Sunday, September 9, 2007

Good Bye, Maestro!

This week we lost a great human being... Luciano Pavarotti... I found this in answers.com but belongs to wikipedia:

Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935September 6, 2007) was an Italian tenor and one of the most popular contemporary vocal performers in the world of opera and across multiple musical genres. Known for his televised concerts, media appearances, and as one of the Three Tenors, Pavarotti was also noted for his award-winning charity work for raising money on behalf of refugees and the Red Cross.


Pavarotti annually hosted the "Pavarotti and Friends" charity concerts in his home town of Modena in Italy, joining with singers from all parts of the music industry to raise money for several UN causes. Concerts were held for War Child, and victims of war and civil unrest in Bosnia, Guatemala, Kosovo and Iraq. After the war in Bosnia, he financed and established the Pavarotti Music Center in the southern city of Mostar to offer Bosnia's artists the opportunity to develop their skills. For these contributions, the city of Sarajevo named him an honorary citizen in 2006.[17]

Pavarotti came to Venezuela and gave a concert to raise funds for wheel chairs for Children in Venezuela on March 07, 1989 in Valencia. In 2005, he came back again to raise money this time for the children of "National Network of Youth and Children Orchestras of Venezuela" Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela (FESNOJIV), directed by el Maestro José Antonio Abreu. The Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Venezuela, directed by Leone Magiera also had the chance to perform with him and the Soprano Simona Todaro.

You can know more about the work of our Youth and Children Orchestra by watching the movie To play and to Fight.

To Play and To Fight is the captivating story of the Venezuelan Youth and Children’s Orchestra System, an incredible network of hundreds of orchestras formed within most of Venezuela’s towns and villages. Once a modest program designed to expose rural children to the wonders of music, ‘El Sistema’ has evolved into what has been called “one of the most important and beautiful social phenomena in modern history.”Close to half a million students have participated in the program, which was founded in 1975 by musician and former government minister Jose Antonio Abreu as a social program to improve the lives of the country's underprivileged youth.
As we can read he was a great singer and humanitarian person... We are going to miss you.. dear maestro!!! Here let's listen to La Donna e Mobile:





La donna è mobile
Qual piuma al vento,
Muta d'accento — e di pensiero.
Sempre un amabile,
Leggiadro viso,
In pianto o in riso, — è menzognero.

Refrain
La donna è mobile qual piuma al vento
Muta d'accento e di pensier!
e di pensier!
e di pensier!

È sempre misero
Chi a lei s'affida,
Chi le confida — mal cauto il cuore!
Pur mai non sentesi
Felice appieno
Chi su quel seno — non liba amore!

Refrain
La donna è mobile
qual piuma al vento,
Muta d'accento e di pensier!
e di pensier!
e di pensier!

Now The English version I found in Wikipedia:

Woman is flighty
Like a feather in the wind,
She changes her voice — and her mind.
Always sweet,
Pretty face,
In tears or in laughter, — she is always lying.

Refrain
Woman is flighty
Like a feather in the wind,
She changes the tone of her voice and her thoughts,
And her thoughts!
And her thoughts!

Always miserable
Is he who trusts her,
He who confides in her — his unwary heart!
Yet one never feels
Fully happy
Who on that bosom — does not drink love!

Refrain
Woman is flighty
Like a feather in the wind,
She changes the tone of her voice and her thoughts,
And her thoughts!
And her thoughts!

Now, How was that? Did you like it? What's your favorite Luciano's song?

44 comments:

EllaSalvatore said...

Well...I think he was a great person,and a wonderfull artist. Everybody has listen to a least one of his songs.

It's a shame we've lost him.

He's in a better place now.=)

Roberto's Room said...
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Eliana Mateus said...

well... I´m soo sad abuot... i play violin an really love pavaroti´s music... my favorite concert was pavaroti and friends each year... :'( i dont like say good bye... i say I´M PROUD OF U FRIEND and see u later...

Anonymous said...

well, i think that he was a good person, i really don't like the clasical music but i grew up seen him, and his voice was wonderfull... that song is beautiful, its about the women, and i think that really the women is in constant change, because we have many feelings and we are very strongs in every moments of our lives...

kelly ocando level V

Anonymous said...

he was a big artist and His classic music is recomforting and with a lot of energy...
we miss you!!!

Ana Rodriguez (p-111)

Anonymous said...

Although opera is not my kind of music I still think that Pavarotti was a great singer and perfomer , as well as a very humanitarian person ... The world is going to miss him ..

Andrea Moreno P111

Anonymous said...

He was the number one vocal performer in the world of opera. He was very famous. his concerts were always full. I dont like opera but i admire his work.

Jennyfer Luzardo. P111.

Anonymous said...

-Pavarotti was the best singer of the three tenors and the best of the word...

-I love the pavarotti´s music is really relax...

-I play the piano and mandolina and he is my inspiration to play the instruments...!!!
Good bye to the BEST....!!!!:(


ATT:
Jesus Alvarez.
English I.
P111

Anonymous said...

well... I think Pavarotti was a good singer,and I think he was the best tenor in the world...

I like his songs.

ATT:Paola Iezzi
seccion: P111

Anonymous said...

Well..he was an incredible human being, and an amazing artist.. is a shame that he is dead..
I like pavaroti´s music and I think that.. is not going to exist a singer like hem ever again..

He was really amazing..!!!and he had an incredible voice..
..see you later..!
***By: Jhaidee Nava***
Sección: p111 =)

Anonymous said...

he was a exelent singer of clasical music....

