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Francesco Tamagno sings Verdi’s Otello, Death Scene (1903)

- February 9, 2017 in death, death scene, Francesco Tamagno, menlo park, Niun Mi Tema, opera, otello, othello, recording, shakespeare, tenor, verdi

Two years after Verdi's death and two years before his own, the great Francesco Tamagno sings the death scene of Othello, Niun Mi Tema.

Francesco Tamagno sings Verdi’s Otello, Death Scene (1903)

- February 9, 2017 in death, death scene, Francesco Tamagno, menlo park, Niun Mi Tema, opera, otello, othello, recording, shakespeare, tenor, verdi

Two years after Verdi's death and two years before his own, the great Francesco Tamagno sings the death scene of Othello, Niun Mi Tema.

Two songs from Verdi’s La Traviata (1910)

- October 10, 2013 in Audio, Audio: 1910s, Audio: Classical, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, Internet Archive, la traviata, Lucrezia Bori, opera, Underlying Work: PD 50 Years, Underlying Work: PD 70 Years, verdi

“Ah! fors’è lui” and “Sempre libera” from Act I of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata performed by the Spanish singer Lucrezia Bori in August 1910 for Edison Records. Verdi’s opera in 3 acts has a libretto penned by Francesco Maria Piave and is based on La Dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Housed at: Internet Archive Underlying Work: PD 70 & PD 50 Years | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights Download: VBR MP3 HELP TO KEEP US AFLOAT The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project and we rely on support from our readers to stay afloat. If you like what we do then please do consider making a donation. We welcome all contributions, big or small - everything helps! Become a Patron Small angel : £3.00 GBP - monthly Medium sized hero : £5.00 GBP - monthly Large emperor : £10.00 GBP - monthly Vast deity : £20.00 GBP - monthly Make a one off Donation SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your […]

A Pamphlet on Verdi (1901)

- October 10, 2013 in California Digital Library, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, Internet Archive, Music, opera, texts, Texts: 20th, Texts: Non-fiction, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide, verdi

A small pamphlet (in the series "Little journeys to the homes of great musicians") on the life of the Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi, beginning with a fictionalised account of his childhood meeting with his early patron Signior Barezzi and his eldest daughter Margherita, with whom Verdi ended up falling in love.

Adelina Patti singing “The Last Rose of Summer” (1905)

- January 28, 2013 in Adelina Patti, Audio, Audio: 1900s, Audio: Classical, collections, opera, verdi

A recording from 1905 of one of the 19th century’s most famous opera singers Adelina Patti singing “The Last Rose of Summer“, a song based on the poem by Irish poet Thomas Moore. Although the sound quality isn’t great and her voice is past its prime (she was 62 yrs old), through the dust and scratches we can hear glimpses of why Giuseppe Verdi, writing in 1877, described her as being perhaps the finest singer who had ever lived. Patti’s piano accompanist for this recording and others she made at the time, Landon Ronald, recalls his experience working with her: “When the little (gramophone) trumpet gave forth the beautiful tones, she went into ecstasies! She threw kisses into the trumpet and kept on saying, ‘Ah! Mon Dieu! Maintenant je comprends pourquoi je suis Patti! Oh oui! Quelle voix! Quelle artiste! Je comprends tout!’ [Ah! My Lord! Now I understand why I am Patti! Oh yes! What a voice! What an artist! I understand everything!] Her enthusiasm was so naïve and genuine that the fact that she was praising her own voice seemed to us all to be right and proper.” (Wikipedia) MP3 Download Internet Archive Link SIGN UP TO THE [...]