Domingo: The 50 Greatest Tracks

Domingo: The 50 Greatest Tracks

by Plácido Domingo

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Overview

This greatest-hits collection by tenor Plácido Domingo follows on a similar 50 Greatest Tracks release devoted to his Three Tenors comrade Luciano Pavarotti, which was commercially well received and seems to have done what it set out to do. Let it be known that the way to understand opera is to go and see one rather than picking and choosing from among the catalog of even the greatest singers, company in which Domingo inarguably resides. That said, Deutsche Grammophon has assembled a highly listenable group of Domingo tracks that gives casual listeners an idea of the range of his talent, a range that was probably greater than that of the other two of the Three Tenors. Start right in for an idea of Domingo's effortless clarion call in something like the standard "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" from Verdi's "La traviata" (CD 1, track 22). But the road through the program takes you into Wagner, for which Pavarotti never had much enthusiasm, into popular music (which Pavarotti did essay, but whose roots Domingo touches more closely), through lots of French music, and into Domingo's later career as a baritone. There's a good mix of familiar and unusual, and of material ranging across three decades (not arranged chronologically). Users of good stereo equipment will notice some lurching among the various sound environments represented, but in general this is a generous and reasonable introduction to one of history's great voices.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2015
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947953210
catalogNumber: 002412702
Rank: 62484

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile

    1. La donna è mobile  (02:51)
  2. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Largo al factotum

    1. Largo al factotum  (04:51)
  3. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia

    1. Recondita armonia  (03:00)
  4. La Traviata, opera: Un dì felice, eterea

    1. Un dì felice, eterea  (03:13)
  5. Martha, opera: Ach, so fromm

    1. Ach, so fromm  (03:06)
  6. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten

    1. In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten  (06:34)
  7. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô sou

    1. Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?  (02:41)
  8. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach

    1. Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach  (05:03)
  9. Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella

    1. Questa o quella  (01:57)
  10. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba

    1. Vesti la giubba  (02:47)
  11. Otello, opera: Esultate!

    1. Esultate!  (02:17)
  12. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Pays merveilleux...Ô paradis

    1. Pays merveilleux...Ô paradis  (03:39)
  13. Carmen, opera: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée

    1. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée  (03:58)
  14. El Gato Montés, zarzuela: Senó, q'e no me farte er való

    1. Senó, q'e no me farte er való  (01:27)
  15. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Am stillen Herd

    1. Am stillen Herd  (02:11)
  16. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Morgenlich leuchtend

    1. Morgenlich leuchtend  (04:16)
  17. Edgar, opera: Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo

    1. Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo  (03:13)
  18. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai

    1. Donna non vidi mai  (02:19)
  19. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Arrêtez, ô mes frères!

    1. Arrêtez, ô mes frères!  (06:20)
  20. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Ils se sont éloignés enfin!

    1. Ils se sont éloignés enfin!  (02:43)
  21. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira

    1. Di quella pira  (02:18)
  22. La Traviata, opera: Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)

    1. Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)  (03:03)
  23. Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Che si vuol? / Il maledetto non ha fratelli

    1. Che si vuol? / Il maledetto non ha fratelli  (02:40)
  24. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle

    1. E lucevan le stelle  (02:41)
  25. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma

    1. Nessun dorma  (03:31)

Disc 2

  1. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)  (03:58)
  2. Be My Love, for voice & orchestra (from "The Toast of New Orleans")  (03:15)
  3. El día que me quieras (The Day When You Love Me), tango song for voice & orchestra  (03:48)
  4. Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass  (03:41)
  5. Passione (Passion), song  (04:10)
  6. Marta  (03:18)
  7. Chitarra romana, song for voice & orchestra  (03:07)
  8. Volver  (03:31)
  9. Te quiero dijiste  (03:50)
  10. Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra  (03:13)
  11. Amapola, for voice & orchestra  (02:34)
  12. Mi buenos aires querido, tango for voice & orchestra  (03:30)
  13. Tu, ca nun chiagne!, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (02:48)
  14. I'te vurria vasa for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (03:16)
  15. Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Coro"), D. 498 (Op. 98/2)  (04:02)
  16. Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (02:23)
  17. Júrame, for voice & orchestra  (03:42)
  18. Mattinata ("L'aurora di bianco vestita"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (02:23)
  19. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra  (03:11)
  20. Der Engel ("In der Kinkheit frühen Tagen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Wesendonk Lieder), WWV 91/1  (02:55)
  21. Musica prohibita, for voice & orchestra, Op. 5  (03:00)
  22. Na sera 'e maggio, for voice & orchestra  (03:13)
  23. Siboney, for piano  (03:43)
  24. La Tabernera del Puerto, zarzuela: No puede ser

    1. No puede ser  (02:45)
  25. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Das Land des Lächelns"): Dein ist mein ganzes Herz

    1. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz  (03:37)

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