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    O gioia!

    After seven long months, my local used book/CD store, which I thought had closed forever--has reopened! The owner had been dealing with not only a fall that injured his spine, but also heart surgery and the insertion of a pacemaker. But now he's back in business, and I can happily go back to ruining my bank account and running out of shelf space!

    Among today's "welcome back" purchases:







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    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post

    Wow, over 60 years old. It's wonderful that we have these old recordings. What's the quality like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Wow, over 60 years old. It's wonderful that we have these old recordings. What's the quality like?
    Here is the only clip I could find of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Wonderful, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post
    Wonderful, thank you!
    Here is another good one:
    sound clips: www.amazon.de/dp/B00NEFYIO2




    And then I just ordered this, which is absolutely excellent (alas, highlights only):
    Sound clips here: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0017SBNT6/
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    Sound Clips (much better than the D'oro release)
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Another nice find at the charity shop. Asked by the volunteer why I was laughing, I said I needed another Norma recording like they needed another Dan Brown donation.

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    Bellini: Norma
    Montserrat Caballé (Norma), Fiorenza Cossotto (Adalgisa), Plácido Domingo (Pollione), Ruggero Raimondi (Oroveso), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Clotilde), Kenneth Collins (Flavio)
    London Philharmonic Orchestra & Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Carlo Felice Cillario
    Recorded September 1972, Walthamstow Town Hall, London

    When they printed this, RCA forgot or didn't think it necessary to number the libretto. The previous owner has written in these, together with the timings in pencil. I know I would like the previous owner.

    I also hope I don't like it so much that I feel compelled to buy the re-release by Sony that has been digitally remastered. That would almost ruin the point of finding the treasure at the charity shop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I also hope I don't like it so much that I feel compelled to buy the re-release by Sony that has been digitally remastered. That would almost ruin the point of finding the treasure at the charity shop...
    Charity shops are notoriously bad at providing remastered, re-released treasures.

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    Natalie

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    Tenor Fest!

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    A bit of countertenor to dilute the tenors:



    .... and back to tenors again!

    Natalie

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    Library sale haul (all ex-library good condition with booklets and original packaging):

    $3


    $2


    $2 (not opera but will throw in here anyway)


    And, $1.50 for a libretto of Les Contes d'Hoffman.
    Since that night at the Polka, I don't understand you, Sheriff.
    --Ashby, La Fanciulla del West

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    What's this like?

    I haven't heard him sing for ages; is his voice the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Library sale haul (all ex-library good condition with booklets and original packaging):

    $3


    $2


    $2 (not opera but will throw in here anyway)


    And, $1.50 for a libretto of Les Contes d'Hoffman.


    Nice haul!

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