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Pavarotti In Central Park / Magiera, New York Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/07/1995 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 444450   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiFrancesco CilèaRuggero Leoncavallo,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiAndrea Griminelli
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic membersHarlem Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The trouble with big events is that there is almost no way they can live up to the hype that surrounds them. One happy exception was the concert Luciano Pavarotti gave before several hundred thousand fans in New York's Central Park on the evening of June 26, 1993. The program is intelligently chosen and well-paced. Pavarotti's voice emerges gradually in the opening "Quando le sere al placido" from Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' before really stretching out, then shifting effortlessly into a group of popular songs before going back to opera for the big closing sequence, concluding with "Nessun dorma" from Puccini's 'Turandot.' Most importantly, the voice itself was in great form that night, sounding wonderfully powerful, accurate, and fresh at the Read more age of 58. The engineers for this recording even managed to get a nice rich sound out of the New York Philharmonic, no mean feat for an outdoor concert. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I vespri siciliani: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Serenata by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Mancini 
7.
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harlem Boys Choir,  New York Philharmonic members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Roberts 
8.
I can go to God in prayer by Traditional
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harlem Boys Choir,  New York Philharmonic members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Chitarra Romana by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Mancini 
10.
La girometta by Gabriele Sibella
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Mancini 
11.
Occhi di fata by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: Naples, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Mancini 
12.
Fantasia brilliante on themes from Bizet's 'Carmen' by Fernande Le Borne
Performer:  Andrea Griminelli (Flute)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Guiot 
13.
Rondine al nido by Vincenzo di Crescenzo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Mancini 
14.
Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Mancini 
15.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: French 
16.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Chiaramello 
19.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Live  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
La mia canzone al vento by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1993 
Venue:  Central Park, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Mancini 

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