Leoncavallo: I Medici - Alessandro Luongo (vocals); Alex Esposito (vocals); Angelo Antonio Poli (vocals); Arutiun Kotchinian (vocals);...
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This revelatory 2010 recording of Leoncavallo's I Medici, written before Pagliacci, but not produced until 1893, ought to be the occasion for a reevaluation of the composer's gifts. Pagliacci demonstrates his ability to create music ideally suited to the particular dramatic situation, as does his version of La bohème, another relatively small-scale, intimate work, although that opera doesn't show the same level of inspiration. With I Medici, though, an epic modeled on Wagner and initially intended to be the first part in a ...

Leoncavallo: I Medici 2010, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947774563