Dame Nellie Melba : The First Recordings
Released for the first time on CD, these 1904 recordings reveal the Dame Nellie Melba magic that held audiences spellbound around the world. The freshness and glowing colour of her voice have to be heard to be believed! The album captures this magnificent singer in the prime of her career, her voice at its absolute peak. Meticulously researched liner notes accompany the album, offering a fascinating window into Melba's personality and the world in which she lived.
Artists: Dame Nellie Melba (soprano).
1 BEMBERG Nymphes et Sylvains
2 TRADITIONAL Comin' thro' the Rye
3 ARDITI Se saran rose
4 DONIZETTI Del ciel clemente un riso (Mad Scene) from Lucia di Lammermoor
5 HANDEL Sweet Bird that Shun'st the Noise of Folly from L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
6 TOSTI Good-bye
7 VERDI Caro nome from Rigoletto
8 VERDI Sempre libera from La traviata
9 D'HARDELOT Three Green Bonnets
10 MOZART Porgi, amor from The Marriage of Figaro
11 HAHN Si mes vers avaient des ailes
12 PUCCINI Donde lieta usci (Mimi's Farewell) from La boheme
13 THOMAS A vos jeux, mes amis from Hamlet
14 TOSTI La serenata
15 TOSTI Mattinata
16 VERDI Ah, fors'e lui...Follie!...Sempre libera from La traviata
17 TRADITIONAL arr. BURLEIGH Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Duration: 56 min.
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