Larry’s Favorite Recordings

June 9, 2018, 4:30 pm

Often asked for his personal favorites, Larry shares a few choices sung by Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Bidu Sayao, Alfredo Kraus, and Leontyne Price.

Music

“E luchevan le stelle” from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Giuseppe Di Stefano, tenor; Orchestra of La Scala; Victor De Sabata, conductor
(Milan 1953. EMI CDC 7 47176 2)

“La Mamma Morta” from Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano
Maria Callas, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra; Tullio Serafin, conductor
(London 1955. EMI 7243 5 65746‐2)

“Pourquoi me reveiller” from Werther by Jules Massenet
Alfredo Kraus, tenor; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Michel Plasson, conductor
(London 1979. EMI 7243 5 66534 2)

“Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from La Rondine  by Giacomo Puccini
Leontyne Price, soprano; Rome Opera Orchestra; Oliviero de Fabritiis, conductor
(Rome 1960. RCA VICTOR 09026‐68883‐2)

“Bachiana Brasileira No. 5” by Heitor Villa‐Lobos
Bidu Sayão, soprano; Ensemble of Eight Cellos and Double Bass; Heitor Villa‐Lobos, conductor
(New York 1945. SONY MHK 62355)