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Gian Carlo Menotti

1911-2007 US, Cadegliano-Viconago
Composer of Classical

Gian Carlo Menotti (born July 7, 1911 Cadegliano, Lake Lugano, Italy - died February 1, 2007, Monte Carlo, Monaco) was an Italian composer and librettist. Menotti was enrolled at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia in 1928 at the age of 16, where he befriended Samuel Barber. He founded the Spoleto arts festival in 1958 after returning to Italy in 1957.

  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Children's Music
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The Consul: Act I Scene 2: Next. Yes … What can I do for you? (Secretary, Mr Kofner) on Menotti: Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti, Susan Bullock & Richard Hickox
Violin Concerto in A Minor: II. Adagio on Menotti: Violin Concerto / Muero Porque No Muero / Oh Llama De Amor Viva / Death of Orpheus by Gian Carlo Menotti & Richard Hickox
Black Swann on Little Girl Blue by Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Bruno Fontaine & Laurent Kraif
The Medium, Act I: "the Sun has fallen" (Monica) on Menotti: The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti, Joyce Castle, Patrice Michaels, Chicago Opera Theater Ensemble & Lawrence Rapchak
Amahl and the Night Visitors: Shepherds' Dance on Menotti, G.C.: Amahl and the Night Visitors / My Christmas by Gian Carlo Menotti, Alastair Willis & George Mabry
The Medium: Monica's Waltz on Monica's Waltz by Gian Carlo Menotti, Patrice Michaels, Chicago Opera Theater Ensemble & Lawrence Rapchak
The Telephone or L’Amour à Trois: II. Oh! Just What I Wanted on The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, Scottish Opera, Stuart Stratford, Soraya Mafi & Jonathan McGovern
Barcarolle from Sebastian Suite on The Italian Album by The Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, The Cleveland Brass Ensemble, Chicago Brass Ensemble, English Chamber Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra
The Medium: Monica's Waltz on Renée Fleming - I Want Magic! - American Opera Arias by Renée Fleming, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & James Levine
Suite for 2 Cellos & Orchestra on Focus Cello by Pablo Ferrandez, Benedict Kloeckner, Anastasia Kobekina, Edgar Moreau & Heinrich Schiff

