GIUSEPPE VALDENGO - ITALIAN SONGS

GIUSEPPE VALDENGO
ITALIAN SONGS

Alberto Erede
Int. Release 02 Jun. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 480 8184 4
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Track List

Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916)
2.
3:49

3.
4:14

4.
3:15

5.
2:14

6.
3:22

7.
3:24

Augusto Rotoli (1847 - 1904)
Luigi Denza (1846 - 1922)
9.
Se
4:35

Renato Brogi
Luigi Denza (1846 - 1922)
11.
3:09

Giuseppe Valdengo, Kingsway Symphony Orchestra, Alberto Erede

Vincenzo de Crescenzo (1875 - 1964)
12.
2:58

Giuseppe Valdengo, New Promenade Orchestra, Alberto Erede

Vincenzo Billi
Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
14.
1:59

Giuseppe Valdengo, Kingsway Symphony Orchestra, Alberto Erede

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 1

Act 2

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

sung in Italian

Act 2

Ambroise Charles Louis Thomas (1811 - 1896)
Hamlet: A vos jeux

Act 2

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Prologue

Giuseppe Valdengo, New Symphony Orchestra, Alberto Erede

Total Playing Time: 1:14:55

Everything about the album is a slice of its time, with colorful orchestral arrangements, all uncredited, that are as zippy and exotic as Canteloube's "Songs of the Auvergne". There's also fluid conducting by Alberto Erede . . . This repertoire is often the province of tenors, but Valdengo sings with just as much direct tone and limpid diction as any higher voice has ever offered, and he can even shoot off a full-voice high G when necessary. There's enough specificity in his response to each song to ward off any sense of sameness. Tosti's "La mia canzone" epitomizes the generosity of his singing. Denza's "Occhi di fata" demonstrates the great artist's knack for showing everything about how the song is going to go from the first phrase alone, and Tosti's "Aprile" manages to show that April's season of love can hold some tough memories along with promise . . . Especially exciting is a glimpse of Valdengo's Rigoletto, with "Pari siamo" emerging from Valdengo and Erede as a rapid progression of thoughts and moods, a performance so good that it puts the listener in mind of what a leap forward this now-familiar opera was for Verdi . . . This is a studio recording, but it is tempting to start up an ovation anyway.

. . . ce récital longtemps introuvable est donc une occasion de faire ou refaire connaissance avec cette belle voix, dans un programme habituellement réservés aux ténors. Les amateurs de mélodies italiennes ne seront pas décus: chacun des morceaux est interprété avec intelligence et sensibilité, et l'ensemble s'écoute avec plaisir sans aucune monotonie . . . l'accompagnement est assuré avec professionnalisme par Alberto Erede.

Qu'il entonne des "canzone" de Tosti, "Rigoletto" ou le Prologue de "Paillasse", la voix, soyeuse ou mordante, ne renonce jamais à son chant d'école, à son legato . . . Qui résisterait à une "Sérénade" de Tosti aussi élégante?