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Love Was A Dream

25 July 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 25 July 2011
  • Release Date: 25 July 2011
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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  • Total Length: 43:12
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  • ASIN: B005BYYI9Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,028 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp on 22 Sep 2011
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For those who have become enamored with the voice and musicianship of Alfred Boe, this recording of songs from the operettas of Franz Lehár will be met with excitement. Though this recording was made from May 19 - 21, 2009 in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and released in the UK that year, it is only now available in the US as of this year. According to Boe, "I have to say that recording the album `Franz Lehar: Love was a Dream' was the most enjoyable recording sessions I have ever been involved in. The studio was the stage of The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. Normally when recording the voice you get separated from the orchestra but in this case I had the opportunity to stand and record my vocal in the middle of the string section. In my opinion this creates a solid connection with the players and forms a unity of sound. Also having the live connection with your conductor makes a huge difference. There were moments in the sessions when I really picked up on the melody of the instruments surrounding me and began to really understand their contribution to the score. The Orchestra of Scottish Opera were amazing, the control they had with the delicate musical structures and simplicity of sound, for the Lehar score, was perfection. I really hope we can work together again in the future.

Franz Lehár (30 April 1870 - 24 October 1948) and it is no exaggeration to say that his 1905 The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) ushered in not only a new age in Viennese operetta, but was the work which showed the way for a new style of, purely twentieth-century, musical play. Between then and 1934, when his last stage work, Giuditta, was premiered, Lehár knew an almost uninterrupted success.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mossy on 31 Aug 2011
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Relaxing and easy to listen to. Alfie Boe has a lovely clear tone to his voice. Excellent to listen to anywhere!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. Gamble on 23 Aug 2011
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What more can one say other than Alfie Boe is just a genius. We have seen him
live on stage in London in Les Miserables and he was just sensational. His music is like the new
Pavarotti and each CD offers more depth and variety in this wonderful man. He
can do no wrong and just gets better and better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bossfan0 on 16 Dec 2011
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have been collecting all Alfie Boe recordings since I saw him perform as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables in July, a truly talented man with a fantastic voice that regularly moves me to tears.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LynC on 15 Aug 2011
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A must for Alfie fans and if you just love a wonderful voice and music to listen to anytime and anywhere this is for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lyndypops on 30 Jan 2012
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Alfie must have one of the best voices that this country has produced.A lovely choice of songs on this compilation which do his singing talents justice.Very easy to listen to again and again.I'm only sad that my Dad is no longer around to listen to it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pot pourri on 28 July 2013
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The music of Franz Lehar, sung beautifully by Alfie Boe, brought back great memories of childhood for me. This is the sort of music my parents used to listen to and indeed sing together around the house. I would have given it five stars as I cannot fault it but perhaps the style of music is not everyone's cup of tea - but it is mine!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE on 2 April 2012
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This is a nice album - one of three I purchased by Alfie Boe after hearing him on Classic FM, and because they were so reasonably priced.

He sounds a very old-fashioned type singer (not many about) and sings very much in the old style. Whilst there are quite a few old-type singers, they always manage to sound 'modern' somehow which 'cheapens' the effect - Alfie succeeds where many fail in this area in my opinion and sounds rather 'classy'. He is also able to reach those dramatic top notes with ease - and also those softer and much gentler ones too when needed.

I think the first half of this album is better than the second - perhaps because I am more familiar with the songs in the first half.

Didn't know much about him, but when I went to see some clips of him on YouTube he looks pretty fit to me!
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