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Juan Diego Flórez - Sentimiento Latino

Florez,Juan Diego
Release Date: 03/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000629502  
Composer:  TraditionalPedro Elias GutierrezErnesto LecuonaManuel Ponce,   ... 
Performer:  Juan Diego FlórezDavid Galvez
Conductor:  Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings from the heart on this glorious new album of irresistible popular songs from his native South America and Spain.
Symphonic orchestral arrangements, songs with traditional Mariachi band and intimate moments with solo guitar. This superb album also includes orchestral arrangements by Juan Diego Flórez himself (and he plays bongos on Fina estampa!)

"Juan Diego Flórez is known first as a Rossini tenor and then rather more broadly as a singer in the bel canto tradition. And that, of course, is rather different from Puccini and the verismo school where tenors sob and declaim and the music palpitates. In this recital Flórez, still a model of good vocal
Read more manners compared with most, comes nearer to satisfying the taste which up to now has admiringly acknowledged him but never quite taken him, palpitating, to the heart. About these songs it is tempting to be broad-minded, but they are really very third-rate...But still there is Flórez. His voice is splendidly clear-cut: it tells of youth and health, energy and enthusiasm. The magnificent high notes ring out to thrilling effect, exhibited with a freedom and panache which the bel canto tradition rarely encourages. They will probably recruit a whole battalion of new fans." - John Steane, The GRAMOPHONE

Track Listing
1. Alma Llanera
2. Ella
3. La Flor De La Canela
4. El Dia Que Me Quieras
5. Granada
6. La Jarra De Oro
7. Princesita
8. Jurame
9. Estrellita
10. Fina Estampa
11. En Mi Viejo San Juan
12. Siboney
13. Aquellos Ojos Verdes
14. El Bello Durmiente
15. Mexico Lindo Y Querido

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Works on This Recording

1.
Alma Llanera by Pedro Elias Gutierrez
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
2.
Siboney by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1929; Cuba 
3.
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
4.
La Flor de la Canela by Isabel "Chabuca" Granda
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor), David Galvez (Guitar)
Conductor:  Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Mexico Lindo Y Querido by José Feliciano
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 

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