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    Well it all fell apart today when I bought a fistfull of CDs at the library used store.
    Many I will turn most over at Dearborn music, but this one is a keeper for 50 cents:


    Others I picked up for same price include:

    Myra Hess, Great Pianists 2 CDs Various classical pieces

    Yefin Bronfman, piano, Brahms Sontat #3, Scherzo

    20th Century Piano Concertos including Prokofiev, Poulenec and Ravel

    Andre Previn and Alicia de Larrocha, Mozart, Concerto for two Pianos, Sonata for Two Pianos

    Evgeny Kissin Brahms Sonata in F minor, Intermmezzo in A minor, Capriccio in B minor, 5 Hungarian Dances

    Verdi, Four Sacred Pieces; Stravinski, Symphony of Psalms, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony

    Poulenc Mass in G major Quatre Motets and Quatre Petites Prieres de Saint Francois

    The King's Singers Greatest Hits (2 CD)
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Very Mahlerish sounding piece. Bought it for Orgonasova.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    50 cents each at library store:



    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Since I am seeing Joyce DiDonato perform this in December, I thought I should get familiar with it. I was torn between this one and the one with contralto Nathalie Stutzmann, but Brigitte won out for two reasons: 1) DiDonato is a mezzo so better I listen to a mezzo sing this and 2) as much as I like contralto voice Nathalie did not seem as good overall with this work, but I will check her out elsewhere.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Awesome Alto rendition:
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Note Rudiger Wohlers as Uriel:
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Discovered one of my favorite sopranos is on this so...
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    This is not an opera, but more of an oratorio, but nicely continues my obsession with Joan of Arc, which stated with a 10-cent comic-book-fomat life-of story. I never knew what an amazing story Joan's is. This is a rather dark work, being her trial and burning at the stake, but musically wonderful. Here are sound clips.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Library used sale 50 cents:

    Features Fisher-Dieskau, Janowitz, Prey, Seefried, Slader, Streich, Waicha, & Wunderlich singing, Bach, Handel, Corelli, Schubart, Mergner, Reger, Cornelius, Schumann, Gruber,

    EDIT: Forgot to mention this is a double CD album!

    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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