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    Schirmer's vocal score has it assigned to the...

    Schirmer's vocal score has it assigned to the bass. I'm guessing Handel adapted his score to the needs of his various soloists, and so a variety of "traditions" has been passed down.
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    Sir Colin Davis; London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    Heather Harper (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), John Wakefield...
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    Richard Westenburg; Musica Sacra Orchestra and Chorus
    Judith Blegen (soprano), Katherine Ciesinski (mezzo soprano), John...
  4. Moving is such a colossal headache! I hope the...

    Moving is such a colossal headache! I hope the dust has finally settled and you're enjoying the new job and home.
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    De gustibus . . . :)

    De gustibus . . . :)
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    Sir Georg Solti; Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Anne Gjevang (contralto), Keith Lewis...
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    Sir Neville Marriner
    Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Chorus
    Elly Ameling (soprano), Anna Reynolds (contralto),...
  8. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Unfortunately, I suspect it won't since there are...

    Unfortunately, I suspect it won't since there are already two video recordings of this particular production -- the first one with Barbara Daniels, Domingo, and Milnes, and the second one with...
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    Of course, the topic is subjective. But if I had...

    Of course, the topic is subjective. But if I had to choose what I'd consider a "reference" recording, it would be Karl Böhm’s 1965 Die Zauberflöte with the incomparable Fritz Wunderlich as Tamino as...
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    Sticky: It's not the complete performance, but there are...

    It's not the complete performance, but there are sizable chunks of it on YouTube:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACnuOYJDnIM


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8gaMMZuWJ8

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    Listened to Sir Thomas Beecham's version again,...

    Listened to Sir Thomas Beecham's version again, and this time noticed Goosens' fiddling with the instrumentation more than I did at first. His touches seem to be in the grand Victorian/Edwardian...
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    Now that it's November, I've started listening to...

    Now that it's November, I've started listening to my assortment of Messiah recordings again.

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    Especially those rich bass voices! His English...

    Especially those rich bass voices! His English sounds pretty idiomatic, too.
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    Not ringing a bell here, either. Sorry.

    Not ringing a bell here, either. Sorry.
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    New releases reviewed in the November, 2018,...

    New releases reviewed in the November, 2018, issue of Opernwelt (http://www.opernwelt.de/) include several Lied recital discs and a group of historic recordings. All of them receive favorable...
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    Not only has she sung it, but the performance is...

    Not only has she sung it, but the performance is available on video:

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    Some opera videos, a modern oratorio, and several...

    Some opera videos, a modern oratorio, and several recital discs are among the new recordings reviewed in the November, 2018, issue of Das Opernglas (https://www.opernglas.de/):

    RECOMMENDED

    - ...
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    Very nice! I think he's one of the best tenors...

    Very nice! I think he's one of the best tenors around today.
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    It's in the German Romantic style, but closer to...

    It's in the German Romantic style, but closer to Weber or Flotow than Wagner or Strauss. There are some pretty melodies, especially for the hero (Aubry) and heroine (Malvina). Events supposedly...
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    That Beatrice di Tenda has also been added to my...

    That Beatrice di Tenda has also been added to my wish list (which continues to expand, despite any purchases I make :laugh4:). Norma only threatens to kill her kids; she doesn't actually carry...
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    Conductor/orchestra: Helmuth Froschauer, West German Broadcasting Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Cologne
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    Conductor/orchestra: Ingo Metzmacher, Orchestra and Chorus of the Zürich Opera House
    Director: Jens Daniel...
  23. Thread: Opera Small Talk

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    Sticky: Opernwelt’s 2018 Yearbook has now been published,...

    Opernwelt’s 2018 Yearbook has now been published, and contains a broad overview of the 2017-18 season. Every year, the magazine’s publishers query 50 reviewers (most of them from the German-speaking...
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    Conductor/orchestra: Franz Welser-Möst, Orchestra and Chorus of the Zürich Opera House
    Director: Jonathan Miller
    Cast: Jonas...
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    Conductor/orchestra: Ivor Bolton, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
    Director: ?
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