Best of the Three Tenors

The Best of the Three Tenors

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by The Three Tenors
     
 
Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras became the Three Tenors at a concert held in Rome's Baths of Caracalla on the eve of the 1990 World Cup final. Initially joining together to celebrate Carreras's victory over leukemia (as

Overview

Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras became the Three Tenors at a concert held in Rome's Baths of Caracalla on the eve of the 1990 World Cup final. Initially joining together to celebrate Carreras's victory over leukemia (as well as their shared passion for soccer), they grew into classical music's phenomenon of the decade, performing in a world tour and two further World Cup concerts in L.A. and Paris (in 1994 and 1998, respectively). Nearly a third of the planet -- two billion people in 75 countries -- tuned in to the last one, held in front of the Eiffel Tower. The Best of the Three Tenors gathers selections from the three World Cup concerts, but unlike their previous albums, each track features all three tenors together (as impresario Tibor Rudas insisted), with James Levine and Zubin Mehta conducting the orchestral accompaniment. In all, it's 22 tracks of classic songs and famous arias, sung by perhaps the three most-heard voices in the history of the world.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Devoted fans of the Three Tenors (José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti) may already have the music included in this album of greatest hits taken from concerts in Rome, Los Angeles, and Paris, but for new listeners, this disc makes a good introduction. The repertoire is weighted toward the Latinate, featuring primarily popular song and opera excerpts from Italy, Spain, and Latin America, but also included are songs from The Merry Widow, Carousel, Singin' in the Rain, and West Side Story. Most of the music has a strongly Romantic, emotionally charged, lyrical feeling that's enhanced by the lush orchestral arrangements. The sound is excellent and detailed even though the concerts were recorded live and the audience frequently breaks into spontaneous applause.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946699928
catalogNumber:
466999
Rank:
22794

Tracks

  1. O Sole Mio
  2. Funiculì-Funiculà
  3. Libiamo ne' Lieti Calici
  4. Sous le ciel de Paris
  5. Torero Quiero Ser
  6. Parlami d'Amore, Mariù
  7. Manha de Carnaval (from Black Orpheus)
  8. Lolita
  9. Dicitencello Vuie
  10. Core 'ngrato
  11. Because
  12. You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)
  13. Singin' in the Rain
  14. Maria (from West Side Story) / O Paese d'o Sole / Cielito Lindo / Tonight (from West Side Story)
  15. Ochi Tchorniye / Caminito (Little Road) / La Vie en Rose
  16. Mattinata / Wien, Wien, nur du allein / Amapola
  17. Lippen Schweigen (from The Merry Widow)
  18. Brazil
  19. Sous les Ponts de Paris
  20. Torna a Surriento
  21. Nessun Dorma
  22. La Donna e Mobile (from Rigoletto)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Three Tenors   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal),Track Performer
José Carreras   Tenor (Vocal)
James Levine   Conductor
Plácido Domingo   Tenor (Vocal)
Orchestre de Paris   Ensemble
Alexander Treger   Concert Master
Zubin Mehta   Conductor
Rodolfo Falvo   Track Performer
Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir   Ensemble
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Chorus & Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Randall Behr   Choir Master
Members of the Orchestre de Paris   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Lalo Schifrin   Arranger,Orchestration
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Arthur Freed   Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Zubin Mehta   Contributor
James Lock   Engineer
Phillip Siney   Engineer
Peter Andry   Executive Producer
Christopher Raeburn   Producer
Jeremy Tilston   Art Direction
John Pellowe   Engineer
Freed   Arranger
Renato Simoni   Librettist
Giuseppe Adami   Librettist
Riccardo Cordiferro   Lyricist
Enzo Fusco   Lyricist
Giovanni Capurro   Lyricist
Francesco Maria Piave   Librettist,Lyricist
Philip Siney   Engineer
Tibor Rudas   Producer,Creation
Edward Teschemacher   Lyricist
E. Neri   Lyricist
Leon   Lyricist
Leo Stein   Text
G.B. (Giambattista) de Curtis   Lyricist
Enrico Turco   Lyricist
Roberto Guberti   Back Cover

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The Best of the Three Tenors 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Timhrk More than 1 year ago
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