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.

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