Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman

Classics: The Best of Sarah Brightman

by Sarah BrightmanSarah Brightman

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Overview

Classics brings together Sarah Brightman's operatically inclined material with her lyrical pop work. Eight of the tracks are new recordings -- "Ave Maria," "La Wally," "Winterlight," "Alhambra," "O mio babbino caro," "Dans la nuit," "Pie Jesu," and "Nessun dorma" -- and the remainder are taken from three of her best-selling albums: Eden, La Luna, and Time to Say Goodbye. Brightman's voice is closer in spirit to musical theater than opera, but the ethereal delicacy of her sound suits these songs and arias very well. The gorgeous "Bailero," for example, is dreamy, and "La Luna" is hauntingly done. She doesn't have the vocal oomph of a Pavarotti to belt out a crowd pleaser like "Nessun dorma," but it is still fascinating to hear this familiar music in a new context. The way Brightman sings it, the opening sounds like a lullaby -- as it should. For all those of you who have missed out on the Sarah Brightman phenomenon, Classics provides the perfect opportunity to catch up.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2001
Label: Angel Records
UPC: 0724353325725
catalogNumber: 33257
Rank: 8445

Tracks

  1. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
  2. La Wally, opera: Ebben? Ne andrò lontano
  3. Winter Light
  4. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni), T. Mi 26
  5. Recuerdos de la Alhambra, for guitar
  6. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascio chi'io pianga
  7. Etude for piano in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  8. How fair this spot, song for voice & piano, Op. 21/7
  9. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  10. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Excerpt arranged as song: La Luna
  11. Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra: Pie Jesu
  12. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: Slow Movement arranged as song: Figlio Perduto
  13. Turandot, opera: Nessun Dorma
  14. Baïlèro, folksong for voice & orchestra (Chants d'Auvergne, Series 1, No. 2)
  15. Time To Say Goodbye

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