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Hvorostovsky, Dmitri (Performer); Orbellian, Constantine (Conductor) & Philharmonia Orchestra. DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY: PASSIONE DI NAPOLI. Hollywood, CA: Delos International Limited, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Fine.

Rare Dmitri Hvorostovsky collectible item. A pristine copy of his landmark 2001 Delos Classics recording of Neapolitan songs by various composers, signed by Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The very first release on CD. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent releases, of which there are many. The first release is now scarce. Presents Dmitri Hvorostovsky's "Passione di Napoli". One of his most popular releases: Moving, evocative, and definitive performances by the Siberian baritone in his handsome, silver-maned prime, with full orchestral accompaniment. "The most beautiful and eloquent sounds that can currently be heard from the human throat. His voice is redolent of luxury: Beautiful tone, pinpoint intonation, elegant, and impassioned delivery" (The New York Times). "I have heard many beautiful voices, but none more beautiful than Dmitri's. He possesses a voice with a quality of velvet that is both a joy to hear and immediately recognizable. Dmitri's technique is impeccable: He has the best breath control I've ever encountered. He is a consummate musician. Add to this his charisma and committed portrayals, and you have a complete singing artist. I expect Dmitri's artistry to go on undiminished, in the tradition of other great baritones, forever" (Renee Fleming). Perhaps there was a premonitory reason that he was so prodigious, finding and attaining his true voice in his early 20's (when most opera singers mature in their 30's at the earliest). The most beloved Classical Music singer-performer of our time, Dmitri Hvorostovsky died on November 22, 2017 at the age of 55, at the absolute peak of his phenomenal career, and after a prolonged, courageous, and heartbreaking struggle with brain cancer. "Words cannot express my anguish that one of the greatest voices of our time has been silenced" (Placido Domingo). An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Dmitri Hvorostovsky collectors. This copy of the Delos Classics CD of "Passione di Napoli" is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the CD by Dmitri Hvorostovsky. It is signed directly on the disc itself. Hvorostovsky's specimen-signature is one of the fullest and most beautiful we have ever seen: Clean, flowing, elegant. During his regular visits to the city (his American career was launched by The Lyric Opera of Chicago), this charismatic artist signed generously, such as on this copy. This title is a CD classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. The greatest baritone of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $150.00

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