José Carreras: The Golden Years

José Carreras: The Golden Years

by José Carreras
     
 

This delicious two-CD compilation offers the youngest of the Three Tenors at his vocal peak, in recordings mostly from the 1970s and early '80s. His hectic bravado and smooth tones make Carreras sound like an authentic Latin lover. Here, he's ardent and impulsive, just like the opera characters he's portrayed memorably, from Rodolfo in "La Bohème" to Mario in… See more details below

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This delicious two-CD compilation offers the youngest of the Three Tenors at his vocal peak, in recordings mostly from the 1970s and early '80s. His hectic bravado and smooth tones make Carreras sound like an authentic Latin lover. Here, he's ardent and impulsive, just like the opera characters he's portrayed memorably, from Rodolfo in "La Bohème" to Mario in "Tosca." Arias from these operas are accompanied pliantly by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Colin Davis. Rounding out this generous set are beloved Italian songs like "O Sole Mio" and "Mattinata." Never has "Funiculî, funiculà" sounded more like a toreador's cry of triumph.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1999
Label:
Philips
UPC:
0028946289228
catalogNumber:
462892
Rank:
227545

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Che gelida manina  - José Carreras
  2. Recondita armonia  - José Carreras
  3. E lucevan le stelle  - José Carreras
  4. Donna non vidi mai  - José Carreras
  5. Nessun dorma  - José Carreras
  6. Una furtiva lagrima  - José Carreras
  7. Forse la soglia attinse  - José Carreras
  8. Parmi veder le lagrime  - José Carreras
  9. Come rugiada al cespite  - José Carreras
  10. Di quella pira  - José Carreras
  11. La pia materna mano  - José Carreras
  12. Vesti la giubba  - José Carreras
  13. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée  - José Carreras
  14. Je ne sais si je veille  - José Carreras
  15. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Das  - José Carreras
  16. Plaisir d'amour  - José Carreras
  17. Ombra mai fu  - José Carreras
  18. Lascia ch'io pianga  - José Carreras
  19. Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras

Disc 2

  1. Kyrie  - José Carreras
  2. A vucchella ("Arietta di Posilippo") for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras
  3. La Serenata for voice & piano/orchestra  - José Carreras
  4. Marechiare, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras
  5. Malia  - José Carreras
  6. L' Ultima Canzone for voice & piano/orchestra  - José Carreras
  7. Ideale for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras
  8. Non t'amo più, for voice & piano/orchestra  - José Carreras
  9. Chanson de l'adieu, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras
  10. Mattinata ("L'aurora di bianco vestita"), song for voice & piano (or or  - José Carreras
  11. O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras
  12. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra  - José Carreras
  13. Funiculì Funiculà, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)  - José Carreras
  14. Torna a Surriento, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras
  15. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)  - José Carreras
  16. La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for vo  - José Carreras
  17. You belong to my Heart  - José Carreras
  18. Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - José Carreras
  19. Tonight, song (from "West Side Story")  - José Carreras
  20. Be My Love, for voice & orchestra (from "The Toast of New Orleans")  - José Carreras
  21. Because You're Mine, for voice & orchestra  - José Carreras
  22. Memory  - José Carreras

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

José Carreras   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Colin Davis   Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Herbert von Karajan   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ariel Ramírez   Piano,Harpsichord
Raúl Barboza   Accordion
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Robert Farnon   Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Claudio Scimone   Conductor
Domingo Cura   Percussion
Jorge Padin   Percussion
Vjekoslav Sutej   Conductor
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Enrique García Asensio   Conductor
Lamberto Gardelli   Conductor
Edoardo Müller   Conductor
Roberto Benzi   Conductor
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bilbao Choir   Choir, Chorus
Arsenio Zambrano   Charango
Domenico Trimarchi   Baritone (Vocal)
RAI Symphony Ochestra, Turin   Performing Ensemble
Bilbao Choral Society   Choir, Chorus
Grupo Huancara   Ensemble
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Jose Luis Ocejo   Conductor
Katia Ricciarelli   Soprano (Vocal)
Robin Leggate   Tenor (Vocal)
Jesús López-Cobos   Conductor

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Lyricist
Sammy Cahn   Lyricist
Bill Holland   Concept
Christian Steiner   Cover Photo
Mark Wilkinson   Concept
Trevor Nunn   Composer
T.S. Eliot   Composer
Francesco Cimmino   Lyricist
Gabriele D'Annunzio   Composer,Lyricist
C. Errico   Lyricist
Cognette   Lyricist
G.J. Whyte-Melville   Lyricist
Rocco Emanuele Pagliara   Lyricist
Salvatore di Giacomo   Lyricist
G.A. Cesareo   Lyricist
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer

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