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For Lovers Only: The Romantic Pavarotti (Includes Bonus CD)
Nicolai Ghiaurov, Eric Garrett, Ernesto Tagliaferri
For Lovers Only: The Romantic Pavarotti (Includes Bonus CD)
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #3

These three CDs (one is a bonus, with alternate versions of some arias), containing 35 selections, present Pavarotti in his best voice (every aria here was recorded in or near his prime) and at his most engaging. In the 14...  more »

      
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These three CDs (one is a bonus, with alternate versions of some arias), containing 35 selections, present Pavarotti in his best voice (every aria here was recorded in or near his prime) and at his most engaging. In the 14 songs, mostly Neapolitan (but a couple simply popular, like "Volare," which was a hit in the 1950s) we find the tenor perfectly in his idiom, with "Turna a Sorriento" and "O sole mio" sung with just the passion and extroversion they need, and "Non Ti Scordar di Me" handled with sensitivity and warmth. The arias are invariably from operas closely identified with Pavarotti: we get superb performances of excerpts from La Bohème, L'elisir d'amore ("Una furtuva lagrima," sung meltingly), Lucia di Lammermoor (the final scene), Rigoletto, La favorita, La fille du regiment (with its nine high Cs), Tosca, and, of course, Turandot. And in addition, the tenor gives us two Mozart arias and some French arias, all of which exhibit the golden tone, easy top and inherent sunlight-in-the-voice that made him famous. This set is ideal for those who have always wondered what all the fuss was about: it was about gorgeous singing. And sold at this remarkable bargain price, it's irresistible. --Robert Levine
 

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Let your emotions out
Your friend | NJ United States | 07/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a contractor but I cry every time I listen to the maestro. If you have any sensitivity and/or a nostalgic bone in your body... go for it. I received it as a gift from my wife and purchased a used one on Amazon for my sister. A lot of music with two full CD's and a bonus cd of a few of his early recordings."