NORMA - Caballe, Cossotto, Baglioni, Raimondi, Vinco - Bolshoi, 1974, Норма, Большой, Кабалье

Русский текст ниже.
For a long time I've been trying to trace the story of this recording yet it still evades me. In June 1974, one month before her legendary Orange, Caballe sang Norma in Moscow with La Scala. These were breathtaking performances but a great telecast with one of her best Casta Divas has never been released. It remains buried in Russian TeleRadio archives with only poor quality copies available. There is however an audio recording of another performance from this tour which is even more puzzling - the one I upload here. It is not official yet is of a professional quality and only resurfaced in 1989 when a Soviet recording company 'Melodiya' made a vinyl out of it. The label says 'from private collection'. Who recorded it? Where did it spend 15 years ? - remains unknown. If anyone can tell the story behind this recording, would be great to hear.

Уже давно я пытаюсь проследить историю этой записи, но она пока что ускользает. В июне 1974, за месяц до своего легендарного Оранжа, Кабалье пела Норму в Москве с Ла Скала. Москва до сих пор вспоминает эти гастроли, но великолепный телеспектакль (с одной из ее лучших Casta Diva) так и остался похороненным в недрах архивов Гостелерадио, всплывают только некачественные копии. Однако есть аудиозапись другого спектакля с этих гастролей - впрочем, еще более загадочная, ее я и выкладываю здесь. Запись неофициальная, но сделана профессионально и всплыла только в 1989 году, когда 'Мелодия' отпечатала с нее винил. На конверте значится 'из частной коллекции' и ничего более. Кто и как ее сделал? Где она провела 15 лет? - остается неизвестным. Если кто-то знает историю этой записи, поделитесь.

Norma - MONTSERRAT CABALLE
Adalgisa - FIORENZA COSSOTTO/BRUNA BAGLIONI
Pollione - GIANNI RAIMONDI
Oroveso - IVO VINCO

Conductor - FRANCESCO MOLINARI-PRADELLI
Chorus and orchestra - LA SCALA

00:00 - Sinf - Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
08:40 - Ite sul colle - Vinco/Teatro alla Scala di Milano Chorus
14:26 - Svanir le voci - Raimondi/Vinco
16:53 - Meco all' altar di Venere - Raimondi
20:46 - Me protegge - Raimondi
22:22 - Norma viene - Chorus
26:32 - Sediziose voci - Caballe/Vinco
30:26 - (31:47) Casta Diva - Caballe/Chorus
37:28 - Fine al rito - Caballe/Chorus
43:35 - Sgombra e la sacra selva - Cossotto
50:10 - Va, crudele - Raimondi/Cossotto
1:00:09 - Vanne, e li cela entrambi - Caballe/Porzano
1:03:12 - Alma, costanza - Cossotto/Caballe
1:05:49 - Oh rimembranza - Caballe/Cossotto
1:15:14 - Ma di, l'amato giovine - Caballe/Cossotto/Raimondi
1:17:53 - Oh di qual sei tu vittima - Caballe/Cossotto/Raimondi
1:24:56 - Atto II Intro - Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Molinari-Pradelli.
1:28:04 - (1:28:29) Dormono entrambi - Caballe
1:36:03 - Deh! Con te li prendi - Caballe/Baglioni
1:39:54 - Mira, o Norma - Baglioni/Caballe
1:47:50 - Non parti? - Chorus
1:52:09 - Guerrieri! A voi venire - Vinco/Chorus
1:57:35 - Ei tornera! - Caballe/Pallini
2:00:43 - (2:02:39) Squilla il bronzo di Dio - Caballe/Chorus
2:05:12 - Ne compi il rito, o Norma - Caballe/Vinco/Raimondi
2:09:01 - In mia man alfin tu sei - Caballe/Raimondi
2:15:43 - Dammi quel ferro! - Raimondi/Caballe/Vinco/Chorus
2:18:40 - Qual cor tradisti - Caballe/Raimondi/Vinco/Tutti
2:25:52 - Deh! Non volerli vittimi - Caballe/Raimondi/Vinco/Tutti

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