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Giuseppe Verdi / Richard Wagner / Giacomo Puccini / Gaetano Donizetti / Giacomo Meyerbeer / Friedrich von Flotow / Amilcare Ponchielli

Sandor Konya

The Art of Sandor Konya

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  • Type CD
  • Label Australian Eloquence
  • UPC 0028948070961
  • Catalog number ELQ 4807096
  • Release date 11 April 14

About the album


The celebrated Hungarian tenor Sándor Kónya (1923–2002) made regrettably few recordings. With a voice of ‘lirico-heroic splendour’ (Andrew Porter, Opera magazine), he brought strength of purpose and real nobility to his portrayals on stage, with generously warm vocal projection. He was described by Opera magazine as ‘the finest Lohengrin since Franz Völker’. Collected here are his three studio recital recordings – two for Deutsche Grammophon and one for American Decca (MCA). They showcase Kónya in a selection of Puccini and Verdi arias, including (as was sometimes the practice in the late-1950s and early 1960s) four Verdi arias sung in German. The rare 1967 American Decca recording consists not of arias, but songs by two opera composers championed by Konya – Verdi and Wagner. Much of this material appears internationally on CD for the first time.

‘Konya has a fine voice, a very beautiful, firm, pure tenor [in the Wagner songs] … The voice also sounds well in the seven Verdi songs … Konya does have a feeling for line, for joining note to note, and the sheer sound of his manly voice is a pleasure. The recording is excellent and voice and piano are well balanced.’ Gramophone, September 1968 (Verdi & Wagner songs)

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    Tosca Recondita armonia (Act I)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    La fanciulla del West Una parola sola ... Or son sei mesi (Act II)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Madama Butterfly Addio, fiorito asil (Act II)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Turandot Non piangere Liù (Act I)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Gianni Schicchi Firenze è come un albero fiorito
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Manon Lescaut Donna non vidi mai (Act I)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    La bohème Che gelida manina (Act I)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Turandot Nessun dorma (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    La fanciulla del West Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Il tabarro Hai ben ragione
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Tosca E lucevan le stelle (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Manon Lescaut Che avvien! ... Ah! non v’avvicinate ... Guardate, pazzo son (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    L’elisir d’amore Una furtiva lagrima (Act II)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    L’Africaine Mi batti il cor ... O paradiso (Act IV)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    La Gioconda Cielo e mar (Act II)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Martha Ach, so fromm (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Aida Celeste Aida (Act I)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Il trovatore La? die Sorgen entschwinden … Da? nur für mich dein Herz erbebt (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Il trovatore Lodern zum Himmel (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Rigoletto Sie wurde mir entrissen … Ich seh die hei?en Zähren (Act II)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Rigoletto Ach wie so trügerisch (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Sei Romanze, 1838 Non t’accostare all’urna
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Sei Romanze, 1838 More, Elisa, lo stanco poeta
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Sei Romanze, 1838 In solitaria stanza
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Sei Romanze, 1845 Il tramonto
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Sei Romanze, 1845 Il mistero
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Sei Romanze, 1845 Il poveretto
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Sei Romanze, 1845 Brindisi
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Karnevalslied
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier Der Tannenbaum
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Lieder für Singstimme und Klavier Die Rose
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Wesendonck Lieder Schmerzen
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Wesendonck Lieder Träume
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Die beiden Grenadiere
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Am stillen Herd (Act I)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Morgenlich leuchtend (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Lohengrin In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Scritten (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     
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    Lohengrin Mein lieber Schwan (Act III)
    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Puccini, Giacomo, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Friedrich von Flotow, Amilcare Ponchielli
     

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