The Voice of Cesare Siepi
Cesare Siepi
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4820113
Barcode
00028948201136
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Le nozze di Figaro, KV 492
Bravo, signor padrone … Se vuol ballare
Non più andrai
Wiener Philharmoniker
Erich Kleiber

Don Giovanni, KV 527
Fin ch’han dal vino
Deh! vieni alla finestra
Wiener Philharmoniker
Josef Krips

Madamina, il catalogo è questo

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Don Carlo: Ella giammai m’amo
Nabucco: Vieni, o levita … Tu sul labbro dei veggenti
Ernani: Che mai vegg’io … Infelice! Et tu credevi

ANTONIO CARLOS GOMES
Salvator Rosa: Di sposa, di padre le gioie serene

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Simon Boccanegra: Il lacerato spirito

GIACOMO MEYERBEER
Les Huguenots: Signeur, rempart et seul soutien … Piff, paff
Robert le diable: Nonnes qui reposez

JACQUES HALÉVY
La Juive: Si la rigeur et la vengeance
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Alberto Erede

AMILCARE PONCHIELLI
La Gioconda: Sì, morir ella de! … Là turbine e farnetichi
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale, Florence
Gianandrea Gavazzeni

ARRIGO BOITO
Mefistofele
Ave Signor!
Sono lo spirito che nega
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Tullio Serafin

Recording information

Recording Producers: James Walker (5, 14); Peter Andry (1–4); Victor Olof (6–13); Christopher Raeburn (15–16)
Balance Engineers: James Brown (5); Cyril Windebank, James Brown (1–4); Gil Went (6–13), Roy Wallace (14–16)
Recording Locations: Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy, 13–22 July 1954 (6–13), 2 July–7 August 1955 (5), June–September 1958 (15, 16); Redoutensaal, Vienna, Austria, 6–21 June 1955 (3, 4); 21–27 June 1955 (1, 2); Teatro Pergola, Florence, Italy, 22 June–6 July 1957 (14)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘resonantly sung’ (Don Carlo, Nabucco & Ernani arias) Gramophone, April 1955

‘anyone in doubt still of the artistic progress of the present singer might well begin by hearing the grand, not to say majestic, fashion in which he handles both the minor section and flowers out into the consoling major theme [of the ‘Boccanegra’ aria]. It is Verdi most nobly done. … first rate’ (Verdi: Simon Boccanegra, Gomes, Meyerbeer, Halévy) Gramophone, June 1955