Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Emilio de Gogorza, Alessandro Scarlatti, George Frederick Handel|
Tito Schipa Favourites
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
A most admired tenor.
John Austin | Kangaroo Ground, Australia | 08/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being well-represented on the CD market, the art of tenor Tito Schipa can readily be appreciated and enjoyed by listeners young and old and also singers young and old. This compilation gives a cross section of his recording output from the 1920s and 1930s. Transfers and reprocessing are as good as any available. Of course, collectors must expect duplicates of items they already own, but there are two tracks here that are new to me. They are the last two tracks - songs sung in English, one of which Schipa wrote himself.
Yes, singers of earlier times and today have frequently expressed their admiration for Tito Schipa. The Czech soprano Jarmila Novotna, for one, recounted in a 1988 interview, "Later I sang Traviata with Tito Schipa whom I adored. He entranced me so much that once when we had a duet, I looked at him and looked at him, and forgot to sing!"