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Lanza - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 04/11/1995 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68134   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Nicholas BrodszkyJerome KernSigmund RombergGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Mario Lanza
Conductor:  Ray SinatraHenri RenéConstantin CallinicosCarlo Savina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraHenri Rene & His OrchestraCarlo Savina Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recapping one of the great careers in a great century of music, Mario Lanza's GREATEST HITS provides a retrospective of one of the most beloved names in opera. His passion, energy, and voice endeared him to an audience far beyond the usual opera-going public. His career crossed into film and pop music as well.
GREATEST HITS starts off with his million-selling single "Be My Love," an impassioned plea by a bold lover. All of his most popular singles are included: "Loveliest Night of the Year", "Because You're Mine," and "Because."
Long-time opera fans will enjoy the entire collection, particularly the selections from 'Rigoletto' and 'Aida,' which show off Lanza's remarkable presence. However, the inclusion of many Broadway musical
Read more numbers (from "Carousel" and "South Pacific," among others), will win over new fans as well.
For those who remember Lanza, this collection serves as a tribute to his illustrious career. For those savoring his work for the first time, it serves as an accessible and enjoyable introduction. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Very Warm for May: All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henri René
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Henri Rene & His Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Student Prince: Serenade by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Savina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carlo Savina Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Student Prince: Beloved [written for the film version] by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
South Pacific: Younger than springtime by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
The loveliest night of the year by Irving Aaronson
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Carousel: If I loved you by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Student Prince: Golden Days by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Spring is Here: With a song in my heart by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Because You're Mine: Because You're Mine by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
(The) Lord's Prayer by Albert Hay Malotte
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Jeff Alexander Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ray Sinatra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
19.
Because by Helen Guy
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Be My Love (From "The Toast of New Orleans")
Because
All the Things You Are (From "Very Warm for May")
Serenade (From "The Student Prince")
Act IV: La donna è mobile
Act II: Vesti la giubba
O sole mio
Beloved (From "The Student Prince")
Younger Than Springtime (from "South Pacific")
The Loveliest Night of the Year (From "The Great Caruso")
If I Loved You (from "Carousel")
Act II: Flower Song
Golden Days (From "The Student Prince")
With a Song in My Heart (from "Spring Is Here")
Yours Is My Heart Alone (From "The Land of Smiles")
Because You're Mine (From "Because You're Mine")
Addio alla madre
Act I: Celeste Aida
The Lord's Prayer
Granada

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