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Ode to Joy
Nana Mouskouri
Ode to Joy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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With a rich, international career spanning four decades, Greek soprano Nana Mouskouri has tackled everything from jazz to German Christmas music and French pop. But it's also a body of work with an intriguing "What if?" fa...  more »

      
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All Artists: Nana Mouskouri
Title: Ode to Joy
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Label: Philips
Release Date: 5/6/2003
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Euro Pop, French Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 044006339221, 2605000030354

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With a rich, international career spanning four decades, Greek soprano Nana Mouskouri has tackled everything from jazz to German Christmas music and French pop. But it's also a body of work with an intriguing "What if?" factor: She was forced out of her classical studies at the Athens Conservatory after she was discovered dabbling in jazz on the side. This two-decade spanning collection largely returns the Greek legend to her classical roots, staking a compelling, de facto claim to being one of the world's pioneering crossover artists in the bargain. With the technical chops to soar triumphantly through Bellini's rigorous "Casta Diva," yet possessed of an earthy emotionalism that carries traditional English folk fare like "She Moved Through the Fair" and "Blow the Wind Southerly" into the realm of the transcendent, Mouskouri's sheer range here is remarkable. Her rewarding forays into the pop and Broadway realm here (LeGrand's "Windmills of Your Mind" and theme from Summer of '42, Lloyd Webber's Love Changes Everything) only underscore her longstanding European crossover appeal. Indeed, it's hard to imagine another artist tackling everything from Bach to Don McLean, Italian opera to Beethoven, with such convincing command. ?-Jerry McCulley

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CD Reviews

A "Best of" collection worth the title
Ernie Manouse | Houston, TX United States | 08/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Nana Mouskouri at her classical best. As a collector of her work for years (with over 100 different CD and Albums by this artist), I found this collection to be one of the best. I have her 2 earlier classical albums, but enjoy this grouping best. Here you have winning track after winning track (only a couple misses out of 20 tracks). Keep in mind this is classical Nana, not Folk singing Nana or Pop Standard Nana, or even Showtune Nana. A great romantic mood album, a joy softly in the background, or demanding great attention at full volume - all her skill and talent is on full display on this disc. Enjoy!"
Fantastic
Sue | Mississippi | 07/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This summer my husband and I were dining in a small restaurant in Queretaro, Mexico and heard this CD being played. Ms. Mouskouri's voice was so clear and beautiful that I left thinking that I just had to get a copy of this CD. I especially like the selection, En Aranjuez con mi amor. We have this piece as an instrumental, but her voice and the lyrics just set it alive.
If you are considering buying this CD for yourself, don't deprive yourself another day! You won't be disappointed."
The just don't make them like they used to...
Sami El Alam | Limassol, Cyprus | 08/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Highly regarded as one of the most successful singers. She is a versatile performer who has had hits in many countries, and performed in various languages. This collection here presents some great recordings from a lady who's been in the music industry for over 40 years."