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Bryn [CD]

London Symphony Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Barry Wordsworth Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0000C83K6
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,804 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Toreador Song: "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" (from Carmen / Act 2)London Symphony Orchestra 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Traditional: American Traditional: ShenandoahLondon Symphony Orchestra 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Traditional: Bugeilio'r Gwenith GwynLondon Symphony Orchestra 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bizet: The Pearl Fishers' duet: C'ťtait le soir - Au fond du temple SaintLondon Symphony Orchestra 5:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Goodall: The Lord is My ShepherdTerry Edwards 2:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Anonymous: Danny Boy (Traditional) Irish tune from County Derry - arr.: Chris HazellBryn Terfel 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bella Notte (from the film Lady and the Tramp)Bryn Terfel 3:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. DvorŠk: DvorŠk: Goin' HomeLondon Symphony Orchestra 5:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Anonymous: Swing Low, Sweet ChariotTerry Edwards 4:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bishop: Home sweet homeBryn Terfel 4:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Schubert: Ave Maria (Ellens Gesang III)Terry Edwards 5:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Horner: Il mio cuore va (Love theme from the film Titanic)London Symphony Orchestra 3:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Traditional: Old American Songs Set 2 - Voice and orchestra (1958) - At the River (from Old American Songs, Set No.2)London Symphony Orchestra 3:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart, Op.6, No.6 (Nyet, tolko tot, kto znal)Bryn Terfel 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Androzzo: If I can help somebodyBryn Terfel 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Brahms: WiegenliedLondon Symphony Orchestra 2:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Monk: Abide with MeTerry Edwards 4:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Carmichael: LazybonesBryn Terfel 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description


The title, Bryn Sings Popular Classics tells it all. Here is one popular classic after another--some folk or traditional, some operatic, some religious or inspirational, some pop. The result in the throat/mind/sensibility of any other singer might be soupy, sappy or simply uninteresting, but Bryn Terfel--he of the rolling bass-baritone voice who can smoothly deliver notes and phrases at any dynamic level--turns this generous, somewhat sentimental recital into something beautiful and special. After a rousing "Toreador Song" from Carmen, sung with just the right weight (most baritones find it too low, most basses too high) comes a ravishing version of "Shenandoah"; a fine Welsh song is followed by the stunning duet from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, with Andrea Bocelli singing the tenor part gleamingly and Terfel considerately underplaying his hand. And so it continues through Brahms' Lullaby and Schubert's Ave Maria, the "Love Theme from Titanic" (sung with great restraint), renditions of "Danny Boy" and "Home Sweet Home" that are just beautiful, the spirituals "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "At the River" (slightly anachronistic but still effective), the gluey "If I Can Help Somebody", and a few more. It's amazing that Terfel can bring such variety to material that is temperamentally so similar. Some of the arrangements are a bit sticky and overdone, but overall, this disc is a beauty for all seasons. It will make a lovely gift to music lovers of all types. --Robert Levine

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82 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding album 27 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
The world's greatest living Welshman delivers on all counts with this outstanding new album. Highlights include the beautiful Pearl Fishers' Duet with Andrea Bocelli, a moving rendition of "Shenandoah", and the touching theme tune from "The Vicar of Dibley" (The Lord Is My Shepherd). There's something for everyone here, whether it is Bryn's own rousing performance of the theme from Titanic (I love the Italian), or the spectacular Toreador Song. At 78 minutes, this new album is outstanding value.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bryn sings Favourite popular classics 5 Dec 2003
By Carol
Format:Audio CD
This is a wonderful mix of classic and folk songs sung by a man with a voice from heaven. It is so refreshing to hear Bryn rather than thousands of Italians....! Such deep resonance and the choice of songs is fabulous.My father died this year...his favourite song, which he sang to me a child, was "Danny Boy", we played "The Lords my shepherd" at his funeral and as a soldier, "Abide with me" was the only song I ever saw him cry to at a Remembrance service. All in all, this CD ranks among my favourite already, and my father would have loved it too. A must for anyone for Christmas.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By "ap623"
Format:Audio CD
My friend Phil and I love this album. The cover of 'The Lord is my Shepherd' is simply outstanding. But the ultimate highlight of this incredible masterpiece is the breath taking duet with Bocelli. We listen to it all the time; it changed our lives forever. We eagerly awaited this album for 3 years, but it was worth the wait.
Thank you Bryn for changing our lives,
your fans forever, Alex and Phil
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful singer - Bryn 26 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
Why have I decided to write a review of this CD? Well, I have found such happiness and peace listening to this music, I wanted to let anyone out there know it is a wonderful CD.
The song "The Lord is my Shepherd" on this CD is a lovely version, with a great choir singing in the background. Sometimes this makes me cry, sometimes it raises me up - I would recommend anyone who has not heard this, to give it a go - it is so uplifting and joyous. Bryn is a fabulous singer, he puts real feeling into his songs! Good man!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 3 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
Bryn, Bryn, Bryn... what can I say but delightful, delicious, de-wonderful! This cd exceeded all my expectations, and the music was passable too! I heartily recommend this to all Terfel fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bryn - cd 30 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This man has an absolutely gorgeous natural voice - no fireworks yet is able to "Firework" when the aria requires. This cd covers a wide range varying from opera, musical, familiar and not-so-well known, Invaluable part of any collection for the pure tone alone.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Falls short 22 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard Bryn sing Ave Maria from this CD on Classic FM and bought the CD on the strength of it, expecting the rest of the album to be as excellent, sadly it wasn't. Ave Maria was the best thing on it. I always enjoy watching Bryn on television and listening to him but was sadly, very disappointed with this CD and probably won't listen to it much. Such a shame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 4 July 2013
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loved it what do you require so many words for feed back this is totally stupid, and wont do it again
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bryn - the voice
Out of all Bryn Terfel's recordings this is the one to have. The voice is given a very natural treatment. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Andrew C. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars A good present
A very good repertoire and excellent singing as always with the artist and he gives his whole heart to the music world.
Published 11 months ago by Mr R D Ord
3.0 out of 5 stars Verzamel CD
Op zich is het een technisch goed opgenomen verzameling. Alleen de liederen vind ik persoonlijk te ver uit elkaar qua soort en stijl. Read more
Published 13 months ago by F. R. George
5.0 out of 5 stars Great versatility
This CD shows the full range of his talent. His voice is comparable to any opera singer, musical performer or ballad singer. Great selection of songs. One of my favourite albums.
Published 14 months ago by Carmen
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonerful Bryn
A fabulous C.D. from this fabulous singer! Loved everything about this C.D. it is one of my favourites highlt reccomended
Published 15 months ago by Anne Burgess
5.0 out of 5 stars Bryn Terfel
Brilliant voice and worth buying. Whenever I hear him singing I stop what I am doing a just listen to him.
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. C. N. G. Willis
4.0 out of 5 stars Bryn Terfel
He has a very fine voice, this recording is really very good, and I strongly recommend it to afficionados of the tenor voice.
Published 19 months ago by Mr. C. S. Buckman
5.0 out of 5 stars Bryn Terfel sings Favourites
Published 24 months ago by Mr. Wesley Uprichard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great singing & mature artistry
Bryn Terfel sings each song with warmth and mature artistry. These familiar songs glow with wonderful poetry and freshness, revealing their beauty anew.
Published on 13 Feb 2010 by Scriabinmahler
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