“A Romantic Journey of Tuscany” (TrackList follows) – Music of VERDI, PUCCINI, CATALANI, LEONCAVALLO, DONIZETTI, VIVALDI Etc. – TopMusic

by | Jun 28, 2013 | Classical Reissue Reviews

“A Romantic Journey of Tuscany” (TrackList follows) – Music of VERDI, PUCCINI, CATALANI, LEONCAVALLO, DONIZETTI, VIVALDI Etc. – TopMusic UQCD Gold CD™ -UQCD1077, 61:30 ***:

This is from a Hong Kong label that specializes in audiophile sound. The album has 16 tracks of orchestral versions of most themes from well-known Italian operas. But there is absolutely no identification of the orchestra, conductor, or arrangers. TopMusic used master equipment from IsoElan Power, SADiE Digital Precision, Almarro speakers, and Octave Jubilee monitor amp and preamp. The disc is a gold CD and plays on any CD player. It is better sonics than most CDs but not as advanced as the specially-mastered xrcds from Hi-Q Records.

TrackList:

1. O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi – Puccini 4:12
2. Con Te Partiro – Sartori 4:09
3. Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni 4:24
4. La Donna E Mobile from Rigoletto – Verdi 2:27
5. Un Bel Di Vedremo from Madama Butterfly – Puccini 3:57
6. Nessun Dorma from Turandot – Puccini 3:30
7. Intermezzo from La Traviata – Verdi 3:58
8. Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme 3:00
9. Caruso – Dalia 3:28
10. Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana from La Wally – Catalani 3:52
11. O Sole Mio Di Capua 4:22
12. Va Pensiero from Nabucco 4:20
13. Vesti La Giubba from Pagliacci – Leoncavallo 3:41
14. Una Furtiva Lagrima from Leusir D’Amore – Donizetti 4:27
15. Vissi D’Arte from Tosca – Puccini 3:24
16. Winter, from The Four Seasons (Largo) – Vivaldi 4:24

—John Sunier

Related Reviews
Logo Pure Pleasure
Logo Apollo's Fire
Logo Crystal Records Sidebar 300 ms
Logo Jazz Detective Deep Digs Animated 01