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Saturday, December 20, 2014 Permalink

At the Opera, Puccini's La Boheme and Menotti's Amhal and the Night Visitors

  

La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on February 1 1896 at the Teatro Regio,  conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide. In 1946, fifty years after the opera's premiere, Toscanini conducted a performance of it on radio with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. This performance was eventually released on records and on Compact Disc. It is the only recording of a Puccini opera by its original conductor. This 1946 recording stars Licia Albanese and Jan Peerce. Arturo Toscanini conducts the NBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
G. Puccini: La bohème BUY NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor
10:00pm
10:16pm
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors BUY Vienna; Thomas Schippers, conductor
RCA 64852RG
11:00pm
11:07pm
Adam: O holy night BUY National Philharmonic; Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor Luciano Pavarotti
Decca B0005301-02
11:11pm
trad.: Adeste Fideles (O come, all ye faithful) BUY National Philharmonic; Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor Luciano Pavarotti
Decca B0005301-02
11:15pm
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria BUY National Philharmonic; Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor
Decca B0005301-02
11:20pm
Yon: Gesu Bambino BUY National Philharmonic; Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor Luciano Pavarotti
Decca B0005301-02
11:24pm
Mohr-Gruber: Silent Night BUY RCA Orchestra; Henri Rene, conductor Mario Lanza
RCA Gold Seal 6427-2-RG
11:28pm
Wesley-Mendelssohn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing BUY RCA Orchestra; Henri Rene, conductor Mario Lanza
RCA Gold Seal 6427-2-RG
11:31pm
Irving Berlin: White Christmas BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor Kiri Te Kanawa
Decca 414632-2
11:34pm
Felix Bernard: Winter Wonderland BUY Philharmonia Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor Kiri Te Kanawa
Decca 414632-2
11:38pm
trad. : Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas BUY Philharmonic Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor Kiri te Kanawa
Decca 414632-2
11:42pm
trad.: Joy to the world BUY National Philharmonic; Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor Joan Sutherland
Polygram Records B0005301-02
11:46pm
trad.: O Tannenbaum BUY National Philharmonic; Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor Leontyne Price
Polygram Records B0005301-02
11:48pm
London Symphony: Waldteufel - The skaters' waltz BUY from Greatest Christmas Show on Earth
Polygram Records B0005301-02
11:53pm
Kiri Te Kanawa: Mary's boy child BUY from Greatest Christmas Show on Earth
Polygram Records B0005301-02
11:57pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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