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listen  1. Martini: Plaisir d'amourAngela Gheorghiu 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Parisotti: Se tu m'ami (formerly attributed to Pergolesi)Angela Gheorghiu 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Respighi: NebbieAngela Gheorghiu 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Leoncavallo: MattinataAngela Gheorghiu 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Falla: 7 Canciones populares españolas - No.1: El paño morunoAngela Gheorghiu 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Montsalvatge: Canto negro (Cinco canciones negras No.5)Angela Gheorghiu 1:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Satie: Je te veuxAngela Gheorghiu 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Delibes: Les filles de CadixAngela Gheorghiu 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Poulenc: Les chemins de l'amourAngela Gheorghiu 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Solveig's songAngela Gheorghiu 5:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Schumann: Widmung, Op.25, No.1Angela Gheorghiu 2:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Schumann: "Du bist wie eine Blume", Op.25, No.24Angela Gheorghiu 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Schubert: Ständchen, D.889Angela Gheorghiu 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. R. Strauss: Zueignung, Op.10, No.1Angela Gheorghiu 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Brediceanu: Mult ma-ntreaba inimaAngela Gheorghiu 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Mezzetti: Cantec de SirenaAngela Gheorghiu 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. UmbraAngela Gheorghiu 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Dvorák: Songs My Mother Taught MeAngela Gheorghiu 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Liszt: "Oh, quand je dors" S 282Angela Gheorghiu 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Pai efiye to trenoAngela Gheorghiu 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Anonymous: Durme kerido hijico (Trad. Sephardic)Angela Gheorghiu 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Guriwoon Geum Gang SanAngela Gheorghiu 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Kawa no Nagare no you niAngela Gheorghiu 3:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. AzulaoAngela Gheorghiu 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Brodszky: Be My LoveAngela Gheorghiu 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Ottorino Respighi, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Manuel de Falla, et al.
  • Audio CD (April 7, 1998)
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B0000069D9
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,252 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The cover is a bit much: Angela Gheorghiu descending from an airplane in a glamorous 1950s suit suggesting she's the reincarnation of Maria Callas. And in the notes, the fabulous Romanian soprano tells of her jet-setting life and how this international program of songs reflects that. She's not quite as versatile as she would like us to believe, but she's the real thing, singing with a strength of conviction and depth of musical understanding that overrides lapses in style. Many singers would just sail through Poulenc's tuneful Les Chemins de l'amour, for example, but Gheorghiu shows what guts it has. --David Patrick Stearns


[Gheorghiu] has chosen a program that puts no pressure on her to "deliver" in an intimate framework. For the most part, these are genre pieces rather than art songs, and they call more for personal spontaneity than for studied interpretation. They prove to be comfortable vehicles for a welcome, un-diva side of the Romanian soprano's artistic personality. -- Opera News

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joy Fleisig on June 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
On this 'diva on a world tour' CD, Angela Gheorghiu sings splendidly in a wide variety of styles, from art song to folk song to cabaret song, and even goes slightly into the pop genre, proving that 'crossover' can indeed sound wonderful from a singer of integrity. It doesn't hurt that she has what is probably the most beautiful soprano voice of our time, from a serene, splendid top to a rich and very sexy bottom. Her superb technique is shown by beautiful control of tone and dynamics, especially gorgeous pianissimi. Of course, she is much more than just a `beautiful voice'. Gheorghiu brings the same intensity, total commitment, attention to detail and nuance to her song interpretations as she does to her operatic ones, often with a quietness and introspection that opera usually doesn't require. She not only varies her vocal style, character and even her sound perfectly to each song, she also proves to be an adept linguist, singing 25 songs in 13 (!) languages. While I'm not familiar enough with all the languages to judge her handling of them, anything that Gheorghiu sings in a romance language is wonderful. This includes not only her native Romanian but also French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Ladino (the language of Sephardic Jews, mostly medieval Spanish). She paints words - and entire musical worlds - with the skill of a true artist and rarely fails to touch the heart and soul.
The best track on the disc, without question, is Respighi's 'Nebbie'. Gheorghiu not only brings out all the agony of this character but actually uses her voice to create a frozen landscape of desolation and hopelessness.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anastasia Charalambakos on August 22, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This recording contains 25 beautiful works by composers from various regions of the world. Angela Gheorghiu's artistry is excellent. She is not only expressive, but she possesses the ability to demonstrate dynamics without losing control of the breath support. Gheorghiu's ability to crescendo and decrescendo on a given pitch is impressive because her tone stays clear regardless of what she is doing. Respighi's Nebbie is a good example.

Additionally, The short Greek piece shows that Gheorghiu can be rather versitile. Her voice becomes almost one that is not easily recognizable in the lower register. It's almost chest voice singing to me. This is just another of Gheorguiu's amazing abilities.

Her pianist is also excellent. He plays with much sensitivity and is a joy to hear. He has the touch of few gifted accompaniests today.

If you like Gheorghiu, I highly recommend this CD especially since there seem to be only several available copies of the recording out there. I certainly hope that more copies will become available and that this recording will not disappear as some already have in today's market.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Donald A. Newlove on March 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I'll be brief. After listening to this CD on and off for nearly a year, I find that the rougher, less interesting moments that came up when I first bought the disk have faded, and that from start to finish I have a new Desert Island Disk to accompany my favorites of years past. Buy it, then give it time to work its magic and for your erotic center to familiarize you to this sexy voice. The same goes just as strongly for Gheorghiu's glorious ARIAS album with Mauceri. This is more quickly taken in but as time passes it is like having Angela's fingers stroking your back. All right, stroking your sympathetic ganglia.
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By Will on December 6, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I like Angela but the selections were not my favorite, so I donated the CD to the library.
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