Sacred Arias (Remastered) Andrea Bocelli
Artist: Andrea Bocelli
Composer: Giulio Romano Caccini, Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Charles Gounod (1818 – 1893), Franz Schubert (1797–1828):, César Franck (1822-1890), Gioacchino Rossini (1792–1868), Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner (1813-1883), Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759), Louis Abraham Niedermeyer, John Francis Wade [Non-Classical Composer], J.P. Lécot
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- Giulio Romano Caccini (1551-1618):
- 1Ave Maria 03:45
- Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945):
- 2Sancta Maria03:33
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
- 3Ave Maria, CG 89a: Méditation on Bach's Prelude No. 1, BWV 846 02:59
- Franz Schubert (1797-1828):
- 4Ave Maria - "Ellens Gesang III", D. 83902:29
- César Franck (1822-1890):
- 5Panis Angelicus, FWV 61 03:31
- Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868): Stabat Mater:
- 62. Cujus animam gementem 05:30
- Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Messa da Requiem:
- 72f. Ingemisco 04:07
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):
- 8Ave verum corpus, K. 61803:03
- Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91:
- 91. Der Engel (Orch. Mottl) 03:01
- Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759): Serse, HWV 40 / Act 1:
- 10"Frondi tenere, e belle...Ombra mai fu" 03:54
- Louis Abraham Niedermeyer (1802-1861):
- 11Pietà, Signore 06:56
- Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle - Gloria:
- 122c. Domine Deus 04:36
- Franz Schubert:
- 13Mille Cherubini in Coro, D. 498 03:52
- John Francis Wade (1711-1786):
- 14Adeste Fideles02:51
- J.P. Lécot (1947- ):
- 15Gloria a te, Cristo Gesù 04:21
Info for Sacred Arias (Remastered)
Taking the music world by storm, this acclaimed Italian tenor sings sacred arias by Verdi, Rossini, Schubert, Franck, Bach, Mozart and others. Includes Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, Ave Verum Corpus, Pieta Signore, Domine Deus, Der Engel, and others totaling 16 in all. A truly inspirational recording of sacred music you'll play over and over.
Released in 1999, the album, featuring music composed in traditional Christian styles, is not only Bocelli's most commercially successful classical album to date with over 5 million copies sold, but also the biggest selling classical album by any solo artist in history.
Andrea Bocelli, tenor
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Myung Whun Chung, conductor
Andrea Bocelli‘s new studio album, “Passione” is filled with romance and beauty. “Passione” is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release “Amore,” which sold more than 4.2 million copies.
“Passione” is in essence the second volume of “Amore,” with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with “Amore,” which featured timeless masterworks, “Passione” includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “Girl From Ipanema,” and “Sarà Settembre,” (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s “September Morn”). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on “Corcovado.” The album also features a duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song “La Vie En Rose.”
On the album, Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan) with his unmistakable voice, as Foster accompanies him on piano, along with Peruvian guitarist Ramon Stagnaro. The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms and a 63-piece orchestra recorded in London.
“Andrea continues to be my favorite singer of all time,” Foster declares. “I pride myself on working with great voices, but he transcends that. He's a singer for all people, from the common man to the Pope.”
Bocelli is an iconic figure in music with a myriad of breathtaking career achievements to his name. The Italian tenor is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, period, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. He is also credited with enabling the core classical repertoire to cross over and find a home atop the international pop charts, creating a new genre of music along the way. He has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes, and the British royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli (his beloved teacher and guide), Zubin Mehta, José Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renée Fleming, and Celine Dion.