Addio, Luciano

September 6, 2007 at 11:56 am (Music, Remembrance)

I weep for Pavarotti; he is dead…

pav.jpg I get out my two-CD set of Pavarotti’s Greatest Hits (London/Decca 417 011-2). They’re all there: “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, “Recondita Armonia” from Tosca, “Di quella pira” from Il Trovatore, and so much more. My two favorite selections – how often I’ve played them over the years! – are the “Ingemisco” from Verdi’s Requiem, and Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck. This is music to make the soul soar, above sorrow, above death.

We weep for Pavarotti – but we will treasure these gifts of his forever!


Luciano Pavarotti: Septemer 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007

1 Comment

  1. Joys of this - or any season « Books to the Ceiling said,

    […] Finally, here is Cesar Franck’s Panis Angelicus, sung by the incomparable Luciano Pavarotti: […]

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