Adelina Patti ()

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Outside of "The Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind, who never recorded, Adelina Patti was the pre-eminent female singer of the nineteenth century. Patti made her 28 extant Gramophone & Typewriter recordings when she was past 60 and, at her insistence, recorded them all at her estate of Craig-Y-Nos Castle in South Wales. Twenty-six of these sides are included in Symposium's Adelina Patti, the most extensive reissue of her recordings thus far made available. A possible 29th track of Patti's singing, made on a cylinder dated 1895 ...

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  1. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete
  2. Arminio, opera: Pur dicesti
  3. Old Folks at Home, for voice & piano
  4. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
  5. Faust, opera, CG 4: Ah! Je ris de me voir ... O Dieu que de bijoux
  6. Faust, opera, CG 4: Ah! Je ris de me voir ... O Dieu que de bijoux
  7. Il Bacio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  8. Kathleen Mavourneen, song for voice & piano
  9. Martha, opera: 'Tis the last rose of summer
  10. Ave Maria, for voice & piano, CG 89e (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  11. La Serenata, for voice & piano or orchestra, C.S. 109
  12. Robin Adair
  13. Clari, or the Maid of Milan, operetta: Home sweet home
  14. Si vous n'avez rien ŕ me dire
  15. Comin' Thro' the Rye
  16. Martha, opera: 'Tis the last rose of summer
  17. The Banks of Allan Water
  18. On Parting
  19. New Year Greeting
  20. Kathleen Mavourneen, song for voice & piano
  21. La Serenata, for voice & piano or orchestra, C.S. 109
  22. Within a mile of Edinboro' town (Hook) / Home Sweet Home (Flotow, from "Martha") (includes unknown excerpt)
  23. Norma, opera: Casta diva!
  24. Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Connais-tu le pays?
  25. La sonnambula, opera: Ah, non credea mirarti
  26. La Calasera: for voice & piano
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Adelina Patti
2005, Symposium

UPC: 760411324026

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