Beniamino Gigli

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    Italian Songs: Anema E CoreBeniamino Gigli
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    Italian Songs: Ninna NannaBeniamino Gigli
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    Ava maria: Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)Beniamino Gigli
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    Italian Songs: Papavere E PapereBeniamino Gigli
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    Mamma (2004 Remastered Version)Beniamino Gigli

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        Beniamino Gigli was the foremost Italian tenor of the 1920s through the 1940s, possessed of a smooth, lush voice with a lyric sweetness often described as "honeyed." He became a Metropolitan Opera star, singing 28 roles there, and was a legitimate heir to the tenor Enrico Caruso, who had died at the beginning of the 1920s. No one person could fill Caruso's shoes, but it was widely conceded that Gigli inherited his lyrical and romantic parts, while Giovanni Martinelli took over t... Read more

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