|Album:||Il Volo: Notte Magica: A Tribute to the Three Tenors||Collection:||Classical|
|Artist:||Various Artists||Added:||May 2022|
|Add Date:||2022-08-21||Pull Date:||2022-10-23||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||Sep 25||Sep 11|
|1.||Sep 24, 2022:||Music Casserole
En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor (3:29)
|2.||Sep 06, 2022:||Virtually Happy
L'Elisir D-Amore: Una Furtiva Lagrima (4:37)
1. Puccini: Turandot: ‘’Nessun Dorma.’’ Calaf is one of three suitors for the delightfully picky Princess Turandot. As a weird challenge, Calaf says that if Turandot can guess his name, she may execute him, but if she can’t, she must marry him. The Princess decides that ‘None shall sleep’ (the literal translation of ‘Nessun dorma’) in the entire kingdom until Calaf’s name is discovered.
2. Lara: ‘’Granada”: Written in 1932 by Mexican composer Agustín Lara, the song is about the Spanish city of Granada and has become a standard in music repertoire.
3. Leoncavallo: “Mattinata”: Mattinata, the first song written expressly for the Gramophone Company, was composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo and dedicated to Enrico Caruso, the first to record it in April, 1904.
4. Donizetti: L’Elisir D-Amore: “Una furtiva lagrima’’: Nemorino pines for the love of Adina, and wonders if a magic potion exists to make her love him. He sheds “a secret tear” in his lonely contemplation.
5. Rossini: La Danza: This Neapolitan song of 1830 is from the composer’s Les soirees musicales. The rhythm is pure tarantella.
6. Puccini: Tosca: “E Lucevan le Stella’’ ("And the stars were shining"): A romantic aria from the third act of Tosca from 1900. It is sung by Mario Cavaradossi, a painter in love with the singer Tosca, while he waits for his execution on the roof of Castel Sant'Angelo.
7. De Curtis: “Torna a Surriento’’: A Neapolitan song from 1894 pays homage to the city of Sorrento, a venue for beauty and passion.
8. Chianese: “Core ‘Ngrato’’. A sad love song, lamenting Caterina’s ingratitude for the love and devotion bestowed upon her from a man who now suffers her desertion.
9. Bovio: “O Paese D’O Sole”: Composed in 1925 in Neapolitan style, the music reminds the lonely narrator of the unfamiliar roads he will travel and the call of the sea, back to Naples, where all words, bitter or sweet, speak of love.
10. Bernstein: West Side Story: “Maria”: A retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the plot revolves around rival street gangs whose conflicts find two lovers from opposite sides suddenly in love. Tony celebrates his new love’s name.
11. Anka: “My Way”: Frank Sinatra popularized this 1969 song, which contemplates the approach of death without regret.
12. Bernstein: West Side Story “Tonight”: Another moment in the burgeoning love between Tony and Maria.
13. Cannio: “O Surdato ‘NNammurato”: Composed in 1915, this song describes the sadness of a soldier fighting at the front during World War I, who pines for his beloved.
14. Bixio: “Mamma”: A 1940 song celebrating a child’s desire to share his happiness with his beloved mother.
15. Cortes: “Cielito Lindo”: A popular song, even a folk lyric, this song was recast in 1882 and celebrates Mexico as a venue of love and beauty. “By singing our hearts are lovely heaven,” repeats the chorus.
16. Rodrigo: “En Aranjuez con tu Amor”: The Concierto de Aranjuez is a classical guitar concerto by Joaquin Rodrigo written in 1939. Its slow movement, here arranged as a love song, was also used by jazz trumpeter Miles Davis for his Sketches of Spain.
17. Sorozabal: “La Taberna Del Puerto: No Puede Ser”: Composed in 1936; comes from a popular form of folk-opera called zarzuela, set in Basque country as “a nautical romance,” a seedy tale of intrigue and / amorous situations.
18. De Curtis: “Non ti Scordar di me’’ (‘’Don’t forget about me’’): This popular song made a sensation in Europe in 2008, especially in Greece and Switzerland.
19. Di Capua: “O Sole Mio’’: The famous Neapolitan song of 1898 celebrates the beauty of the sunshine.
20. Verdi: La Traviata: “Libiamo Ne’Lieti Calici’’: A famous duet with chorus, a brindisi, i.e., a lively song that encourages the drinking of wine.
21. Pinto: “Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae”: A Renaissance Marian hymn, “Hail Mary, Merciful Mother. There is a mystery within you that is greater than every idea.”
22. Adeste Fidelis: The traditional Latin version of “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” is ascribed to the 13th Century Saint Bonaventure.