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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Library sale $1.50 USD:
    So love this opera, and Sam Ramey is a great Mefistofele.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    So love this opera, and Sam Ramey is a great Mefistofele.
    A lot of dramatic parts. I was thinking though that a better recording (soundqualiywise) might be nice.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    After a long drought I bought some things:







    Natalie

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    I got that Armide too but it's taking forever to arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I got that Armide too but it's taking forever to arrive.
    Download = instant gratification + no need to try and find somewhere to hide it.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festat View Post
    I got that Armide too but it's taking forever to arrive.
    ditto on the Armide

    - - - Updated - - -

    and also got the Perseus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Download = instant gratification + no need to try and find somewhere to hide it.
    =Disaster to the credit card bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    Sir Mark Elder + the Royal Concertgebouw + Lohengrin + Klaus Florian Vogt!! I'm having trouble keeping myself from buying that immediately, let us know how you like it!

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    Name:  Saul - Glyndebourne, Ivor Bolton, Barrie Kosky 2015.jpg
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    Handel: Saul
    Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, October 2015.
    Christopher Purves (Saul), Iestyn Davies (David), Lucy Crowe (Merab), Sophie Bevan (Michal), Paul Appleby (Jonathan), Benjamin Hulett (High Priest) & John Graham-Hall (Witch of Endor)
    The Glyndebourne Chorus & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & Barrie Kosky (director)

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    Testament don't seem to ever offer sales of over 20% discount. This one though I had decided a while ago I would get the next time it was offered on sale at PC

    Name:  Der Ring des Nibelungen - Rudolf Kempe, Covent Garden 1957.jpg
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    This should be the last Ring cycle I ever purchase.










    That is until the next cycle I decide I really need to listen to.

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    I also got the older Christie/Glyndbourne Theodora. I was trying to choose between the two but this one was the one on sale so I opted for that one. I am interested also in the newer one though and may end up getting that as well.

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    Handel: Theodora, HWV 68
    Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in June 1996
    Frode Olsen (Valens), David Daniels (Didymus), Richard Croft (Septimius), Dawn Upshaw (Theodora), Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Irene), Michael Hart-Davis (Messenger)
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & The Glyndebourne Chorus, William Christie (conductor) & Peter Sellars (director)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    Testament don't seem to ever offer sales of over 20% discount. This one though I had decided a while ago I would get the next time it was offered on sale at PC

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    This should be the last Ring cycle I ever purchase.










    That is until the next cycle I decide I really need to listen to.
    Have you listened to the Swarowsky Ring Cycle? It is pretty good and has a fascinating history. Read about it here.
    "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 Clayton View Post

    This should be the last Ring cycle I ever purchase.




    That is until the next cycle I decide I really need to listen to.


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    Stumbled across these great download deals and so grabbed them.

    Amazon: Big Baroque Box Set III (99 cent download) includes all the tracks for this:


    Amazon: Big Baroque Choral Box (99 cent download) includes all the tracks for this:
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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