Andrea Bocelli - Viaggio Italiano

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: César Franck, Giuseppe Verdi, Salvatore Cardillo, Gaetano Donizetti, Francesco Cilea, Eduardo Di Capua, Ernesto De Curtis, Salvatore Gambardella, Giacomo Puccini, Ernesto Tagliaferri, Traditional, Franz Schubert, E. A. Mario

Label: Polydor

Media Format: CD or Download

Mastering:

DDD

Catalogue Number: 462 196-2

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
Panis angelicus Vladimir Fedoseyev
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Bocelli
César Franck Composer
Rigoletto Vladimir Fedoseyev
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Bocelli
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Core 'ngrato Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Salvatore Cardillo Composer
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
(L')Elisir d'amore, 'Elixir of Love' Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gaetano Donizetti Composer
(L')Arlesiana, '(The) Girl from Arles' Vladimir Fedoseyev
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Bocelli
Francesco Cilea Composer
I' te vurria vasà Eduardo Di Capua Composer
Andrea Bocelli
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Tu, ca nun chiagne! Ernesto De Curtis Composer
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
'O sole mio Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andrea Bocelli
Eduardo Di Capua Composer
Vladimir Fedoseyev
O Marenariello Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Salvatore Gambardella Composer
Macbeth Andrea Bocelli
Giuseppe Verdi Composer
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Turandot Andrea Bocelli
Academy of Choir Art of Russia
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Piscatore 'e pusilleco Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ernesto Tagliaferri Composer
O come, all ye faithful, 'Adeste fideles' Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Traditional Composer
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ave Maria, 'Ellens Gesang III' Franz Schubert Composer
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Santa Lucia lontana E. A. Mario Composer
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Andrea Bocelli
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
That Bocelli is able to overcome the distasteful presentation of this CD is a tribute to his innate talent and sense of style. This four-year-old recording, a ‘special project’ (whatever that is supposed to mean) of one Caterina Caselli Sugar, has Bocelli recorded with excessive reverberation, pop style, with a jewel-box and insert – no texts and translation – of an impressionistic kind, the meagre notes provided being in almost unreadable colour and type, and with ignorance creeping into the text – ‘Una furtiva lacrima’.
Bocelli sings the five arias included here in that pleasingly plangent tone shown in his previous, admired recital (Philips, 5/98). The voice may not be large, but it is produced with such clarity and point that I imagine it would project, as did Schipa’s (whose timbre Bocelli’s recalls) into a fairly large house. Even so, I doubt if he would want to tackle ‘Nessun dorma!’ very often. The other pieces are well within his range, but he is at his persuasive best, line clean, dynamics varied, in Federico’s lament and Nemorino’s plaint.
For the rest we have popular songs done with grossly overinflated orchestrations (and a hideous choir added to Marenariello), underlined by Fedoseyev’s foursquare, heavy-handed conducting. Here, for all the natural, Italianate charm and style of the singing, one longs for a more personal, intimate approach and a more flexible phraseology. No doubt the producers know their market and many of these titles will get many an airing on Classic fM.'

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