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    Well, it was about time...

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    My second Dutchman (the other being Klemperer):
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    I love it!
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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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    Ooh! I think I've just had one of those ESP moments I sometimes have where I can see in to the future.

    I think I saw a load more of flying Dutchmen coming to this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Ooh! I think I've just had one of those ESP moments I sometimes have where I can see in to the future.

    I think I saw a load more of flying Dutchmen coming to this thread...
    Here is one more I just ordered for the coming load:


    I am ranking the Dutchman right up there with Fidelio.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Here is one more I just ordered for the coming load:


    I am ranking the Dutchman right up there with Fidelio.
    The Prophecy has come true Ulrica.... sorry Clayton was right all along!

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    I didn't mean to but I just bought another Hollander. Couldn't help myself when I found this for 99 cents plus $3 shipping from Shanghai China:



    Well rated on UK Amazon and in another review.

    Also note this is the original draft of Wagner's libretto, set in Scotland. The second opera is Dietsch's, presumably set to some revision of Wagner's libretto--sort of like Paer's Leonora was set to an earlier revision of what Beethoven used for Fidelio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I didn't mean to but I just bought another Hollander. Couldn't help myself when I found this for 99 cents plus $3 shipping from Shanghai China:



    Well rated on UK Amazon and in another review.

    Also note this is the original draft of Wagner's libretto, set in Scotland. The second opera is Dietsch's, presumably set to some revision of Wagner's libretto--sort of like Paer's Leonora was set to an earlier revision of what Beethoven used for Fidelio.
    Wagner was so impoverished at the time that after failing to get Dutchman played in Paris he sold the libretto and it was set by Dietsch.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post


    If you should come across this, or are feeling like listening to another version of Dutchman, this recording from 1960 is particularly good:


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    Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
    Marianne Schech
    Fritz Wunderlich
    Gottlob Frick

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    Natalie

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    Well, gang, my enthusiasm for operetta overruled financial common sense when I saw an Amazon seller sharply reducing prices on the Seefestspiele Morbusch productions, permitting me (or compelling me, you decide) to complete the series with Der Vogelhandler, Das Land des Lachens, Ein Nacht in Venedig, Der Graf von Luxemburg, Im Weissen Rossl and Die Bettelstudent.

    I'm looking for a subtle way to add storage space without calling ... "undue attention" ... to the increased number of DVDs and Blu rays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGerald View Post
    Well, gang, my enthusiasm for operetta overruled financial common sense when I saw an Amazon seller sharply reducing prices on the Seefestspiele Morbusch productions, permitting me (or compelling me, you decide) to complete the series with Der Vogelhandler, Das Land des Lachens, Ein Nacht in Venedig, Der Graf von Luxemburg, Im Weissen Rossl and Die Bettelstudent.

    I'm looking for a subtle way to add storage space without calling ... "undue attention" ... to the increased number of DVDs and Blu rays.
    The way I did it was by getting rid of all the books I can download free from Amazon / Project Gutenberg and sneaking DVDS on the shelf in their place.
    Natalie

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