Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Free returns

-

£3.95 delivery per order

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni (CD1) / I Pagliacci - Leoncavallo (CD2), two masterpieces of Italian opera

£7.99

Product description

( both operas recorded in 1980, featuring : The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus directed by John McCarthy ; and, Southend Boys' Choir directed by Michael Crabb.
"Cavalleria Rusticana" stars two absolute legends of opera : the Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballe as Santuzza, is paired with Spanish tenor Jose Carreras as Turiddu.
"I Pagliacci" also stars Carreras as Canio, with soprano Renata Scotto as Nedda. )

There is a good reason for placing these two masterpieces of Italian opera together - by a pair of Late19C / Early20C composers who are, perhaps, a little less well-known nowadays, than names like Verdi, Rossini and Puccini -, namely that the celebrated operatic publisher of the time, Eduardo Sonzogno, was very keen on presenting the two works on the same programme ...

Indeed, if it were not for Sonzogno, neither of these operas would exist ; for it was that publisher's offer of a prize for a new, short operatic work, that prompted Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) to compose "Cavalleria Rusticana" ("Rustic Chivalry", 1890); and, duly, the success of that work prompted Ruggerio Leoncavallo (1858-1919) to compose "I Pagliacci" (1892).

These two operas, are very much works of that particular phraseology, that Italian opera had moved into during the Late 19C : "Verismo", or Realism. Authors who took Verismo as their starting point, used the very real world as it stood outside their doors for inspiration, with no other justification than that it existed. And, audiences today find these two operas, "as gripping as the pages of a chronicle, as shocking as a murder, and as popular as old songs", according to the well-respected critic Lorenzo Arruga.

Disc One : Cavalleria Rusticana, by Mascagni :-
1) Preludio (2:31) ; 2)-20) Single Act (71:30).

Disc Two : I Pagliacci, by Leoncavallo :-
1) Prologo (7:44) ; 2)-5) Act I Scene I (12:25) ; 6)-16) Act I Scene II (33:38) ; 17) Act II "Ohe! Presto!" (3:51) ; 18)-24) Act II "The Play" (17:54).

(includes 96-page booklet, with : descriptions of the two operas' origins ; synopses ; and full librettos in English & Italian)

Both Discs are in EX- condition.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
I Pagliacci - Leoncavallo (CD2), two masterpieces of Italian opera
Catalogue number:
CMS 7 63650 2
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI (Angel Series)
Tracks:
44

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

( both operas recorded in 1980, featuring : The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus directed by John McCarthy ; and, Southend Boys' Choir directed by Michael Crabb.
"Cavalleria Rusticana" stars two absolute legends of opera : the Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballe as Santuzza, is paired with Spanish tenor Jose Carreras as Turiddu.
"I Pagliacci" also stars Carreras as Canio, with soprano Renata Scotto as Nedda. )

There is a good reason for placing these two masterpieces of Italian opera together - by a pair of Late19C / Early20C composers who are, perhaps, a little less well-known nowadays, than names like Verdi, Rossini and Puccini -, namely that the celebrated operatic publisher of the time, Eduardo Sonzogno, was very keen on presenting the two works on the same programme ...

Indeed, if it were not for Sonzogno, neither of these operas would exist ; for it was that publisher's offer of a prize for a new, short operatic work, that prompted Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) to compose "Cavalleria Rusticana" ("Rustic Chivalry", 1890); and, duly, the success of that work prompted Ruggerio Leoncavallo (1858-1919) to compose "I Pagliacci" (1892).

These two operas, are very much works of that particular phraseology, that Italian opera had moved into during the Late 19C : "Verismo", or Realism. Authors who took Verismo as their starting point, used the very real world as it stood outside their doors for inspiration, with no other justification than that it existed. And, audiences today find these two operas, "as gripping as the pages of a chronicle, as shocking as a murder, and as popular as old songs", according to the well-respected critic Lorenzo Arruga.

Disc One : Cavalleria Rusticana, by Mascagni :-
1) Preludio (2:31) ; 2)-20) Single Act (71:30).

Disc Two : I Pagliacci, by Leoncavallo :-
1) Prologo (7:44) ; 2)-5) Act I Scene I (12:25) ; 6)-16) Act I Scene II (33:38) ; 17) Act II "Ohe! Presto!" (3:51) ; 18)-24) Act II "The Play" (17:54).

(includes 96-page booklet, with : descriptions of the two operas' origins ; synopses ; and full librettos in English & Italian)

Both Discs are in EX- condition.

Band/artist(s):
I Pagliacci - Leoncavallo (CD2), two masterpieces of Italian opera
Catalogue number:
CMS 7 63650 2
Condition:
Used
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI (Angel Series)
Tracks:
44

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.80

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Music & Art Shop Exeter

A really great range for all Oxfam shoppers! We sell CDs, DVDs, vinyl records of all genre's, sheet music & art prints. Call us for more information! Please contact store directly for opening hours.

View Shop