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|Eric Garrett, Rolando Panerai, Cesare Andrea Bixio|
Luciano Pavarotti: The Best (Farewell Tour)
Anyone discovering this album who had never heard or heard of Luciano Pavarotti would immediately recognize greatness, a one-of-a-kind, one-per-generation (maybe) talent and personality that commands attention, respect, an... more »
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Anyone discovering this album who had never heard or heard of Luciano Pavarotti would immediately recognize greatness, a one-of-a-kind, one-per-generation (maybe) talent and personality that commands attention, respect, and yes, even love. These 35 selections are an astonishing achievement: Taken, for the most part from the tenor's prime--the 1970s and '80s (although there are four earlier and three from 2003)--what we hear is golden tone, impeccable diction, an innate sense of style and line and where the music should be going, absolutely natural phrasing, an evenness of production from C to (shining) C, and an ability to communicate warmth, passion, and the sheer love of music-making. The first CD is devoted to opera, with a dazzling "La donna e mobile," a smooth-as-silk "Una furtive lagrima," the famous aria from "La fille du regiment" with nine high Cs, "Nessun dorma" and many more. The second CD is mostly songs ("Torna a Surriento," "La danza," "O sole mio," etc.) sung with élan and flawless style, plus a couple of ghastly pop tunes (from 2003); to make up for them, we get a bonus--the three arias from Pavarotti's first EP from Decca, recorded in 1964--"E lucevan le stelle" and two arias from Rigoletto. Bravo, Pavarotti--we miss you already. --Robert Levine
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Luciano is the best!
Pavrotti Fan | New Jersey | 01/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't speak more highly of this collection of Pavrotti's songs. I keep this two CD pack in my car so I can enjoy it on my way to and from work. Even after I have arrived, I find myself sitting in my car waiting for a song to end. Walking out on a song seems sacriligious. While I grew up listening to Caruso and Lanza, there is no question that Pavrotti is the Master! Although, I do have to admit Pavrotti has the greater advantage of modern recording technology to better present his talent than Caruso and Lanza had. However, Lanza definitely didn't have the power that Pavrotti has. With Caruso, we will never know... I highly recommend this collection of Pavrotti's, if you are a Pavrotti fan. If you aren't, buy it anyway and become one:)
This is beautiful music
Robert G Yokoyama | Mililani, Hawaii | 09/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Luciano Pavarotti will live on forever. His powerful voice is so uplifting and soothing. I love this music, because it sparked my interest in learning the Italian language. My favorite track is the lively "La Donna E Mobile" composed by Verdi. I also love Pavrotti's rendition of Verdi's "Libiamo Ne Lieti Calici". This song is a celebration of life. "La Danza" or the dance is an up tempo track from Rossini. "O Sole Mio" is such a pretty romantic song. This track is a pure gem. His voice sounds so elegant on the track "Nessum Dorma". "Mappari" is another standout track. Pavarotti sounds so peaceful here singing about a place where sound never dies. This is beautiful music from a singing legend."
Not just one of the best, but THE best...
Mr. Jazz | Piedmont, NC, USA | 09/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pavarotti had a way of transcending musical boundaries, opening both the hearts and minds of music fans beyond the world of opera. Fans will find this a "must-own" album, while new listeners will be well served by the selection of material and the incredible performances. Long live Luciano Pavarotti!!!!!!!!"