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Pavarotti - Italian Wedding Favorites


Release Date: 05/23/2000 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 467241   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico ModugnoEduardo Di CapuaLuigi DenzaSalvatore Cardillo,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiMirella FreniElizabeth HarwoodRolando Panerai,   ... 
Conductor:  Henry ManciniGian Carlo ChiaramelloAnton GuadagnoRichard Bonynge,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale ChorusBologna Teatro Comunale OrchestraNational Philharmonic Orchestra London,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Luciano Pavarotti has certainly secured a place for himself in the pantheon of great operatic tenors. In addition, he has established himself as the consummate interpreter of traditional and popular Italian song. He's affected audiences with his masterful combination of vocal power, emotion, and lyricism.
PAVAROTTI - ITALIAN WEDDING FAVORITES is essentially a greatest hits collection showcasing the various facets of Pavarotti's artistry. The selections include operatic arias, sacred songs, and traditional Italian songs, all amply demonstrating Pavarotti's inimitable skills. The performances are all excellent, having been recorded during Pavarotti's vocal prime, and the disc culminates in a majestic performance of his signature showpiece,
Read more "Nessun dorma."
Included among the "encores" are two Puccini arias: "O mio babbino caro" from 'Gianni Schicchi' and "Musetta's Waltz" from 'La Bohème,' both featuring the soprano Mirella Freni. Also included is a beautiful version of "Canta pe me" done by Giuseppe Di Stefano, a predecessor of Pavarotti's in the line of great Italian tenors. Opera aficionados will be well familiar with the material presented, but ITALIAN WEDDING FAVORITES is a fine introduction to the art of one of the greatest tenors of all time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Volare by Domenico Modugno
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Mancini 
2.
'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gian Carlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3.
Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gian Carlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Maria, Marì by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6.
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 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gian Carlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Mancini 
9.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
10.
Mamma by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Mancini 
11.
Chitarra Romana by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12.
Musica proibita, Op. 5 by Stanislas Gastaldon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Mancini 
13.
Vieni sul mar by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Henry Mancini 
14.
Canzoni-stornelli (3): no 2, L'ultima canzone by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Alexander Faris 
15.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Douglas Gamley 
16.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Douglas Gamley
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
17.
Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Alexander Faris 
18.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
19.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
20.
Canta pe' me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
21.
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 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
22.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Alexander Faris 

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