Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|et al Constantine Orberian (Performer)|
Dmitri Hvorostovsky - Passione di Napoli
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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Bravo bravissimo !
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 11/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One usually hears these songs sung by tenors, and it's a wonderful change to hear them in Hvorostovsky's dark honey velvet baritone, bringing a new dimension to this well loved and often played music. His Italian is flawless and there's an emotion to his interpretation that's genuine and moving.The booklet insert (which includes all the lyrics and side by side English translations), says: "With a voice of burnished beauty, warm and liquid in tone, and a superb capacity for eloquent phrasing, and stunning, long-spun phrases, Hvorostovsky is a natural for this repertoire". Well said...I think this phenomenal singer is perhaps the finest voice in opera today, and this CD adds another facet to his extraordinary talent.The Philharmonia of Russia led by Constantine Orbelian has just the right light touch and I find the balance between the orchestra and singer well placed. This is a marvelous addition to my Dmitri collection, and one I'm sure I'll be listening to often."
'a voce d'oro...
Lana | San Francisco, CA, USA | 02/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent! You may hear voices for and against this recording. Both sides defend their positions so violently that you may guess, even before hearing, - this is quiet an event! These songs are popular. You may have heard them one too many times... but this recording is nothing like what you have ever had before. You may like it or your may hate it... but this will never leave you indifferent. This is what we call a revolutionary singing! But check out A Marechiare or Canta pe' me - and you may well get addicted to this. I personally can't hear tenors any more doing same things. They all sound to me like lacking power.You may even get surprized: Dicitencello vuie is very passionate and somewhat sad, but it is powerful, too, in Hvorostovsky's best way. But Fenesta ca lucive is very soft and even somewhat pitiful. Not very much like Hvorostovsky, huh? Surprizingly, it has some Lemeshev's tones... Unusual for this singer, but how beautiful!I find the comments about Hvorostovsky's light accent totally absurd. Not to mention that Italian is not his native language, Hvorostovsky's hard "RRRRR" sound indeed makes him sound more audible. It also gives him some unusial foreign charm, which gives the performance an unforgettable exotic tone. This is a winner.The CD is excellent. Period."
Finally A Baritone!
Z. Yang | 03/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, I know, lots of people are giving this CD five stars and I would too, ecept I can't get over the recording quality of this album. I love Dimitri and baritones especially! I don't know who this company is, ( Delos* ) Who ever heard of this company before now! I have a very good stereo system and it sounds as if Hvorostovsky is singing behind the orchestra. So now I've got my Stereo volume high just to hear him, then you've got the instruments blaring out! Please don't get me wrong, this CD is well worth the money, And I'am a little tired of hearing these lovely songs sung by tenors only. I have a weakness for baritones since I'm also one myself. And yes, his voice is very warm and suited for these type of songs. The Cd is worth buying for only to hear his voice flowing easily with the luscious music of the Napoli.Buy it! Also check out Thomas Hampson, Night And Day CD"