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Pasión (Passion) / Roberto Alagna, tenor

Audio Samples

>Lara, Agustín : Piensa en mi
>Farres, Osvaldo : Quizas, quizas, quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
>Almaran, Carlos Eleta : Historia de un amor
>Rodríguez, Gerardo Matos : La Cumparsita
>Larrea, Carmelo : Dos Cruces
>Cortez, Quirino Mendoza y : Cielito Lindo, song for voice & guitar
>Traditional, Mexican : La Llorona, folk song
>Velázquez, Consuelo : Besame mucho
>Jimenez : Ella, song
>Argote, Ramon Cabrera : Esperanza
>Mendez, Tomas : Paloma Negra
>Gardel, Carlos : El día que me quieras
>Gardel, Carlos : Por una cabeza, tango for voice & chamber orchestra
>Lecuona, Ernesto : Siboney, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Scollo, Etta : Cu ti lu dissi

Album Summary

>Lara, Agustín : Piensa en mi
>Farres, Osvaldo : Quizas, quizas, quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
>Almaran, Carlos Eleta : Historia de un amor
>Rodríguez, Gerardo Matos : La Cumparsita
>Larrea, Carmelo : Dos Cruces
>Cortez, Quirino Mendoza y : Cielito Lindo, song for voice & guitar
>Traditional, Mexican : La Llorona, folk song
>Velázquez, Consuelo : Besame mucho
>Jimenez : Ella, song
>Argote, Ramon Cabrera : Esperanza
>Mendez, Tomas : Paloma Negra
>Gardel, Carlos : El día que me quieras
>Gardel, Carlos : Por una cabeza, tango for voice & chamber orchestra
>Lecuona, Ernesto : Siboney, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Scollo, Etta : Cu ti lu dissi
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Notes & Reviews:

Roberto Alagna is a peerless communicator. No other tenor of our time radiates joy like his when he lifts his voice above an orchestra. His sensual tenor thrills whether deployed in opera or pop. Having some Spanish ancestry, he sings Pasión's music with total identification. Cuban boleros and Argentinean tangos constitute the core of Pasión's program. Yvan Cassar's ingenious and felicitous arrangements preserve and emphasize every song's musical fingerprint.

"It's an atmospheric album, with flamenco guitars, bandoneon, piano and strings. It's fun to hear Alagna's expression, emotion and articulation. His voice is so flexible and natural." -Buffalo News

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Davout; Studio Davout (Paris); Studio Ferber (Pa.



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>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Piensa en mi
  • Performers: Stéphane Chausse (Saxophone); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Philippe Georges (Trombone); Stéphane Chausse (Flute); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Yvan Cassar (Piano); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Pedro González (Flamenco Guitar)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Osvaldo Farrés (1902 - 1985) : Quizás, quizás, quizás (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
  • Performers: Pierre-Francois Dufour (Maracas); Stéphane Chausse (Saxophone); Nicolas Montazaud (Drums); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet); Robert Gall (Guitar); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Yvan Cassar (Piano); Philippe Georges (Trombone); Rafael Mejias (Congas); Claude Engel (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Carlos Eleta Almarán : Historia de un amor
  • Performers: Pierre-Francois Dufour (Cello); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Lila Downs (Voice); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Pedro González (Flamenco Guitar)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodriguez (1897 - 1948) : La Cumparsita
  • Performers: Lionel Suarez (Bandoneon); Yvan Cassar (Piano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Pierre-Francois Dufour (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Larrea, Carmelo : Dos Cruces
  • Performers: Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Pierre-Francois Dufour (Tambourine); Stéphane Chausse (Clarinet); Robert Gall (Guitar); Claude Engel (Guitar); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.

>Cortez, Quirino Mendoza y : Cielito Lindo, song for voice & guitar
  • Performers: Javier Contreras (Vihuela); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Lionel Suarez (Accordion); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Robert Gall (Guitar); Philippe Georges (Trombone); Celso Duarte (Jarana); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 03/10/1882

>Traditional, Mexican : La Llorona, folk song
  • Performers: Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Pedro González (Flamenco Guitar); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Nicolas Montazaud (Palmas)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Consuelo Velázquez (1916 - 2005) : Besame mucho
  • Performers: Stéphane Chausse (Flute); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Pierre-Francois Dufour (Drums); Stéphane Chausse (Clarinet); Robert Gall (Shaker); Yvan Cassar (Piano); Rafael Mejias (Congas); Philippe Georges (Trombone)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1941

>José Alfredo Jiménez : Ella, song
  • Performers: Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Celso Duarte (Guitar); Celso Duarte (Jarana); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.

>Ramón Cabrera Argote : Esperanza
  • Performers: Lionel Suarez (Bandoneon); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Pedro González (Guitar); Yvan Cassar (Piano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Pierre-Francois Dufour (Strings); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Tomás Méndez : Paloma Negra
  • Performers: Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Pedro González (Guitar); Robert Gall (Harp)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Gardel, Carlos : El día que me quieras
  • Performers: Lionel Suarez (Accordion); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Gardel, Carlos : Por una cabeza, tango for voice & chamber orchestra
  • Performers: Lionel Suarez (Bandoneon); Pierre-Francois Dufour (Double Bass); Sébastien Surel (Violin); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Lecuona, Ernesto : Siboney, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Nicolas Montazaud (Drums); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet); Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Pierre-Francois Dufour (Guiro); Pierre-Francois Dufour (Maracas); Stéphane Chausse (Flute); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Yvan Cassar (Piano); Lionel Suarez (Accordion); Rafael Mejias (Congas); Claude Engel (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1929

>Scollo, Etta : Cu ti lu dissi
  • Performers: Nicolas Montazaud (Percussion); Nicolas Giraud (Trumpet); Stéphane Chausse (Saxophone); Laurent Vernerey (Double Bass); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Yvan Cassar (Piano); Lionel Suarez (Accordion); Claude Engel (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Yvan Cassar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal