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  • Composer: Giacomo Puccini
  • Audio CD (3 Oct. 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B000B6N668
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro (Lauretta)Miriam Gauci 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze e come un albero (Rinuccio)Stefano Secco 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Tosca: Act I: Santa ampolle...Recondita armonia (Cavaradossi)Nelly Miricioiu 5:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tosca: Act I: Tre sbirri, una carrozza (Scarpia)Nelly Miricioiu 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tosca: Act II: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore (Tosca)Nelly Miricioiu 3:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tosca: Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle (Cavaradossi)Thomas Harper 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Manon Lescaut, Act I: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux)Thomas Harper 2:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Manon Lescaut, Act II: In quelle trine morbide (Manon Lescaut)Miriam Gauci 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Manon Lescaut, Act III: IntermezzoBelgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra 5:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Manon Lescaut, Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon Lescaut)Miriam Gauci 4:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Edgar: Edgar, Act III: PreludeCSR Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Messa di Gloria: Credo in unum DeumKalman Strausz 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Messa di Gloria: Et incarnatus estAntonello Palombi 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica): Senza Mamma (Angelica)Miriam Gauci 4:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. La fanciulla del West: La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), Act III: Ch'ella mi creda (Johnson)Thomas Harper 1:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. La boheme: Act I: Questo Mar Rosso (Marcello, Rodolfo)Jonathan Welch 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. La boheme: Act I: Che gelida manina (Rodolfo)Jonathan Welch 4:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. La boheme: Act I: Si. Mi chiamano Mimi (Mimi)Jonathan Welch 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. La boheme: Act I: O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo, Mimi)Jonathan Welch 3:42£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. La boheme: Act II: Quando me'n vo' (Musetta, Marcello and Ensemble)Jonathan Welch 4:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. La boheme: Act IV: Sono andati? (Mimi, Rodolfo)Jonathan Welch 5:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. La boheme: Act IV: Che ha detto il medico? (Rodolfo, Marcello, Musetta, Schaunard, Colline)Jonathan Welch 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Le Villi (The Willis), Act II: La Tregenda (Witches' Dance)CSR Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Le Villi (The Willis), Act I: Se come voi piccina io fossi (Anna)Miriam Gauci 5:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Madama Butterfly: Act I: Bimba, dagli occhi (Pinkerton, Butterfly)Miriam Gauci11:01Album Only
Listen  7. Madama Butterfly: Act II: Un bel di, vedremo (Butterfly)Miriam Gauci 4:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Madama Butterfly: Act II: Humming ChorusMiriam Gauci 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. La rondine: La Rondine (The Swallow), Act I: Chi'il bel sogno di Doretta (Magda)Luba Orgonasova 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Crisantemi (version for string orchestra)Hungarian State Opera Orchestra 6:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Turandot: Act I: Gira la cote! Gira! (Chorus and Ensemble)Giovanna Casolla 2:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Turandot: Act I: Perche tarde la luna (Chorus and Ensemble)Giovanna Casolla 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Turandot: Act I: La, sui monti dell'est (Chorus)Giovanna Casolla 1:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Turandot: Act I: Signor, ascolta! (Liu)Giovanna Casolla 2:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Turandot: Act I: Non piangere, Liu! (Calaf, Liu, Timur)Giovanna Casolla 1:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Turandot: Act I: Ah! per l'ultima volta (Timur, Liu, Ministers, Calaf, Chorus)Giovanna Casolla 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Turandot: Act III Scene 1: L'amore? (Turandot, Liu, Ping, Calaf, Chorus)Giovanna Casolla 3:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Turandot: Act III Scene 1: Tu, che di gel sei cinta (Liu, Chorus, Calaf, Timur, Ping)Giovanna Casolla 7:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Turandot, Act III Scene 1: Nessun dorma (Calaf)Thomas Harper 3:04£0.79  Buy MP3 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ruth O'D on 30 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
I bought this after googling 'music from room with a view' because I find the opera segment used in that film (A Room With A View ) very moving and atmospheric. I don't know much about opera, and knew nothing at all about Puccini, but I have been delighted with the music in this collection.

Listening to the CDs I have found I recognised several other pieces - Nessun Dorma, of course, and at least one from Inspector Morse, as well as others I couldn't quite place. Even those that are not familiar are easy to listen to, and convey real feeling despite all being sung in Italian. Looking up IMDb, I was astonished at how many films and TV shows have used excerpts from Puccini, including a few very unlikely candidates such as Mr. Bean's Holiday, Babe: Pig in the City and Star Trek: Voyager!

I would thoroughly recommend this CD to those of you who, like me, are not really 'into' opera, but who appreciate the sense of grandeur and emotion it brings to your favourite shows.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ginny on 3 Feb. 2012
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Great recording, easy listening,bought it for my son and he is very pleased with it.It is light and nice to listen to in the car!!!Great value for money too!!!
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mart TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 July 2007
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This Naxos double CD is effectively a reworking of the original single CD release `The Best of Puccini', expanded to include more of the composer's music then attractively packaged with new artwork and a card slip-case cover showing an amusing caricature of the composer.

As with any `Best Of' compilation much of the composer's work will inevitably be omitted although surprisingly, given his popularity, Puccini wrote just 38 works and 12 of these appear in various abbreviated forms on these CDs so the 2 and a half hours of music here give a good cross-section of his compositional style.

The sleeve notes are helpful for those wanting a little more than these highlights, for they provide recommended further listening (all Naxos label CD's of course!). But for those who do not wish to delve any deeper and are content with these types of collections there are a number of other Naxos `Very Best Of' releases featuring other composers, which together can form the basis of a respectable and reasonably comprehensive classical music CD library.

In summary, an informative and attractively presented mid priced CD.

(The complete Naxos `Very best Of' series features Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Dvorak, Elgar, Grieg, Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Satie, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Strauss (Johann) II, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pg1010 on 31 Dec. 2013
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This was a good present! My husband likes Puccini and this is the best cd he's owned its varied and he likes it
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