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Domingo: The 50 Greatest Tracks
     

Domingo: The 50 Greatest Tracks

by Plácido Domingo
 
This greatest-hits collection by tenor Plácido Domingo follows on a similar 50 Greatest Tracks release devoted to his Three Tenors comrade Luciano Pavarotti, which was commercially well received and seems to have done what it set out to do. Let it be known that the way to understand opera is to go and see one rather than picking

Overview

This greatest-hits collection by tenor Plácido Domingo follows on a similar 50 Greatest Tracks release devoted to his Three Tenors comrade Luciano Pavarotti, which was commercially well received and seems to have done what it set out to do. Let it be known that the way to understand opera is to go and see one rather than picking and choosing from among the catalog of even the greatest singers, company in which Domingo inarguably resides. That said, Deutsche Grammophon has assembled a highly listenable group of Domingo tracks that gives casual listeners an idea of the range of his talent, a range that was probably greater than that of the other two of the Three Tenors. Start right in for an idea of Domingo's effortless clarion call in something like the standard "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" from Verdi's "La traviata" (CD 1, track 22). But the road through the program takes you into Wagner, for which Pavarotti never had much enthusiasm, into popular music (which Pavarotti did essay, but whose roots Domingo touches more closely), through lots of French music, and into Domingo's later career as a baritone. There's a good mix of familiar and unusual, and of material ranging across three decades (not arranged chronologically). Users of good stereo equipment will notice some lurching among the various sound environments represented, but in general this is a generous and reasonable introduction to one of history's great voices.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2015
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947953210
catalogNumber:
002412702
Rank:
15355

Tracks

  1. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Das Land des Lächelns"): Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
  2. La Tabernera del Puerto, zarzuela: No puede ser
  3. Na sera 'e maggio, for voice & orchestra
  4. Musica prohibita, for voice & orchestra, Op. 5
  5. Der Engel ("In der Kinkheit frühen Tagen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Wesendonk Lieder), WWV 91/1
  6. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra
  7. Mattinata ("L'aurora di bianco vestita"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  8. Júrame, for voice & orchestra
  9. Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  10. Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Coro"), D. 498 (Op. 98/2)
  11. I'te vurria vasa for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  12. Tu, ca nun chiagne!, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  13. Mi buenos aires querido, tango for voice & orchestra
  14. Te quiero dijiste
  15. Chitarra romana, song for voice & orchestra
  16. Marta
  17. Passione (Passion), song
  18. Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass
  19. El día que me quieras (The Day When You Love Me), tango song for voice & orchestra
  20. Be My Love, for voice & orchestra (from "The Toast of New Orleans")
  21. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
  22. Amapola, for voice & orchestra
  23. Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra
  24. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma
  25. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  26. Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Che si vuol? / Il maledetto non ha fratelli
  27. La Traviata, opera: Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
  28. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira
  29. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Ils se sont éloignés enfin!
  30. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Arrêtez, ô mes frères!
  31. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai
  32. Edgar, opera: Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo
  33. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Morgenlich leuchtend
  34. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Am stillen Herd
  35. El Gato Montés, zarzuela: Senó, q'e no me farte er való
  36. Carmen, opera: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  37. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Pays merveilleux...Ô paradis
  38. Otello, opera: Esultate!
  39. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba
  40. Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella
  41. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach
  42. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô sou
  43. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten
  44. Martha, opera: Ach, so fromm
  45. La Traviata, opera: Un dì felice, eterea
  46. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia
  47. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Largo al factotum
  48. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile

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