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>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Che gelida manina
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Recondita armonia
>     E lucevan le stelle
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>     Donna non vidi mai
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtiva lagrima
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>     Forse la soglia attinse - Ma se m'e forza perderti
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Parmi veder le lagrime
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>     Come rugiada al cespite
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>     Di quella pira
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La battaglia di Legnano
>     La pia materna mano
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>     Vesti la giubba
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>     Je ne sais si je vielle
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lachelns
>     Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
>Martini, Jean-Paul-Gilles : Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Ombra mai fu
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Lascia ch'io pianga
>Giordani, Tommaso : Caro mio ben
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla
>     Kyrie
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : 'A vucchella
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : La serenata
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : A Marechiare
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Malia, for voice & piano/orchestra
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Canzoni-stornelli (3)
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Non t'amo più
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Addio
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì funiculà
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
>Lara, Agustín : Solamente una vez
>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Brodszky, Nicholas : Be my love
>Brodszky, Nicholas : Because you're mine
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Memory, song (for the musical Cats)

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La battaglia di Legnano
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lachelns
>Martini, Jean-Paul-Gilles : Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Giordani, Tommaso : Caro mio ben
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : 'A vucchella
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : La serenata
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : A Marechiare
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Malia, for voice & piano/orchestra
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Canzoni-stornelli (3)
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Non t'amo più
>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Addio
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì funiculà
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
>Lara, Agustín : Solamente una vez
>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Brodszky, Nicholas : Be my love
>Brodszky, Nicholas : Because you're mine
>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Memory, song (for the musical Cats)
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Japanese-only 2 disc SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) pressing of this album. SHM-CDs can be played on any audio player and delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. You won't believe it's the same CD! Universal. 2008.

Notes & Reviews:

The career of José Carreras will surely go down in opera history as one of the greats. This Philips retrospective, covering the years 1976-1992, includes some of the brightest performances he has recorded.

The Spanish singer is best known for his work as a lyric tenor, but as his voice continued to develop, Carreras successfully made the shift to more substantial roles. Rather than presenting this development chronologically, the producers have organized Carreras' work by composer. The first CD is dedicated to his work with the great operas while the second primarily features his lyric performances.

It is in his work with the English Chamber Orchestra that Carreras shines brightest. Virtually all of the second CD has been taken from their work together between 1978 and 1984.



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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Recondita armonia
  • Performers: Domenico Trimarchi (Bass Baritone); José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Forse la soglia attinse - Ma se m'e forza perderti
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Benzi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Parmi veder le lagrime
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Come rugiada al cespite
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performers: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano); Robin Leggate (Tenor); José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La battaglia di Legnano :: La pia materna mano
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Je ne sais si je vielle
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Das Land des Lächelns :: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Benzi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Martini, Jean-Paul-Gilles : Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Vjekoslav Sutej
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1775

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Vjekoslav Sutej
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Vjekoslav Sutej
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Giordani, Tommaso : Caro mio ben
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Vjekoslav Sutej
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1790

>Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010) : Misa Criolla :: Kyrie
  • Performers: Arsenio Zambrano (Charango); Domingo Cura (Percussion); Lalo Gutierrez (Guitar); Raul Barboza (Accordion); Ariel Ramirez (Harpsichord); Ariel Ramirez (Piano); José Carreras (Tenor); Jorge Padin (Percussion)
  • Conductor: José Ocejo
  • Ensemble: Grupo Huancara
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : 'A vucchella
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : La serenata
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870-1915

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : A Marechiare
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1870-1915

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Malia, for voice & piano/orchestra
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1870-1915

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Canzoni-stornelli (3)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1870-1915

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Ideale, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870-1915

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Non t'amo più
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870-1915

>Tosti, Francesco Paolo : Addio
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1881

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Enrique Garcia-Asensio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1900

>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Denza, Luigi : Funiculì funiculà
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Curtis, Ernesto de : Torna a Surriento
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Granada
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Benzi
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932

>Rossini, Gioachino : La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Enrique Garcia-Asensio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1835

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Solamente una vez
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Enrique Garcia-Asensio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Enrique Garcia-Asensio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1902

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Farnon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Brodszky, Nicholas : Be my love
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Benzi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949

>Brodszky, Nicholas : Because you're mine
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Farnon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952

>Webber, Andrew Lloyd : Memory, song (for the musical Cats)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert Farnon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1981