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Piazzolla – Concerto for Bandoneón, Guitar and String Orchestra (“Hommage à Liege”)

Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player and arranger Astor Piazzolla’s Concerto for Bandoneón, Guitar and String Orchestra (“Hommage à Liege”). Orchestre de Paris conducted by Alondra de la Parra. Soloists: Richard Galliano (Bandoneón), Yamandu Costa (Guitar).
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Carreras sings Kawa no Nagare no Yō ni

Accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Kawa no Nagare no Yō ni”, meaning “Like the Flow of the River”, by the Japanese composer Akira Mitake (born 1956). Lyrics by Yasushi Akimoto (born 1958), the Japanese record producer, lyricist and television writer. Recorded at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
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Ramírez – Alfonsina y el mar (Carreras)

Accompanied by Vienna Symphony Orchestra, José Carreras sings Alfonsina y el mar, a beautiful song composed by the famous Argentine composer, pianist and music director Ariel Ramírez. Lyrics by Félix Luna, the prominent Argentine writer, lyricist and historian. Published by EuroArts channel.
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Carreras sings Quando sento que mi ami (When you tell me that you love me) (Joan Manuel Serrat)

Spanish tenor José Carreras sings Quando sento que mi ami (When you tell me that you love me), a song written by the Catalan singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat (b. 1943). Carreras and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra perform at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Published by the EuroArts channel.
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Pavarotti sings Granada (Lara)

The legendary Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti sings Agustín Lara’s Granada, a song about the Spanish city of Granada written in 1932 by the Mexican composer. Conductor: Leone Magiera, the Italian pianist and conductor. He was Luciano Pavarotti’s childhood friend, and was his piano accompanist and the preferred conductor.

Granada Lyrics

Spanish

Granada tierra soñada por mí
Mi cantar se vuelve gitano
Cuando es para ti.

Mi cantar hecho de fantasía
Mi cantar flor de melancolía
Que yo te vengo a dar.

Granada tierra ensangrentada
En tardes de toros,
Mujer que conserva el embrujo
De los ojos moros.

Te sueño rebelde y gitana
Cubierta de flores
Y beso tu boca de grana
Jugosa manzana
Que me habla de amores.

Granada manola cantada
En coplas preciosas,
No tengo otra cosa que darte
Que un ramo de rosas.

De rosas de suave fragancia
Que le dieron marco a la virgen morena.

Granada tu tierra esta llena
De lindas mujeres
De sangre y de sol.

English translation

Granada, land of dreams for me
My song becomes gypsy-like
When it is for you.

My song made of fantasy
My song a melancholy flower
That I come to give to you.

Granada, blood-stained soil
In bull fight afternoons
Woman who preserves the enchantment
Of Moorish eyes.

I dream of you rebellious, a gypsy
Covered with flowers
And I kiss your scarlet mouth
Juicy apple
That speaks to me of love affairs

Granada my beautiful sung
In precious verses
I have nothing else to give you
Than a bouquet of roses

Of roses of sweet fragrance
That framed the dark virgin.

Granada your land is full
Of lovely women
Of blood and sun

José Carreras sings Island in the sun

Accompanied by the Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra), famous Spanish tenor José Carreras sings “Island in the sun”, a song written by the American singer-songwriter Harry Belafonte (b. 1927) and the American songwriter Irving Burgie (b. 1924, better known as Lord Burgess), and performed by Harry Belafonte for the 1957 film Island in the Sun and on his 1957 album Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean. Performed at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
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