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Summertime - Beautiful Arias & Classical Songs

Album Summary

>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Modugno, Domenico : Volare
>Lara, Agustín [De Lara] : Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Legrand, Michel : The Summer of '42
>Gerrard, Lisa : Now We Are Free, song (for the film "Gladiator")
>Morricone, Ennio : Il mercenario
>Curtis, Ernesto De : Torna a Surriento
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, no 2)
>Traditional, Maori : Pokare Kare Ana
>Warren, Harry : The caddy
>Hamlisch, Marvin : The Way We Were
>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Die letzte Rose (as interpolated into "Martha") (a.k.a. "The Last Rose of Summer")
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì Funiculà, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
>Mercury, Freddie : Barcelona
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Notes & Reviews:

Just in time for summer, this compilation of the world’s most beautiful music will help you escape everyday life. Filled with popular hits and songs from around the world, this is the perfect soundtrack for your weekend at the beach, or your daydream about the beach! Featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Russell Watson, Renee Fleming, Kiri Te Kanawa, Vittorio, Hayley Westenra and many others.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Vittorio Grigolo, Hayley Westenra, Lisa Gerrard , Shaun Ryder (vocals); Renée Fleming, Joan Sutherland (soprano); José Carreras , Luciano Pavarotti (tenor); Robbie McIntosh , John Parricelli (guitar); Francois Rive (cello); Geoff Dugmore (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).



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Works Details

>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1900

>Modugno, Domenico : Volare
  • Performers: Bashiri Johnson (Percussion); John Parricelli (Guitar); Russell Watson (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Lara, Agustín [De Lara] : Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Benzi
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Hayley Westenra (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stephen Hussey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Legrand, Michel : The Summer of '42
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Farnon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gerrard, Lisa : Now We Are Free, song (for the film "Gladiator")
  • Performer: Lisa Gerrard (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gavin Greenaway
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Hans Zimmer (Composer) (1957 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Morricone, Ennio : Il mercenario
  • Conductor: Gavyn Wright
  • Ensemble: Duel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Curtis, Ernesto De : Torna a Surriento
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
  • Performer: Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nick Ingman
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Canteloube, Joseph : Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, no 2)
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1930

>Traditional, Maori : Pokare Kare Ana
  • Performers: Robbie McIntosh (Guitar); Francois Rive (Cello); Hayley Westenra (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ian Dean
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Warren, Harry : The caddy
  • Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Dodd
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Hamlisch, Marvin : The Way We Were
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Farnon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1974

>Myers, Stanley : The Deer Hunter
  • Conductor: Gavyn Wright
  • Ensemble: Duel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Die letzte Rose (as interpolated into "Martha") (a.k.a. "The Last Rose of Summer")
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Belle Nuit, ô Nuit d'Amour (Barcarolle)
  • Performers: Joan Sutherland; Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì Funiculà, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Mercury, Freddie : Barcelona
  • Performers: Geoff Dugmore (Drums); Robbie McIntosh (Guitar); Shaun Ryder (Voice); John Savannah (Voice); Russell Watson (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nick Ingman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary