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Alfredo Kraus In Concert

Kraus,Alfredo
Release Date: 02/13/2003 
Label:  Imports (Dvd)   Catalog #: 625469  
Composer:  Richard StraussHenri DuparcJules MassenetJoaquin Turina,   ... 
Performer:  Edemiro ArnaltesAlfredo Kraus

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Track listing: Liebeshymnus; Zueignung; Extase; L’invitation au voyage; Ouvre tes yeux bleus; Elegie; Dedicatoria (piano solo); Nunca Olvida; Cantares; Los dos miedos; Las locas por amor; Enel fondo de la mina; Entoda la Quintana; Los caminos de la tarde (Pastoral); Vorrei morire; L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra; Aprile - Alfredo Kraus in concert in the Fernan Nuñez Palace, Madrid, accompanied by Edelmiro Arnaltes on the piano -

The late tenor Alfredo Kraus performs in an unusually spare concert setting. A wealth of beautiful art songs and arias are given Kraus’s stylish and passionate treatment, accompanied only by piano, in a series of palatial 19th century rooms with superb acoustics. Kraus – who performed to
Read more enormous acclaim in the great opera houses of the world for more than forty years – here interprets dramatic and highly emotional works by such composers as Duparc, Massenet, and Turina. As he sings without the trappings of costume, orchestra, and sets, the depth of the singer’s warm, rich tenor can be appreciated with unparalleled intimacy. While Kraus sang many of the major roles of the operatic repertoire, his Spanish heritage also gave him a love of Spanish operetta, or zarzuela, with its roots in Spanish and Andalucian folksong. The Works of Turina featured in this program bear out that lifelong commitment – yet the singer invests works by other composers, too, withhis trademark blend of debonair control and expressive passion. Opera lost a great artist when Alfredo Kraus died in 1999. fortunately, this beautiful and very personal performance captures the singer’s taste, warmth, and style for all time.
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Works on This Recording

1. Lieder (5), Op. 32: no 3, Liebeshymnus by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
2. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
3. L'invitation au voyage by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1870; France 
4. Extase by Henri Duparc
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
5. Poème d'amour: no 3, Ouvre tes yeux bleus by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; France 
6. Elégie by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1869; France 
7. Dedicatoria by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
8. Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19: no 2, Nunca olvida by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1923 
9. Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19: no 4, Los dos miedos by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Spain 
10. Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19: no 5, Las locas por amor by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
11. Canzoni-stornelli (3): no 1, Vorrei morire by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Italy 
12. L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907 
13. Romanze (3): no 3, Aprile by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edemiro Arnaltes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; London, England 

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