Borgatti, Garulli, Garbin, Marconi, etc.   (Phonographe 5110)
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Borgatti, Garulli, Garbin, Marconi, etc.   (Phonographe 5110)
V2338. GIUSEPPE BORGATTI: Complete Recordings, 1905-28, incl. Arias from Tosca, Lohengrin, Meistersinger, Tannhäuser, Die Walküre & Otello; Die Lotosblume & Du bist wie eine Blume (both Schumann); ALFONSO GARULLI (Meistersinger); EDOARDO GARBIN (Mefistofele); ANTONIO PAOLI (Otello); FRANCESCO MARCONI (La Gioconda); EDOARDO FERRARI-FONTANA (Pagliacci); GIOVANNI ZENATELLO (Faust). (Italy) Phonographe 5110, recorded 1902-28. Very long out-of-print, final ever-so-slightly used copy. - 8010984051105

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“Considered to be Italy’s first great Wagnerian tenor, Borgatti….had the distinction of being the first Latin singer to be invited to sing at Bayreuth, where he was accepted by both Cosima Wagner and the conductor Hans Richter as being a true Wagnerian tenor….”

- Alan Bilgora, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2012

“Giuseppe Borgatti's singing is preserved on fewer than 20 acoustic discs that he made in Milan for Fonotipia Records and the Pathé company in 1905 and 1919 respectively. They include extracts from four different operatic works by Wagner, all sung in Italian, and one aria each by Verdi (‘Niun me tema’ from OTELLO) and Puccini (‘E lucevan le stelle’ from TOSCA; Borgatti had been La Scala's original Cavaradossi in 1900). For some reason, he recorded nothing from his breakthrough opera, ANDREA CHÉNIER, or from some of the other Italian operas with which he had become especially associated. He did, however, commit to wax his interpretations of two short examples of lieder by Robert Schumann. Like the Wagner pieces, they are sung in Italian. In 1928, he recorded several rare sides electrically for the Columbia company.”

- Michael Scott