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Franco Corelli (WAV)

Franco Corelli (WAV)
Franco Corelli (WAV)

All thanks fly to Bob

Performer: Franco Corelli
Conductor: Franco Ferraris
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: WAV (tracks)
Label: EMI
Size: 416 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Giordano – Andrea Cheiner – Un di all’azzurro spazio – Atto I
02. Donizetti – La Favorita – Spirito gentil – Atto IV
03. Puccini – Tosca – Recondita armonia – Atto I
04. Bellini – I Puritani – A te, o cara – Atto I
05. Puccini – Manon Lescaut – Donna non vidi mai – Atto I
06. Cilea – Adriana Lecouvreur – L’anima ho stanca – Atto II
07. Puccini – Turandot – Nessun Dorma – Atto III
08. Meyerbeer – Gli Ugonotti – Bianca al par di neve alpina – Atto I
09. Giordano – Andrea Cheiner – Come un bel di di maggio – Atto IV
10. Puccini – Tosca – E lucevan le stelle – Atto III
11. Ponchielli – La Gioconda – Cielo e mar – Atto II

12 thoughts on “Franco Corelli (WAV)”

  1. After reading the comments, I’m eager to listen and see if the sound technicians really were truck drivers selected at random from off of the street. I think I’m missing many, many of Rachmaninov’s gems. It is only a matter of time before I succumb to the temptation to open a FF account.

    Thank you Bob and Whatever.

  2. allthough i’m believing he is one of the greatest Tenors ever – and he is one of those rare stentor voices who could also sing quiet lyric i have some Problems with his lisp pronunciation.
    He sings in brilliant notes the “Nessun dorma” but there are so much ss and z Sounds in the aria.

    Nessun dorma
    Nessun dorma
    Tu pure, o Principessa
    Nella tua fredda stanza

    Or is it the bad recording technologie of the past which could not reproduce his high notes with his power without clipping.

    1. Ah, Guennl007, what is it I’m missing when I listen to the EMI Nessun Dorma? No doubt you are a better technician than I, for my technical skills are nil.
      However, have you ever listened to live performance recordings of Corelli, particularly of Turandot?
      I sense no lisp as you style his performance on the EMI recording, nor when compared to live recordings do I sense technical splicing on his Nessun Dorma’s.
      Nessun dorma
      Nessun dorma
      Tu pure, o Principessa
      Nella tua fredda stanza
      Had he needed that in his live performances he’d have the reputation of a fraud; which certainly is not the case. Listen to the complete MET Turandot on you Tube, or his 1960 Monte Carlo encore of Nessun Dorma.
      Franco Corelli – Rare Encore of “Nessun Dorma”

      with all due respect and conversational gentleness,

      1. Bob (and specially Guennl007)
        If you ever have heard Corelli on really good recordings (Take one of my rips, no matter which one) You would fall on your knees, begging for mercy…
        Corelli is not an alien…so, if you hear some sibilants, it has nothing to do with the human speech and nothing to do with Corelli. Is only a issue due to very bad, ignorant sound technicians, who would better have started a carreer as truck drivers.
        My Bob, I know, your knowing of these things is OK…this is more addressed to Guennl007 than to you.

        1. Thanks for your work and this note. my point is that a cheap recorder taking the opera down live in the house or off the radio will manifest that any singer is what he is without a fancy multi-tracked recording in a studio setting. The cheap recording shows that neither the lisp nor “clipping and splicing” is there. In Corelli’s case his high notes were there and real every time.

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