Basso cantabile. — Needham, Mass. : VQR Digital, p1992.

Album description
1 audio disc : digital, stereo. ; 12 cm.
VQR Digital: VQR 2061.
Opera excerpts arranged for double bass and piano.
All selections arranged by Gary Karr except Fantasia on Bellini’s Sonnambula by Giovanni Bottesini.
Gary Karr, double bass ; Harmon Lewis, piano.
Performed on an Amati double bass made in 1611.
Program notes by Osbourne McConathy (12 pages), inserted.
Contents: Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore from Tosca / Puccini (3:27) -- Casta diva from Norma / Bellini (4:22) -- Pace, pace, mio Dio from La forza del destino / Verdi (5:03) -- O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicci / Puccini (2:45) -- Dove sono from Le nozze di Figaro / Mozart (5:24) -- Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Delila / Saint-Saëns (6:57) -- The last rose of summer (Die letzte rose) from Martha / Flotow (3:31) -- Je dis que rien m’épouvante from Carmen / Bizet (6:09) -- Ombra, mai fu from Serse / Handel (3:47) -- Una furtiva lagrima from L’Elisir d’amore / Donizetti (4:31) -- Je crois entendre encore from Les pêcheurs de perles / Bizet (4:12) -- Nessun dorma from Turandot (3:42) ; E lucevan le stelle from Tosca (3:34) / Puccini -- Ella Giammai m’amó from Don Carlos / Verdi (5:11) -- Fantasia on Bellini’s Sonnambula / Bellini, Bottesini (9:50) -- In diesen heil’gen Hallen from Die Zauberflöte / Mozart (2:32).

I. Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Tosca. Vissi d’arte; arranged
II. Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835. Norma. Casta diva; arranged
III. Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Forza del destino. Pace, pace, mio Dio; arranged
IV. Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Trittico. Gianni Schicchi. O mio babbino caro; arranged
V. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Nozze di Figaro. Dove sono?; arranged
VI. Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Samson et Dalila. Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix; arranged
VII. Flotow, Friedrich von, 1812-1883. Martha. Letzte Rose; arranged
VIII. Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante; arranged
IX. Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Serse. Ombra mai fù; arranged
X. Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. Elisir d’amore. Furtiva lagrima; arranged
XI. Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Pêcheurs de perles. Je crois entendre encore; arranged
XII. Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Turandot. Nessun dorma; arranged
XIII. Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Tosca. E lucevan le stelle; arranged
XIV. Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Don Carlos. Elle ne m’aime pas; arranged
XV. Bottesini, Giovanni, 1821-1889. Sonnambula
XVI. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Zauberflöte. In diesen heil’gen Hallen; arranged
Performers
1. Karr, Gary, 1941-
2. Lewis, Harmon