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    I indulged myself in Rossini all afternoon (too cold to go out for a walk):

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    and after that, I needed more, so decided on another listen to one of my new acquisitions:

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    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya


    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Oh goodness this is so lovely...
    Clayton "Oh my goodness this is so lovely..."

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    Another Bel Canto Soceity release, excellent live Ernani performance with very good clean live sound (much better than the opera d oro label release) You need three great male voices for Ernani and definitely have that here, Del Monaco sings in the italian forte tenor style not heard today with tremendous bravura and style

    Young Anita Cerquetti shows why her short career was so exciting with a huge dramatic soprano voice that was breathtaking on full display here. If you see any of these blue cover Bel Canto Society Cds for sale cheap you should buy every one, they are uniformly great performances with very good live sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I indulged myself in Rossini all afternoon (too cold to go out for a walk):
    and after that, I needed more, so decided on another listen to one of my new acquisitions:

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    I just got that CD set used at Amazon from your prior post (fast delivery) and was thrilled with the performance, the opera was unknown to me previously but makes a fine addition to Rossini collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya


    Clayton "Oh my goodness this is so lovely..."
    Even lovelier when sung by this beautiful and talented singing actress in a rather strange but compelling production (finished watching it last night).



    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    I indulged myself in Rossini all afternoon (too cold to go out for a walk):
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    I just got that CD set used at Amazon from your prior post (very slow delivery) and hope to be thrilled with the performance, the opera is unknown to me but trust the Hoffmann verdict to make a fine addition to Rossini collection

    I have a parrot somewhere in my genetic make up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Even lovelier when sung by this beautiful and talented singing actress in a rather strange but compelling production (finished watching it last night).
    Currently wallowing in the magnificence of Nikolai Ohotnikov's Prince Yuriy. Oh this really is exciting stuff.
    I am in a no-alcohol week but I am going to have to break this with a stiff Cognac if I am going to have a chance to get to sleep after this.

    heart rate +50%

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    So glad to hear this as Rossini wrote it........uncut.

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    A bit of a "hangover" of sorts from listening for the first time to

    The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya

    A bit like doing an activity like water-skiing that you have never done before. Absolutely exhilarating but feeling completely drained afterwards.


    So something from Rossini sounded like a good idea.

    Le Comte Ory
    Juan Diego Flórez (Le Comte Ory), Alastair Miles (Le Gouverneur), Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Isolier), Bruno Praticò (Raimbaud), Stefania Bonfadelli (La Comtesse), Marina De Liso (Ragonde), Rossella Bevacqua (Alice)
    Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna,
    Jésus López Cobos

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    Gerald Finleyin this is gorgeous.







    Not entirely successful, but a couple of lovely arias

    Natalie

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    I open the account today with Abbado's Lohengrin. This was preplanned before I heard the news but a good tribute.

    Wagner: Lohengrin
    Siegfried Jerusalem (Lohengrin), Cheryl Studer (Elsa), Waltraud Meier (Ortrud), Hartmut Welker (Telramund), Kurt Moll (King Heinrich)
    Vienna Philharmonic,
    Claudio Abbado
    Recording: Wien, Musikverein, Grosser Saal, 11/1991; 5&6/1992

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Hmmm . . . looks like it's time to revive a certain thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amfortas View Post
    Hmmm . . . looks like it's time to revive a certain thread.
    Go on, revive whatever thread. I was looking at this recording.

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    My wife now recognizes Lohengrin. However she was not impressed with the fact I ironed the hell out of her new blouse (I didn't know that it was supposed to be fashionably crinkly).

    Next one chosen as I am in a Jose Carreras phase at the moment and James Longstaffe from Presto Classical named this as an "extremely fine" recording in his news letter with special tribute to the Maestro this morning.
    (That and of course it is a superb opera/recording that I have not listened to for a while).

    Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
    Piero Cappuccilli (Boccanegra), Mirella Freni (Amelia/Maria), José van Dam (Paolo), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Jacopo Fiesco), José Carreras (Gabriele)
    La Scala Chorus & Orchestra,
    Claudio Abbado
    CTC Studio recording, Milan January 1977

    Prix Caecilia, Bruxelles 1977
    Edison 1978
    Grand Prix du Disque 1978
    International Record Critics Award, New York 1978
    Gran Premio del Disco "Ritmo" (Madrid) 1979

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