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    That Telemann looks good. I think Clayton is extraordinarily potty but has good taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Be sure to report back on what you think about Die Entführung aus dem Serail. It's a solid favorite for some of us!
    It's amazing, I love it, I'm a fan of the opera and this is the best recording of it I've heard. It's the only case I've come across where someone surpasses the Gardiner or Jacobs recordings on Archiv or Harmonia Mundi.
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    After a long consideration I made a decision not to buy CD'S any more.
    If....I start now ......and try true get all my CD"S on the shelf's I need another lifetime.
    Not to mention my DVD collection.
    Exceptions may be possible....(Renée Fleming) but I thinks we had heard the most of her .

    I ordered the Kaufmann new releases and that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    ...I think Clayton is extraordinarily potty but has good taste.
    Oh thank you. I always think the important considerations are

    Fabric, cut and shape, stitch, trim and detail, colour and occasion. Finally always accessorize correctly, the wrong bag or shoes could ruin a perfect frock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Oh thank you. I always think the important considerations are

    Fabric, cut and shape, stitch, trim and detail, colour and occasion. Finally always accessorize correctly, the wrong bag or shoes could ruin a perfect frock!
    Now I'll always think of you as Geoff Boycott in a floaty dress.
    Natalie

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    Geoff Boycott?

    Let's see. I don't think he's a senator or a congressman... or a governor...

    I know! He's running for president! Hmmm. In a floaty dress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    Post your thoughts on it [Fidelio DVD with Waltraud Meier and conducted by Mehta] when it arrives and you get a chance to watch it! It certainly looks like a very interesting production...and I am a big fan of Waltraud Meier.
    My thoughts on this DVD are colored by the only other Fidelio DVD I have watched, which is the Bernstein one with Gundula Janowitz. The Bernstein Fidelio is great in all respects and every singer is wonderful. Now for the Mehta Fidelio:

    I moved my review to the reviews forum here. Apologies to those whose likes are left back on this post.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    It certainly does sound really fascinating, Florestan...and dark and spooky. I would like to acquire a Fidelio on DVD and the staging of this one, as you describe it, does sound like something I'd be into, but I'd probably have to hear the singers for myself. I might get it in the near future but I'll also read some more reviews. Thanks for posting that, very helpful.

    Would you consider putting it in the review section if you haven't already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekrotzar View Post
    It certainly does sound really fascinating, Florestan...and dark and spooky. I would like to acquire a Fidelio on DVD and the staging of this one, as you describe it, does sound like something I'd be into, but I'd probably have to hear the singers for myself. I might get it in the near future but I'll also read some more reviews. Thanks for posting that, very helpful.

    Would you consider putting it in the review section if you haven't already?
    Moved it to the appropriate forum (Link). Thanks for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    In a moment of madness (my life)

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    I was only looking to buy the Götterdämmerung recording but it didn't go according to plan.
    ARRIVED TODAY!

    I don't know which I was more excited about; giving the Aussies a jolly good thrashing in the cricket or the postman (a sub as Phil is on holiday) delivering Krauss recording!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    ARRIVED TODAY!

    I don't know which I was more excited about; giving the Aussies a jolly good thrashing in the cricket or the postman (a sub as Phil is on holiday) delivering Krauss recording!
    I love the Rackham album covers, although I would have used this for Götterdämmerung

    Natalie

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    Just got this:





    I'm a huge fan of Adès, I truly believe he is the greatest British composer since Britten (and Ferneyhough coming in a close second). I do hope Adès continues composing operas! Only two so far, looking forward to more (hopefully!!!)
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    That one has been on the radar for some time; I look forward to hearing your comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    That one has been on the radar for some time; I look forward to hearing your comments
    I was deeply moved.
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    Just ordered my third Fidelio:


    Already have and love Bernstein (Janowitz) and Mehta (Meier).
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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