Beniamino Gigli, Vol. XIV        (Naxos 8.111103)
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Beniamino Gigli, Vol. XIV        (Naxos 8.111103)
V1073. BENIAMINO GIGLI: London, Milan & Rio de Janeiro Recordings, incl. Songs by Caldara, Marcello, Carissimi, Bassani, di Veroli, Denza, Fróes, etc.; Arias & Duets (w.Rina Gigli & Dusolina Giannini) from L’Amico Fritz, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, L'Elisir, Turandot, Mefistofele, Otello, Cavalleria (the Unpublished 1931 recording), Marcella, Lo Schiavo & Il Guarany. (E.U.) Naxos 8.111103, recorded 1949-51, featuring all four 1951 South American Victor titles. Transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn. Final Copy! - 747313310326

CRITIC REVIEW:

“For a remarkably long period of time that spanned the second quarter of the 20th century…Beniamino Gigli was the most important Italian lyric tenor of the operatic world. Yes, there were others, notably Tito Schipa, but none with the breadth of repertoire and the career longevity of Gigli. And then there was that unique sound – melting, sweet, unlike any other….This is, without question, one of the most important and satisfying singers of the 20th century.”

- Henry Fogel, FANFARE, July/Aug., 2005