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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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Juan Diego Flórez sings “Amapola”

Juan Diego Flórez, the Peruvian operatic tenor sings “Amapola”, a 1924 song by Cádiz-born composer José María Lacalle García (later Joseph Lacalle). At the Latino Inaugural, on January 20, 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., USA.
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Domenico Modugno – Il maestro di violino (1976)

A famous song from Domenico Modugno’s 1976 film “Il maestro di violino” (The violin teacher). The violin maestro Giovanni Russo (Domenico Modugno) teaches violin at the Perugia conservatory. He is loved by all. Young people admire him. He fells in love with one of his female pupils, and one of the rich ladies in town loves him. Later we learn that he was a great concert soloist and had to give up his career because of untimely death of his wife Jene Anderson, nipped by alcohol abuse.

The film was shot in three countries: in Italy in Perugia, in Israel in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and in the United Kingdom in London. Starring Domenico Modugno (1928-1994) and Rena Niehaus (1954-).
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