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Francesco Paolo Tosti - 30 Songs

Low Voice

By Francesco Paolo Tosti

Low Voice. Composed by Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916). Vocal Collection. 176 pages. Published by Ricordi (HL.50484321).

Item Number: HL.50484321

ISBN 0634040375. 9x12 inches.

Italian composer Franceso Paolo Tosti (1846-1916) wrote more than 350 songs, among which were favorites of famous singers, from Caruso and Tetrazzini in his day to Pavarotti and Carreras in ours. With a direct and simple grace and sensual Italianate vocal lines, his works were in some ways an art music reply to the Neapolitan folk tradition. Featuring 30 Tosti songs available for the first time in two keys, these editions present excellent material for teaching the basics of classical singing as well as for the recital stage. They also include translations for study, a biography of the composer, and a select discography.

  • Addio, fanciulla (F TOSTI) 
  • Aprile (F TOSTI) 
  • Chanson de l'adieu (F TOSTI) 
  • Chitarrata abruzzese (F TOSTI) 
  • Ideale (F TOSTI) 
  • In van preghi (F TOSTI) 
  • La mia canzone (F TOSTI) 
  • L'ultimo bacio (F TOSTI) 
  • La serenata (F TOSTI) 
  • Luna d'estate (F TOSTI) 
  • Mattinata (F TOSTI) 
  • Penso (F TOSTI) 
  • Per morire (F TOSTI) 
  • Pour un baiser (F TOSTI) 
  • Ridonami la calma (F TOSTI) 
  • Sogno (F Tosti) 
  • Tormento (F TOSTI) 
  • Tristezza (F TOSTI) 
  • Vorrei (F TOSTI) 
  • Vorrei morire (F TOSTI) 
  • Good-Bye (Tosti) 
  • 'a Vucchella (F Tosti) 
  • Ave Maria (F Tosti) 
  • II Pescatore Canta (F Tosti) 
  • L'alba Separa Dalla Luce L'ombra (F Tosti) 
  • L'ultima Canzone (F Tosti) 
  • Marechiare (F Tosti) 
  • Non T'amo Piu (F Tosti) 
  • Malia (F Tosti) 
  • L'ora E Tarda (F Tosti) 

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  • July 27, 2012 30 Songs of Tosti (Low)

    We NEVER received this product... it was back-ordered all the way to the publisher! After almost six months, i cancelled the order.... It is NOT the fault of this site... but the publisher!

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  • October 29, 2011 Beautiful Italian Songs

    This is the only collection Tosti songs currently available for low voice. The songs are beautiful but fairly difficult. This collection is highly recommended for the advanced amateur or serious vocal student. The only shortcomings of this collection are: The binding is too stiff. An office services store can cut...

    off the spine and spiral bind it, which makes it much easier to use. Although this is called a "low voice" collection, in some songs the tessitura is too high for comfortable singing by most basses and altos. The production quality is uneven. Some of the songs are older editions with smaller notes and fuzzy text.

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  • February 04, 2008 A gem for the serious singer

    F. Paolo Tosti wrote about 400 songs of which 70% had Italian lyrics while the remainder were either in English or French.His songs are not ballads but referred to as "romances" and frequently based on good poems of the day. As a consequence these songs are satisfying to the...

    singer who is prepared to take thoughtful approach to interpretation. This collection of songs has been a rich resource for me. I am a baritone with a vocal range of two octaves (G-G) and find these settings very good. We are very fortunate that Ricordi have republished the complete work of Tosti in a series of albums. I also seriously recommend Ben Heppner's CD "Ideale" Songs of Paolo Tosti.Good singing and may you find joy from F. Paolo Tosti.

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  • October 22, 2007 Great discovery

    Very beautiful music from a composer,who I only knew from solveggi. Earns more attention from the audience.

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