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Arriverderci: Grigolo (17 track version)

Grigolo,Vittorio
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 793774   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ernesto De CurtisRenato RascelUmberto GiordanoFrancesco Cilèa,   ... 
Performer:  Vittorio GrigoloDan ThomasDaniele Bonaviri
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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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
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Works on This Recording

1.
Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Arrivederci, Roma by Renato Rascel
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
5.
Les soirées musicales: no 8, La danza by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1830-1835; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6.
Ti voglio tanto bene by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10.
'O paese d' 'o sole by Vincenzo D'Annibale
Performer:  Dan Thomas (Mandolin), Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
11.
Voglio vivere così, for voice & orchestra by Giovanni DAnzi
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
12.
Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
13.
Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
14.
Chitarra romana, song for voice & orchestra by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer:  Daniele Bonaviri (Guitar), Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1920-1950; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15.
O surdato 'nnammurato by Enrico Cannio
Performer:  Daniele Bonaviri (Mandolin), Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
16.
Martha: M'appari by Friedrich v. Flotow
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
17.
Caruso by Lucio Dalla
Performer:  Vittorio Grigolo ()
Conductor:  Pier G. Morandi
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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