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Yinjia Gong – Ténor tenore!

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Catalogue numberBIS-2066 SACD
Release date2015-06-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time77:49

The myth of the modern tenor was born in Paris on 17th April 1837, when, at a performance of Rossini’s William Tell, Gilbert Duprez first sang a top C in the chest register. The hitherto unknown expressive power provoked a massive reaction from the audience and the tenor voice soon became a trademark of the young, valiant hero. Ever since, tenors have enjoyed an almost mythical reputation among music-lovers, and ranging from Caruso to the Three Tenors by way of the likes of Gigli, Björling and Bergonzi, they are the only classical musicians whose popularity extends far beyond specialist circles and across the entire world. Yinjia Gong grew up in the province of Guizhou in China, and developed an interest in music early on. While studying Chinese traditional music he became fascinated with Western opera, and in 2008 his admiration for the great Swedish tenors Jussi Björling and Nicolai Gedda took him to Sweden. There Gong's impressive top register soon attracted attention, and in 2011 he was invited to perform at a gala concert at the Royal Swedish Opera, commemorating the centennial of Björling's birth. Appearing alongside singers such as Jonas Kaufmann and Charles Castronovo, Gong was given the honour of performing Puccini’s Nessun dorma – one of Björling’s ‘greatest hits’. Naturally, Nessun dorma is also part of the programme on Gong's début recording, along with a series of other jewels of the tenor repertoire, including Donizetti's Ah! mes amis from La fille du régiment with its famous multiple high Cs, and the even more taxing 'Postillion's Song' by Adolphe Adam featuring a resplendent high D. While including highlights in terms of both pitch and emotional content, the programme also charts the golden age of Italian and French opera from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the start of the twentieth.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
  Tosca, Act III
01 E lucevan le stelle 03:19 $ 0.80 USD
  Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano
  La Fille du régiment, Act I
02 Ah! mes amis 04:16 $ 1.02 USD
  Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
  Rigoletto, Act III
03 La donna è mobile 02:14 $ 0.54 USD
04 La Traviata: Prelude to Act I (instrumental) 03:46 $ 0.90 USD
  Un ballo in maschera, Act III
05 Forse la soglia attinse 05:26 $ 1.30 USD
  Aïda, Act I
06 Celeste Aïda 04:36 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Adam, Adolphe
  Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, Act I
07 Mes amis, écoutez l’histoire 04:36 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Gounod, Charles
  Faust, Act III
08 Quel trouble inconnu… Salut! demeure chaste et pure 06:03 $ 1.45 USD
  Roméo et Juliette, Act II
09 L’amour, l’amour… Ah! lève-toi, soleil! 04:44 $ 1.14 USD
  Composer: Bizet, Georges
  Carmen, Act II
10 La fleur que tu m’avais jetée 04:28 $ 1.07 USD
11 Intermezzo from Carmen Suite No.1 (instrumental) 03:11 $ 0.76 USD
  Composer: Massenet, Jules
  Werther, Act III
12 Pourquoi me réveiller 03:26 $ 0.82 USD
  Manon, Act III
13 Je suis seul… Ah! fuyez, douce image 04:58 $ 1.19 USD
  Composer: Donizetti, Gaetano
  L’elisir d’amore, Act II
14 Una furtiva lagrima 04:38 $ 1.11 USD
  Composer: Puccini, Giacomo
  Tosca, Act I
15 Recondita armonia 03:02 $ 0.73 USD
16 Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo from Act III (instrumental) 05:37 $ 1.35 USD
  La bohème, Act I
17 Che gelida manina! 04:39 $ 1.12 USD
  Turandot, Act III
18 Nessun dorma 03:09 $ 0.76 USD
  Album total 77:49
ComposerAdam, Adolphe
Bizet, Georges
Donizetti, Gaetano
Gounod, Charles
Massenet, Jules
Puccini, Giacomo
Verdi, Giuseppe
ConductorLehtinen, Markus
OrchestraLahti Symphony Orchestra
TenorGong, Yinjia

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