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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    I was checking my classical channels on satellite T.V last night, this was broadcast, as it happens and I do not want to pry, I was there, as you know I work for Phonogram at that time ( later became Universal) so we had a ball.
    Specially seeing Freni and Keenlyside The Letter scene from Eugen Onegin is only surpassed by Fleming.
    ( Muck later )
    How wonderful to have been there. I do envy you!
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    I have maybe half a dozen Mahler 8s and have struggled to really enjoy it. Just got this yesterday and after a couple listens can say that this is a good one.
    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Post it here, it's not really a opera.

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    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Another recording I hadn't listened to in a while.

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    Just arrived yesterday. This is a very nice Messiah set. Especially like the bass and the soprano. Back Cover.
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    After a first listening, this seems to be a pleasant enough recording. I’ll probably need to hear it a few more times before figuring out where I think it fits among JK’s various Lieder albums. In any case, the real partnership between the tenor and pianist Helmut Deutsch is obvious; Prof. Deutsch is much more than simply an “accompanist” and his playing contributes significantly to this disc’s appeal.
    Sony, however, deserves a slap on the wrist for not including the original German texts along with the English translations in the accompanying booklet. Yes, some of us do want to see the original texts as well as the translations.

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    I have half a dozen Missa Solemnis recordings but always come back to this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I have half a dozen Missa Solemnis recordings but always come back to this one.
    Apparently Sony didn't consider the tenor worth listing on the cover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    Apparently Sony didn't consider the tenor worth listing on the cover!

    That is odd, but his name is obscure to me anyway. Apparently a noted tenor--well you just noted him anonymously
    http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Lewis-Richard.htm
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    Richard Lewis is actually among my favorite tenors -- I have two recordings of Idomeneo from Glyndebourne in which he sings the title role as well as Messiah conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent in which he's the tenor soloist. There was a recording of Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor with him and Sherrill Milnes that I nearly purchased until I realized it was sung in English translation.
    I think you might like him.

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    Holiday recordings are kind of in a group by themselves. For the most part, I've enjoyed listening to this one, especially the German carols that I grew up hearing. There are a few interesting selections -- JK sings the second (French) verse of the Cantique de NoŽl and the original version of "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night). The melody is certainly recognizable, but sounds more like an Austrian folk tune. He's also recorded the standard version "auf Englisch" on the second CD devoted to international carols. What I did not listen to were the final four or five selections on the second CD that include 20th century popular carols such as "White Christmas," "Let It Snow," "Jingle Bells," etc. Please, lieber Jonas, leave the crooning for Crosby, Sinatra, & Co. (I suppose I should be glad he didn't record "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.")

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    My favorite Ninth (and I have some 4 dozen or more):
    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Christoph Spering conducting. Soprano Simone Kermes



    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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