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Amore / Joseph Calleja


Release Date: 10/15/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001921802  
Composer:  Francesco Paolo TostiConsuelo VelazquezFrancesco SartoriLucio Dalla,   ... 
Performer:  Joseph CallejaKsenija SidorovaNicola BenedettiCharles Mutter
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Joseph Calleja sings his most popular program yet, inspired by romance; a captivating program of beautiful Italian and Mediterranean song with a contemporary twist. The Maltese tenor evokes the golden era of Mediterranean song connecting with the great legacy of songs performed and recorded by, among others, Gigli, Schipa and the legendary Enrico Caruso. Calleja's "Golden Voice" takes us through repertoire such as La Serenata and Barcarolle, to cinema classics by Morricone, Time To Say Goodbye / Con ti Partiro (made famous by Andrea Bocelli), and di Capua's perennial O Sole Mio to round off a captivating programme of compositions known and loved by millions worldwide.

The album features two duets with Nicola
Read more Benedetti including Mattinata, which they performed together at the UK Last Night of the Proms 2012. Calleja’s sublime artistry combined with sumptuous new orchestral arrangements enhance the beguiling attraction of Amore. This emotive, engaging album – featuring songs in six languages – is sure to speak to a massive audience, with sensational melodies and Joseph’s charismatic, heartfelt singing.
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Works on This Recording

1.
La serenata by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; London, England 
2.
Besame Mucho by Consuelo Velazquez
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943 
3.
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song by Francesco Sartori
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
4.
Caruso: Main Theme by Lucio Dalla
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
5.
La vie en rose by R. S. Louiguy
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Ksenija Sidorova (Accordion)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
6.
En Aranjuez con amor (after the second movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez) by Joaquin Rodrigo
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
7.
You Raise Me Up by Rolf Lovland
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Charles Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; Ireland 
8.
La Califfa: La Califfa by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1970 
9.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor), Nicola Benedetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
10.
Romanze (2): no 1, Ideale by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1882 
11.
Musica Probita by Stanislao Gastaladon
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
12.
Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
13.
Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
14.
La tabernera del puerto: No puede ser by Pablo Sorozabal
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Spain 
15.
Vaghissima sembianza by Stefano Donaudy
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
16.
Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Russia 
17.
In mir klingt ein Lied by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
18.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
19.
Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 nice program November 21, 2013 By Louis P. (Kensington, MD) See All My Reviews "The tenor's voice is sweet but not ample in this generous CD. His voice sounds more impressive live. He handles a variety of idioms very well. I couldn't judge the Russian number, but did he really say "queal aria fresca" instead on "pe' ll aria fresca" in O Sole Mio? Very nice tom have texts materials (though usual unneeded puffery in the Rt Hon Mellor's blurb about JC)." Report Abuse
 S'more Joseph Callaja November 14, 2013 By M. Formosa (Victoria, BC) See All My Reviews "What a romantic CD.What a voice!Buy it today." Report Abuse
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