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    Zagni, Gina

    Violist with the London Symphony Orchestra who appears on their recordings, Bach to Brubeck, Beethoven:  Symphonies Nos. 1-9, Berlioz:  Harold en Italie, Classikhan, The Dust Bowl Symphony, Epiphany, Mahler:  Symphony No. 8, Music of Hope, Symphony No. 1 Inspired by The Lord of the Rings by Johan de Meij, and Walton:  Belshazzar’s Feast/Symphony No. 1.

     

    On 8th May 2007, the LSO teamed up with soprano Angela Gheorghiu for an evening of opera highlights that included “Caro mio ben” by Giuseppe Giordani, “Ch’il bel sogno di Doretta” from La rondine, “In quelle trine morbide” from Manon Lescaut, “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi and “Un bel di vedremo” from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, “Habanera” from Carmen by Georges Bizet, “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, and “Stridono lassu” from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. 

     

    The LSO offered up “Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2” by Maurice Ravel, “Metaboles” by Henri Dutilleux and “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with Barry Douglas at the keys on 3rd July 2007.

     

    On 2nd May 2008, they were joined by tenor Robert Alagna for an evening of Verdi.  Their program featured “La mia letizia infondere” from I lombardi alla prima crociata; “La vita e inferno…” and “Oh tu che in seno agli angeli” from La forza del destino; “Lunge da lei… De’ miei bollenti spiriti” from La traviata; “Niun mi tema!” from Otello; “O figli  Ah, la paterna mano” and “Patria oppressa!” from Macbeth; “Oh!  fede negar potessi  Quando le sere al placido” from Luisa Miller; “Questa o quella” from Rigoletto; “Se quell guerrier… Celeste Aida” from Aida; and, “Va, pensiero” from Nabucco.

     

    They presented an all-Prokofiev concert that comprised “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63” with soloist Vadim Repin, “Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25” (“Classical”) and “Symphony No. 5 in B major, Op. 100 on 17th May 2009.

     

    On 12th June 2009, Deborah Voigt was the soloist when they performed “Abscheulicher” from Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Closing Scene” from Salome, “Ich kann nicht sitzen” from Elektra and “Zweite Braut nacht” from Die Aegyptische Helena by Richard Strauss, and “Dich, teure Halle” from Tannhauser and “Du bist der Lenz” from Die Walkure by Richard Wagner.

     

    Other recordings on which Gina appears include Effetto Notte by Il Poliedro Di Leonard and Paganini:  Violin Concerto No. 1/Sarasate:  Carmen Fantasy with Orchestra Da Camera Di Santa Cecilia and Uto Ughi.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/events/4267gheorghuifor8-5-07.webpress.pdf
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Giordani
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruggero_Leoncavallo
    4. http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/upload/music/03%20Jul%20LSO%20Programme%20download.pdf
    5. http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/events/5348alagnawebversion.pdf
    6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Lombardi_alla_prima_crociata
    7. http://www.koelner-philharmonie.de/media/content/veranstaltung/programmheft/2009-05-1720.pdf
    8. http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/events/6812deborahvoigtforweb.pdf
    9. http://www.discogs.com/search?q=Gina+Zagni&type=all
    10. http://www.discogs.com/Paganini-Sarasate-Uto-Ughi-Orchestra-Da-Camera-Di-Santa-Cecilia-Violin-Concerto-No-1-Carmen-Fantasy/release/3814204
    11. http://lso.co.uk/3314/Beethoven-Symphonies-Nos-1-9-Special-Edition/81/-/LSO0098_Digital_Booklet.pdf
    12. http://naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/booklets/LSO/booklet-LSO0040.pdf
    13. http://www.dismarc.org/index.php?form=search&db=0&fieldnames[]=dmOAP-Contributor&operators[]=and&searchvalues[]=Elisabeth%20Varlow%20[Viola]
    14. http://lso.co.uk/3308/Mahler-Symphony-No-8/130/-/LSO0669_Digital_Booklet.pdf
    15. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/gina-zagni-mn0001906809
    16. http://www.classicalshop.net/download_booklet.aspx?file=LS%200681.pdf

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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