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Pavarotti - Verdi


Release Date: 09/11/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 417570   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiKathleen BattleRobert LloydMalcolm King
Conductor:  Leone MagieraRichard BonyngeEdward DownesSir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraVienna Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The voice shines with unflawed purity of tone, the style has grace and the feeling carries conviction.

"The seasoned collector's pulse is unlikely to race at the thought of yet another Pavarotti anthology made up out of previously published recordings. The sound of it is another matter, and something is wrong with the collector or the pulse if the first sung phrases produce no response. I doubt whether in all the 45 different varieties of ''Celeste Aida'' on the collector's shelves there will be found one which starts the recitative with more impulsive excitement or which ends the aria with greater taste and skill. Throughout, the voice shines with unflawed purity of tone, the style has grace and the feeling
Read more carries conviction. ...the many shading of the Traviata solo are scrupulously observed and imaginatively interpreted, and in the Ballo in maschera excerpts there is the sense of an artist who has gone to school and found out something fresh and valuable about the music he is singing. Perhaps, inevitably, we are sent away with the great high C of Il trovatore ringing in our ears, yet equally has been the fine line-drawing of ''Ah si, ben mio'', a highly finished performance and worth studying in some detail."

--GRAMOPHONE (6/1987)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Se quel guerrier" 
2.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 05/1973 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Ella mi fu rapita!". 
3.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1973 
Language: Italian 
4.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1973 
Language: Italian 
5.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1969 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Oh! fede negar potessi...". 
6.
I due Foscari: Dal più remoto esiglio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1969 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Ah si, ch'io senta...". 
7.
Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1969 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "O figli...". 
8.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Lunge da lei...". 
9.
Un ballo in maschera: La rivedrà nell' estasi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Robert Lloyd (Bass), Malcolm King (Bass),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1985 
Language: Italian 
10.
Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1985 
Language: Italian 
11.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1985 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Forse la soglia attinse...". 
12.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio...Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1971 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Di qual tetra luce". 

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