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O Holy Night / Luciano Pavarotti / Special Deluxe Edition (Decca) [Extra tracks]

Vittoriano Benvenuti , Hector Berlioz , Georges Bizet , Cesar Franck , Christoph Willibald Gluck , Charles Gounod , Guida , Saverio Mercadante , Louis Niedermeyer , Luciano Pavarotti Audio CD
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listen  1. Adam: O Holy Night (Minuit Chrétien) 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Stradella: Pietà, Signore 8:25Album Only
listen  3. Franck: Panis Angelicus 4:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Mercadante: Le sette ultime parole di nostro Signore sulla croce - Qual Giglio Candido 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Schubert: Ave Maria 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Yon: Gesù Bambino 4:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Act 3 - Che farò senza Euridice 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Rossini: Stabat Mater - Cujus animam gementem 5:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Verdi: Messa da Requiem - Ingemisco 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: Ave Maria: arr. from Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV 846 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Melichar: Mille cherubini in coro (arr. after Schubert) 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Bizet: Agnus Dei 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Berlioz: Requiem, Op.5 (Grande Messe des Morts) - Sanctus 9:07Album Only
listen14. Wade: Adeste Fideles (O come, all ye faithful) 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. O Jesu mi ducissime 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Schubert: Ave verum corpus (attrib.) 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Ave Maria, Dolce Maria 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti
  • Composer: Vittoriano Benvenuti, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Cesar Franck, Christoph Willibald Gluck, et al.
  • Audio CD (October 11, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000B8I8SM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,982 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This CD is a compilation of (mainly) devotional music sung by Pavarotti when he was in or near his prime, most going back, gloriously, to 1976. Precisely what Orfeo's lament (from the Gluck opera) is doing in a recital called "O Holy Night" is beyond me, but the rest of the selections are well chosen. The title song is gorgeously enough performed to be worth the album's asking price, the tenor's voice ringing out with great clarity and beauty, and the selection from Rossini's Stabat Mater is even more thrilling, with its ascent to high D flat near its close. Verdi's "Ingemisco," from his Requiem, is handsomely and sensitively delivered, and the others elections, with or without choir, are simply stunning. A CD for Christmas and the rest of the year as well. --Robert Levine

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the meaning of Christmas -- November 1, 2006
By Majted
Format:Audio CD
For enjoying the spirit of the Christmas season, I rely on The Time Life Platinum Christmas Collection, "Treasury of Christmas I", 3 CD set of 36 songs by various artists, UPC 1130-11311-2. But for the MEANING of Christmas, only Pavarotti's renditions of these timeless, beautiful songs meet the challange. I've listened to others, from Il Divo to Carerras and Domingo, but none meld the scores, arrangements and precise delivery and have the same effect upon the listener. This is Pavarotti, the ultimate tenor, recorded at his best.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very special Christmas album December 24, 2007
By Wings42
Format:Audio CD
My wife and I love Christmas music, but this album is in a class by itself. It is opera, classical music, Christmas carols, and the most heartfelt and expressive personal expression of religious feeling. It is exalted and joyous, and to my wife and me, inexpressively beautiful. We're listening to "O Holy Night" as I type this on Christmas Eve, as we've listened to this album since its release, several times each year before and after Christmas. Each year, I discover new depths and new appreciation for songs that we maybe didn't hear as clearly previously.

Forget the aging Pavarotti singing with diminished voice into a microphone to packed arenas, handkerchief in hand. This was recorded in January 1976 in England when Pavarotti was in his prime, movingly expressing his deep religious feeling through magnificent music. The great opera conductor Kurt Herbert Adler of the Chicago Lyric Opera and then Music Director of the San Francisco Opera perfectly led the National Philharmonic Orchestra, along with the magnificent Wandsworth Boys Choir and London Voices led by Terry Edward. I should point out that this album is classical and operatic music, or beloved carols done in a classical or operatic style. You won't find "Frosty the Snowman", "Jingle Bells", or "A Chipmunk's Christmas" here.

