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The Millennium Collection - Luciano Pavarotti

Album Summary

>Traditional, Italian : Santa Lucia
>Califano, Giovanni Battista : Vieni Sul Mar for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Les soirées musicales
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Giordani, Giuseppe : Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì funiculà
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Luciano Pavarotti's larger-than-life personality and extraordinary voice have made him a household name, and this 'Millennium' compilation features many of his most popular and beautiful songs and arias together on one disc.

Notes & Reviews:

For those who can countenance the idea of a "best of" Luciano Pavarotti compilation to begin with, there may be some confusion why another one is needed, what with the existence of 1998's The Ultimate Collection and 2002's Romantica: The Very Best of Luciano Pavarotti, both of which have considerable overlap with the present album. The answer involves marketing, as record labels have identified different levels of interest in the general audience willing to have one omnibus Pavarotti album in their collections. At the top of the line is The Ultimate Collection, which contains 41 tracks (14 of which are repeated here) spread across two CDs and generally retails for something over 30 dollars. A more standard release is Romantica, a single disc containing 20 tracks (eight of them repeated here) listing for about 20 dollars. If that's still too much, then The Best of Luciano Pavarotti: 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection is the cheapest Pavarotti compilation available from major label Universal through its Hip-O imprint: 17 tracks in 57 and a half minutes at a list price just under ten dollars. For that, one gets a mixture of famous opera arias including "La Donna è Mobile" from Rigoletto and "Nessun Dorma!" from Turandot along with such songs as "Funiculi, Funicula" and "Ave Maria." The selections, three of which are live recordings, come from throughout Pavarotti's multi-decade career on Decca Records, and many of his most famous performances are included. If the consumer is looking for a good, inexpensive highlights disc, without going to the really cheap ones of questionable legality also clogging the record racks, this is the way to go. ~ William Ruhlmann



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Works Details

>Traditional, Italian : Santa Lucia
  • Performers: David Romano (Baritone); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Emerson Buckley
  • Ensemble: Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1860
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Califano, Giovanni Battista : Vieni Sul Mar for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Henry Mancini (Piano)
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Ensemble: Mancini Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rossini, Gioachino : Les soirées musicales :: La Danza
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1830-1835
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 3. La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera :: Act 3. M'apparì
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Libiamo ne'lieti calici [Brindisi]
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Leone Magiera
  • Ensemble: Orchestra Dell'Ater
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Giordani, Giuseppe : Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Piero Gamba
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: This song was more likely composed by Giuseppe Giordani.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 17th Century
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Lunge de lei - De' miei bollenti spiriti
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Ensemble: Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra
  • Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Lunge da lei...".
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Piero Gamba
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì funiculà
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: Act 4. O Paradiso
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Leone Magiera
  • Ensemble: Orchestra Dell'Ater
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: Act 2. Amor ti vieta
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1898.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Ensemble: Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Kurt Adler
  • Ensemble: Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
  • Notes: This piece is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from "The
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825
  • Language: Latin
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 3. Nessun dorma!
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Armando Gatto
  • Ensemble: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Studio