One of the greatest operatic tenors of the 20th century, Luciano Pavarotti was considered by many to possess one of the most lyrical and beautiful voices of his time. This album offers a definitive collection of some of Pavarotti's greatest performances of his career in hi-res audio, including "Nessun Dorma", "O Sole Mio", and "Celeste Aida".
This Pavarotti set is a wonderful collection of arias and songs that cover Luciano's great career. Pavarotti is THE Voice of the 20th century and this set does him justice. It includes 10 CDs with over 750 minutes of music and covers all of his roles and includes a bonus CD of Pavarotti's fist album from 1964, which has never been released on CD before. This set is a must have for every Pavarotti fan.
The Academy Award®-sweeping film Amadeus wisely pinned much of its dramatic thrust on Mozart's gloriously eternal music, and its soundtrack remains a concise yet rewarding introduction to Wolfgang's spectacular oeuvre. This newly remastered "Director's Cut" edition is a companion to the expanded DVD and features 24-bit encoding on two 24-karat-gold discs, sharpening the sonic clarity of the performances of Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields to near perfection. The performances (which, Marriner notes, crucially served as templates during actual production) have also been augmented to match the expanded new video edition and include a new, 2001 recording of the Adagio in C Minor for Glass Armonica, K. 617.
"These recordings, made between 1924 and 1944, capture the singer in her prime in a cross-section of her repertoire, with a generous number of spirituals that she sang with utter sincerity and a unique contralto voice that reached into the stratosphere."