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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Received the Keilberth Stereo Ring today.
    It's a beautiful set. 2 nice booklets. One a synopsis and one about Keilberth
    and the operas.
    The discs are in beautiful glossy cardboard sleeves with pictures from the opera
    on them.
    Haven't listened yet, but will post when I do. Ciao
    Now you have real reason to celebrate!

    Culshaw at Decca shelved this great recording to make room for Solti studio Ring, fortunately Testament has restored this treasure for all Wagnerites to enjoy (for a price)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Now you have real reason to clebrate!

    Culshaw at Decca shelved this great recording to make room for Solti studio Ring, fortunately Testament has retored this treasure for all Wagnerites to enjoy (for a price)
    "For a price" is right!!!

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    Not sure if I should listen/read or just stick to worship:

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    “The hand of Providence creeps among the stars, giving Slothrop the finger.”
    ― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

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    It felt like going cold turkey - because I was out of town, I hadn't bought anything for a month!

    So, some Baroque music to start with (this was referenced in one of Tyrone's posted articles):

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    Then, filling in a couple of missing links (I know, I should be embarassed):

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    Last edited by Hoffmann; August 24th, 2013 at 08:17 PM. Reason: correction

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    A new Callas recording arrived today:

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    Actually purchased a couple of months ago, but just watched.

    It's hard not to love a performance when the cast and crew are so completely into it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesteralen View Post
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    Actually purchased a couple of months ago, but just watched.

    It's hard not to love a performance when the cast and crew are so completely into it...
    Such a great production on every level, I would instantly buy a blu ray version if one ever is released, an unqualified triumph!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesteralen View Post
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    Actually purchased a couple of months ago, but just watched.

    It's hard not to love a performance when the cast and crew are so completely into it...
    Yes, it is truly excellent.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Arkivmusic was having a sale, so what could I do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Arkivmusic was having a sale, so what could I do?

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    That is a really great Lohengrin, Jess Thomas is vocally the best ever to sing the role IMO.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    That is a really great Lohengrin, Jess Thomas is vocally the best ever to sing the role IMO.......

    You're right. I listened to it this afternoon, and Jess Thomas is outstanding, but I really like Anja Silja's Elsa. It's a great recording, but think the recording with Kempe, Thomas, Grümmer, DFD and Christa Ludwig is still my favorite.

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    Some very early Sutherland
    1960 live Puritani with good sound and 4CD boxset of performances 1957-60


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    The balance of my trove from the Archivmusic blowout arrived this am:

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    I didn't mean to revisit the Presto Classical sale but to my everlasting shame and penury I succumbed:

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I didn't mean to revisit the Presto Classical sale but to my everlasting shame and penury I succumbed.
    Well done Nat! Knew you wouldn't let the side down
    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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