WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Love Songs / Luciano Pavarotti


Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 6016   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francesco Paolo TostiGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniVincenzo Bellini,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti
Number of Discs: 1 
Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A survey of hundreds of popular and classical song titles throughout the centuries shows that love is by far the leading theme of vocal music. Yet only one track on this album is technically a love song: Tosti’s “L’ultima canzone.” The rest are arias, the operatic equivalent of the love song. Luciano Pavarotti made his professional debut in Puccini’s La bohème, and this remained probably his most famous signature role for the rest of his long career. Rodolfo sings tenderly to Mimì “O soave fanciulla” (“O gentle girl, o sweet face bathed in soft moonlight, in you I see the dream I have dreamed forever”). Can you get more romantic? Some of opera’s great lovers are here, including the Duke from Verdi’s Rigoletto, who starts out Read more as a callous seducer and ends up a gibbering jellyfish, madly in love with the lady he kidnapped for sport. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canzoni-stornelli (3): no 2, L'ultima canzone by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Italy 
2.
Rigoletto: Aria(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
3.
La Bohčme: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
4.
Work(s) by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
5.
Aria(s) by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Work(s) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title