Mascagni • Leoncavallo

Performed by Mario del Monaco, Afro Poli, Elena Nicolai, Clara Petrella and various orchestras.

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COMPOSERS: Leoncavallo,Mascagni
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Mascagni • Leoncavallo
WORKS: Cavalleria rusticana; *Pagliacci
PERFORMER: Mario del Monaco, Afro Poli, Elena Nicolai, Clara Petrella; various orchs
CATALOGUE NO: 480 7268 (1953)

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Full-blooded, richly Italianate mono recordings of this classic verismo pairing, idiomatically conducted, with a swaggering Del Monaco and resonant Poli, Nicolai and Petrella passionate heroines. Michael Scott Rohan