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September 6, 2007

Celebrating the life of Luciano Pavarotti

The legendary tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, died today from pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. We offer a look at the life of this operatic superstar, celebrating his amazing voice and charismatic personality through classic recordings, as well as reminiscences from soprano Joan Sutherland and Pavarotti himself.

Today's Playlist

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  • Adolphe Blanc
    First movement from Sonata Concertante, Op. 64
    Pianists Philippe Corre and Edouard Exerjean
  • Adolphe Blanc
    Third and fourth movements from Septet, Op. 40
    Octuor de France
  • Maurice Ravel
    "Ondine" from "Gaspard de la Nuit"
    Octuor de France
  • Hector Berlioz
    Fourth and fifth movements from "Symphonie Fantastique," Op. 14
    The UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra with conductor Zubin Mehta
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    "Brindisi" from "La Traviata"
    Tenor Luciano Pavarotti with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Leone Magiera
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    "Parigi, o cara" from "La Traviata"
    Tenor Luciano Pavarotti and soprano Dame Joan Sutherland
  • Giacomo Puccini
    "Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot"
    Tenor Luciano Pavarotti with conductor James Levine and members of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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