The legend of bel canto

Luciano Pavarotti, may God rest his merry soul, is featured prominently in today's show. For your enjoyment, Dr. Paul has selected four lovely Italian folk songs and a Mozart aria song by this legendary, unforgettable tenor, shown here at a performance in Russia in 2004. Also featured are playful sonatas by Scarlatti, and lovely music by composers working in the bel canto (beautiful song) era of the 19th century, including Chopin, Paganini, and Crusell. Check out the playlist to whet your appetite: Photo courtesy of

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