Eiddwen Harrhy, Jennifer Larmore, Annick Massis. Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra Conductors - David Parry, Antonello Allemandi, Alun Francis

Tracklist

01 L’ajo nell’imbarazzo: Overture
02 Alfredo il grande, Act I: Cavatina: Non e di morte il fulmine
03 Pietro il grande, czar delle Russie, Act II: Ah qual colpo, oh ciel, qual fremito
04 Enrico di Borgogna, Act I: Recitative and Cavatina: Elisa! Elisa! Oh! me infelice ? Care uarette che spiegate
05 Zoraida di Granata, Act I: Finale: Qual tradimento e questo! ? Ah! ch’io provo di smanie, d’affetti
06 Chiara e Serafina, o Il pirata, Act I: Trio: Tremante, smarrito
07 Zoraida di Granata, Act I: Cavatina: Era mia ? mi amo ? l’amai ?
08 Le nozze in villa, Act II: Trio: In lei vegg’io l’oggetto
09 Gabriella di Vergy, Act II: Aria: Perche non chiusi al di
10 Elvida: Duet: Se geme a’ tuoi lai
11 La zingara, Act II: Cavatina: A te nell’appressarmi
12 Emilia di Liverpool, Act II: Finale: Confusa e l’alma mia ? Non intende il mio contento

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