To hear Luciano Pavarotti singing was to be moved by a voice of unparalleled passion. To meet him was to be drawn in by an irresistible magnetism. To know him was to discover a mind of kaleidoscopic interests known to few outside his inner circle. The artistry of his voice is unquestioned, but painting was his private passion.
Pavarotti’s dedication to his craft was underpinned by decades of practice. Only craftsmen of equal calibre can create a fitting tribute to his vocal skill. His masterful voice is heard as if for the first time, thanks to new sound technology. And his passion for painting is echoed in an exquisite art case, handcrafted for many hours by the artisans of British furniture maker, LINLEY.
A digital music player contains the world’s most elusive opera recordings: newly-discovered tapes, retrieved from Decca’s archives and mixed in immersive audio to create an overwhelming three-dimensional sound experience, as if Pavarotti is performing in your home. His entire recordings with Decca, totalling 130 hours, complete the collection.
Notes dance on swirling staves. Music flows along a Venetian canal. Oil paints, brushes and manuscript paper invite artistic expression. Rare prints of Pavarotti’s own paintings act as inspiration. And secret compartments hide treasures within. The case of marquetry enclosing the music player is a visual and tactile delight. Music for all the senses.
An immersive music player, enclosed in an extraordinary display case. Fusing home entertainment with fine furniture, it celebrates Pavarotti’s artistry, Italian style and creative soul.
Luciano Pavarotti: Life in Art. A limited edition of ten collector’s pieces.
Decca Luxe re-establishes music as a form of art. It brings together unreleased recordings, new sound technology and skilled craftsmen to create timeless musical objects dedicated to iconic artists. Called Masterpieces, they are produced for the world’s discerning collectors and music devotees.
Decca Luxe is a division of Decca Records, the iconic British label founded in 1929 and now part of Universal Music Group. For almost 90 years it has played home to craftsmen in front of and behind the microphone, supporting creators of timeless music from the Rolling Stones to Luciano Pavarotti, and pioneering inventions in audio technology such as Full Frequency Stereophonic Sound and the celebrated Decca Tree, honoured in the NAMM’s 2017 Technology Hall of Fame.