Our investigation into the wonderful songs of the great Italian composer Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 – 1916) continues. Many know Pavarotti in Tosti from his studio albums where he performed the songs with a full symphony orchestra.
If you are familiar with hearing Tosti songs only with piano accompaniment these versions might be somewhat over the top, but I think the orchestrations go very well together with Pavarotti’s wonderful voice.
Here are five Tosti songs sung by Pavarotti in orchestrated versions taken from three of his studio albums. After listening to these versions you might want to listen to Pavarotti singing the same songs with piano accompaniment. The first two songs can be found here and the last three songs can be found here.
The five orchestrated Tosti songs are in running order:
- La Serenata – from Pavarotti in concert
- L’ultima canzone – from Mattinata
- Aprile – from Mattinata
- ‘A vucchella – from O sole mio
- Marechiare – from O sole mio
I’m sure you are madly in love with Pavarotti singing Tosti by now!
This post was first published 21-03-2015. Last revised 21-03-2015.