Luciano Pavarotti Pavarotti Forever

Pavarotti Forever

Luciano Pavarotti

Released on September 6, 2007 by Decca Music Group Ltd.

Main artist: Luciano Pavarotti

Genre: Classical > Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred)

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That explains why this putative survey of Pavarotti's career breaks off in the mid-'90s, prior to such blockbusters as the Paris 1998 concert and most of the various Pavarotti & Friends releases. And it also explains the dominance of popular or semi-popular material: Pavarotti, when this disc appeared, was at the height of his renown and was making moves in the direction of crossover stardom. One of the two discs is devoted to crossover material, mostly Neapolitan song but also including a duet on "My Way" with Frank Sinatra. From a perspective overlooking the great tenor's entire career, this somewhat overstates the importance of popular song in his output. He enthusiastically recorded it, and well, but he never focused on it the way even the other Two Tenors did. In general, though, the time frame of this album serves the listener well. The weaker final stage of Pavarotti's career is omitted, and the operatic selections included on disc one, going back as far as 1968, offer a good overview of the evolution of Pavarotti's voice and show his talents in works beyond the Italian standards: hear his irresistible "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée," from Bizet's Carmen (CD 1, track 15). The lack of any notes at all, even a capsule biography, is a disadvantage in the packaging, and one could easily have been provided: the tracklist insert unfolds to a large image of the cover logo that isn't big enough to be a poster and isn't really suited to be anything else. For a couple of hours of Pavarotti for the commute, however, this double disc, also available as an .mp3 download, will fill the bill.
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Album : 2 disks - 41 tracks Total length : 02:26:36

    DISC 1
    Turandot (Giacomo Puccini)
  1. 1 "Nessun dorma!"

    Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Giuseppe Adami, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Zubin Mehta, Conductor, MainArtist - Renato Simoni, Author - The John Alldis Choir, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Franco Alfano, Contributor, Work Editor - James Lock, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Woolcock, Producer, Assistant Producer - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer, Recording Producer - Carlo Gozzi, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1973 Decca Music Group Limited

  2. La Bohême
  3. 2 "Che gelida manina"

    James Mallinson, Producer - Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Gordon Parry, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1973 Decca Music Group Limited

  4. La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
  5. 3 "Libiamo ne'lieti calici"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexandre Dumas, Author, Original Text Author - Francesco Maria Piave, Author - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Raeburn, Producer - Andrew Cornall, Producer, Assistant Producer - The London Opera Chorus, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenneth Wilkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Cooke, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1981 Decca Music Group Limited

  6. Aïda
  7. 4 "Se quel guerrier io fossi!..Celeste Aida"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Antonio Ghislanzoni, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Eadon, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lorin Maazel, Conductor, MainArtist - Andrew Cornall, Producer, Recording Producer - Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer, Recording Producer - Stanley Goodall, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Auguste Mariette, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1989 Decca Music Group Limited

  8. L'elisir d'amore (Gaetano Donizetti)
  9. 5 "Una furtiva lagrima"

    English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Felice Romani, Author - Gaetano Donizetti, Composer - Eugene Scribe, Author, Original Text Author - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Raeburn, Producer, Recording Producer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenneth Wilkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter van Biene, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1971 Decca Music Group Limited

  10. Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)
  11. 6 "Questa o quella"

    Chris Hazell, Producer, Assistant Producer - Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Piave, Author - Morten Winding, Producer, Assistant Producer - Christopher Raeburn, Producer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Victor Marie Hugo, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1989 Decca Music Group Limited

  12. Martha (opera in 4 Acts) (Friedrich von Flotow)
  13. 7 "M'appari"

    New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Friedrich von Flotow, Composer - Wilhelm Friedrich Riese, Author Copyright : ℗ 1974 Decca Music Group Limited

