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Luciano Pavarotti|Puccini: La Bohème

Puccini: La Bohème

Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Rolando Panerai - Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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You can't get enough of it! Of course, everything here is over-played, over-sung, even overblown. Every melodic contour is pushed to the limit with a pumped-up orchestra, singers who were already legends in their lifetime, not to mention a conductor who was one of the first to be “made a star,” but this version of Puccini's La Bohème, made in 1972 in Berlin, remains quite simply one of the greatest opera recordings.

The duo formed by Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti, excellent childhood friends born in the same town of Modena, has remained legendary both on record and on stage, notably at La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, two theatres where they sang this opera under the flamboyant direction of Carlos Kleiber in particular. More than sixty years old, they played the two ill-fated lovers for the last time in 1996, on the centenary of La Bohème, at the Teatro Regio in Turin, which was booked months in advance and was an extraordinary success.

Technically, this is the pinnacle of grand stereophony thanks to the work of legendary producers, such as Ray Minshull who was associated with Decca for thirty-seven years during which he and sound engineer James Lock helped shape the famous "DECCA sound" that was able to immortalise the art of the great artists of the past. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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La Bohème / Act 1 (Giacomo Puccini)

1
"Questo Mar Rosso" (Remastered 2013)
Rolando Panerai
00:04:31

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

2
"Pensier profondo" (Remastered 2013)
Nicolaï Ghiaurov
00:01:11

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

3
"Abasso, abbasso l'autor!" (Remastered 2013)
Rolando Panerai
00:03:50

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

4
"Si può...Chi è là?" (Remastered 2013)
Michel Sénéchal
00:05:18

Michel Sénéchal, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

5
"Io resto" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:01:08

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

6
"Chi è là?" (Remastered 2013)
Mirella Freni
00:01:11

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

7
"Si sente meglio?" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:02:42

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

8
"Che gelida manina" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:04:37

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

9
"Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì" (Remastered 2013)
Herbert von Karajan
00:05:58

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

10
"O soave fanciulla" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:04:19

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

La Bohème / Act 2 (Giacomo Puccini)

11
"Arranci, datteri!" (Remastered 2013)
Rolando Panerai
00:02:52

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Choir, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Schonberger Sangerknaben, Choir, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

12
"Chi guardi?..- Ecco i giocattoli di Parpignol" (Remastered 2013)
Mirella Freni
00:03:08

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Choir, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gernot Pietsch, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Schonberger Sangerknaben, Choir, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

13
"Viva Parpignol...Una cuffietta a pizzi" (Remastered 2013)
Mirella Freni
00:02:21

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

14
"Oh!...Essa!...Musetta!" (Remastered 2013)
Gianni Maffeo
00:03:30

Michel Sénéchal, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Choir, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Schonberger Sangerknaben, Choir, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

15
"Quando m'en vo'" (Remastered 2013)
Elizabeth Harwood
00:05:20

Michel Sénéchal, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Choir, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Schonberger Sangerknaben, Choir, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

16
"Chi l'ha richiesto?" (Remastered 2013)
Nicolaï Ghiaurov
00:02:28

Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Choir, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Schonberger Sangerknaben, Choir, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

DISC 2

La Bohème / Act 3 (Giacomo Puccini)

1
"Ohè, là, le guardie!...Aprite!" (Remastered 2013)
Hans-Dietrich Pohl
00:04:18

Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Hans-Dietrich Pohl, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

2
"Sa dirmi, scusi" (Remastered 2013)
Mirella Freni
00:01:02

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Hans-Dietrich Pohl, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Hans-Dieter Appell, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

3
"Mimì! - Speravo di trovarvi qui" (Remastered 2013)
Rolando Panerai
00:05:05

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

4
"Marcello. Finalmente!" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:01:17

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

5
"Mimì è una civetta" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:01:26

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

6
"Mimì è tanto malata!" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:03:21

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

7
"Donde lieta uscì" (Remastered 2013)
Herbert von Karajan
00:03:21

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

8
"Dunque: è proprio finita!...Addio, dolce svegliare" (Remastered 2013)
Mirella Freni
00:06:15

Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

La Bohème / Act 4 (Giacomo Puccini)

9
"In un coupé?" (Remastered 2013)
Rolando Panerai
00:01:44

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

10
"O Mimì, tu più non torni...Che ora sia" (Remastered 2013)
Luciano Pavarotti
00:05:28

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

11
"Gavotta" (Remastered 2013)
Gianni Maffeo
00:01:39

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

12
"C'è Mimì..." (Remastered 2013)
Elizabeth Harwood
00:06:07

Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

13
"Vecchia zimarra, senti" (Remastered 2013)
Nicolaï Ghiaurov
00:02:32

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Nicolai Ghiaurov, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

14
"Sono andati" (Remastered 2013)
Mirella Freni
00:05:58

James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

15
"Oh Dio! Mimi! ...Che avvien?" (Remastered 2013)
Gianni Maffeo
00:06:03

Elizabeth Harwood, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Mirella Freni, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Rolando Panerai, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gianni Maffeo, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2013 Decca Music Group Limited

Album Description

You can't get enough of it! Of course, everything here is over-played, over-sung, even overblown. Every melodic contour is pushed to the limit with a pumped-up orchestra, singers who were already legends in their lifetime, not to mention a conductor who was one of the first to be “made a star,” but this version of Puccini's La Bohème, made in 1972 in Berlin, remains quite simply one of the greatest opera recordings.

The duo formed by Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti, excellent childhood friends born in the same town of Modena, has remained legendary both on record and on stage, notably at La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, two theatres where they sang this opera under the flamboyant direction of Carlos Kleiber in particular. More than sixty years old, they played the two ill-fated lovers for the last time in 1996, on the centenary of La Bohème, at the Teatro Regio in Turin, which was booked months in advance and was an extraordinary success.

Technically, this is the pinnacle of grand stereophony thanks to the work of legendary producers, such as Ray Minshull who was associated with Decca for thirty-seven years during which he and sound engineer James Lock helped shape the famous "DECCA sound" that was able to immortalise the art of the great artists of the past. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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From the pioneers of musique concrete to the stars of 21st century clubbing, Qobuz is celebrating eight women who have left their own distinct marks on electronic music over the past fifty years.

Scriabin's Flamboyant Raptures

Somewhat overshadowed today by his compatriots Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin is nonetheless a key figure in Russian music. At the beginning of the 20th century, the composer and virtuoso pianist broke away from the Romantic legacy to offer a unique and innovative musical language which no one would follow. His work, deeply influenced by mystical philosophy and synaesthesia, would undergo a dazzling evolution in barely two decades, interrupted by his premature death at the age of 43.

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