Mascagni: L'amico Fritz - Andion Fernandez (vocals); Angela Gheorghiu (vocals); George Petean (vocals); Hyung-Cheol Lee (vocals);...
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Written in 1891, immediately after the success of Cavalleria rusticana, Mascagni's lyric comedy L'amico Fritz inhabits a musical and dramatic world very different from that of its predecessor. In place of the sizzling Sicilian theatricality of earlier tragedy, it offers a pastoral, temperate, and decidedly undramatic take on a gentle Tuscan romance. Frequently characterized as "charming," it has hovered around the periphery of the repertoire, but has never quite established itself. This recording is taken from a live ...

Mascagni: L'amico Fritz 2009, Deutsche Grammophon

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