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Verdi: Macbeth (DG The Originals) [CD]

Claudio Abbado Audio CD
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  • Performer: Piero Cappuccilli, Shirley Verrett, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Plácido Domingo
  • Orchestra: Milan La Scala Chorus, Milan La Scala Orchestra
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Audio CD (14 Oct 1996)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: The Originals
  • ASIN: B000001GS3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Verdi: Macbeth - Overture (Preludio)Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 3:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Macbeth/Act 1 - Coro Di Streghe: "Che Faceste? Dite Su!"Romano Gandolfi 7:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Macbeth/Act 1 - Due Vaticini Compiuti Or SonoRomano Gandolfi 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Macbeth/Act 1 - Coro Di Streghe: "S'allontanarono!"Shirley Verrett 4:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Macbeth/Act 1 - Vieni T'affretta...Or Tutti SorgeteShirley Verrett 7:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Macbeth/Act 1 - Scena E Marcia: "Oh Donna Mia"Shirley Verrett 3:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Macbeth/Act 1 - Gran Scena E Duetto: "Sappia La Sposa Mia"Shirley Verrett11:32£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Macbeth/Act 1 - Scena E Sestetto - Finale I: "Di Destarlo Per Tempo Il Re M'impose"Stefania Malagu 7:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Macbeth/Act 2 - Scena: "Perché Mi Sfuggi"Shirley Verrett 2:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Macbeth/Act 2 - Aria: "La Luce Langue"Shirley Verrett 4:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Macbeth/Act 2 - Coro Di Sicari: "Chi Oso Mandarvi A Noi?"Romano Gandolfi 3:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Macbeth/Act 2 - Gran Scena: "Studia Il Passo, O Mio Figlio!"Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 5:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Macbeth/Act 2 - Finale II: "Salve O Re"Stefania Malagu 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Macbeth/Act 2 - Si Colmi Il CaliceStefania Malagu 6:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Macbeth/Act 2 - Va', Spirto D'abisso!Stefania Malagu 6:47£0.79  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Macbeth/Act 3 - Coro D'Introduzione - Incantesimo: "Tre Volte Miagola La Gatta In Fregola"Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 3:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Macbeth/Act 3 - Ballo: Allegro Vivicissimo - Un Poco Ritenuto - Allegro - Andante - Allegro - Valzer. Allegro Vivacissimo - Poco Piu MossoOrchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 9:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Macbeth/Act 3 - Finché AppeliAlfredo Giacomotti 6:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Macbeth/Act 3 - Fuggi, Regal FantasimaRomano Gandolfi 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Macbeth/Act 3 - Coro E Ballabile: "Ondine E Silfidi"Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Macbeth/Act 3 - Scena E Duetto - Finale III: "Ove Son Io?"Shirley Verrett 3:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Macbeth/Act 4 - Coro Di Profughi Scozzesi: "Patria Oppressa"Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 6:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Macbeth/Act 4 - "O Figli, O Figli Miei...Ah, La Paterna Mano"Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 3:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Macbeth/Act 4 - Scena: "Dove Siam?"Romano Gandolfi 2:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Macbeth/Act 4 - Gran Scena Del Sonnambulismo: "Vegliammo Invan Due Notti"Stefania Malagu 5:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Macbeth/Act 4 - Una Macchia È Qui TuttoraStefania Malagu 7:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Macbeth/Act 4 - Perfidi! All'anglo Contro Me V'unite!Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 1:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Macbeth/Act 4 - Pietà, Rispetto, Amore (Macbeth)Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 3:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Macbeth/Act 4 - Ella È Morta!Stefania Malagu 3:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Macbeth/Act 4 - Mal Per Me M'affidai Ne' Presagi Dell'inferno!Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Macbeth/Act 4 - Inno Di Vittoria - Finale: "Vittoria!"Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano 3:32£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Everyone who hears it loves this recording of Verdi's early masterpiece. Small wonder. A first-rate ensemble from La Scala triumphantly charge through the murderous tale with unbounded confidence after a long-running production, and with a gut feeling for the true Verdian character and spirit. For Verdi himself, Macbeth was a hard birth. Struggling to revise shoddy rehearsal practice in a complacent mid-19th-century opera industry, he conducted long nightmarish rehearsals enforcing attention to his demands for strong stage characters. An indication of Verdi's success, and of the importance of his characterisation, is that Shirley Verrett, although audibly stretched in the higher register, still reigns as the ultimate Lady M. As in Shakespeare's original, the intense and tangible plight of the female part nearly outshines that of the principal anti-hero (Capucilli).With Lady Macbeth Verdi created his first real female star role of which he was to supply so many. Abbado is a master in observing detail and from both orchestra and soloists gets glittering performances and discipline in one go.Being cautious with his tempi, the conductor achieves deserved climaxes and a chillingly effective eerie throughline. Leave the lights on when listening to this. --Yngvil V.G.

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Along with Abbaddo's recording of Simon Boccanegra, also on DG, this set stands as a fitting testament to the conductor's tenure at La Scala in the 70s. The true sense of ensemble between the principals is clearly audible, and Cappuccilli and Verrett enjoy a rare chemistry as the guilt-wracked royal couple.
The great baritone was sometimes accused of relying too much on the sheer beauty of his instrument at the expense of dramatic involvement, but there is no sign of that fault here. Listen to the way he and Abbaddo build the tension in the recitative prior to Duncan's murder, or the breathless helplessness he conveys in the subsequent duet with Verrett.
Warmer and more italianate than Nilson (Decca), more verbally alert than Cossotto (EMI), and mercifully free of the exaggerated 'effects' employed by Zampieri (Phillips), Verrett covers the emotional gamut with Callas-like incisiveness and yet rarely displays strain in the high-lying tessitura.
Domingo and Ghiaurov are splendid in their arias, the former's following a spell-binding "O patria oppressa" from the Scala chorus.
For those who prefer their Verdi fast and furious, there is Muti on EMI with a fine cast (Milnes, Cossotto and Carreras - I find Raimondi's Banquo vapid). For me, neither that nor any other issue come near the ideal combination of subtlety and theatricality achieved here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Achievement over the time 30 Mar 2012
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This masterpice was recorded in 1976 ,and until today there is no recording of the same value !"Macbeth," "Boccanegra ," "Aida " and "Un ballo in mascera" under Abbado`s baton-this is the golden time of La Scala ! (Chorus master is Romano Gandolfi!)
If You like opera ,You must have all this recordings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply fabulous 21 May 2010
By ragdoll
Format:Audio CD
I love the atmosphere in this music anyway. But I actually needed a great recording to help learn the score. Good music loses too much in download form so I wanted the CD version. This is everything I hoped it would be. Easy enough to go straight to the track I needed and the clarity and quality was excellent. The sense of drama was there throughout and absolutely every voice was precise, clearly articulated and beautifully phrased. I had checked a range of reviews of different recordings on line before selecting this one and I am very pleased I did as I cannot fault it. It has been played everywhere and is a magnificent companion (at full throttle) for long motorway journeys. And equally for cold,dark evenings in front of the fire.
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To everybody who lovs Opera. Here with some of the greatest singers the world have given uss.

Brynjar Hoff
Principal oboe in The Norwegian Opera,and Oslo Philharmonic.

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