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Historic Italian Baritones - The first half of the twentieth century was graced with an extraordinary range of singers of many sorts - just in time to be captured on records. Eduardo Gabarra has collected well over 350 recordings by fifty Italian baritones to provide this volume of the Audio Encyclopedia.
To complement the audio recordings, brief video clips are included of some of the singers; those selections should be seen as supplementary to the purpose of the disc since their operation on the full range of computer systems has not been verified. While we hope that the video adds to your pleasure, it is not the purpose of the disc and cannot be guaranteed to work on your system.
Raffaele De' Falchi
Giuseppe De Luca
Clips with Descriptions
The first volume of the Audio Encyclopedia devoted to a single class of voice offers artists as familiar as Giuseppe Taddei - still singing in 2000 - and inexplicably unknown. For illustration, I've chosen "Vision fugitive" from Massenet's HÃ©rodiade. The three baritones here are among those who will surprise most listeners; why are they not all among the household names? While the others singing the aria on the disc - such as the three Giuseppes: de Luca, Danise and Taddei - are better known, they are not necessarily better artists or singers.