woensdag 28 december 2011

Giuseppina Huguet - Leoncavallo (G&T, 1907)

Giuseppina Huguet

Een bijzondere plaat: op de hoes staat vermeld dat het werk gedirigeerd zou zijn door de auteur (diretto dall' autore), maar volgens de CHARM database is de dirigent Carlo Sabajno (1874-1938), die van 1904 tot 1932 de dirigent en muzikaal leider van de Italiaanse tak van de Gramophone Company was (dus wat Landon Ronald in Engeland was, en Piero Coppola in Frankrijk). Overigens schijnt dat geen ramp te zijn, want men was niet onverdeeld gelukkig met Leoncavallo's dirigeerpogingen.
We horen op deze plaat de Spaanse sopraan Giuseppina Huguet (1871-1951). Zie voor meer biografische info Wikipedia. Ze heeft in de periode 1902 - 1909 opnamen gemaakt. In 1907 deed ze mee, als Nedda, in de eerste complete opname van I Pagliacci van Leoncavallo. Deze plaat is daar een gedeelte uit.
Behalve Giuseppina Huguet horen we de tenor Gaetano Pini-Corsi (1865-1935), de broer van de meer bekende bariton Antonio Pini-Corsi. Gaetano maakte opnamen tussen 1906 - 1909. Tot slot is Francesco Cigada (1878-1966), bariton, te horen. Hij heeft in de periode 1905-1908 opnamen gemaakt.

Ruggiero Leoncavallo: "I Pagliacci": la commedia    7:09
Giuseppina Huguet, sopraan; Gaetano Pini-Corsi, tenor; Francesco Cigada, bariton
Orkest o.l.v. Carlo Sabajno
78t 30 cm: HMV D 323  054151-2    1222 1/2 c; 1229 c
Opname juni 1907.

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7 opmerkingen:

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  3. Hello Dear Satyr. I wish you and your family happy and prosperous New Year 2012.
    Best Regards

  4. Dear Ashot,
    Thanks for your wishes! I wish you and your family also a healthy and musical 2012! Happy blogging!

  5. MOLTO BELLO!!! Thank you my dear friend for sharing this Valuable Biographical information and also for the opportunity to read this Wonderful article of my Favorite singer. and I do love so that you may share more interesting fact From the Great Opera Stars. Thank you also for the Great Privileged to see your Great Collection you have done. Thank you and More Blessing ! Have a Grateful weekends. *GOD BLESS*

  6. What a lovely record! Huguet is always attractive, but this recording seems to 'come to life' more than some of hers - it feels less like an 'extract', perhaps because they were recording the whole opera! A lovely record - thank you!

    1. Thanks for your reaction, David, always a pleasure to read! It's a kind of singing one doesn't hear any more. A beautiful voice isn't it?