Pavarotti [Music for the Motion Picture]

Pavarotti [Music for the Motion Picture]

by Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti [Music for the Motion Picture]

Pavarotti [Music for the Motion Picture]

by Luciano Pavarotti


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The 2019 documentary film Pavarotti directed by Ron Howard has had a mixed critical reception, but the soundtrack featuring the great tenor himself, is a success. It naturally enough sticks to big tunes and greatest hits, although there are three unreleased tracks, including one with Bono. The film was made with the cooperation of the Pavarotti estate, enabling Howard to access some unusual material. It's not likely to tell Pavarotti lovers anything they didn't know before, but for the purpose it serves, the album has a fine selection. Not only do you get the big arias that made Pavarotti a household name, you get one of them, Puccini's "Nessun dorma", live from the original 1990 Three Tenors concert in Rome, which still packs a punch. Many of them reveal the little details that made Pavarotti great beyond his sheer power and musicality. The "La donna e mobile" from Rigoletto is a fine example, with Pavarotti sacrificing most of the consonants in the first verse in order to propel the melody forward. The early Pavarotti tracks are also well chosen to reenact the world's discovery of the tenor. Sample "Pour mon ame que destin" from Donizetti's La fille du regiment. This was recorded in 1968, and the almost polyphonic quality of the 33-year-old Pavarotti's voice seems to spring to life in full color. The remastering of a large variety of sound sources is sufficiently done so that the listener experiences no distraction, and in general the large public drawn to the film by Howard's presence is going to get a reasonable introduction to Luciano Pavarotti. ~ James Manheim

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2019
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028948348947
Rank: 107929


  1. Turandot~Nessun dorma!
  2. Voce'e notte
  3. La fille du r¿¿giment~Pour mon ¿¿me quel destin
  4. L' elisir d'amore~Una furtiva lagrima
  5. Aida~Celeste Aida
  6. Me voglio fa'na casa
  7. Rigoletto~Questa o quella
  8. Rigoletto~La donna ¿¿ mobile
  9. La Boh¿¿me~O soave fanciulla
  10. Tosca~E lucevan le stelle
  11. Pagliacci~Vesti la giubba
  12. Silenzio Cantatore
  13. A vucchella
  14. La traviata~Libiamo ne'lieti calici (Brindisi)
  15. O sole mio
  16. Manon Lescaut~Donna non vidi mai
  17. Miss Sarajevo
  18. Piet¿¿, Signore
  19. Turandot~Nessun dorma
  20. Ave Maria, dolce Maria
  21. Miserere
  22. Ave Maria, D. 839

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luciano Pavarotti   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir   Primary Artist,Choir/Chorus
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus   Primary Artist,Orchestra
John Alldis Choir   Primary Artist,Choir/Chorus
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Nicola Rescigno   Primary Artist,Conductor
London Opera Chorus   Primary Artist,Choir/Chorus
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Philadelphia Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
John Wustman   Primary Artist,Piano
Leone Magiera   Primary Artist,Conductor,Piano
Herbert von Karajan   Primary Artist,Conductor
Riccardo Muti   Primary Artist,Conductor
Andreas Vollenweider   Primary Artist,Harp
Turin Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Rome Opera Theater Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
The Edge   Primary Artist,Primary Artist
Bono   Primary Artist,Vocals
Anton Guadagno   Primary Artist,Conductor
Zucchero   Primary Artist,Vocals
Joan Sutherland   Primary Artist,Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Michael Kamen   Primary Artist,Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Brian Eno   Primary Artist,Electronics
London Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Zubin Mehta   Primary Artist,Conductor
Andrea Bocelli   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Edward Downes   Primary Artist,Conductor
Placido Domingo   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Jose Carreras   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Primary Artist,Conductor
Vienna State Opera Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Mirella Freni   Primary Artist,Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Richard Bonynge   Primary Artist,Conductor
English Chamber Orchestra   Primary Artist,Orchestra
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra   Orchestra
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra   Orchestra
Ron Howard   Director
Vienna Opera Orchestra & Chorus   Orchestra
Mario Schiliro   Guitar
Jose Molina   Conductor,Conductor
Adelmo Fornacieri   Vocals
Robbie Kendor   Keyboards
Rob Mathes   Guitar
Luciano Luisi   Organ (Hammond)
Neil Jason   Bass
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana   Orchestra
Paul Hewson   Vocals
Alfano   Completion

Technical Credits

Ruggero Leoncavallo   Composer
Giuseppe Giacosa   Text
Adami   Text
Franco Alfano   Musician,Music Editor
Sasha Gusov   Photography
Adam Storck   Translation
Gaetana Lama   Composer
Reg Wilson   Photography
Alessandro Stradella   Composer
Edward Weston   Product Manager
Bayard   Text
Christian Steiner   Photography
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer
Terry O'Neill   Photography
Marco Praga   Text
Antonio Ghislanzoni   Text
Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges   Text
Vittoriano Benvenuti   Composer
Judy Kovacs   Photography
Vivianne Purdom   Photography
Giovanni Capurro   Text
Craig Armstrong   Arranger
Gabriele D'Annunzio   Text
Scott   Text
Klaus Storck   Text Translation
Eduardo di Capua   Composer
Francesco Maria Piave   Text
Edoardo Nicolardi   Text
David Evans   Text,Composer
Carafoli   Photography
Bono   Composer
Libero Bovio   Text
Zucchero   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Oliva   Text
Paschal Byrne   Mastering
Luciano Pavarotti   Composer
Brian Eno   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Paolo Tosti   Composer
Adam Clayton   Text,Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Romani   Text
Simoni   Text
Paul Hewson   Text,Composer
Alfredo Mazzucchi   Text,Composer
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Arranger,Orchestration
Gaetano Donizetti   Composer
Luigi Illica   Text
Larry Mullen, Jr.   Text,Composer
The Edge   Group
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