JOSE CARRERAS COLLECTION: Salzburg Recital (1989) (NTSC) (Jose Carreras/ Martin Katz) (Arthaus Dvd: 101411)
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Just one year after his highly acclaimed comeback at the Vienna State Opera, Jos?® Carreras returned to the same opera stage where he made his brilliant debut as a thirty-year-old: the Gro?ƒes Festspielhaus in Salzburg.
This same recital was staged a second time and was also relayed live to a giant screen at the city's Domplatz - a clear indication of the enormous affection in which he was held by the Salzburg public. The Spanish tenor repays such lively interest with an exclusive programme that includes no less than 23 songs and five encores.
Whereas the first half of the evening was divided into three parts - works from the Italian baroque, French m?®lodies by Jules Massenet and canzoni by Francesco Paolo Tosti - the second half consisted entirely of Spanish works, focusing principally on the songs of Manuel de Falla.
And if not the final encore of the evening, certainly its crowning moment is the song we have come to associate with Jos?® Carreras as his vocal trademark - 'Granada' by Agust?¼n Lara.