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The Great Luciano Pavarotti


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 5423592  
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiGiacomo PucciniCesare Andrea Bixio,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiAndrea GriminelliPlacido DomingoJosé Carreras
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoEmerson BuckleySteven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di MilanoEmilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony OrchestraVienna Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most acclaimed and popular Italian tenors of all time, died in 2007 in his hometown of Modena. The whole world mourned the loss one of its most cherished celebrities.

His unmistakable voice, with its open Italianate sound and ringing upper register, was ideal for the operas of Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, and Puccini, but also the popular Italian and other repertoire that he and his admirers revelled in. Combined with his generous, charismatic personality, his thrilling vocalism made him into an icon, as famous as the rock stars he loved to perform with.

Pavarotti made only a handful of recordings for Sony Classical, but they occupy a unique place in his discography. An album of Verdi
Read more rarities, newly remastered from the original analog tapes, with Claudio Abbado conducting the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, includes arias composed for Attila, Ernani and Les vepres siciliennes as well as a recently discovered cabaletta from I due Foscari and an early fragment from an uncompleted opera, Il solitario ed Eloisa. Gramophone acclaimed the release, praising the tenors remarkably polished renditions, always generous in provision of voice and spirit Fine performances, both vocal and orchestral.

Another CD rarity is the live recording Luciano Pavarotti in Concert, which brought the great tenor to Modena's Piazza Grande on 14 August 1985 for his first-ever concert in his native city. Needless to say, it was a joyous occasion. Joined by the Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra of Emilia Romagna, conducted by Emerson Buckley, the international superstar serenaded his adoring fellow Modenesi with a programme of his greatest hits, including the most popular tenor arias from Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, Luisa Miller, La Bohème, Turandot, Fedora, and Pagliacci plus, of course, such indispensable Italian songs as O sole mio, Torna a Surriento, Non ti scordar di me, Rondine al nido, Mamma, and a heartfelt salute to Modena, Alla mia citta.

In December 1999, Pavarotti was joined for a Christmas concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus by his great colleagues Plácido Domingo and José Carreras (they, as we all know, became the legendary Three Tenors when the world thrilled to their collaboration on the eve of the Word Cup Final at the Roman Baths of Caracalla on 7 July 1990). Accompanied by the Gumpoldskirchen Children's Choir and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Steven Mercutio, their classical, popular and traditional selections from that Vienna evening range from Adeste fideles / O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Tannenbaum and Silent Night to White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Amazing Grace and Pavarotti's own composition, Ave Maria, dolce Maria. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Simon Boccanegra: Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
2.
Ernani: Odi il voto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
3.
Attila: Oh dolore! ed io vivea by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
4.
Don Carlos: Io la vidi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
5.
I due Foscari: Dal più remoto esiglio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
6.
I due Foscari: Si io sento, Iddio mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
7.
I vespri siciliani: A toi que j'ai chérie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
8.
Aida: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871 
9.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Mamma by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Rondine al nido by Vincenzo di Crescenzo
Performer:  Andrea Griminelli (Flute), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Lolita "Spanish Serenade" by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Performer:  Andrea Griminelli (Flute), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Chitarra Romana by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
La mia canzone al vento by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
26.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
27.
Ave Maria, dolce Maria by Luciano Pavarotti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
29.
Tu scendi dalle stelle by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
31.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
32.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
33.
Pregária by N. Alvarez Solar-Quintes
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
34.
Susanni by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
35.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1971; England 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
36.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
37.
I'll Be Home for Christmas by Kim Gannon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
38.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
39.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
40.
Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
41.
La Virgen Lava Pañales by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
42.
Dormi, o bambino by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
43.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
44.
Wiegenlied, AV 41 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
45.
Un nuevo siglo by Domingo, Placido, Jr.
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 

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