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The Pavarotti Edition


Release Date: 11/13/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470000   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiVincenzo BelliniGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiNicolai GhiaurovDame Joan SutherlandKim Begley,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard BonyngeLeone MagieraClaudio AbbadoEdward Downes,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 12 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the CDs from this boxed set is a bonus 1964 EP-CD.
Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti.
One of the CDs from this boxed set is a bonus 1964 EP-CD.
Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloist: Luciano Pavarotti. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'Elisir d'Amore: Quanto è bella! Quanto è cara! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Covent Garden, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the cavatina "Tombe degli avi miei..." 
3. La fille du régiment: Pour me rapprocher de Marie by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Écoutez-moi..." 
4. Linda di Chamounix: Da quel dì, che t'incontrai by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the short dialogue "Linda! Linda!..." 
5. La Favorita: Si che un solo accento by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Don Pasquale: Com' è gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes:  ITALY 
7. I Capuleti e i Montecchi: L'amo, l'amo e m'e si cara by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Norma: Meco all' altar di Venere...Me protegge by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Kim Begley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9. La sonnambula: Prendi, l'anell' ti dono by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the cavatina "Perdona, o mia diletta..." 
10. I puritani: Vieni fra queste braccia by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Il Duca d'Alba: Angelo casto e bel by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Sofie Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Inosservato, penetrava..." 
12. 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: 1968 
Venue:  Sofie Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Ernani: Mercè, diletti amici...Come rugiada al cospite by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Attila: Oh dolore! ed io vivea by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes:  ITALY 
15. Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the recitative "O figli, o figli miei!..." 
16. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. 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: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio...Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Graham Clark (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19. I vespri siciliani: A toi que j'ai chérie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes:  ITALY 
20. 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: 1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Forse la soglia attinse."
This selection is a DDD recording. 
21. Don Carlos: Io la vidi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Io l'ho perduta!..."
This selection is a DDD recording. 
22. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Abanella Hall, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Se quel guerrier io fossi!..."
This selection is a DDD recording. 
23. Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
24. Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Sofie Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
25. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christ's Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26. Madama Butterfly: Dovunque al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Sofie Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
29. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30. Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Ida Bormida (Alto)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
32. Don Giovanni, K 527: Dalla sua pace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
33. Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
34. Griselda: Per la gloria by Giovanni Bononcini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Douglas Gamley 
35. Atalanta, HWV 35: Care selve by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Douglas Gamley 
36. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Jenny Lanning 
37. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  New York City, New York, USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
38. Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
39. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
40. Adriana Lecouvreur: La dolcissima effigie by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
41. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Di rigori armato il seno by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
42. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
43. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
44. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  New York City, New York, USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Quel trouble inconnu..." 
45. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  New York City, New York, USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
46. In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Alexander Faris 
47. Soirées d’automne à l’Infrascata: no 4, Me voglio fa' na casa "Amor marinaro" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Giancarlo Chiaramello 
48. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Giancarlo Chiaramello 
49. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Giancarlo Chiaramello 
50. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Giancarlo Chiaramello
This selection is a DDD recording. 
51. Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Giancarlo Chiaramello 
52. Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Henry Mancini
This selection is a DDD recording. 
53. Mamma by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Henry Mancini
This selection is a DDD recording. 
54. Santa Lucia luntana by E. A. Mario
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Giancarlo Chiaramello
This selection is a DDD recording. 
55. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christ's Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
56. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Italo Tajo (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
57. 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: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
58. Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Huguette Tourangeau (Alto), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano),
Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
59. 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: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Ella mi fu rapita!..." 
60. Idomeneo, K 366: Fuor del mar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
61. Idomeneo, K 366: Popoli! A voi l'ultima legge by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
62. Idomeneo, K 366: Torna la pace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
63. L'honestà negli amori: Già il sole dal Gange by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Douglas Gamley 
64. Le sette parole di Nostro Signore: Qual giglio candido by Saverio Mercadante
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Petersham, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Douglas Gamley 
65. Pietà, Signore by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Petersham, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Douglas Gamley. 
66. L'Elisir d'Amore: Caro elisir! sei mio! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
67. L'Elisir d'Amore: Lallarallara la la la la la by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the recitative "Chi è mai quel matto?..." 
68. L'Elisir d'Amore: Esulti pur la barbara by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
69. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
70. Maria Stuarda: Hai nelle giostre by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Roger Soyer (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
71. La fille du régiment: Ah, mes amis...Pour mon âme by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Eric Garrett (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: French 
72. La Favorita: Una vergine, un angiol di Dio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
73. La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Written: 1843 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the cavatina "Favorita del re!..." 
74. I puritani: A te, o cara, amor talora by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Giancarlo Luccardi (Bass), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
75. Ernani: Dell'esilio nel dolore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
76. Macbeth: Dove siam? Che bosco è quello?...La patria tradita by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
77. Luisa Miller: Il foglio dunque? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Fernando Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
78. Il trovatore: Quel suon...Ah! che la morte "Miserere" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
79. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
80. La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
81. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
82. Maria Stuarda: Ah, rimiro è bel sembiante by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Roger Soyer (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Questa imago..." 
83. Beatrice di Tenda: Sì rivale...rival regnante by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Josephine Veasey (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
84. Dom Sébastien: Deserto in terra by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Sofie Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
85. I lombardi: Come poteva un angelo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jane Shaulis (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
86. 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 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the cavatina "Lunge da lei..."
This selection is a DDD recording. 
87. La forza del destino: Non si placa il mio furore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leo Nucci (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Royal Albert Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Fratello...Riconoscimi"
This selection is a DDD recording. 
88. Romanze (2): no 2, Non t'amo più! by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Bologna, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Douglas Gamley 
89. Petrarch Sonnets (3), S 270: no 1, Pace non trovo by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), John Wustman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  New York City, New York, USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
90. Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Alexander Faris 
91. I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Jane Shaulis (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is preceded by the recitative "Oh madre mia, che fa colei?..." 
92. Luisa Miller: M'ardon le vene, le fauci, orrido fuoco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
93. Tre giorni son che Nina by Vincenzo Ciampi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection has been attributed to Vincenzio L. Ciampi. 
94. Guillaume Tell: Ne m'abandonne pas by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Asile héréditaire ...Amis, secondez ma vengeance." 
95. Guillaume Tell: Asil héréditaire...Amis, secondez ma vengeance by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares the same track and timing with "Ne m'abandonne pas." 
96. La costanza in amor vince l'inganno: Alma del core by Antonio Caldara
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Alexander Faris 
97. Stabat mater: Cujus animam by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

