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Janowski: Puccini – Il Tabarro (24/96 FLAC)

Janowski: Puccini - Il Tabarro (24/96 FLAC)

Janowski: Puccini – Il Tabarro (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Melody Moore, Lester Lynch, Brian Jagde, Simeon Esper, Martin-Jan Nijhof, Khanyiso Gwenxane, Roxana Constantinescu, Joanne Marie D’Mello, Yongkeun Kim, Leipzig Radio Choir
Orchestra: Dresdner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Pentatone
Catalogue: PTC5186773
Release: 2020
Size: 900 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Il tabarro
01. Introduzione
02. O Michele?
03. Si soffoca, padrona!
04. Ballo con la padrona!
05. Perché?
06. Conta ad ore le giornate
07. To’! Guarda la mia vecchia!
08. Hai ben raggione. Meglio non pensare
09. Segui il mio esempio
10. Belleville è il suolo e il nostro mondo!
11. Adesso ti capisco
12. O Luigi! Luigi!
13. Come? Non sei andato?
14. Dimmi. Perché gli hai chiesto di sbarcarti a Rouen?
15. Perché non vai a letto?
16. Bocca di rosa fresca
17. Nulla! Silenzio!
18. Intermezzo
19. T’ho colto!
20. Avevo ben ragione

After their acclaimed Cavalleria rusticana recording, Marek Janowski and the Dresdner Philharmonie now present Puccini’s Il Tabarro. Puccini composed this piece as the first panel of his Trittico (1918), a novel work combining three one-act operas, and also containing Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. The explosive story about illicit love and revenge on the banks of the Seine recalls the Verismo of Mascagni’s Cavalleria. Beneath the Verismo surface, however, Il Tabarro is a highly modern piece, full of Impressionist harmonies, allusions to Stravinsky and dramatically significant self-borrowings. In this recording, Janowski and the orchestra particularly showcase the symphonic quality of Puccini’s music. They are supported by an outstanding cast of soloists, including Melody Moore as Giorgetta, Brian Jagde as Luigi and Lester Lynch as Michele, as well as the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir.


Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our times, and enjoys a vast PENTATONE discography including a recent recording of Weber’s Der Freischütz (2019) with the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir. This is the second PENTATONE release of the Dresdner Philharmonie with Janowski, after Cavalleria rusticana (2020), which also featured the same three main soloists. Melody Moore and Lester Lynch both have participated in several PENTATONE recordings, including Verdi’s Otello (2017).

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