ATT:Ariana Gutierrez.
Sección:P111

Anonymous said...

I think he was a fantastic singer during a longe time...

ATT: heberto bravo
seccion: P-111

Anonymous said...

pavarroti he was man and very recognized anywhere in the world through its music

althougt i operate is does not like but respect lo people q it likes!...

marian vasquez
p111

camilo said...

I know that Pravarrotti was an exellent person and great singer!!...he was a tenor and he did a very good work when he was singing..

camilo pernett
seccion: p 111

Anonymous said...

pavarotti was a big tenor singer. i dont know much about he, but he was a excellent person and the comments about his concert are amazing... since children he did interest by the music...

ana bernal p111

Mary said...

Well.. He was an excelent artist, great singer and humanitarian person. His music is very interesting and cool.. It's a shame that he's dead! =(

Maryelvi R. P11..

Elio said...

Luciano Pavarotti...

.He was a great musican of the world contemporany vocal music and he was a wonderfull tenor. Your songs traveling for the world and everybody know he trayectory.

Name: Elio Rincon
Seccion: P111

Anonymous said...

Pavarotti was a big man a big tenor. he was nice person and singer his concert was amazing and always he gave his talent... when he was children his father learned the music... Luisana p111.

Anonymous said...

Heeello!!! :D
Luciano Pavarotti is the best singler the Italy.. He helps poor kids because he is a good person and he has visited my country...
His song are fine!

My name is: Natalia Graziano Sandoval :) Seccion: P111

Anonymous said...

heeee!
my name is Ariana Polanco
P:111
pavaroti was a good singer he helped poor people we sorry his death

Elio said...

Luciano Pavarotti...

.He was a great musican in the world of the contemporany vocal music. He Songs traveling of the world, and everybody know the song's of LUCIANO PAVAROTTI.

Name: Elio Rincon
Seccion: P111

Anonymous said...

Luciano pavarotti is the best vocal performers in the word of opera. my name is alejandro ramirez

Anonymous said...

hello!!!
Well... I think that Luciano Pavaroti was a wonderfull person and one of the most excellent singers in the world of opera. His was really beautiful and I'm very sad for that great human being's loss.

Marianni Osorio
P111

Anonymous said...

I don´t like this song.
luis Palmar
CI41

Anonymous said...

well... i think he was a great person, and like to go to a concert He was an excelent artist.

His music is very interesting and cool..}HE´S FAVORITE TENORS AN MY FAMILY TOO

MY NAME IS MARIANGEL BRACHO
SECTION CI41 INGLES IV

Grecia del Pilar said...

It's shame we've lost him.
a cultural artist loses itself..........

He was a exelente artist

Anonymous said...

I love the pavarotti´s music is really relaxing.interesting

pilar chourio seccion:CI41

Anonymous said...

Pavarotti is am person a very important, am music is recomforting y bautefor.
I like you music is tenor in the world...

Elaine Matheus
Sección:CI41 =,)

Anonymous said...

I really don´t like the clasical music....he was a exelent singer of clasical music..
He was the best of best on the world...

Rosmary Montero
CI41

Grecia del Pilar said...

It's shame we've lost him.
a cultural artist loses itself..........

He was a exelente artist

CI41

Zabdiel said...
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Hector said...

Well...I think he was a great person,and a wonderfull artist.He was the number one vocal performer in the world of opera.

Héctor Corona

Anonymous said...

Luciano Pavarotti, he was a best singer and good person... he an excellent tenor and his music is relax... Joselin García C141

Zabdiel said...

Pavaroti he was one the best of the world in that gener and great person in world music.

Anonymous said...

luciano pavarotti is from Italian love fantastic person for musical ones or cansiones and orchestras,

Edward Garcia
CI41

Grecia del Pilar said...

Lusiano Pavarotti is big cultural artist.he was a good tenor

it was a great star.

Bye.................

Grecia Oberto
CI41

Anonymous said...

name is KENNETH SILVA,

Is Terrific.. the most popular contemporary vocal performers in the world of opera has visited Venezuelan in one oportunity..

Anonymous said...

Luciano Pavaroti it is one the tenores best in the worl and histry and a great humanitaria person


Jeans Mestre
CI41

Anonymous said...

ONE OF THE BIGGEST EXPONENTS OF CLASSIC MUSIC OF OUR TIMES HAS PASSED AWAY IN ITALY THIS WEEK, IT IS A GREAT LOSS FOR THE MUSIC WORLD.

MARIA LOPEZ CI41

ISRAEL CHOURIO said...

well...¡ even though i don´t listen to his song... i know that pavarotti was and will be the most great tenor of all time... because also he was a great philanthroper...

greetings¡¡¡

Anonymous said...

i'm very sad because of this..i think he was a great singer and an excellent human been.. we'll miss him and his music.. god bless pavarotti, he gave us so many years of good music and true talent

eber gonzalez
sección: R112

~R_@_!^!_$_3_$ ~ said...

Pavarotti was a fighter men, very famous 'cause his voice, and because the lyrics of his songs touch people when he sang those.


A dream man and very beloved by people.

Exelent singer

joalis said...

Luciano Pavaroti the most popular. Is good maestro vocal in the world of opera. Pavaroti to venezuela a concert. Is humanitarian person.

joalis huguett
level V

luis aguilar said...

the death of this great personage is very sad who leaves in the world of music a great emptiness:( but everything changes when we spoke of the orchestra youthful and infantile of Venezuela that exelente program of the teacher Jose antonio abreu… Luis aguilar r411