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Teresa Berganza

Brava Berganza (2CD)

A newly remastered collection of four original Decca albums featuring the Spanish mezzo-soprano at the height of her powers in the repertoire most associated with her, from Rossini to folk and popular songs from her native Spain.

Born in 1935, Teresa Berganza was in her mid-twenties when she made the recordings on this album, yet she was already the darling of the opera press by June 1959 when Decca first issued the wide-ranging recital of Rossini arias which opens this anthology. Later the same year, she recorded a sequence of eight Basque songs with orchestra which captivatingly exploits the dark, sultry shadings within her mezzo. Although the Rossini LP has been issued piecemeal on CD, this is the first time the recital appears in its entirety.

TRACK LIST

CD 1
GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Il barbiere di Siviglia:
Una voce poco fa
Contro un cor che accende amore

L’italiana in Algeri:
Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno!
Per lui che adoro
Amici … Pensa all patria

Stabat Mater: Fac ut portem Christi mortem
Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier
La Cenerentola: Nacqui all’affanno e al pianto … Non più mesta
London Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Gibson

JACINTO GUERRERO: Sagrario’s Romanza
PEDRO MIGUEL MARQUÈS: Margarita’s Romanza
Orchestra conducted by Benito Lauret

PADRE JOSE ANTONIO DE DONOSTÍA
RESURRECCION MARIA DE AZCUE:
Eight Basque Songs
Orchestra conducted by Gerardo Gombau

JOSE JUAN CADENAS MUÑOZ
QUINITO VALVERDE:
Clavelitos
RUPERTO CHAPÍ Y LORENTE: Carceleras
Orchestra conducted by Benito Lauret

CD 2
LUIGI CHERUBINI: Ahi! Che forse ai miei dì (Demofonte)
ANTONIO CESTI: Intorno all’idol mio (Orontea)
Attrib. GIOVANNI BATISTA PERGOLESI: Confusa, smarrita

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI
Qual mia colpa … Se delitto è l’adorarvi
Chi vuol innamorarsi
La Rosaura
Elitropio d’amor

JESUS GURIDI:
Cómo quieres que adivine
Mañanita de San Juan

FELIX LAVILLA: Four Basque Songs
JOAQUIN TURINA: Saeta en forme de Salve a la Virgen de la Esperanza, Op. 60

ENRIQUE GRANADOS:
El tra la la y el punteado
El majo timido
La maja dolorosa
JOAQUIN TURINA: Farruca (Treptico)
MANUEL DE FALLA Seven Popular Spanish Songs
FELIX LAVILLA: Lullaby
Félix Lavilla, piano

Teresa Berganza, mezzo-soprano