Pavarotti Forever

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Released at the time of Luciano Pavarotti's death in 2007, Pavarotti Forever is a repackaged version of The Ultimate Collection, a double-disc best-of compilation originally released in 1997 that later went out of print. A well-balanced overview of the Italian tenor's illustrious career, the compilation is two-sided, showcasing 21 of Pavarotti's operatic classics on its first disc and 20 of his classical crossover favorites on its second. The arias compiled on the first disc span three decades, dating from 1968 to 1997, while the crossover-pop songs on the second disc span two decades, dating from 1974 to 1995. There's a wonderful range of music showcased on Pavarotti ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Released at the time of Luciano Pavarotti's death in 2007, Pavarotti Forever is a repackaged version of The Ultimate Collection, a double-disc best-of compilation originally released in 1997 that later went out of print. A well-balanced overview of the Italian tenor's illustrious career, the compilation is two-sided, showcasing 21 of Pavarotti's operatic classics on its first disc and 20 of his classical crossover favorites on its second. The arias compiled on the first disc span three decades, dating from 1968 to 1997, while the crossover-pop songs on the second disc span two decades, dating from 1974 to 1995. There's a wonderful range of music showcased on Pavarotti Forever, and while some opera aficionados might balk at some of the inclusions on the second disc (for instance, the duet with Frank Sinatra on "My Way" or the duet with Andrea Bocelli on "Notte 'E Piscatore"), the fact of the matter is that Pavarotti often flirted with the pop mainstream, especially during the '90s, and so a bit of his pop-crossover material is rightly included, even if it's slight in comparison to much of what's found on the first disc. Aficionados aside, neophytes looking for an ideal entry point into Pavarotti's back catalog of recording output are well served by Pavarotti Forever. It covers practically all sides of his career, and the decision to split the discs evenly between operatic classics and classical crossover favorites does listeners a favor, particularly those who prefer one side of Pavarotti to another.
Toronto Star - John Terauds
1/2 As soon as [Pavarotti's] fabulous 1968 recording of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" came on first, I was hooked again to a voice and expressive talent that I had first heard as a boy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947593492
  • Catalog Number: 001017002
  • Sales rank: 10,906

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nessun Dorma (3:00)
  2. 2 Che gelida manina (4:41)
  3. 3 Brindisi (2:52)
  4. 4 Se quel guerrier io fossi!.. Celeste Aida (4:08)
  5. 5 Una furtiva lagrima (4:50)
  6. 6 Questa o quella (1:40)
  7. 7 M'apparì (3:29)
  8. 8 E lucevan le stelle (3:14)
  9. 9 Amor ti vieta (1:47)
  10. 10 Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba (4:08)
  11. 11 Donna non vidi mai (2:05)
  12. 12 La donna è mobile (2:24)
  13. 13 Mi batte il cor...O Paradiso (3:32)
  14. 14 Pourquoi me réveiller (3:07)
  15. 15 La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (4:28)
  16. 16 Ma se vi talenta...Tra voi, belle (1:13)
  17. 17 Cielo e mar! (5:08)
  18. 18 Recondita armonia (3:00)
  19. 19 Spirto gentil (4:12)
  20. 20 Di quella pira (3:21)
  21. 21 Suzel, buon dì (7:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (3:24)
  2. 2 Torna a Surriento, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (4:25)
  3. 3 Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra (4:56)
  4. 4 Funiculì Funiculà, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib) (2:43)
  5. 5 Notte 'e piscatore (5:07)
  6. 6 Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night" (4:14)
  7. 7 Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass (4:03)
  8. 8 Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52 (4:50)
  9. 9 Mattinata ("L'aurora di bianco vestita"), song for voice & piano (or or (2:01)
  10. 10 La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for vo (3:08)
  11. 11 Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (3:05)
  12. 12 Caruso, for voice & orchestra (5:21)
  13. 13 My Way, song (3:34)
  14. 14 Santa Lucia (1:31)
  15. 15 Tu che m'hai preso il cor (Dein ist mein ganzes Herz) (3:38)
  16. 16 Mamma, for voice & orchestra (3:35)
  17. 17 La mia canzone al vento for voice & orchestra (3:04)
  18. 18 Volare, for voice & orchestra (a.k.a. "Nel blu dipinto di blu") (4:35)
  19. 19 Passione, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (3:47)
  20. 20 Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib) (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luciano Pavarotti Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal)
Joan Sutherland Soprano (Vocal)
Henry Mancini Conductor
Frank Sinatra Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
James Levine Conductor
National Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Herbert von Karajan Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
London Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Andrea Bocelli Tenor (Vocal)
Richard Bonynge Conductor
Zubin Mehta Conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Cecilia Bartoli Soprano (Vocal)
Giancarlo Chiaramello Conductor
London Voices Vocal Ensemble
Anton Guadagno Conductor
Vienna State Opera Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Riccardo Chailly Conductor
Edward Downes Conductor
Giuseppe Patanè Conductor
Kurt Herbert Adler Conductor
Leone Magiera Conductor
Emerson Buckley Conductor
David Romano Baritone (Vocal)
London Opera Chorus Choir, Chorus
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Lorin Maazel Conductor
Maurizio Benini Conductor
Piero Gamba Conductor
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Joseph Rescigno Conductor
Oliviero de Fabritiis Conductor
La Scala Theater Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
John Alldis Choir Choir, Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan Performing Ensemble
Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Metropolitan Opera Chorus Choir, Chorus
Bologna Community Theater Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus Ensemble
Technical Credits
Arrigo Boito Librettist
Ruggero Leoncavallo Librettist
Henry Mancini Arranger
Paul Anka Text Translation
Alexander Courage Arranger
Giancarlo Chiaramello Arranger
Alexander Faris Arranger
Douglas Gamley Arranger
Fritz Löhner-Beda Librettist
Walter Scott Text
Renato Simoni Librettist
Gilles Thibaut Text
Giuseppe Adami Librettist
Libero Bovio Librettist
Bruno Cherubini Text
Riccardo Cordiferro Text
Peppino Turco Text
Adam Storck Text Translation
Darren Rumney Art Direction
Ludwig Herzer Librettist
Mario Panzeri Text Translation
Giovanni Capurro Text
Ludovic Halévy Librettist
Henri Meilhac Librettist
Giuseppe Giacosa Librettist
Luigi Illica Librettist
Francesco Maria Piave Librettist
Cappeau de Roquemaure Arranger, Text
Salvatore Cammarano Librettist
Edward Laker Illustrations
N. de Santo-Mango Librettist
Felice Romani Librettist
Paul Milliet Librettist
Edouard Blau Librettist
Alphonse Royer Librettist
G.B. (Giambattista) de Curtis Text
Friedrich Wilhelm Riese Librettist
Victorien Sardou Story
Arturo Colautti Librettist
Gustave Vaez Librettist
Eugène Scribe Librettist
Nicola Daspuro Librettist
Domenico Oliva Librettist
Antonio Ghislanzoni Librettist
Georges Hartmann Librettist
Marco Praga Librettist
Giulio Ricordi Librettist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Treasure...

    Mr. Pavarotti's voice will never be silenced. It is preserved in this and other recordings as a consistent reminder of the magnificence of his musical instrument.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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