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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    After all this years I still don't get the hysteria about Callas, she leaves me completely cold.
    Are people conned all those years after yet another re mastering?
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    That is precisely what I mean.
    I, as a older member (in living years ) paid a lot of money for the first Cd's and it hurts me to see that re mastering is sold for almost half the original price these days .
    And Indeed witch ever artist it is.
    I don't think I qualify as a Callas fan. I will place myself more in the opera in general fan category. This is my first Callas set I have purchased and I am very happy with the quality of the product. Out of the 26 complete operas, there are 20 that I did not have recordings of and was interested in listening to so that worked out at a great price (almost the cheapest of all my opera records) plus a bonus of 13 recital discs and a book. The recordings I have listened to so far are of fantastic quality, far superior to some of the recordings I have and a stunning experience to listen to.

    That said, I can stand back and understand the difficulty from some opera fans point of view with the four (or there abouts) sets being released in recent history. Even some die hard Callas fan (one springs to mind), happy having purchased ALL of them, are disposing of the older ones selling them as used.

    It is understandable that the record firms are producing these sets for Callas though; there are many fans, many recordings and they are all packaged together as they are traded together as assets.

    What I can hope for is that as the fans demand more and competition amongst the firms to capitalize on the remaining catalogues increase, the practise of remastering can spread to other artists and records.

    There's gotta be a thread there... which recordings would you like to see remastered and released?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    That is precisely what I mean.
    I, as a older member (in living years ) paid a lot of money for the first Cd's and it hurts me to see that re mastering is sold for almost half the original price these days .
    And Indeed witch ever artist it is.
    It must be frustrating to pay an arm and a leg, only to see the same recording later made available, sometimes in improved sound, at a reduced price.

    In the long run, though, it's probably a benefit to have quality recordings available at modest cost, as a way to make classical music even more accessible to a larger audience.

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    Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
    edited by Rimsky-Korsakov
    Nicolai Ghiaurov (Boris), Olivera Miljakovic (Fyodor), Aleksei Maslennikov (Shuisky/Simpleton), Martti Talvela (Pimen), Ludovic Spiess (Grigory/False Dmitry), Anton Diakov (Varlaam), Nadejda Dobrianova (Xenia), Milen Paunov (Missail), Galina Vishnevskaya (Marina), Zoltan Kélémén (Rangoni), Margarita Lilowa (Hostess)
    Wiener Sängerknaben, Sofia Radio Chorus, Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
    Recorded: Sofiensaal, Vienna, 11/1970

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    Handel: Alessandro, HWV21
    Max Emanuel Cencic (Alessandro), Karina Gauvin (Lisaura), Julia Lezhneva (Roxana), Xavier Sabata (Tassile), Juan Sancho (Leonato)
    Armonia Atenea
    George Petrou
    Recorded September 2011, The Athens Concert Hall

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    I am finishing up the week with another Manon Lescaut.
    Puccini "Manon Lescaut"
    Renata Tebaldi
    Mario Del Monaco
    Mario Borriello
    Fernando Corena
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floria View Post
    I am finishing up the week with another Manon Lescaut...
    And the winner is...

    Or is that like picking a favourite child?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    And the winner is...

    Or is that like picking a favourite child?
    I am currently listening to one more.
    Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras
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    Back later with the winner, and yes it is liking picking a favorite child !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    And the winner is...

    Or is that like picking a favourite child?
    Callas/Di Stefano
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    A very close second is:
    Kaufmann/Opolais
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    It was a difficult choice since I really liked all of them.

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    Felling Baroque these days.

    Handel is a genius, he is endlessly inventive.



    Cavalli and his librettist combine the buffo with the noble and sad in a seamless way.



    If anybody ever asks you what coloratura is just point them to Franco Fagioli on this recording. Virtuosic is an understatement.

    Natalie

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    Hello listening thread

    Where have you been? Have you been seeing other media?... You have, haven’t you?

    Err... I didn’t know we had an exclusive relationship

    I knew it! You operaphiles, you’re all the same. Sooner or later you all end up turning to newer media, discarding the older, like cheap plastic.

    It’s not like that. It wasn’t serious. It was just a temporary contract.

    Which was it, Blu-ray, streaming, download? Tell me; do you love it?...

    (yup)

    I mean is it better opera? Opera is not about just watching

    (yes but it helps)
    Oh enough of this! I’m not going to carry on with this imaginary conversation with a thread. I’ll be in the watching thread until this insanity stops.

    [Exit Clayton]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Hello listening thread

    Where have you been? Have you been seeing other media?... You have, haven’t you?

    Err... I didn’t know we had an exclusive relationship

    I knew it! You operaphiles, you’re all the same. Sooner or later you all end up turning to newer media, discarding the older, like cheap plastic.

    It’s not like that. It wasn’t serious. It was just a temporary contract.

    Which was it, Blu-ray, streaming, download? Tell me; do you love it?...

    (yup)

    I mean is it better opera? Opera is not about just watching

    (yes but it helps)
    Oh enough of this! I’m not going to carry on with this imaginary conversation with a thread. I’ll be in the watching thread until this insanity stops.

    [Exit Clayton]
    Now, see? That's what happens when you all reject my medications and you say you all love the voices Clayton hears in his head. That should teach you not to encourage this kind of thing. The man is dangerous and I'm getting a court order to medicate him by force.
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Now, see? That's what happens when you all reject my medications and you say you all love the voices Clayton hears in his head. That should teach you not to encourage this kind of thing. The man is dangerous and I'm getting a court order to medicate him by force.
    Please make sure there are enough drugs for all of us

    I don't know, let's say there are about seventeen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Please make sure there are enough drugs for all of us

    I don't know, let's say there are about seventeen.
    All right, there's a bit of a delay, I hope the public's safety will not be jeopardized in the meantime. I'm consulting my lawyers to see if I need 17 court orders, or if one mentioning "Clayton and/or his multiple personalities" will do. You just wait. I'm coming for you.
    "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 Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    All right, there's a bit of a delay, I hope the public's safety will not be jeopardized in the meantime. I'm consulting my lawyers to see if I need 17 court orders, or if one mentioning "Clayton and/or his multiple personalities" will do. You just wait. I'm coming for you.
    Sure, I can wait. No, problem as I am time rich. Some of the others are leaving though. They say they've had enough of this and are going to get a drink.

    Though they're starting to argue over whether it should be whiskey or wine. Huh! They're crazy.

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