  14. Tosca (Giacomo Puccini)
  15. 8 "E lucevan le stelle"

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Leone Magiera, Conductor, MainArtist - Victorien Sardou, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1974 Decca Music Group Limited

  16. Fedora (Umberto Giordano)
  17. 9 "Amor ti vieta"

    Umberto Giordano, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Arturo Colautti, Author - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Oliviero de Fabritiis, Conductor, MainArtist - Victorien Sardou, Author - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer, Recording Producer Copyright : ℗ 1980 Decca Music Group Limited

  18. Pagliacci (Ruggiero Leoncavallo)
  19. 10 "Recitar!...Vesti la giubba"

    James Mallinson, Producer, Recording Producer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ruggiero Leoncavallo, ComposerLyricist - Giuseppe Patane, Conductor, MainArtist - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Beswick, Producer, Recording Producer Copyright : ℗ 1978 Decca Music Group Limited

  20. Manon Lescaut (Giacomo Puccini)
  21. 11 Donna non vidi mai

    Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - James Levine, Conductor, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Domenico Oliva, Author - Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Author - Giulio Ricordi, Author - Marco Praga, Author - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christopher Pope, Producer, Additional Producer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Woolcock, Producer, Recording Producer - Antoine-François Prevost, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1993 Decca Music Group Limited

  22. Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)
  23. 12 "La donna è mobile"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Francesco Maria Piave, Author - David Harvey, Producer, Recording Producer - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Michael Woolcock, Producer, Assistant Producer - Kenneth Wilkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Victor Marie Hugo, Author, Original Text Author - Stan Goodall, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1972 Decca Music Group Limited

  24. L'Africaine (Giacomo Meyerbeer)
  25. 13 "Mi batte il cor... O Paradiso!"

    Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eugene Scribe, Author - Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Oliviero de Fabritiis, Conductor, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer, Recording Producer - N. Di Santo-Magno, Translator Copyright : ℗ 1980 Decca Music Group Limited

  26. Werther (Jules Massenet)
  27. 14 "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"

    Jules Massenet, Composer - JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, Author, Original Text Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Georges Hartmann, Author - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Oliviero de Fabritiis, Conductor, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer, Recording Producer - Edouard Stanislas Viateur Blau, Author - Paul Monchicourt Milliet, Author Copyright : ℗ 1980 Decca Music Group Limited

  28. Carmen (Georges Bizet)
  29. 15 "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"

    Georges Bizet, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Henri Meilhac, Author - Ludovic Halevy, Author - Wiener Volksopernorchester, Orchestra, MainArtist - Leone Magiera, Conductor, MainArtist - Prosper Mérimée, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1974 Decca Music Group Limited

  30. Manon Lescaut (Giacomo Puccini)
  31. 16 "Tra voi belle, brune e bionde"

    Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - James Levine, Conductor, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Domenico Oliva, Author - Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Author - Giulio Ricordi, Author - Marco Praga, Author - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Christopher Pope, Producer, Additional Producer - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Woolcock, Producer, Recording Producer - Antoine-François Prevost, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1993 Decca Music Group Limited

  32. La Gioconda (Amilcare Ponchielli)
  33. 17 "Cielo e mar!"

    New Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Amilcare Ponchielli, Composer - Arrigo Boito, Author - John Dunkerley, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christopher Raeburn, Producer, Recording Producer - Leone Magiera, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Victor Marie Hugo, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1971 Decca Music Group Limited

  34. Tosca (Giacomo Puccini)
  35. 18 "Recondita armonia" (Extract)

    James Mallinson, Producer, Recording Producer - Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Luigi Illica, Author - Giuseppe Giacosa, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nicola Rescigno, Conductor, MainArtist - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Victorien Sardou, Author, Original Text Author - John Pellowe, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenneth Wilkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Beswick, Producer, Assistant Producer Copyright : ℗ 1979 Decca Music Group Limited

