V1773. TITO SCHIPA: Tito Schipa - The Complete 1924-25 Recordings, Vol. II, incl. Songs by Barthélemy, de Crescenzo, Campero, de Falla, di Capua, Buzzi-Peccia, Schipa, Liszt, etc.; Arias & Duets (w.Galli-Curci & Bori) from Lucia, Don Pasquale, Marta, L'Elisir (‘Takes’ 2 & 3), Rigoletto, La Boheme, Lakmé & Werther. (E.U.) Naxos 8.110333, recorded 1924-25. Transfers by Ward Marston. Final copy! - 636943133323
“Like all the most beloved singers, Schipa possesses a unique and immediately recognizable timbre. In 1913, his voice is fresh, warm and bright, and at the age of 25 he has already formed his own style….Where the vocal registers are concerned, Schipa does not seem to have any problems and may have been born with the registers naturally blended….[His] unostentatious way of ‘showing off’ makes Schipa truly a connoisseur’s tenor….”
- Michael Aspinall, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2013
"[Schipa’s] was a beautiful voice – a short voice, not a big top to it or anything, but a lovely timbre. His legato and his attention to words was superb, and I always admired the details, all the little touches that he put into his characters."
- Rosa Ponselle, ROSA PONSELLE, A CENTENARY BIOGRAPHY, pp.274-75