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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    My haul at Dearborn Music today with their 20% off sale. I went in for the Verdi and spied the Puccini and even though I have a different Domingo Tosca, grabbed this one anyway for $8 sale price.

    That's a lovely Tosca. Kabaivanska is gorgeous.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    That's a lovely Tosca. Kabaivanska is gorgeous.
    Yes, but I do not like the visual at the end of the battered body in a heap on the steps below. I may quit watching just before that. My other one is the Sinopoli with Behrens and I like it very much.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    And it has Sherrill Milnes' Scarpia!

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    I ordered the forthcoming Forza from Presto Classical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Presto, whence all good things emerge: clicky
    This Oresteia is now on sale in the USA. Does it come with the libretto?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    This Oresteia is now on sale in the USA. Does it come with the libretto?
    No it doesn't.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    No it doesn't.
    Do you know where to get it?
    Do you think it's still worth buying it? Reviews say the sound quality is very bad.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Do you know where to get it?
    Do you think it's still worth buying it? Reviews say the sound quality is very bad.
    The link is in my post you quoted. I haven't listened to it yet. It is a Soviet recording from 1964, and costs only US$16.30, so I don't expect great things from it. But BBC Music magazine said this:

    “Taneyev's only completed opera sounds closer to Brahms than to Richard Strauss. A fine performance reveals the music's strengths and occasional beauty.”
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    The link is in my post you quoted. I haven't listened to it yet. It is a Soviet recording from 1964, and costs only US$16.30, so I don't expect great things from it. But BBC Music magazine said this:
    I meant where to get the libretto. The CDs are available at Amazon.com for the US public.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    I meant where to get the libretto. The CDs are available at Amazon.com for the US public.
    Aahm sorry. No idea. Seeing as it follow the Greek myths so closely I haven't worries too much.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva) View Post
    Do you know where to get it?
    Do you think it's still worth buying it? Reviews say the sound quality is very bad.
    I also bought it but haven't yet listened to it. If the sound turns out to be poor, I will buy Bard College's performance under Leon Botstein that is available on iTunes.

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

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    Dearborn music today (but older set, like this cover better):
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Can't stop (Don't wanna stop). I am out of control.
    Lunch time shopping today netted me both of these for $11.98 shipped:

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

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    Second shot at Strauss on DVD. Capriccio was not my cup of tea, but this has a more Wagnerian feel.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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