  36. La Favorita (Gaetano Donizetti)
  37. 19 Spirto gentil

    Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gaetano Donizetti, Composer - Christopher Raeburn, Producer - Wiener Opernorchester, Orchestra, MainArtist - Alphonse Royer, Author - Gustave Vaëz, Author - Sir Edward Downes, Conductor, MainArtist - François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, Author, Original Text Author Copyright : ℗ 1968 Decca Music Group Limited

  38. Il Trovatore (Giuseppe Verdi)
  39. 20 "Di quella pira"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Salvatore Cammarano, Author - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Antonio García Gutiérrez, Author, Original Text Author - James Lock, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer - Richard Beswick, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1977 Decca Music Group Limited

  40. L'amico Fritz (Pietro Mascagni)
  41. 21 "Suzel, buon di"

    Pietro Mascagni, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Riccardo Chailly, Conductor, MainArtist - London Voices, Choir, MainArtist - Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Raeburn, Producer, Recording Producer - P. Suardon, Author - Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1997 Decca Music Group Limited

  42. DISC 2
  43. 1 Di Capua, Mazzucchi: 'O sole mio

    Alfredo Mazzucchi, ComposerLyricist - James Mallinson, Producer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Giancarlo Chiaramello, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist - Eduardo Di Capua, ComposerLyricist - Giovanni Capurro, Author - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Martin Atkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1979 Decca Music Group Limited

  44. 2 Curtis: Torna a Surriento

    James Mallinson, Producer - Luciano Pavarotti, MainArtist - Giancarlo Chiaramello, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist - Ernesto De Curtis, Composer - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Giambattista de Curtis, Author - Martin Atkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1979 Decca Music Group Limited

  45. 3 Cardillo: Core 'ngrato

    Luciano Pavarotti, MainArtist - Giancarlo Chiaramello, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist - Salvatore Cardillo, Composer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Riccardo Cordiferro, Author - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1985 Decca Music Group Limited

  46. 4 Denza: Funiculì, funiculà

    Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Giancarlo Chiaramello, Arranger, Work Arranger - Luigi Denza, Composer - Giuseppe Turco, Author - Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Choir - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra - Anton Guadagno, Conductor - Colin Moorfoot, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1979 Decca Music Group Limited

  47. 5 Notte 'e piscatore (Live)

    Massimo Morante, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, MainArtist - Giancarlo Chiaramello, Arranger, Orchestrator - Andrea Bocelli, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra - Leone Magiera, Conductor - Michael Woolcock, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1995 Decca Music Group Limited

  48. 6 Adam: O Holy Night

    Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Douglas Gamley, Arranger, Work Arranger - Adolphe Charles Adam, Composer - John Sullivan Dwight, Translator - Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, Author, Original Text Author - John Dunkerley, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Kurt Herbert Adler, Conductor, MainArtist - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1976 Decca Music Group Limited

  49. 7 Franck: Panis Angelicus, Op.12/V

    Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cesar Franck, Composer - Douglas Gamley, Arranger, Work Arranger - John Dunkerley, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Kurt Herbert Adler, Conductor, MainArtist - St. Thomas Aquinas, Author - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1976 Decca Music Group Limited

  50. 8 Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839 (Arr. Gamley)

    Franz Schubert, Composer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Walter Scott, Author - Douglas Gamley, Arranger, Work Arranger - John Dunkerley, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Kurt Herbert Adler, Conductor, MainArtist - Adam Storck, Translator - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1976 Decca Music Group Limited

  51. 9 Leoncavallo: Mattinata, Op. 5

    Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Mallinson, Producer, Recording Producer - Luciano Pavarotti, MainArtist - Ruggiero Leoncavallo, ComposerLyricist - Alexander Faris, Arranger, Orchestrator - Piero Gamba, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1983 Decca Music Group Limited

  52. Soirées Musicales (Gioachino Rossini)
  53. 10 8. La Danza

    Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Douglas Gamley, Arranger, Work Arranger - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - Colin Moorfoot, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1974 Decca Music Group Limited

  54. 11 Giordani: Caro mio ben

    Unknown, Author - Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Mallinson, Producer, Recording Producer - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Alexander Faris, Arranger, Orchestrator, Work Arranger - Giuseppe Giordani, Composer - Piero Gamba, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1983 Decca Music Group Limited

  55. 12 Dalla: Caruso

    Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lucio Dalla, ComposerLyricist - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Copyright : ℗ 1988 Dama Luma s.r.l.

