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    Holding firmly to the belief that you can never have too much Bach... and unable to control myself over the ridiculously low price (mere pennies per disc)... I had to pick this set up:

    "Suppose you were an idiot ... And suppose you were a member of
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    Based on recommendations provided here:

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    and, for old times sake (and because I am tired of the highlights disc I've been listening to):

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    I haven't listened to either yet, but am especially looking forward to the Beatrice di Tenda which is completely new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Based on recommendations provided here:

    I haven't listened to either yet, but am especially looking forward to the Beatrice di Tenda which is completely new to me.
    Fortunately we have young Sutherland from 1960s in prime vocal years captured in very good sound, also young up and coming tenor some guy named Pavarotti ?

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    I see you received the urgent wire from Prime Minister David Cameron to begin another round of UK economic stimulus, well done sir

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    Wow! It's hard to understand why this really wonderful opera is so little known, much less performed. Terrific recording, the young voices rise to the occasion without a hint of strain. Even Pavarotti, who is so ubiquitous that his presence is annoying (to me), is a pleasure.

    I suppose the problem with ol' Beatrice is the same as the rest of Bellini - finding someone, somewhere, who can easily sing those notes.

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    Last edited by Soave_Fanciulla; January 29th, 2013 at 03:42 AM.
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    OK... you have sold me on this one.



    I lean toward the Germans (Mozart, Wagner, Gluck, Strauss and Strauss, Humperdinck, Handel, Korngold, etc...) and the French (Lully, Massenet, Rameau, Berlioz, Bizet, Gounod, etc...) but I'm starting to come around more and more to the Italians. I especially love Bellini and what I've been able to sample of this disc sounds quite good.
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    I'm still waiting for the Kaufmann Wagner disc that I pre-ordered to arrive (it should be released in a few weeks), but I'm seriously thinking of buying Vogt's, as well. I find his voice attractive (much more so than many other tenors who sing this rep) -- and I'd rather like to hear his duet with Camilla Nylund in "O sink hernieder."

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    How is the K.F. Vogt recording? I saw him sing Siegmund and he killed it - and looked the part as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLukesGuildOhio View Post
    OK... you have sold me on this one.



    I lean toward the Germans (Mozart, Wagner, Gluck, Strauss and Strauss, Humperdinck, Handel, Korngold, etc...) and the French (Lully, Massenet, Rameau, Berlioz, Bizet, Gounod, etc...) but I'm starting to come around more and more to the Italians. I especially love Bellini and what I've been able to sample of this disc sounds quite good.
    I agree with your preference for the Germans - I take some solace that Wagner himself was something of a fan of Bellini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    How is the K.F. Vogt recording? I saw him sing Siegmund and he killed it - and looked the part as well.
    To be honest it's not as good as Helden because he took some of the best arias for that recording. But worth it for the two duets with Nylund. The one from Tristan and Isolde is to die for.
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    Janowski Ring from early 1980s $24 Amazon USA sellers, do I need this (of course not) but price is so low I am compelled to purchase

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    I have pre-ordered Verdi Il Corsaro to lock in Amazon Prime $20.99 DVD price, this opera was on my short list after viewing Tutto Verdi highlight blu ray disc, plus almost no other option to get this lesser known Verdi opera in video format

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