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Title Artist Year Type
Maria Golovin / Violin ConcertoGian Carlo Menotti - Franca Duval, Richard Cross, Patricia Neway, Herbert Handt, Peter Herman Adler / Tossy Spivakovsky, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch2011Compil.
The Consul / Amelia Al BalloGian Carlo Menotti - Patricia Neway, Marie Powers, Cornell MacNeil, Lehman Engel, Margherita Carosio, Rolando Panerai, Giacinto Prandelli, Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala and Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Nino Sanzogno2010Compil.
GoyaGian Carlo Menotti2006Album
The ConsulGian Carlo Menotti - Patricia Neway2004Single
Messa da Requiem, The Death of the Bishop of BrindisiGiuseppe Verdi, Gian Carlo Menotti / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf2001Album
Amelia Al Ballo. Instrumental Interludes From The Unicorn, The Gorgon And The Manticore.Gian Carlo Menotti - Nino Sanzogno \ Thomas Schippers2000Compil.
Martin's Lie (Church Opera) / Five Songs / Canti Della LontananzaGian Carlo Menotti - Richard Hickox1998Album
The MediumGian Carlo Menotti - Joyce Castle, Patrice Michaels, Chicago Opera Theater, Lawrence Rapchak1997Album
Sebastian / ApocalypseGian Carlo Menotti1995Album
Gallantry - A Soap Opera / Hin Und Zurück / The TelephoneDouglas Moore / Paul Hindemith / Gian Carlo Menotti - The New York Chamber Ensemble, Stephen Rogers Radcliffe1995Album
Amahl And The Night VisitorsGian Carlo Menotti1992Single
Modern Masters IMiklós Rózsa, Morton Gould, Gian Carlo Menotti, Marc Lavry, David Amos, The London Symphony Orchestra1990Album
Sebastian, by Gian Carlo Menotti; Lyric Scene, Legend, by Otto LueningGian Carlo Menotti, Otto Luening / The London Symphony Orchestra, Jose Serebrier1990Album
Live From Spoleto Festival: USAAntonín Dvořák, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Vivaldi - Joshua Bell, Douglas Boyd, Gian Carlo Menotti1988Album
The Boy Who Grew Too FastGian Carlo Menotti1988Album
Amahl And The Night Visitors (A Christmas Opera In One Act)Gian Carlo Menotti - Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden1987Album
Barber And Menotti Violin ConcertosSamuel Barber, Gian Carlo Menotti, Keith Clark, Pacific Symphony Orchestra1985Album
Antony And CleopatraSamuel Barber - Esther Hinds, Jeffrey Wells, Christian Badea, Gian Carlo Menotti, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Westminster Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt1984Album
The Westminster Choir sings Missa "O Pulchritudo"Westminster Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Gian Carlo Menotti1981Album
Missa "O Pulchritudo"Gian Carlo Menotti, Westminster Choir1981Album
Unicorn, The Gorgon, And The ManticoreGian Carlo Menotti1979Album
The Old Maid And The Thief (A Grotesque Opera In 14 Scenes)Gian Carlo Menotti - Judith Blegen, John Reardon, Anna Reynolds, Margaret Baker1979Album
Chip And His DogGian Carlo Menotti / Canadian Children's Opera Company1979Album
The Saint Of Bleecker StreetGian Carlo Menotti - David Poleri, Gloria Lane, Gabrielle Ruggiero, Thomas Schippers1978Album
Ballet Suites - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet And Menotti: SebastianSergei Prokofiev And Gian Carlo Menotti, Leopold Stokowski Conducting NBC Symphony Orchestra1978Album
The MediumGian Carlo Menotti, Regina Resnik, Judith Blegen, Opera Society Of Washington, Jorge Mester1973Album
The Death Of The Bishop Of BrindisiBoston Symphony Orchestra / Erich Leinsdorf - Gian Carlo Menotti1965Album
Amahl And The Night VisitorsGian Carlo Menotti1964Album
Amahl And The Night VisitorsGian Carlo Menotti1964Album
Piano ConcertoAaron Copland, Gian Carlo Menotti1961Album
The MediumGian Carlo Menotti1959Album
Maria GolovinGian Carlo Menotti, Franca Duval, Richard Cross, Patricia Neway1958Album
The Unicorn, The Gorgon And The ManticoreGian Carlo Menotti, New York City Ballet, Thomas Schippers1957Album
Dance Variations / Sebastian Ballet SuiteLeopold Stokowski Conducts Morton Gould, Gian Carlo Menotti1955Album
Amelia Al BalloGian Carlo Menotti1954Album
The Medium - Complete Recording from the FilmGian Carlo Menotti, Thomas Schippers1951Album
The ConsulGian Carlo Menotti - Marie Powers, Patricia Neway1950Album
Four Intermezzi / Sebastian - Ballet SuiteDimitri Mitropoulos, The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Gian Carlo Menotti1949Album
The Medium And The TelephoneGian Carlo Menotti1949Album
The TelephoneGian Carlo Menotti1948Album
Sebastian - Ballet SuiteThe Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia Conducted By Dimitri Mitropoulos - Gian Carlo Menotti1947Album
The Consul: Magda’s Aria To This We’ve Come - The Music Of My Ansonia Volume One Remembering September 11thGian Carlo Menotti, Alexandra YuAlbum
Tamu-TamuGian Carlo Menotti - Stephen Biggers, Renée Fleming, Youngok ShinAlbum
Violin Concerto / Symphony No. 2Gian Carlo Menotti / Arthur Honegger - Tossy Spivakovsky, Charles Munch, Boston Symphony OrchestraAlbum
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