  56. 13 Revaux: My Way

  57. 14 Traditional: Santa Lucia

    Emerson Buckley, Conductor, MainArtist - Traditional, ComposerLyricist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Alexander Courage, Arranger, Work Arranger - David Romano, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1982 Decca Music Group Limited

  58. Das Land des Lächelns (Franz Lehar)
  59. 15 "Tu che m'hai preso il cor"

    Franz Lehár, Composer - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mario Panzeri, Translator - Ludwig Herzer, Author - Maurizio Benini, Conductor, MainArtist - Fritz Löhner-Beda, Author - Giuseppe Rastelli, Translator - John Pellowe, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Woolcock, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1994 Decca Music Group Limited

  60. 16 Bixio: Mamma

    Unknown Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Henry Mancini, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, MainArtist - Cesare Andrea Bixio, Composer - Bixio Cherubini, Author - James Lock, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer, Recording Producer Copyright : ℗ 1984 Decca Music Group Limited

  61. 17 Bixio: La Mia Canzone Al Vento

    Unknown Orchestra, Orchestra - Henry Mancini, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Cesare Andrea Bixio, Composer - Bixio Cherubini, Author - James Lock, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1984 Decca Music Group Limited

  62. Volare (Domenico Modugno)
  63. 18 Modugno: Volare

    Henry Mancini, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Migliacci, Author - Domenico Modugno, Composer, Author - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Lock, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Pellowe, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1987 Decca Music Group Limited

  64. 19 Passione

    Luciano Pavarotti, MainArtist - Giancarlo Chiaramello, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger - Libero Bovio, Author - Ernesto Tagliaferri, Composer - Nicola Valente, Composer - Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra - Ray Minshull, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1985 Decca Music Group Limited

  65. 20 Lara: Granada (minus applause)

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - AGUSTIN LARA, ComposerLyricist - Giancarlo Chiaramello, Arranger, Work Arranger - Maurizio Benini, Conductor, MainArtist - John Pellowe, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Woolcock, Producer Copyright : ℗ 1994 Decca Music Group Limited

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  • That explains why this putative survey of Pavarotti's career breaks off in the mid-'90s, prior to such blockbusters as the Paris 1998 concert and most of the various Pavarotti & Friends releases. And it also explains the dominance of popular or semi-popular material: Pavarotti, when this disc appeared, was at the height of his renown and was making moves in the direction of crossover stardom. One of the two discs is devoted to crossover material, mostly Neapolitan song but also including a duet on "My Way" with Frank Sinatra. From a perspective overlooking the great tenor's entire career, this somewhat overstates the importance of popular song in his output. He enthusiastically recorded it, and well, but he never focused on it the way even the other Two Tenors did. In general, though, the time frame of this album serves the listener well. The weaker final stage of Pavarotti's career is omitted, and the operatic selections included on disc one, going back as far as 1968, offer a good overview of the evolution of Pavarotti's voice and show his talents in works beyond the Italian standards: hear his irresistible "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée," from Bizet's Carmen (CD 1, track 15). The lack of any notes at all, even a capsule biography, is a disadvantage in the packaging, and one could easily have been provided: the tracklist insert unfolds to a large image of the cover logo that isn't big enough to be a poster and isn't really suited to be anything else. For a couple of hours of Pavarotti for the commute, however, this double disc, also available as an .mp3 download, will fill the bill.

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