Callas, Maria

Maria Callas Remastered: The First Recital [1949]

CD
10. Nov 2014

Barcode: 0825646340040

Mitwirkende: Arturo Basile, RAI Orchestra Turin

Recorded in 1949 when Maria Callas was just 25, this debut recital encapsulates the young soprano’s astonishing maturity, versatility and technical finesse.

She had already sung all three roles showcased here – Wagner’s Isolde and Bellini’s Norma and Elvira (I puritani) – in the theater. As Gramophone, which described the recital as ‘incandescent and spellbinding’, wrote: ‘The Liebestod is a beautiful example of sustained interpretation, with a long line running through the whole piece, each phrase finding part-fulfillment in the next until the climax is reached,’ concluding overall that: ‘The eloquence of phrase and the technical control put at the service of a discerning heart and mind are obvious to hear.’

Hörprobe & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Act 3: "Dolce e calmo" (Isolde's Liebestod)  - Maria Callas, Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI, Arturo Basile 
02 Bellini: Norma, Act 1: "Casta Diva" (Norma)  - Maria Callas, Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI, Arturo Basile 
03 Bellini: Norma, Act 1: "Ah! bello a me ritorna" (Norma)  - Maria Callas, Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI, Arturo Basile 
04 Bellini: I Puritani, Act 2: "O, rendetemi la speme" (Elvira)  - Maria Callas, Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI, Arturo Basile 
05 Bellini: I Puritani, Act 2: "Qui la voce sua soave" (Elvira)  - Maria Callas, Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI, Arturo Basile 
06 Bellini: I Puritani, Act 2: "Vien, diletto, è in ciel la luna" (Elvira)  - Maria Callas, Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI, Arturo Basile 


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