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Verdi: La Traviata

Carlo Rizzi , London Symphony , Ambrosian Singers Audio CD
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  • Performer: Ambrosian Singers
  • Orchestra: London Symphony
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Audio CD (21 Sep 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B002HLQRM0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,715 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. La traviata : Prelude to Act 1 4:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. La traviata : Act 1 "Dell'invito trascorsa gi l'ora" [Violetta, Flora, Alfredo, Gastone, Douphol, Marchese, Dottore, Chorus] 4:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. La traviata : Act 1 "Libiamo, ne'lieti calici" [Violetta, Alfredo, Choir] 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. La traviata : Act 1 "Che cio?" [Violetta, Flora, Alfredo, Gastone, Douphol, Marchese, Dottore, Chorus]0:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. La traviata : Act 1 "Oh! qual pallor!" [Violetta, Alfredo] 1:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. La traviata : Act 1 "Un d felice" [Alfredo, Violetta, Gastone] 4:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. La traviata : Act 1 "Si ridesta in ciel l'aurora" [Flora, Gastone, Douphol, Marchese, Dottore, Chorus] 1:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. La traviata : Act 1 "E strano! strano! ... Ah, fors' lui" [Violetta] 6:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. La traviata : Act 1 "Follie! ... Sempre libera" [Violetta, Alfredo] 4:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. La traviata : Act 2 "Lunge da lei" [Alfredo] 2:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. La traviata : Act 2 "De'miei bollenti spiriti" [Alfredo] 1:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. La traviata : Act 2 "Annina, donde vieni?" [Alfredo, Annina]0:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. La traviata : Act 2 "Oh mio rimorso!" [Alfredo] 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. La traviata : Act 2 "Alfredo?" [Violetta, Annina, Giuseppe, Germont] 3:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. La traviata : Act 2 "Pura siccome un angelo" [Germont, Violetta] 7:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. La traviata : Act 2 "Dite alla giovine" [Violetta, Germont] 9:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. La traviata : Act 2 "Dammi tu forza, o cielo" [Violetta, Annina, Alfredo] 4:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. La traviata : Act 2 "Ah, vive sol quel core" [Alfredo, Giuseppe, Commissionario, Germont] 2:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. La traviata : Act 2 "Di Provenza il mar" [Germont, Alfredo] 4:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. La traviata : Act 2 "No, non udrai rimproveri" [Germont, Alfredo] 3:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. La traviata : Act 2 "Avrem lieta di maschere la notte" [Flora, Marchese, Dottore] 1:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. La traviata : Act 2 "Noi siamo zingarelle" [Flora, Marchese, Dottore, Chorus] 2:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. La traviata : Act 2 "Di Madride noi siam matadori" [Gastone, Flora, Dottore, Marchese, Chorus] 2:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. La traviata : Act 2 "Alfredo! Voi!" [Violetta, Flora, Alfredo, Gastone, Douphol, Marchese, Dottore, Domestico, Chorus] 3:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. La traviata : Act 2 "Invitato a qui seguirmi" [Violetta, Alfredo] 2:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. La traviata : Act 2 "Ogni suo aver" [Alfredo, Gastone, Douphol, Dottore, Marchese, Chorus] 1:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. La traviata : Act 2 "Di sprezzo degno" [Violetta, Flora, Alfredo, Gastone, Germont, Douphol, Marchese, Dottore, Chorus] 6:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. La traviata : Act 3 "Annina? - Commandate?" [Violetta, Annina, Dottore] 9:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. La traviata : Act 3 "Teneste la promessa" [Violetta] 1:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. La traviata : Act 3 "Addio, del passato bei sogni" [Violetta] 6:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. La traviata : Act 3 "Largo al quadrupede sir della festa" [Chorus]0:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. La traviata : Act 3 "Signora ... Che t'accadde?" [Violetta, Annina, Alfredo] 1:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. La traviata : Act 3 "Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo" [Violetta, Alfredo] 6:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. La traviata : Act 3 "Ah! Gran Dio! morir s giovane" [Violetta, Alfredo] 2:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. La traviata : Act 3 "Ah! Violetta! - Voi, signor" [Violetta, Annina, Alfredo, Germont, Dottore] 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. La traviata : Act 3 "Se una pudica vergine" [Violetta, Annina, Alfredo, Germont, Dottore] 3:330.79  Buy MP3 


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4.0 out of 5 stars Sensitive reading in a competitive catalogue 14 Feb 2014
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Not a lot leaps out at you when you read the cast list of this Traviata, but from the opening notes you can tell much thought has gone into the recording. I've never heard the ppp marking on the opening bars of the prelude so faithfully followed - the LSO violins sustaining a whisper.

From then one there is not a great deal to highlight in the opening scene. Gruberova has all the notes, and whilst Shicoff has a slightly pushed sound he is more than competent. In Act II Shicoff puts in a top C at the end of the cabaletta "Oh mio rimorso" - a lesson to tenors in demonstrating a healthy full range. Unfortunately his attempt at a mezza-voce for the beginning of "Parigi o cara" fails.

I might have unfairly skipped over Gruberova but I have to compare her to Caballe, Callas, Freni and Cotrubas, as favourite Violettas, and, as I say, Gruberova has all the notes but fails to draw pity. Having said that Gruberova's breath control and vocal line during "Addio del passato" is exquisite.

The star for me is Zancanaro. His slightly shrill timbre is not to everyone's taste but in his duet with Violetta he modulates his tone and volume - gently drawing her into submission. He's sensitive and understanding, yet authoritative in "Di provenza" - a 3D Germont.

My one criticism of Rizzi is his reticence to punctuate Verdi's dramatic accents, which litter his operas. The drama is all there, you just need to accentuate it with the musicians. Nevertheless, this is still a very good Traviata and worthy of a shade more than four stars.
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