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Cecilia Bartoli - An Italian Songbook [CD]

Cecilia Bartoli Audio CD
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  • Composer: Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini
  • Audio CD (13 Oct 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0000042H2
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Rossini: AragoneseCecilia Bartoli 3:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bellini: Vaga luna che inargentiCecilia Bartoli 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Donizetti: Il barcaioloCecilia Bartoli 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Donizetti: Ah! rammenta, o bella IreneCecilia Bartoli 5:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bellini: L'AbbandonoCecilia Bartoli 4:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rossini: Or che di fiori adornoCecilia Bartoli 4:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bellini: Malinconia, ninfa gentileCecilia Bartoli 1:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Donizetti: Amore e morteCecilia Bartoli 3:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Rossini: BoleroCecilia Bartoli 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Donizetti: La conocchiaCecilia Bartoli 2:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bellini: Il fervido desiderioCecilia Bartoli 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bellini: Torna, vezzosa FillideCecilia Bartoli 7:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bellini: Vanne, o rosa fortunataCecilia Bartoli 2:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bellini: Dolente immagine di Fille miaCecilia Bartoli 3:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Bellini: La farfallettaCecilia Bartoli 2:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Rossini: A ma belle mereCecilia Bartoli 2:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Bellini: Per pieta, bell'idol mioCecilia Bartoli 2:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Donizetti: Me voglio fa'na casaCecilia Bartoli 2:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Rossini: L'EsuleCecilia Bartoli 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Rossini: La DanzaCecilia Bartoli 3:100.79  Buy MP3 


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top class 9 Oct 2009
By David B VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
There songs by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini may not be among the most familiar repertoire, but they are very accessible, and Bartoli and Levine are extremely powerful advocates for them.

Ms. Bartoli's warm mezzo-soprano voice exhibits gorgeous control and sounds completely convincing and inviting. This is singing that is absolutely assured and convincing. And Levine's piano accompaniment is of the same order. A really lovely CD which you can dip into for the odd track or two, or just enjoy the whole thing at a sitting! Ms. Bartoli is to be thanked for elping to resurrect this lovely repertoire, and for performing it with such poise and beauty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cecilia is the Greatest! 5 Nov 2012
By H. A. Weedon VINE VOICE
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Cecilia Bartoli's brilliant performance on this CD vastly outshines the maximum of five stars that I'm able to award her; and what a superbly sympathetic accompanist she has in James Levine! Ms Bartoli has to be one of the greatest mezzo-soprano voices of all time.

It's impossible to pick out any particular track because they're all equally excellent. I'm sure if Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini were still alive they would all be thrilled to bits with this wonderful voice and the way it renders their songs.

Ms Bertoli's beautiful voice gives the lie to all this nonsense about 'pop' and 'classical' music. In the real world there's no such thing as 'pop' and 'classical'. As with everything else there's just good music, mediocre music and bad music, all of which, of course, includes singing, and this disc isn't just good; it's brilliant. There really isn't much more that one can say except: 'If you love good music, buy it! You will not be disappointed.'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 10 Nov 2001
By Gilly Bean - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is my very first album of Cecilia Bartoli. Actually my first album by any female opera singer. So this review is written by someone who is lacking a lot of knowledge in this field, but I have to say that I just love this album. And the more I listen to it, the more I enjoy it and want to hear more of her work, as well as that by other great classical singers. Some reviewers here seem to complain about her voice, but to me, she sings like an Angel. The pianist, James Levine is wonderful too and adds to the whole listening experience. The booklet is good too, as it has all the Italian lyrics with an English translation so you know what the song is about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bel canto masterpiece 9 Aug 2004
By Gregg L. Newby - Published on Amazon.com
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Some listeners may be disappointed because Bartoli, who has a history of taking on the heavy stuff, has suddenly gone off on a tangent and recorded these lovely little pieces taken from the Italian bel canto tradition. These were the kind of songs performed in salons and drawing rooms, parlor music if you will, but don't let that fool you. Bartoli is a vocal genius through and through, and she makes each of these numbers sparkle with something rare. The music has a charm of its own, but it takes a skilled interpreter like Bartoli to really make that evident. Then there's her pianist, James Levine, who is better known as a master conductor. Levine is a gifted musician in his own right, despite the bad hair, and his articulate phrasing is delightful in and of itself. His nimble playing has a joyful quality about it, making him the perfect accompaniment to Bartoli's delightful voice. The album's final track, a tarantella by Rossini entitled "La danza," provides an exquistite ending to a collection of 20 masterful performances. In fact, its so good you're likely to find yourself hitting the play button again.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely rendition of Italian songs 10 Mar 2007
By Steven A. Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The booklet coming with the CD says of Cecilia Bartoli that she "is justly famous for her coloratura mezzo-soprano voice and her interpretations of Rossini and Mozart." This CD features her lush voice taking on songs of three great Bel Canto composers--Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Some might think of these as trifles, but the singing and musicality is rich and the songs evocative. The piano accompaniment is by famed conductor James Levine, and he does a splendid job.

Some sampling of the songs. . . . The CD begins with a song by Rossini, "Aragones." This is lushly sung; Bartoli has a wondrously rich and textured voice. The pace is contemplative, altogether consistent with the words of the song, the reflection of a disappointed lover. Well done.

Donizetti's "Il barcaiolo" is also well done. Bartoli shows her vocal agility in this tune. This is a spirited song, and her coloratura technique animates her rendition. There are segments sung forte, showing the power of her voice. There is a nice soft closing to the song, so she ranges from forte to piano.

Bellini is represented, too. His "Vaga luna che inargenti" is a pleasant love song. Bartoli sings this tenderly, creating a melancholy spirit, fitting the song's words.

To close, there is Rossini's wonderful tarantella, "La danza." Levine plays at a quick pace, as he must for this spirited song. Bartoli shows great vocal agility and strong breath control (this is a tough song to get right!). A wonderfully spirited version. She even takes a pass at a trill toward the close. All in all, most satisfying.

Thus, this represents a nice CD, showing Bartoli's skills with the songs of some of the great Bel Canto composers. An album that is a lot of fun to listen to!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best 'Italian' Selection yet. 16 Jun 2006
By B. Marold - Published on Amazon.com
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'An Italian Songbook' by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and accompaniest extraordinare, James Levine is the best of the three collections of Italian material from Bartoli I have reviewed to date. Much of this may be due to Levine, but I believe it is more due to the quality of the material selected. All songs are by 'heaviweights Vincenzo Belline, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. It is certainly not due to a difference in the quality of Ms. Bartoli's singing, which is uniformly beautiful throughout.

This would be my first choice for Italian material with only piano accompaniment. For a very first Bartoli album, see her 'flagship' recording, 'Cecilia Bartoli' where she is backed by full orchestra and chorus.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an absolute delight 11 Sep 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD is one of the best of my collection. The piano is sensational.
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