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    I found the Solti Bartok, Strauss and Verdi sets on iTunes for practically nothing, so I got those.

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    Ordered this off Amazon today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post


    Ordered this off Amazon today.

    Ooooh!
    "Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of
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    I know... not long ago I made a promise to stop buying new discs until I had caught up with all those unlistened-to discs... especially that stack of nearly 100 operas. But I've been bad. I've been very bad. Isn't admitting that one has a problem the first step toward a cure? But who needs a 12-Step program? My wife is simply going to kill me and put an immediate kabash on my music purchases.

    Anyway... here's what I've been up to. See for yourself how bad I've been. It all started with those lovely Ansermet recordings of Debussy and Renoir and the other French composers (so much lovely... and so much more "French" and less Proto-Modernist than Boulez). And I'm still ogling his Rimsky-Korsakov discs. After the Austro-Germanic "hegemony" (as someone deemed it), it is French music that is my passion... rather than the Russians (fine as they are). I've been really jumping of the French composers lately. I'm almost embarrassed by the dearth of operatic recordings in this latest grab (don't tell Alma).









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    "Buy first, listen later", HarpsichordConcerto's motto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post
    I know... not long ago I made a promise to stop buying new discs until I had caught up with all those unlistened-to discs... especially that stack of nearly 100 operas. But I've been bad. I've been very bad. Isn't admitting that one has a problem the first step toward a cure? But who needs a 12-Step program? My wife is simply going to kill me and put an immediate kabash on my music purchases.

    Anyway... here's what I've been up to. See for yourself how bad I've been. It all started with those lovely Ansermet recordings of Debussy and Renoir and the other French composers (so much lovely... and so much more "French" and less Proto-Modernist than Boulez). And I'm still ogling his Rimsky-Korsakov discs. After the Austro-Germanic "hegemony" (as someone deemed it), it is French music that is my passion... rather than the Russians (fine as they are). I've been really jumping of the French composers lately. I'm almost embarrassed by the dearth of operatic recordings in this latest grab (don't tell Alma).
    Oh dearie dearie me - you know things are bad when you have to resort to the little thumbnail views to squeeze it all in.
    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; September 26th, 2012 at 05:33 AM.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post
    I know... not long ago I made a promise to stop buying new discs until I had caught up with all those unlistened-to discs... especially that stack of nearly 100 operas. But I've been bad. I've been very bad. Isn't admitting that one has a problem the first step toward a cure? But who needs a 12-Step program? My wife is simply going to kill me and put an immediate kabash on my music purchases.

    Anyway... here's what I've been up to. See for yourself how bad I've been. It all started with those lovely Ansermet recordings of Debussy and Renoir and the other French composers (so much lovely... and so much more "French" and less Proto-Modernist than Boulez). And I'm still ogling his Rimsky-Korsakov discs. After the Austro-Germanic "hegemony" (as someone deemed it), it is French music that is my passion... rather than the Russians (fine as they are). I've been really jumping of the French composers lately. I'm almost embarrassed by the dearth of operatic recordings in this latest grab (don't tell Alma).
    Hehe

    I was about to get all smug & then I remembered my DVDs & CDs still in their cellophane. I can't even say that I may as well get stuff as the price won't go down because it often does.
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    You are a one man economic stimulus, chairman Bernanke is jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post
    Ooooh!
    You should get her Rusalka DVD that will really make you swoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post

    Ooh yes the most sensitive Peter around!
    Natalie

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    An usual story for an opera, The Elephant Man. I wonder what this will be like. Intriguing, that was why I bought it, I guess.

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    This is a very nice opera, in my view.

    For anyone interested, we have a good interview with the protagonist, Jana Sykorova, here at Opera Lively:

    http://operalively.com/forums/conten...-Jana-Sykorova

    The CD version is also ok:


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    Going straight into the UWP as I make the most of my second and final month's subcription to Medici TV.



    This is going out of print so I thought I'd better grab it soon:

    Natalie

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    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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