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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Could not help myself. Gruberova's coloratura embellishments took me over the top.
    I love Edita and have most of her recordings. In fact I created the wikipedia page from my list of recordings I have (or had at the time)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I love Edita and have most of her recordings. In fact I created the wikipedia page from my list of recordings I have (or had at the time)...
    I'll have to visit the Wikipedia page.

    Meanwhile, I grabbed another Barber for good measure:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh, this is still in the wrapper in the tea cabinet. Several months later, I haven't felt powerful enough to unwrap it. I think I'll also need some bright sunshine to recover after as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I love Edita and have most of her recordings. In fact I created the wikipedia page from my list of recordings I have (or had at the time)...
    You could get me going on another opera buying run. Gotta restrain myself. Already have more music than I can listen to. But part of the fun is the search and buy routine.

    In fact, let's get the ball rolling. Just purchased:


    This is my 4th Regiment recording. The others being Sutherland, Sills, and Moffo in Italian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Oh, this is still in the wrapper in the tea cabinet. Several months later, I haven't felt powerful enough to unwrap it. I think I'll also need some bright sunshine to recover after as well.
    I saw it on Arte and it was so good I could not resist buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I don't think you can ask for a better cast than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I saw it on Arte and it was so good I could not resist buying it.
    I think it was on your suggestion that I bought it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I don't think you can ask for a better cast than this.
    This is a truly outstanding production and performance. This DVD is perfect. I've seen this opera a couple of times live in the opera house in other productions, and this one on DVD made it more real to me than the ones I saw live which I consider to be impressive, because Dialogue is a very visceral opera where the direct connection of the public to the performers on stage seems even more important than in other operas. Because the characters are so strong and their lines are so compelling, being there up close and personal is bone-chilling, so that a recorded performance on video can touch me even more than the live show is something to behold.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Given the label, I know I’m taking a certain risk where the quality of the recording is concerned (and forget about any libretto). However, with Katia Ricciarelli and Renato Bruson among the leads, I feel it’s worth the gamble.

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    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    My latest haul arrived..



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    Well, of course . . . Pre-ordered from Presto Classical, with release date of 1 July.

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    wot I have NOT bought recently...

    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    If you want a definition of pastoral, listen to this:

    dammit PC only has the download

    and any purchase from Amazon normally comes in powder form (or splinter option)

    and no more Crotchet store



    hmm

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