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Greatest Irish Tenors
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John McCormack is universally regarded as the greatest Irish tenor of all time, and as one of the greatest vocalists of the last 400 years. He is renowned for his ability to sing all forms of music with supreme mastery, stylistic refinement and unwavering control. He brought to his art the ability to fuse both words and music into one and thus it is not just his amazing vocal talents but his use of every word and phrase to complete the perfect interpretation of a song, which continue to exhilarate the listener.
Frank Patterson has thrilled audiences around the world with sold-out performances at London's Royal Albert Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington's Kennedy Center among others. He was the first Irish artist to have his own show in New York's Radio City Music Hall and had sold out performances for six consecutive years. Included in his illustrious body of work is "Faith of Our Fathers" which is the best-selling record of all time in Ireland.
With the advancement of technology, we now have the opportunity to bring together these two beloved vocalists on one album: Duets--The Greatest Irish Tenors Past and Present. Producer John Keans has taken material from McCormack's catalog that is reflective of the Irish tenor repertoire and of the close association both McCormack and Patterson have had with the United States. He melds both tenors with the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus for a truly stunning masterpiece.