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Monday, January 4, 2016
Christmas Music Review: Luciano Pavarotti: O Holy Night
I don't normally go for opera, but Luciano Pavarotti can make you cry without even understanding the words. There are a few songs that make this CD worthwhile, starting with the titular number, "O, Holy Night." This is presented in a couple of languages, but Pavarotti's voice makes listening a nice experience. "Ave Maria" also falls in this category. there are two versions. I prefer the Schubert version. However the highlight is definitely "Gesu Bambino." This is a very beautiful song. The melody is catching. Pavarotti is joined by a boy's choir. He concludes with "Adeste Fideles" which is also very nice.