Treat yourself to this album, and look forward to years of deepening appreciation and pleasure from it. It can become an integral part of your Christmas celebration, a special annual treat, as it's become for my family.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Maestro January 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD
These are the great musical selections that only Pavarotti can do justice. To put them into the hands of someone else would be a disservice to both the composer and the listener.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most beautiful of all December 15, 2008
By dee1153
Format:Audio CD
I have many Christmas albums, but I have to say, this is the cream of the crop. How could you expect anything less from the greatest tenor of a lifetime? The entire CD is absolutely breathtaking. "Pieta, Signore" (Have mercy on me, Lord) - is one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs ever written, and there is NO ONE that can deliver it like the Great Man. There is a passion, sincerity, reverence, urgency and depth to his singing here that is just unsurpassed. You will come away KNOWING that he believed every word that passed his lips. This album does exactly what all holiday albums should do, which is make us feel, realize and honor the true meaning of Christmas.

If you're looking for a Christmas album to convey the spirit and meaning of the season, this is the one. I was completely blown away, yet humbled by this supreme compilation. Bravo, Maestro, bravo! And thank you...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best sacred song albums December 16, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Amongst the plethora of hokum that the recording companies pass on to us in the name of sacred/Xmas music using big name artists who barely seem to know why they are recording this music, Pavarotti's album shines out as a good example of the genre. Using various recordings throughout his career, the album features big Lucy working with various orchestras and conductors and the arrangements are well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A friend gave me a gift of this album several years ago and while I am not a big fan of Christmas music albums generally, this one is special. I listen to it all the time--when I am feeling good, feeling sad, or need relaxation. Pavarotti's voice plus the Italian lyrics in the opera arias provide a wonderful listening experience. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Viva Luciano February 11, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Outstanding selections. I bought CD to replace old vinyl of same music that warped over the years. Especially enjoyed Vienna Boys Choir in the mix. Nobody sings or will ever sing this kind of music like Luciano. RIP.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A forever Christmas recording January 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My favorite cut is "Gesu Bambino." It's a very difficult song to sing, and breathtaking on this recording.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Master
This CD is stunningly beautiful - Love every song on it and love the artist of course. Excellent service, condition , etc. Thank you for this treasure
Published 1 month ago by mlh_031806160910
5.0 out of 5 stars O Holy Night/Luciano Pavarotti
What absolutely beautiful Christmas music sung by an absolutely beautiful, talented man. Sometimes his voice brings tears of joy to my eyes.
Published 1 month ago by Donna Cody
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair recording quality.
The recording quality of this CD is not what I would expect. Songs were okay, but did not blow me away as some Pavarotti arrangements have. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Katherine R.
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much Pavarotti
I thought there would be more songs that I would recognize but not the case. But the Ave Maria is beautiful!
Published 3 months ago by nan
5.0 out of 5 stars Luciano
Beautiful voice, beautiful music, a wonderful Christmas gift to give or receive. I highly recommend it. If you love rap music, never mind.
Published 3 months ago by Joseph Gregorio
5.0 out of 5 stars Pavarotti
The music is sheer heaven. I am so pleased I was able to purchase this CD. It enriched our listening experience.
Published 13 months ago by S. Strasser
4.0 out of 5 stars Met expectations
A few cuts are obviously from very old recordings and the sound quality consequently is not the best. The rest are good.
Published 14 months ago by S. Cilliers
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Christmas Music
This is very beautiful Christmas music, with much passion and sentiment. You feel a deeper appreciate of songs you have heard before with Pavarotti inspiring voice. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Lorenzo
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
Beautiful CD. Arrived promptly and was just I expected. Would purchase from this vendor again. Very good shape and quality.
Published 16 months ago by Roses
5.0 out of 5 stars my review
i love luciano pavarotti! the 20th century was blessed to have three great tenors-enrico caruso, placido domingo and of cours luciano! Read more
Published 20 months ago by Frances Lee Carlson
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