Tosti: The song of a life, Complete Vocal Chamber Music, Vol 4;

 
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FRANCESCO PAOLO TOSTI
Tosti: The song of a life, Complete Vocal Chamber Music, Vol 4;
Maria Bagalà (soprano), Glenn Morton (piano), John Viscardi (baritone), Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi (soprano), Isabella Crisante (piano), etc

[ Brilliant Classics / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 14 February 2020

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This is the 4th and last instalment of a huge enterprise, a world premiere: the recording of the complete songs by Tosti!

Paolo Tosti (1846-1916) worked in poverty as a music teacher till he met the influential composer Giovanni Sgambati, who became his mentor. He introduced Tosti to Princess Margherita of Savoy, who became later Queen of Italy. She was impressed by him and appointed him as royal music teacher. In 1875 Tosti went to London where his fame spread, and he was made Singing Master of the Royal family.

He is known for his vast quantity of light, expressive songs, characterised by natural, singable melodies of a charming and sweet sentiment. They became immensely popular and Tosti made a fortune with them.

This new project is produced by the Tosti Institute in Italy, presenting an impressive line of excellent Italian singers: Maria Bagàla, John Viscardi, Glen Morton, Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi, Giuseppina Piunti, Riccardo Della Sciucca, Cinzia Forte, Giovanni Meoni, Monica Bacelli, and pianists Isabella Crisante and Marco Scolastra.

"this is a great tribute to the legacy of the greatest composer of Italian songs. Not all the singing has been on the level the songs deserve but it is an invaluable treat to have them collected - I doubt there will ever be a similar project again - and at Brilliant Classics's give-away price no one needs hesitate to acquire it. Producers, researchers, singers and accompanists can feel proud of the result." MusicWeb

Tracks:

CD 1 [54:25]

1. Parla! (1903) CS 191 [3:37]
2. Seconda Mattinata (1904) CS 192 [3:12]

Deux petites Mélodies (1903) CS 193:
3. I. Si je ne t'aimais pas [1:54]
4. II. Mon amour était mort [1:30]

5. Io son l'amore (1905) CS 194 [3:39]
6. Pour un baiser (1905) CS 195 [1:45]
7. Au temps du grand Roi!(1905) CS 196 [3:43]
8. Nella notte d'april! (1905) CS 197 [1:52]
9. I am not Fair (1905) CS 198 [2:02]
10. Sola tu manchi! (1905) CS 199 [3:43]
11. Amate! (1906) CS 200 [2:48]
12. Non domando più nulla! (1906) CS 201 [2:22]
13. L'ultima canzone (1905) CS 202 [4:07]
14. Love's Way (1906) CS 204 [2:46]
15. On dit! (1906) CS 205 [2:24]
16. Io ti sento! (1907) CS 206 [1:35]
17. Toujours l'aimer (1907) CS 207 [3:16]
18. Voi dormite Signora (1907) CS 208 [3:09]
19. Love me! (1907) CS 211 [2:09]
20. Summer (1908) CS 213 [2:05]
Maria Bagalà (soprano), John Viscardi (baritone), Glenn Morton (piano)

CD 2 [63:00]

1. 'A vucchella (1907) CS 209 [2:26]

Quattro Canzoni d'Amaranta (1907) CS 210:
2. Lasciami! Lascia ch'io respiri [4:50]
3. L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra [2:45]
4. In van preghi [3:19]
5. Che dici parola del Saggio? [6:35]

6. Canta la serenata! (1909) CS 212 [4:30]
7. Starlight (1909) CS 214 [3:26]
8. Su la soglia (1909) CS 215 [2:50]
9. Tristezza (1908) CS 216 [4:01]
10. Se tu non torni! ... (1909) CS 217 [3:38]
11. Chitarrata abruzzese (1910) CS 218 [4:02]
12. Forse! (1910) CS 219 [4:10]
13. Napoli dorme! Napoli canta! (1910) CS 220 [2:36]
14. Once More! (1909) CS 221 [2:27]

Deux mélodies (1910) CS 222:
15. I. Je pleure [3:23]
16. II. Le mal d'aimer [2:28]

17. Il pescatore canta (1911) CS 223 [5:01]
Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi (soprano), Isabella Crisante (piano)

CD 3 [68:55]

1. Love's Gift (1899) CS 169 [3:56]
2. Sogni d'oro! (1911) CS 224 [2:54]
3. Who? (1910) CS 225 [3:30]
4. Le temps d'un Rêve (1911) CS 226 [4:13]

Two little songs (1910) CS 227:
5. Could I But Tell! [1:20]
6. I cannot Tell [2:20]

7. Never! (1910) CS 227B [4:09]
8. Non mentire! ... (1911) CS 228 [4:31]
9. Baciami! (1911) CS 229 [3:31]
10. Canto Abruzzese (1911) CS 230 [0:59]
11. Cercando te! (1911) CS 231 [2:44]
12. Luna d'estate (1911) CS 232 [2:13]
13. Now! ... (1911) CS 233 [2:07]
14. Se tu canti ... (1911) CS 234 [4:35]
15. Itala Stella (1911) CS 235 [2:37]
16. The Allies March to the Freedom (1915) CS 244 [2:43]

Due piccolo notturni (1911) CS 236:
17. Van gli effluvi delle rose [2:01]
18. O falce di luna calante [2:26]

19. Morale allegra! ... (1911) CS 236B [0:40]
20. L'attesa! (1913) CS 237 [3:25]
21. First Waltz (1912) CS 238 [3:50]
22. Jewels in the Hedge CS 282 [3:00]
23. Shadow (The Rehearsal Duet) CS 282 [4:20]
Giuseppina Piunti (mezzo-soprano), Riccardo Della Sciucca (tenor), Isabella Crisante (piano)

CD 4 [53:48]

1. Adieu, My Dear (1890) CS 249 [3:13]
2. Back to the Old Love (1889) CS 252 [4:10]
3. More and More (1890) CS 256 [2:36]
4. Le papillon et la fleur (1883) CS 258 [2:38]
5. Remembered Still (1890) CS 259 [4:11]
6. Tutto se scorda! (1893) CS 262 [2:33]
7. While We are Young (1902) CS 263 [2:39]
8. Bimbi e neve CS 264 [2:12]
9. Chi sono? CS 278 [1:42]
10. O dolce meraviglia! (1913) CS 240 [3:00]
11. Perdutamente! (1913) CS 241 [2:13]
12. Resta nel soghno! (1916) CS 246 [2:59]
13. Charitas! CS 254 [4:03]
14. Maggio è ritornato! (1913) CS 242B [3:04]
15. Because CS 279 [1:48]
16. Bonsoir, Mignonne CS 280 [1:32]
17. Io vorrei che nessun Mago indiscreto CS 281 [2:23]
18. Song of the Letter CS 285 [3:10]
19. Napoli CS 257 [2:56]
Cinzia Forte (soprano), Giovanni Meoni (baritone), Marco Scolastra (piano)

CD 5 [57:55]

1. Ninna nanna (1912) CS 239 [3:30]
2. A Tale ot the Twilight (1893) CS 251 [5:26]
3. Help me to Pray (1885) CS 255 [5:11]
4. Tormento (1913) CS 242 [3:27]
5. Non basta più (1913) CS 242C [3:44]
6. Anima mia (1913) CS 243 [0:55]
7. Parole del ricordo mio! (1916) CS 245 [2:28]

Consolazione (1917) CS 247:
8. Non pianger più [2:13]
9. Ancora qualche rosa è ne' rosai [1:14]
10. Tanto accadrà [1:31]
11. Perché ti neghi con lo sguardo stanco? [1:32]
12. Sogna, sogna mia cara anima [2:30]
13. Settembre [1:37]
14. Quanto ha dormito il cembalo! [1:13]
15. Mentre che fra le tende scolorite [2:58]

16. M'odi tu? CS 283 [2:47]

La Sera (1917) CS 248:
17. Introduzione [1:19]
18. Rimanete, vi prego, rimanete qui [0:39]
19. Ci ferirebbe, forse, come un dardo la luce [2:10]
20. Ma chi vide più larghi e più profondi occhi [1:27]
21. E quale cosa eguaglia nella vita del mio spirito [2:45]
22. Piangi, tu che hai nei grandi occhi la mia anima [2:58]

23. A Song of a Life CS 250 [3:50]

Monica Bacelli (mezzo-soprano), Isabella Crisante (piano)