Beginning with the Italian classic "O Sole Mio" sung with crickets in the background, you are transported to an Italian summer night serenade. You can feel the breeze and you can see her up there, on her balcony, hair flowing ... the mood this CD puts you in is so romantic and relaxing, you will refill your glass of wine and play it back to back all over again!
Serenata has garnered a loyal following over the years and continues to be discovered and acclaimed by artists and fans alike as a work of art needing to be repeated.
Recorded in Terni (Rome), Italy, with a “live” orchestra, this CD offers 11 International Italian, French and Spanish classics – masterly arranged and directed by Maestro Francesco Falcioni, PhD and interpreted in both English and original version intertwined.
A true delight, whether in the background at your office or over a glass of wine during and/or after dinner.
WHAT THE FANS SAY
True artistry such as this deserves repeat performances.
~ Connie Minnett, Sr. VP and General Counsel, Warner Bros.
I discovered him in, of all places, Las Vegas. His name is Gino Federici, his website is www.ginofederici.com, and you can listen to just a bit of his "Serenata" CD there. The numbers range from Italian standards like "Al Di Là" and "O Sole Mio" (with the creative sound of crickets in the background!) to a powerful ballad called "Caruso," which tells the story of Caruso's tragic love for a much-too-young woman. The orchestral arrangements are beautiful and Mr. Federici's voice is evocative. I bought twelve copies and have already given away six copies of Serenata as gifts, and so far all the recipients have loved it. I heard someone describe Judy Collins' voice once as "liquid silver." This guy's voice could be described as liquid gold!
~ Sherry Rothe, Vero Beach, FL.
Close your eyes and let Gino transport you to beautiful places where love reigns. Serenata is the magic key that will open the door to a fantastic journey keeping you spellbound until the music ends. 43 minutes of pure delight!
~ Mary Roberts, Waco, TX
Federici lends a romantic and cosmopolitan touch to his new CD Serenata. The choice of his selection, both English and Italian evokes warmth and love. He delivers his songs with personality and savoir faire and it makes you feel as if he were singing only to you. He deserves a 10 and he deserves to be heard.
~ Las Vegas Style Magazine
I'm not sure what I can say of Mr. Federici that will do him justice, really. His sound and delivery are unquestionably unique. And although the orchestral arrangements are masterpieces in themselves, the finest instrument in the mix is that voice of his. Listen with headphones, if you can, and appreciate the artistry of both arranger and vocalist... Serenata is a perfect blend of the two!
~ Paula Fortner, Las Vegas, NV