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composed by Alessandro Parisotti, Allie Wrubel, Antonio Vivaldi, Duke Ellington, Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, Gene Scheer, George Shearing, Giovanni Paisiello, Giulio Caccini, Giuseppe Giordani, Giuseppe Torelli, Jerry Bock, Richard Rodgers

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is adventurous in everything she does, but perhaps nowhere more than in this collection. DiDonato begins her booklet note by describing beginning voice students' encounters with the volume 24 Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries , which is remarkably still in common use coming up on a century and a half since its compilation. She reinforces the connection with a bonus track (it's appended to track 14) that is remarkably virtuosic: an accomplished singer makes ...

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  1. Se tu m' ami, for voice & piano (falsely attributed to Pergolesi)
  2. Tu lo sai, aria
  3. The Masquerade Is Over
  4. Lullaby of Birdland
  5. Will He Like Me, song (from "She Loves Me")
  6. Amarilli mia bella, for voice & continuo (from Le nuove musiche)
  7. Lean Away, for voice & piano
  8. Arsilda, regina di Ponto, opera, RV 700: Col piacer della mia fede
  9. Giustino, opera, RV 717: Vedrò con mio diletto
  10. Solitude
  11. Doppo tante e tante pene, cantata for soprano & continuo: Quella fiamma
  12. Caro mio ben, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  13. La molinara, opera: Nel cor più non mi sento
  14. With a Song in My Heart, song (from "Spring Is Here")
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