Classical Love Songs

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Classical Love Songs

Classical Love Songs
Deutsche Grammophon | 1 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | RAR 130 Mb
Lame encoded | Covers | Tracks | 2009

Here are all your favourite romantic arias, from Mozart to Verdi, Puccini to Bernstein, sung by Universal’s greatest classical singers of the present: Cecilia Bartoli, Plácido Domingo, Elina Garanca , Jonas Kaufmann, Magdalena Kozena, Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel and Rolando Villazón.

Classical Love Songs is a compilation album that delivers exactly what its title implies, and it does so beautifully. It's notable for a number of admirable attributes. Most importantly, the quality of the singing is superlative. Deutsche Grammophon has culled some of the finest vocal performances from its catalog of compete operas and vocal recitals. It's difficult to single out individuals for special praise, since all the tracks feature top-notch singers, most of them recognized superstars, at the top of their game. The album offers a nice diversity of material; most of the selections come from the standard operatic repertoire, but there is also "One Hand, One Heart" from "West Side Story" and Martini's eighteenth century song "Plaisir d'amour." There is a good combination of solos and duets. The themes are varied, too; some are conventional love songs to be sung to one's beloved, some are laments of disappointed lovers, some are songs of seduction, and some are contemplative reflections on love. The accompanying booklet clearly identifies the performances from which the excerpts were taken, so listeners looking for more can locate the sources' recordings. The quality of the performances and the high production standards make this an album that should appeal to seasoned opera fans, as well as casual listeners looking for a sampling of romantic vocal music.
All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins

1 - Nessun dorma - Puccini (Turandot)
Placido Domingo
2- L'amour est un oiseau rebelle - Bizet (Carmen)
Marilyn Horne
3 - Questa o quella - Verdi (Rigoletto)
Rolando Villazon
4 - E' strano! è strano! - Ah, fors'è lui - Verdi (La Traviata)
Saimir Pirgu, Anna Netrebko
5 - Voi che sapete - Mozart (Le nozze di Figaro)
Cecilia Bartoli
6- Plaisir d'amour - Martini
Bryn Terfel
7 - Mon cour s'ouvre a ta voix - Saint-Saens (Samson et Dalila)
Elina Garanca
8 - Una furtiva lagrima - Donizetti (L'elisir d'amore)
Luciano Pavarotti
9 - Là ci darem la mano - Mozart (Don Giovanni)
Anna Netrebko, Thomas Quasthoff
10 - La fleur que tu m'avais jetèe - Bizet (Carmen)
Jonas Kaufmann
11 - One Hand, One Heart - Bernstein (West Side Story)
Jose Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa
12 - Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon - Mozart (Così fan tutte)
Fritz Wunderlich
13 - Un bel dì vedremo - Puccini (Madama Butterfly)
Mirella Freni
14 - Oh! fede negar potessi - Quando le sere al placido - Verdi (Luisa Miller)
Rolando Villazon
15 - Giunse alfin il momento - Deh, vieni, no - Mozart (Le nozze di Figaro)
Magdalena Kozena
16 - Dein ist mein ganzes Herz! - Lehar (The Land of Smiles)
Placido Domingo
17 - Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour - Offenbach (Le Contes d'Hoffman)
Claudia Eder, Edita Gruberova

Claudio Abbado- Marco Armiliato - Leonard Bernstein - Karl Bohm - Daniele Callegari - Herbert von Karajan - James Levine - Karl-Heinz Loges - Seiji Ozawa - Simon Rattle - Giuseppe Sinopoli - Sebastian Weigle - Barry Wordsworth

French National Orchestra - London Symphony Orchestra - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Metropolitan Orchestra - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Philharmonia Orchestra - Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra - Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra