Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vincenzo Bellini: Complete Operas & Other Works

"Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835) was a Italian opera composer. A native of Catania in Sicily, his greatest works are I Capuleti ed i Montecchi (1830), La sonnambula (1831), Norma (1831), Beatrice di Tenda (1833), and I puritani (1835). Known for his long-flowing melodic lines, for which he was named "the Swan of Catania", Bellini was the quintessential composer of bel canto opera. He died in Puteaux, France at the age of 33, nine months after the premiere of his last opera, I puritani." - Wikipedia

This playlist contains Bellini's ten operas sorted in chronological order, including such universally acclaimed recordings as Callas' 1960 Norma, as well as other notable works: over a dozen songs performed by Cecilia Bartoli, Dame Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti; eight symphonies; an organ sonata; two concertos for oboe and trumpet respectively, and several large scale sacred choral pieces.

Get this collection in one Spotify playlist here: Vincenzo Bellini: Complete Operas & Other Works (453 tracks, total time: 28 hours) Ctrl (CMD) + G to browse in album view. See list of works with introduction here on AllMusic.


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