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    2002 So guys, who are your favorite Frickas?

    2002

    So guys, who are your favorite Frickas?
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    This is pretty amazing. 1997

    This is pretty amazing.

    1997
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    The same recording is also available from...

    The same recording is also available from Melodram for a much steeper price. Was Melodram a newer, better release?
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    1994 Endless melody indeed. Granted,...

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    Endless melody indeed.



    Granted, Wenkoff is far from my favorite Tristan and he seems to run out of gas at the end of Scene I of Act III, but the same could be said for Vinay (Karajan...
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    1989 "The 1976 Bayreuth recording is the non...

    1989

    "The 1976 Bayreuth recording is the non plus ultra of Carlos Kleiber live performances." - J. Brown

    Unless my ears are deceiving me, this is in stereo.

    I don't mean to scare you guys...
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    Sticky: Parsifal was a surprising choice, given its...

    Parsifal was a surprising choice, given its reputation of being perceived as misogynistic.
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    Alma have you considered changing your mind on...

    Alma have you considered changing your mind on Parsifal? Have you watched the 1992 Berlin Operahouse DVD? It was only released June of last year.

    Waltaud Meier is really pretty there. And has...
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    Sticky: Just purchased the 3 dollar AVPlayerHD app for...

    Just purchased the 3 dollar AVPlayerHD app for the iPad. Best purchase I've made in years. Now the process for opera watching is simply DVD -> ISO Rip -> .mkv with soft subtitles.
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    1708 slowpoke.jpg I've finally hit my...

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    I've finally hit my stride, as it were, in my Mozart listening. I'll listen to probably nothing but various recordings of the Da Ponte works for the next few months.
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    I've been mainly exploring a narrow canon so I...

    I've been mainly exploring a narrow canon so I haven't really met an opera I didn't like. I'm not really warming up to Lucia, but my efforts have been minimal. Of Verdi's works that I've heard so far...
  11. What are some opera passages that sound simple...

    What are some opera passages that sound simple but are difficult to conduct/perform?

    What are some opera passages that sound complex but easy to conduct/perform?

    How does he divide the limited...
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    1608 Liking it better than Ulysses or Proust's...

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    Liking it better than Ulysses or Proust's In Search so far, to which this book has been compared to in the cover blurb and with which it forms, supposedly, the trinity of the 20th century...
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    What are you reading?

    I'm reading Musil's The Man Without Qualities. The titular man without qualities remind me of myself except for all the ways in which we are different, primarily age and wealth.

    What are you...
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    1607 :love8: How does Meier stack up...

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    How does Meier stack up against the other Ortruds?
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    1596 Anyone else thought that Aida was...

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    Anyone else thought that Aida was influenced by Meistersinger?



    You didn't love Act II?
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    I had always underestimated Die Walkure for some...

    I had always underestimated Die Walkure for some reason, probably due to my chronological bias. Wotan's neurotic monologues in Act II now sound so much more musical than they were during the first...
  17. Scarpia's Tedeum in Quantum of Solace Various...

    Scarpia's Tedeum in Quantum of Solace

    Various Caruso records in Match Point, The Drinking Song from La Traviata in To Rome with Love.

    Rheingold Prelude in The New World.
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    1550 Where can I get all of Gobbi's...

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    Where can I get all of Gobbi's recordings?

    This recording reminded me what a great conductor Karajan was in the 50s.
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    1547 Most superb rendition of the third movement...

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    Most superb rendition of the third movement I've heard yet.
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    Relative to the other conductors of prominent...

    Relative to the other conductors of prominent Puccini records, Karajan.

    Sinopoli is an eccentric genius of some measure.

    Giulini and the aforementioned Kubelik are consistently excellent.
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    I'm with emiell here. This is basically how I...

    I'm with emiell here. This is basically how I feel.

    Seeing Meistersinger consistently ranked below Lohengrin is surprising for me.
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    1540 I'm loving this so much I might even...

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    I'm loving this so much I might even concede to Aksel that Falstaff is better than Otello, and I never admit that I'm wrong, to anybody, ever.
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    Sticky: David Denby trashes Les Miserables, encourages...

    David Denby trashes Les Miserables, encourages people to stay home and listen to Rigoletto instead, recommends the Callas/Gobbi recording, and gets 10x the usual number of comments, most of which are...
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    Does anyone have both copies and can tell me if...

    Does anyone have both copies and can tell me if the blue cover release has a much better sound than the red?

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    Poll: Speak of the devil...

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