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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post
    A little birdie told me to buy more...
    Hm.



    So...

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    Is Clayton lowering the tone of this forum?

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    Die tote Stadt
    René Kollo (Paul), Carol Neblett (Marietta), Hermann Prey (Fritz), Benjamin Luxon (Frank), Gabrielle Fuchs (Juliette), Patricia Clark (Lucienne), Anton de Ridder (Gaston/Victorin), Willi Brokmeier (Count Albert), Rose Wagemann (Brigitta)
    Chor Des Bayerischen Rundunks Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Erich Leinsdorf

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    Old RCA rereleased by Sony.

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    Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    Edita Gruberova, Kathleen Battle, Gösta Winbergh, Heinz Zednik, Martti Talvela, Will Quadflieg
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,
    Sir Georg Solti

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    Okay, now I'm starting to see some bad qualities of the OL list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    To add some sanity to this thread.


    YESSSS
    Very disappointed here. Presentation excellent, sound very good, BUT, my pet peeve.
    They put the last 4 minutes of Act l on the 2nd disc. Unbelievable!!!! Ruins the whole act for me.
    Itullian is fuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Very disappointed here. Presentation excellent, sound very good, BUT, my pet peeve.
    They put the last 4 minutes of Act l on the 2nd disc. Unbelievable!!!! Ruins the whole act for me.
    Itullian is fuming.
    No problem. Just buy a second set, along with a second sound system, cue things up properly, and you'll have a seamless transition without ever noticing the break.

    This is why I make the big bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Very disappointed here. Presentation excellent, sound very good, BUT, my pet peeve.
    They put the last 4 minutes of Act l on the 2nd disc. Unbelievable!!!! Ruins the whole act for me.
    Itullian is fuming.
    Which is another reason I download all my CDs on to iTunes and play music wirelessly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Very disappointed here. Presentation excellent, sound very good, BUT, my pet peeve.
    They put the last 4 minutes of Act l on the 2nd disc. Unbelievable!!!! Ruins the whole act for me.
    Itullian is fuming.



    Some of the super low priced boxsets sets do crazy things to reduce CDs used by 1 disc, this Mahler symphony set magically uses only 11 CDs vs 12 or 13 but now only one symphony has its own disc......all other CDs have parts of two symphonies on each disc, very annoying method to save minuscule amount of money on each boxset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Angel View Post



    Some of the super low priced boxsets sets do crazy things to reduce CDs used by 1 disc, this Mahler symphony set magically uses only 11 CDs vs 12 or 13 but now only one symphony has its own disc......all other CDs have parts of two symphonies on each disc, very annoying method to save minuscule amount of money on each boxset
    Yes, I saw that just the other day.
    VERY annoying. I cant enjoy works split UNECCESSARILY like that.
    His newest Sony set is much better in that regard.

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    Ticket for Peter Grimes next April in Lyon.

    I'm seeing Curlew River & had to re-arrange my flights/hotel & just noticed Peter Grimes was on & as I'm there it seems a shame not to go!
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Ticket for Peter Grimes next April in Lyon.

    I'm seeing Curlew River & had to re-arrange my flights/hotel & just noticed Peter Grimes was on & as I'm there it seems a shame not to go!
    Oh yes Alan Oke as Peter Grimes. He was so good in the Grimes on the Beach DVD. Sounds very like Peter Pears too.
    Natalie

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    So I should get the Grimes on the Beach? It's really good?

    Actually, I'm probably about to splurge big time on DVD's (something to watch while I'm laid up), so by all means, people, give me your best recommendations from the past year or so. I've been pretty sparing in my purchases, so you're likely to come up with items I don't have.

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    Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame
    Julia Varady, Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Atlantov, Alexander Voroshilo, Bodo Brinkmann, Ludmila Shemchuk
    Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper & Bayerisches Staatsorchester,
    Algis Shuraitis

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    Orfeo ed Euridice
    Grace Bumbry, Anneliese Rothenberger, Ruth-Margret Pütz
    Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig,
    Václav Neumann

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    Ariodante
    Joyce DiDonato, Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Sabina Puértolas, Topi Lehtipuu, Matthew Brook, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani
    Il Complesso Barocco
    Alan Curtis

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    After Soave_Fanciulla showed me the pictures of the zombies très jolie,

    Meyerbeer: Robert Le Diable
    Bryan Hymel (Robert), Matial Defontaine (Raimbaut), Carmen Giannattasio (Alice), Patrizia Ciofi (Isabelle), Alastair Miles (Bertram), Carlo Striuli (Alberti), Angelo Nardinocchi (Un Chevalier), Francesco Pittari (Un heraut – le maitre de cerimonie), Paolo Gloriante (Un Chevalier), Elena Memoli (Une dame d’honneur)
    Orchestra Filarmonica Salernitana Giuseppe Verdi’ & Coro del Teatro dell’Opera di Salerno,
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