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Ti Adoro / Pavarotti


Release Date: 09/23/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000109602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Romano MusumarraBonaventura,Michele CentonzeNino Rota,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiVeris "Pecos" GianettiAntonella PepeJeff Beck
Conductor:  Romano MusumarraGiancarlo ChiaramelloRob MathesStefano "Tellus" Nanni,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony OrchestraBulgarian National Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It seems that the reports of Luciano Pavarotti's professional demise were premature. To the contrary, TI ADORO, his first solo studio album in 15 years, emphatically proclaims that the old master has quite a bit of life left in him. The legendary tenor dusts off the cobwebs and works through a program of new songs, many written specifically for him, with verve, panache, and a palpable feeling of joy. He's in excellent voice throughout, with his customary golden tone and ringing notes securely in place.
Right from the start, in the soaring opening track "Il Canto," he puts his would-be successors on notice that he's still the king of tenors and not about to relinquish his throne. Kudos to Michele Centonze for providing the singer with
Read more lush, romantic ballads such as "Domani Verra," "Stella," and "Tu E Il Tuo Mare" that are ideally suited to the maestro's majestic voice and affirm his status as the foremost exponent of classic Italianate vocal style. The album closes with Pavarotti's bravura rendition of Lucio Dalla's grandly dramatic "Caruso" that features the searing fretwork of another legend, guitarist Jeff Beck. It's a fitting exclamation point by an artist who still sets the standard by which all others are measured. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Il canto by Romano Musumarra
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Romano Musumarra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
2. Neapolis by Bonaventura,
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Giancarlo Chiaramello.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
3. Starai con me by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rob Mathes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Michele Centonze.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
4. Ti adoro by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Veris "Pecos" Gianetti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stefano "Tellus" Nanni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Michele Centonze.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
5. Notte by Romano Musumarra
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Romano Musumarra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra,  Roman Academy Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
6. Come aquile by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stefano "Tellus" Nanni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Michele Centonze.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
7. Domani verrà by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rob Mathes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Rob Mathes.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
8. Buongiorno a te by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Antonella Pepe (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rob Mathes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Rob Mathes.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
9. Romeo and Juliet: Ai giochi addio by Nino Rota
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stefano "Tellus" Nanni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Michele Centonze; Stefano "Tellus" Nanni.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
10. Stella by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rob Mathes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Michele Centonze; Rob Mathes.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
11. Tu e il tuo mare by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rob Mathes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Rob Mathes; Michele Centonze.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
12. Il gladiatore by Michele Centonze
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rob Mathes,  Stefano "Tellus" Nanni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian National Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is adapted from Hans Zimmer's film score to the movie
"Gladiator."
Arranger: Gavin Greenaway.
EMI Abbey Road Studios, London (09/2001 - 07/2003); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (09/2001 - 07/2003); Pig Sound Studio, Forlì, Italy (09/2001 - 07/2003) 
13. Caruso: Main Theme by Lucio Dalla
Performer:  Jeff Beck (Electric Guitar), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Whitaker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Olympic Studios 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Andy Wright; Jim McWilliam. 

Sound Samples

Il Gladiatore
Caruso

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