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Summertime - Beautiful Arias & Classical Songs


Release Date: 05/26/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001297102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Eduardo Di CapuaDomenico ModugnoGiacomo PucciniGeorge Gershwin,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiNeil JasonJohn ParricelliRussell Watson,   ... 
Conductor:  Giancarlo ChiaramelloNicholas DoddStephen HusseyJames Levine,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraNew York Voices,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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An easygoing collection of songs and arias to while away a summer afternoon. An easygoing collection of songs and arias to while away a summer afternoon. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2. Volare by Domenico Modugno
Performer:  Neil Jason (Double Bass), John Parricelli (Guitar), Russell Watson (Tenor),
Bashiri Johnson (Percussion)
Conductor:  Nicholas Dodd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Hayley Westenra (Voice)
Conductor:  Stephen Hussey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Voices,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5. Summer of '42: The Summer Knows by Michel Legrand
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Farnon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Farnon. 
6. Gladiator: Now We Are Free by Hans Zimmer
Performer:  Lisa Gerrard (Voice)
Conductor:  Gavin Greenaway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyndhurst Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7. Il mercenario: Chi mai by Ennio Morricone
Conductor:  Gavyn Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session Orchestra,  Duel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Giancarlo Chiaramello. 
9. West Side Story: Maria by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11. The caddy: That's amore by Harry Warren
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicholas Dodd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nicholas Dodd. 
12. The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Farnon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Farnon Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Farnon. 
13. The Deer Hunter: Cavatina by Stanley Myers
Conductor:  Gavyn Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session Orchestra,  Duel Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
14. Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
15. Barcelona by Freddie Mercury
Performer:  Pino Palladino (Double Bass), Shaun Ryder (Voice), Geoff Dugmore (Drums),
Robbie McIntosh (Guitar), John Savannah (Voice), Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metro Voices,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
16. Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Benzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ettore Ballotta. 
17. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edoardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
18. Po Karekare ana by Paraire Tomoana
Performer:  Hayley Westenra (Voice), François Rive (Cello), Robbie McIntosh (Guitar)
Conductor:  Ian Dean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Te Tau Choir,  Metro Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: New Zealand 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19. Martha: Letzte Rose "The last rose of summer" by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
20. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus,  Suisse Romande Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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