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Arrivederci / Vittorio Grigolo [Deluxe]

Grigolo,Vittorio
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 791135   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniFriedrich von FlotowFrancesco Cilèa,   ... 
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is not an opera program, nor is it a classical vocal recital or typical mix of traditional songs and arias, although this new recording from tenor Vittorio Grigolo has elements of all three. Rather, it is a celebration of the true Italian singer, Italian music, and whatever innate spirit and style embodied in both makes them inseparable and unique. And if you’ve any doubt that Grigolo is the real thing, “The Ital- ian tenor” as claimed on his debut recording, skip for the moment the superbly sung disc-opening opera arias (Rigoletto, Tosca, Martha, La?traviata, Così, and listen to “Non ti scordar di me” and “O paese d’ ’o sole.” Here is the passion, the joy, the truth of a master singer connecting with his listeners — and what a Read more voice!

Grigolo has been said by some to be the heir of Pavarotti — fine. But Grigolo’s voice has purityand innate beauty along with the passion; a ringing, golden top; a centered, solidly secure placement across his range; and none of the spread, forced, hard-edged upper- register tone of his predecessor. Grigolo is young and talented, with natural gifts and a devotion to his art that bodes well for his future. He seems to understand that this is a long-term proposi- tion; that there is a difference between selling your talent and building a career; that to be a great singer, to sustain a career, to make music that is memorable and meaningful across years of performances and all manner of audiences takes time and care and patience, that a deep respect for the craft of singing is at least as important as an appreciation for one’s natural ability. Grigolo is not immune from a little over-the-top indulgence (Enrico Cannio’s “O surdata ‘nnammurato”), but you won’t mind because at the same time you will be savoring the memory of his meltingly affecting “Un’ aura amorosa” (Cosi) and powerful “Recondita armonia” (Tosca) and “È la solita storia” (L’arlesiana). The sound, recorded in Parma’s Auditorium Niccoló Paganini and London’s Wathen Hall, is ideal; the orchestral playing and direction is spot on.

—?David?Vernier, Listen: Life With Classical Music

This deluxe version of Arrivederci includes extended liner notes and three bonus tracks.
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Works on This Recording

1. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
2. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
3. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
4. L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
5. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
6. Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
7. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
8. Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
9. Ti voglio tanto bene by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
10. O surdato 'nnammurato by Enrico Cannio
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
11. Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
12. 'O paese d' 'o sole by Vincenzo D'Annibale
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Italy 
13. Chitarra Romana by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
14. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
15. Voglio vivere così by Giovanni D'anzi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Written: Italy 
16. Arrivederci, Roma by Renato Rascel
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
17. Caruso: Main Theme by Lucio Dalla
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
18. Il Duca d'Alba: Angelo casto e bel by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
19. Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
20. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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