L'elisir d'amore / Act 1: "Quanto è bella"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 1: "Caro elisir! Sei mio!"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 1: "Lallarallara...Chi è mai quel matto?"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 1: "Esulti pur la barbara"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Maria Stuarda / Act 1: Hai nelle giostre, o Talbo?
Maria Stuarda / Act 1: "Questa imago, questa foglio" - "Ah! rimiro il bel sembiante"
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: "Tombe degli avi miei"
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: "Fra poco a me ricovero"
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: "Oh meschina!"
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: "Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali"
La fille du régiment / Act 1: "Ah mes amis - Pour mon âme"
La fille du régiment / Act 2: Pour me rapprocher de Marie
Linda di Chamounix / Act 1: Linda! Linda!...Da quel dì che t'incontrai
La Favorita / Act 1: Parla, figlio..... Una vergine, un'angel di Dio
La Favorita - Italian version / Act 1: Si, che un solo accento
La Favorita - Italian version / Act 4: Favorita del re...Spirto gentil
Don Pasquale / Act 3: "Com'è gentil"
I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Act 1: L'amo, ah! L'amo, e mi è più cara
Norma / Act 1: Meco all'altar di Venere
Norma / Act 1: Me protegge, me difende
La Sonnambula / Act 1: Perdona, o mia diletta...
La Sonnambula / Act 1: Prendi: l'anel ti dono
Beatrice di Tenda / Act 1: Sì: rivale ... rivale regnante
I Puritani / Act 1: A te, o cara
I Puritani / Act 3: Vieni, vieni fra questa braccia
Don Sebastiano, Re del Portogallo / Act 2: "Deserto in terra"
Il Duca d'Alba / Act 4: "Inosservato" - "Angelo casto e bel"
I Lombardi / Act 2: "O madre mia, che fa colei?"
I Lombardi / Act 2: "La mia letizia infondere"
I Lombardi / Act 2: "Come poteva un angelo"
I due Foscari / Act 1: "Ah sì, ch'io sento ancora...Dal più remoto esiglio"
Ernani / Part 1: "Mercé, diletti amici ...Come rugiada al cespite"
Ernani / Part 1: "Dell'esilio nel dolore"
Attila / Act 3: Oh, dolore

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