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|Italian Anonymous, Arrigo Boito, Stefano Donaudy|
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Maria Caniglia, Vol. 2
Genres: Pop, Classical
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Raymond M. Bercse | 03/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This second recital of Maria Caniglia on Preiser is even more thrilling than the first. In addition to operatic aria's, we get the opportunity to hear Signora Caniglia in songs. Her artistry reigns supreme as she caresses every phrase and word. Every vowel is crystal clear, and her rolled r's are concise. The sheer quality of her voice blanketed with velvet and satin is an absolute joy, while the high notes have squillo and brilliance. Her renditions of 'La mamma morta' from Andrea Chenier and 'Vissi d'arte' from Tosca recorded for HMV in 1940 are released for the first time ever, and rank among the finest interpretations on disc. I cannot recall these two recordings ever being on LP. Beniamino Gigli and Giacomo Lauri-Volpi, her tenor partners join her in duets from La Traviata, La Boheme and Otello. The songs are sung with delicacy and passion. 'O del mio amato ben' is heart gripping and 'Plaisir D'amour' sung here in Italian as 'Piacer D'amor' is haunting and mesmerizing. This CD is among my top ten favorite soprano recitals. Preiser's transfers are wonderful."