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    Catching up with latest releases from lady in the red dress.........


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Wouldn't be "You're So Vain", would it?
    Since we're on a trivia roll: Name that song's famous backup singer.

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    The unfortunate thing is, I've suddenly started to understand what an Unlistened To Pile is...

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    A long time ago we used to have a running joke about the Unwatched Police, a.k.a. the UWP. This evil group of men-in-black with shades and ear pieces, has secret means to figure out how many unwatched/unlistened to operas a given forum member has at home. Anytime this number goes beyond 50, they come to your house, break in very discreetly in the middle of the night, and confiscate your pile. Not content with this, they also take your gold fish from your fish bowl.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    The unfortunate thing is, I've suddenly started to understand what an Unlistened To Pile is...
    I got a nice big box from the postman yesterday...

    I am trying to decide between Lohengrin and sleep (listening to the cricket on the radio from 2:00am to 10:00am).

    I might just go for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Since we're on a trivia roll: Name that song's famous backup singer.
    Easy: Carly Simon (and without even having to look it up!)

    oops. I didn't read the question accurately (no wonder I barely graduated..). I don't know who the backup singer was..
    Last edited by Hoffmann; December 15th, 2013 at 04:19 PM. Reason: Correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I got a nice big box from the postman yesterday...

    I am trying to decide between Lohengrin and sleep (listening to the cricket on the radio from 2:00am to 10:00am).

    I might just go for
    THAT always will be an easy choice! Lohengrin!
    ..although there undoubtedly is someone out there that will come in with something snarky like one follows the other like day does night.


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    I believe the backup singer was Mick Jagger.
    Regards,
    Macgagnian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
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    Someone needs to tell the folks at Brilliant that the portrait on the CD cover is of Mary Tudor, not Mary Stuart.

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    Someone posted a picture of Arroyo getting award so that prompted me to get her La Forza, only a tiny handful of recordings available for this artist.....




    A couple more goodies snuck into the buy basket also........



    I have plenty of Caballe collections but this Verdi only 2 CD set focuses on lesser known arias from early Verdi operas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascagnian View Post
    I believe the backup singer was Mick Jagger.
    Bingo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Someone posted a picture of Arroyo getting award so that prompted me to get her La Forza, only a tiny handful of recordings available for this artist.....




    A couple more goodies snuck into the buy basket also........



    I have plenty of Caballe collections but this Verdi only 2 CD set focuses on lesser known arias from early Verdi operas
    Ok, so how is the La forza del destino with Martina Arroyo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    Ok, so how is the La forza del destino with Martina Arroyo?
    Waiting for arrival but I am about 99% sure it will be very good with that fine cast and veteran Verdi conductor Gardelli, La Forza is heavy weighted to male vocals but still some great soprano arias as well......love that "destiny" music theme which Verdi uses, another release version looks like this


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    Waiting for arrival but I am about 99% sure it will be very good with that fine cast and veteran Verdi conductor Gardelli, La Forza is heavy weighted to male vocals but still some great soprano arias as well......love that "destiny" music theme which Verdi uses, another release version looks like this
    I haven't heard this opera yet. Just looked at Presto's; 40 different recordings for CD. Which are your preferred recordings (either modern or older, with or without Maria)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
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    Rameau arias to help gain a better perspective of Rameau's work.
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    Looks like something/someone Couchie may know personally.

    But French baroque? Maybe not.

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