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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    My interest in this opera looks downright casual compared to Florestan's!
    I have a tendency to go to extremes! I also came into some extra cash (a few thousand dollars in fact) and so have little restraint in purchasing stuff, other than I still like to get decent deals.
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    How many Fidelio's do you have time to listen to? Seems like it must be quite the opera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    How many Fidelio's do you have time to listen to? Seems like it must be quite the opera!
    It is quite an opera. I will never tire of any one as I will always have many to choose from.
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    My first Strauss opera and one of my favorite singers, Janowitz.
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    Is one disc, so must be highlights, but excellent soprano. Notice it is sung in German.
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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    After hearing of all these great purchases on the classical music thread from second hand stores, I decided to go visit our local charity shop. So off I wandered, under the autumnal golden sun, on a walk along the towpath towards the High Street.
    This is not an exercise like those of Hoffmann's. No, my walk is a mere thirty minutes.

    Anyway. I think I found a gem, in almost new condition...

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    Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Erich Kunz (Bass), Lucia Popp (Soprano), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Norman Bailey (Bass), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Roland Bracht (Bass), Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Brigitte Lindner (Soprano), Marilyn Richardson (Soprano), Ortrun Wenkel (Alto), Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Aage Haugland (Bass), André von Mattoni (Spoken Vocals), Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Doris Soffel (Mezzo Soprano)
    Bernard Haitink
    Recorded 1981

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    After hearing of all these great purchases on the classical music thread from second hand stores, I decided to go visit our local charity shop. So off I wandered, under the autumnal golden sun, on a walk along the towpath towards the High Street.
    This is not an exercise like those of Hoffmann's. No, my walk is a mere thirty minutes.

    Anyway. I think I found a gem, in almost new condition...

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    Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Erich Kunz (Bass), Lucia Popp (Soprano), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Norman Bailey (Bass), Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Roland Bracht (Bass), Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Brigitte Lindner (Soprano), Marilyn Richardson (Soprano), Ortrun Wenkel (Alto), Peter Hofmann (Tenor), Aage Haugland (Bass), André von Mattoni (Spoken Vocals), Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Doris Soffel (Mezzo Soprano)
    Bernard Haitink
    Recorded 1981
    Nice catch. You can never go wrong with Lucia Popp.
    Natalie

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    Adding these to my 19 Fidelio sets:

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    So the Fidelio Sets are now 21? Anyway I managed to wrangle an Onegin out of my music budget!
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    Onegin is a brilliant Opera and was well worth a purchase to have it on my I-Pod

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    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Mari Eriksmoen (Blondchen), Robin Johannsen (Konstanze), Maximilian Schmitt (Belmonte), Julian Prégardien (Pedrillo), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Osmin), Cornelius Obonya (Bassa Selim). RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
    (I've been looking forward to Jacobs' take on this for years, as I love his other Mozart operas)




    Mozart: Il re pastore - Sarah Fox (Aminta), Ailish Tynan (Elisa), John Mark Ainsley (Alessandro), Anna Devin (Tamiri) & Benjamin Hulett (Agenore). Classical Opera, Ian Page




    Rameau: Zaïs - Julian Prégardien, Sandrine Piau, Aimery Lefèvre, Benoit Arnould, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Hasnaa Bennani, Zachary Wilder. Les Talens Lyriques & Choeur de chambre de Namur, Christophe Rousset




    Gounod: La Colombe - Erin Morley (Sylvie), Javier Camarena (Horace), Michèle Losier (Mazet), Laurent Naouri (Maître Jean)
    Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

    Natalie

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wagner-Lohen...9XYQ2TK46J64NB

    About to be released on November 13, a Lohengrin conducted by Knappertsbusch.
    Got to have that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Mari Eriksmoen (Blondchen), Robin Johannsen (Konstanze), Maximilian Schmitt (Belmonte), Julian Prégardien (Pedrillo), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Osmin), Cornelius Obonya (Bassa Selim). RIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
    (I've been looking forward to Jacobs' take on this for years, as I love his other Mozart operas)





    Rameau: Zaïs - Julian Prégardien, Sandrine Piau, Aimery Lefèvre, Benoit Arnould, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Hasnaa Bennani, Zachary Wilder. Les Talens Lyriques & Choeur de chambre de Namur, Christophe Rousset



    A prudent person may wait to hear your comments before reaching for the buy button.

    I am not prudent.

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    I bought a box lot of opera recordings at auction yesterday - a selection from a huge collection of both CDs and LPs. The way it works is that the auction house puts everything out and interested folks pick out what they want, tie into a bundle or box what they want and put their number on the bundle/box.

    The 'good stuff' (mainstream recordings, Opera Rara CD sets, etc) already had been picked out and carefully packed into a big box - presumably the selection of a big secondhand book/record store dealer (whose stuff is not cheap), so likely would require a bigger outlay than I was prepared for. So, I settled for leftovers. Included is some stuff I've never heard of by a few composers I've never heard of.

    Note: The cost of the entire box was $47.50!

    I assume there will be some good listening in here somewhere...

    I hope these photos come out right side up:

    They didn't, but don't know how to fix it.


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    Anyway, first batch includes (from bottom left):

    1. Le Pre Aux Clercs/Le Muletier (Ferdinand Herold)
    2. Fedra Giovanni Paisiello (Nuova Era: Rediscovered Opera)
    3. Gli Ugonotti Giacomo Meyerbeer w/Sutherland, Simionato, Cossotto, Corelli, Ghiaurov(Melodram)
    4. Il Portatore D'Acqua Cherubini w/Wunderlich, et al. (Melodram)
    5. Scipione G.F. Handel (fnac Music)
    6. Le Toreador Adolph Adam w/Sumi Jo, et al. (London)
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    Batch 2:


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    This set came through ok, for some reason.

    From upper left:

    1. Belfagor Ottarino Respighi w/Sylvia Sass, et al. Lamberto Gardelli (Hungaroton)
    2. Das Dreimäderlhaus Heinrich Berte/Franz Schubert (Capriccio)
    3. La Muette de Portici Daniel Auber w/June Anderson, Alfredo Kraus, et al. (EMI)
    4. La Corona/La Danza Christoph Willibald Gluck (Orfeo)
    5. Corradino Carlo Galante (Ermitage)
    6. Die Zwillingsbrüder Franz Schubert w/Helen Donath, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

    Notes: (1) Das Dreimäderlhaus is an arrangement of Franz Schubert compositions by Heinrich Berte ("three orchestral works, one chamber music work, four lieder, nine piano compositions, one piano-duet march..." and more.

    (2) Carlo Galante was born in 1959, so Corradino is a contemporary opera. Googling on "Carlo Galante" only brings up a reference to Carmine Galante, a Mafia boss with the Bonanno crime family in NY.
    Last edited by Hoffmann; November 4th, 2015 at 09:06 PM.

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