Thursday, February 24, 2011
Andrea Bocelli's Top Five Favorite Love Songs
1. E lucevan le stelle: "The tenor aria from Act III of Puccini's Tosca, the haunting song of the doomed Mario Cavaradossi, about to face the firing squad and able to think of the "sweet kisses and languid caresses" of Floria Tosca. The song "sings the passion and despair of a man who loses, together with his life, also the woman he loves."
2. Strangers in the Night by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder. Made famous in 1966 by Frank Sinatra.
3. Donna non vidi mai: "Also by Puccini, from Act I of Manon Lescaut. The Chevalier de Grieux has just seen Manon and fallen hopelessly in love. "I have never seen such a women" he sings.
4.Core 'ngrato: "A much-beloved Neapolitan song written by Salvatore Cardillo for the celebrated tenor Enrico Caruso who sings "Ungrateful heart, you have stolen my life".
5.Un amore cosi grande: A contemporary Italian pop song, written in 1976 by Guido Ferilli. "A love so great, it warms us inside and outside".
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