Krassimira Stoyanova - Puccini: Complete Songs for Soprano & Piano
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 46:25 min | 171 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017
Through Puccini represents the late-Romantic apex of the Italian operatic tradition, his songs are much less well known and, in their pared simplicity and emotional restraint, could hardly be more different from his stage works. The nineteen complete songs for soprano (two in duet with a mezzo) and piano cover themes typical of lyric poetry including life, death, personal resolution, love, nature, home and religious faith. There are also rare salon pieces and examples of Puccini's secular juvenilia, written between 1875 and 1880.