The Magic of MantovaniDecca Records
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The Magic of Mantovani features remasters of famed Anglo-Italian conductor Mantovani's original orchestral stereo recordings, set with brand new vocals for the first time from "outstanding" (The Guardian) tenor Joseph Calleja. Highlights include beloved mid-century standards, Rodgers and Hammerstein classics, and selections from West Side Story, including a special guest appearance by Grammy-winning American soprano Renée Fleming in a performance of "Somewhere."
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