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Luciano Pavarotti: The Master Of Bel Canto

Pavarotti,Luciano
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 6017   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni LegrenziChristoph W. GluckLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There is disagreement as to the exact definition of the well-known term bel canto in opera, although the literal translation from Italian is simply “beautiful singing.” Some musicologists insist the term should apply only to the operas of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Others argue, more convincingly, that the type of singing referred to is that which prevailed throughout the 18th century and up until Verdi, when a new style — based more on dramatic expression than vocal beauty — became dominant. This album surveys Luciano Pavarotti in this genre in which he excelled, and which may be said to have been his specialty. There is disagreement as to the exact definition of the well-known term bel canto in opera, although the literal translation from Italian is simply “beautiful singing.” Some musicologists insist the term should apply only to the operas of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Others argue, more convincingly, that the type of singing referred to is that which prevailed throughout the 18th century and up until Verdi, when a new style — based more on dramatic expression than vocal beauty — became dominant. This album surveys Luciano Pavarotti in this genre in which he excelled, and which may be said to have been his specialty. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Work(s) by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
2.
Work(s) by Giovanni Legrenzi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
3.
Work(s) by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
4.
Work(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
5.
Work(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
6.
Work(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
7.
Work(s) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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