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    I spent too long away from baroque and couldn't handel it anymore

    Handel: Flavio
    Tim Mead (Flavio), Rosemary Joshua (Emilia), Iestyn Davies (Guido), Renata Pokupić (Vitige), Hilary Summers (Teodata), Thomas Walker (Ugone), Andrew Foster-Williams (Lotario)
    Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn
    2010

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    Beautiful performance by Rosemary Joshua as Emilia, originially the title role (as on the autographed manuscript) but this was changed as it sounded too similar to Bononcini's new opera Erminia performed a couple of months earlier.

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    What a joy for a miserable Monday morning.

    "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
    What a joy for a miserable Monday morning.

    I love the way an opera about thwarted love, unrequited love, political intrigue, reluctant duty to one's people, brotherly self sacrifice, fatherly coldness and burning heretics is still a joy on a miserable Monday morning
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    I love the way an opera about thwarted love, unrequited love, political intrigue, reluctant duty to one's people, brotherly self sacrifice, fatherly coldness and burning heretics is still a joy on a miserable Monday morning


    I have to listen to something which matches my mood. If I listen to something cheerful when I'm fed up, I feel like yelling that they shouldn't be so bloody happy!
    "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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    This is excellent, and its 3 discs lasted until the end of today's walk - I like this set better than the Naxos recording that I've had for some time. This set features Marilyn Horne, of course, but also a soprano I had never heard of, Lella Cuberli, who is superb, and a similarly wonderful tenor, Ernesto Palacio.



    And, playing right now:


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    Great voices here - Nilsson's principessa is a classic! I'm sitting and waiting for Bjoerling's "Nessun Dorma" before turning on the baseball game. The sound, unfortunately, is a little weird - it sounds like they had isolated Nilsson and company in an echo chamber with the sound bouncing between my speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    What a joy for a miserable Monday morning.


    That's a recording I don't have - what do you think of it? My go-to Don Carlo is Solti, but I'm always interested in anything with Boris Christoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
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    This is excellent, and its 3 discs lasted until the end of today's walk - I like this set better than the Naxos recording that I've had for some time. This set features Marilyn Horne, of course, but also a soprano I had never heard of, Lella Cuberli, who is superb, and a similarly wonderful tenor, Ernesto Palacio.
    Three discs suggests my NAXOs Tancredi set is cut, but I do like it for Ewa Podles.

    Well, here is what I am listening to now:
    Necessities of life: food, water, air, shelter, and opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffmann View Post
    That's a recording I don't have - what do you think of it? My go-to Don Carlo is Solti, but I'm always interested in anything with Boris Christoff.
    I decided not to get the Solti as I'm not keen on DFD but my bias may be preventing me from hearing a great recording ...

    I wasn't familiar with Flaviano Labò before but I love his voice on the Santini. Bastianini is one of my heroes and Christoff can do no wrong in my eyes/ears.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    I have to listen to something which matches my mood. If I listen to something cheerful when I'm fed up, I feel like yelling that they shouldn't be so bloody happy!
    well in that case, I hope the rest of your week is more like this


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    meanwhilst, I have been here (because the music is beautiful and not because of my mood which is as bland as cheap supermarket goats cheese at the moment) with Handel again

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    Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, HWV46a
    Natalie Dessay (Bellezza), Ann Hallenberg (Piacere), Sonia Prina (Disinganno), Pavol Breslik (Tempo)
    Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

    A lovely oratorio, libretto by Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili with some beautiful performances. The text is pretty, poetic and romantic. Until I try reading too much in to it. Then I start getting a little melancholy.

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    The stepchild of the record company Sony/ RCA:
    On vinyl (I am not going to pay for a kind of illegal copy's )

    Massenet Thais: Moffo/ Bacquier and Carreras.
    I know that's not the best recording Moffo made but to ignore it almost completely ore snippy comments is ridiculous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    The stepchild of the record company Sony/ RCA:
    On vinyl (I am not going to pay for a kind of illegal copy's )

    Massenet Thais: Moffo/ Bacquier and Carreras.
    I know that's not the best recording Moffo made but to ignore it almost completely ore snippy comments is ridiculous.


    I don't know - that looks like it should be very good. Great cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    What a joy for a miserable Monday morning.

    Tremendous cast. May have to see if I can get ahold of this recording. After all, it's only money.

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    Tannhauser - Solti - Paris version -Wiener Staatsopernchor

    Helga Dernesch, Christa Ludwig, Hans Sotin, René Kollo, Victor Braun, Werner Hollweg

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    Lully: Thesée
    Howard Crook, Laura Pudwell, Ellen Hargis, Harry van der Kamp, Suzie LeBlanc, Mireille Lebel, Amanda Forsythe, Olivier Laquerre, Marek Rzepka and a few more singers
    Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs
    2006

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    I like Lully, he is one of my favourite composers in the whole world and this is one of his best. So when I noticed this was only a finalist in the Gramophone awards for Baroque Vocal category in 2008, I wondered what was better than this that year? It turned out that was the same year the Cavina recording for L'Orfeo came out.
    fair' nuff

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