Amore Infinito - Songs Inspired by the Poems of John Paul II

Amore Infinito - Songs Inspired by the Poems of John Paul II

by Plácido Domingo
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Amore Infinito - Songs Inspired by the Poems of John Paul II

The celebrated tenor Plácido Domingo marks another remarkable chapter with Amore Infinito, the recording he calls "one of the most important" of his career. With lyrics in English, Italian, and Spanish, Amore Infinito features songs inspired by poems written by the late Pope John Paul II. In addition to his solo work on the album, Domingo also collaborates with some of the most exciting vocal talents in music, including Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams, and Katherine Jenkins. The CD also features a moving duet with Domingo's son, Plácido Jr.

It was after Domingo's last performance for John Paul II at the Vatican that the tenor expressed to His Holiness a wish to select some of his poems for musical setting. The singer, along with a group of prominent composers, looked for themes of universal significance to accompany melodies that evoke deep emotions and a timeless spirituality. Celebrating the eternal power of love, the album is utterly contemporary. "This recording has enormous significance for me," says Domingo.

The Deluxe Edition of the album includes an enhanced CD with video footage featuring Josh Groban and is packaged in a 40-page hard-cover booklet with lyrics and color photographs.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2009
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947781738
catalogNumber: 001253202

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Plácido Domingo   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Vanessa Williams   Vocals
Gary Foster   Clarinet
Steve Kujala   Flute,Pan Flute/Pan Pipes,Penny Whistle
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Kevin Axt   Bass,Guitar
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Jorge Calandrelli   Synthesizer,Piano,Conductor
George Doering   Guitar
Rebecca Gilliver   Cello
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Michael Lang   Piano
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Tom Ranier   Piano
Andrea Bocelli   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Gregg Field   Drums
Josh Groban   Vocals
Katherine Jenkins   Vocals,Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Angeles Children's Chorus   Ensemble,Children's Chorus
Anne Tomlinson   Children's Choirmaster
Tom Rainier   Piano

Technical Credits

Plácido Domingo   Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,translation
John Paul   Text
Greg Bartheld   Programming,Sound Design,Computer Engineering
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Dick Lewzey   Engineering
Rob Mathes   Engineering
Wayne Warnecke   Engineer
Fio Zanotti   Composer
Jeff Franzel   Composer
David Benson   Programming
Kenneth Chalmers   Text Translation
Eugene Kohn   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Antonio Galbiati   Composer
Merle Kersten   Art Direction
Matt Lawrence   Engineering
Richard Evidon   Text Translation
Bill Airey Smith   Engineering
Pier Paolo Guerrini   Engineering
Warmecle. Wayne   Engineer
Stefano Tomaselli   Composer
Maurizio Fabrizio   Composer
Don Murray   Engineering
Bill Smith   Engineering

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Amore Infinito 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Deborah16 More than 1 year ago
I have beeen a fan of Placido Domingo as well as Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli forever it seems and to see that someone( Placido Domingo) put the words from the poems written by our beloved, late Holy Father Pope John Paul II is majical. I have some of the the books writen by our late Pope and they are so inspirational. The music on this Cd is uplifting, spiritual and a source of great comfort. The late Holy fathers words set to music bring about a sense of peace, a reaffirmation of the spirit. Much like one gets from listening the The Priest Cd as well. Hearing the soaring, beautiful voice of Josh Groban and the hauting angelic voice of Meistro Andrea Bocelli with Placido Domingo along with Katherine Hardwick and Vanessa Willaims I feel as though this surely must be what angels sound like, except we are hearing herew on Earth In the currant climate of music where violence and degradation are glorified in music and every expletive is repeated through out many songs with the same underlying rhythm lacking orginality or substance it is truly wonderful to see a return to what music really is, beauty, truth, guidence and a celeabration of life. It really does have the power to change the world in a positve way and this Cd is one such as this. I hope others will hear and feel what I have with in the words of his Holiness and the music it is set to, sung by the angels.What a rare treat to the ears,the soul and the spirit.
DEEBEEME More than 1 year ago
BEAUTIFUL SOOTHING MUSIC WITH A HEARTWARMING COLLECTION OF SINGING ARTISTS THAT WARMS YOUR HEART WITH EVERY NOTE. BOUGHT THE BOOK & CD AS A MOTHER'S DAY GIFT, GIVEN EARLY AND ENJOYED THE GRACIOUS MUSIC SO MUCH I BOUGHT THE CD FOR MYSELF. NOT ONLY DOES IT SOOTHE THE MIND BUT THE SOUL TOO! HIGHLY RECOMMEND TONE AND ALL THE MUSIC FOR ALL AGES. GREAT GIFT TOO THAT WILL BE ENJOYED FOR MANY DAYS AND YEARS TO COME.
RGJrgj More than 1 year ago
The poetry, music, orchestra, voices - each is exquisite. Together they are superb! I am a Domingo fan and recognized his voice when this recording was playing at my favorite B&N store music section. This beautiful music grips my soul like nothing I've heard before. It is spectacularly lush and romantic. The poetry is touching and loving - a remarkable remembrance of a good man, John Paul II. The five artists who join Domingo bring a variety of vocal styles that add richly to the universal appeal of this recording. I have given this CD (as well as the special edition which includes a book of John Paul's poetry) to friends and they, too, have loved it. Thank you to Placido Domingo for this marvelous project. It's a true gift of God's great blessings through music.
WJM More than 1 year ago
The disc opens with "Love", a tender duet between Domingo and his son, Plácido, Jr. - and with that precedent, the tone of the collection is set. Starting with a battery of powerful duets (four of the first six tracks are as such), the album gradually moves into a calmer, more contemplative mood as the tracks progress. Far from making the work inaccessible to those limited to English, the predominance of Romance languages stands as a testament to the ecumenical attitude of His Holiness John Paul II, not to mention his prodigious skill with language. The strongest tracks, in this listener's opinion, are "Risuona Anima Mia", "Canto del Sole Inesauribile", and "Gratitude". Highly recommended for listeners - of both religious and more secular natures - that are attracted to an operatic voice and a genuinely outstanding performance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very pleasant to listen to, would like to hear English translation. Relaxing and inspires to pray
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave out 10 of these CDs for mother's day. The Book version has lovely pictures of John Paul II. I would have liked a longer book with more information about the Pope and/or a longer CD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I walked into a B&N store in Mesa AZ and this CD was playing. I immediately bought it and have been playing this ever since!
Reine1951 More than 1 year ago
This musical feast alternately gives me goosebumps and makes me cry with joy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the music on this CD; it's breathtaking and the soloists are exceptional! I just wish there was a translation page included in the CD so that I would know what the words in English are. Some of the songs are in English, but most aren't, and so though the music is stirring and beautifully done, there is no way to know what is being said! Too bad...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli and the Pope was very special to my family. The combination of the Pope's words and thoughts put to music and sang by some of my favorite people is very touching and inspiring. A beautiful CD.
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