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    Having already picked up the other two, I added the third of the super cheap ZYX Wagner box sets:



    Bare bones repackaging of three classic Bayreuth recordings ('55 Knappertsbusch Holländer, '62 Sawallisch Tannhäuser, '53 Keilberth Lohengrin) along with a less auspicious, heavily cut studio '50 Zillig Rienzi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Having already picked up the other two, I added the third of the super cheap ZYX Wagner box sets:



    Bare bones repackaging of three classic Bayreuth recordings ('55 Knappertsbusch Holländer, '62 Sawallisch Tannhäuser, '53 Keilberth Lohengrin) along with a less auspicious, heavily cut studio '50 Zillig Rienzi.
    I had that one in my scope. I was reasonably priced used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    ... I was reasonably priced used.
    a basement bargain Florestan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    a basement bargain Florestan
    Oops, not I was reasonably priced, but the CD set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Oops, not I was reasonably priced, but the CD set!
    You, on the other hand, are outrageously expensive.

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    You're right, I'm sure, Amfortas. Since I read Euripides and Seneca in about 1992, I forgot most details about their plays. Amazon.com surprised me when I couldn't find a new set of the Greek tragedies. But I still need to shop for a set of the Roman ones. I loved reading Seneca, too, whom I've always admired. In a letter he wrote, he gave a friend of his advice that I should take: if you want to buy a new book, reread one you already own.

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    Because it's fun and melodic



    Because I love Alexander Vinogradov

    Natalie

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    What does the "Marty Feldman" smiley mean, Florestan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillMcEnaneyJr View Post
    In a letter he wrote, he gave a friend of his advice that I should take: if you want to buy a new book, reread one you already own.
    Think what that would mean if we applied it to opera recordings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillMcEnaneyJr View Post
    What does the "Marty Feldman" smiley mean, Florestan?
    This one?

    If you look at the URL (as I input it as a photo) it says "Crazy2". I guess the site that supplied it has a Crazy1. I just put it in as a startled looking guy.

    I have no idea who Marty Feldman is though the name seems vaguely familiar. Maybe someone from television land? I haven't watched television in 26 years so am out of touch with a big chunk of American culture.
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    Marty Feldman is the fellow in Young Frankenstein who says "walk this way".



    A very funny movie.
    "Non sono in vena" Rodolfo summing up P.B's feelings on his dissertation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Povero Buoso View Post
    Marty Feldman is the fellow in Young Frankenstein who says "walk this way".

    A very funny movie.
    Ok. I did see that movie when it first came out, but hardly remember it anymore.
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    My third Maria Stuarda (after Baker and Sills).
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    Here's another memory jogger.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001204/

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    Thanks for explaining, Florestan.

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