Andre Kostelanetz: Puccini La Bohème (Transcription for Orchestra)

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Puccini / Andre Kostelanetz, 1956: La Bohème (Transcription for Orchestra) - Columbia LP

Digitized from the LP shown in the video above, "La Boheme For Orchestra," issued in 1957 on the Columbia Masterworks label, catalogue number CL 797.

Act I (0:10)
Act II (16:15)
Act III (21:34)
Act IV (31:23)

La Bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide. In 1946, fifty years after the opera's premiere, Toscanini conducted a performance of it on radio with the NBC Symphony Orchestra.