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    Finally got around to buying some new CDs for the car stereo. This time I stuck with repertory mainstays that I know I will be able to play over and over.

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    It's been a few years since I've listened to Turandot, and I have to say... I'm such a sucker for the proto-Hollywood bombast in this Puccini score.

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    ^^^^^
    A like from Annie on a Wagner post!??
    What's this world coming to??

    Thank you Annie. ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    ^^^^^
    A like from Annie on a Wagner post!??
    What's this world coming to??

    Thank you Annie. ))


    It was your excitement and enthusiasm for the set that I 'liked' rather than the composer!
    "Every theatre is an insane asylum, but an opera theatre is the ward for the incurables."

    FRANZ SCHALK, attributed, Losing the Plot in Opera: Myths and Secrets of the World's Great Operas

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    Pre-ordered from Presto. Should be released in another week, so I’m guessing it will arrive here sometime near the end of the month.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann Lander (sospiro) View Post


    It was your excitement and enthusiasm for the set that I 'liked' rather than the composer!
    I love Itulian's post. Sheer joy for the music just shines through!

    I just treated myself to another Lucia Di Lammermoor. I am addicted. I went for Anna Moffo (and I get Bergonzi again in this one, works for me!)


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Classic recording! (It must be, since I have it, too.)

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    Sound clips here: https://www.allmusic.com/album/verdi...e-mw0002487511

    Review via Google translate (review in original language from this site):
    This recording is a reminder of a time when private initiatives for opera at a high level were possible in the Netherlands. ... The performances of 'Il Trovatore' in January 2002 were preceded by a concert performance in October 2001 in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Kroone and associates had a good eye and ear for opera and they engaged impressive soloists. Everyone who was there, still knows the blurring that went through the hall when Elisabetta Fiorillo started singing as Azucena. This was a mezzosoprano in the tradition of Ebe Stignani, Fedora Babieri and Fiorenza Cossotto. Fiorillo was not known yet and then went on to have a glorious career. But such an impetuous way of singing was unfortunately not left unpunished ... Vladimir Stoyanov is a fantastic Count Luna and now sings at all the major opera houses in the world (from New York to Berlin and Paris). Ignacio Encinas is a fine Manrico (including high C), Martin Tzonev a Ferrando with good coloratures and Olga Romanko a slightly one-dimensional Leonora. Ed Spanjaard conducted a number of productions at the Companions and shows with 'Il Trovatore' that he also has this specialism in his fingers.
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Berkeley, M: Jane Eyre
    Natasha Marsh (Jane Eyre), Fflur Wyn (Adèle), Beverley Mills (Mrs Fairfax), Emily Bauer-Jones (Mrs Rochester), Andrew Slater (Mr Rochester)
    The Music Theatre Wales Ensemble, Michael Rafferty

    Natalie

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    Handel - Enemies in Love
    Natalia Kawalek (soprano), Jakub Jozef Orlinski (counter-tenor)
    Il Giardino d’Amore, Stefan Plewniak

    Natalie

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    Part of my latest Little Shop purchase.


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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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    Library sale (neighboring community) $2 each:





    Plus $4 for Beethoven 9 symphonies--Karajan 1963; $2 for Messiah--Scholars Baroque Ensemble

    And (trumpet fanfare here) for $20 The Baroque Era 50-CD set (original jackets) in like new condition!

    A 50 CD Original Jackets Collection celebrating the greatest Baroque recordings from Decca s pioneering early music label L Oiseau-Lyre. Key Baroque works featured include best-selling albums such as Vivaldis Four Seasons, Handels Messiah and Bachs Brandenburg Concertos. Beyond that, a wide array of composers offer a fascinating historical and geographic tour of the era Scarlatti and Vivaldi from Italy, Rameau and Couperin in France, Biber in Germany, Boyce and Purcell from England.
    CD1 ARNE Overtures Academy of Ancient Music Christopher Hogwood
    CD2 BOYCE Eight Symphonys, op.2 AAM Hogwood
    CD3 BLOW Venus and Adonis Catherine Bott Libby Crabtree Michael George
    Choristers of Westminster Abbey Choir New London Consort Philip Pickett
    CD4 PURCELL Theatre Music Joy Roberts AAM Hogwood
    CD5 PURCELL The Indian Queen John Mark Ainsley Emma Kirkby David Thomas Gerald Finlay Catherine Bott
    AAM Hogwood
    CD6 PURCELL BLOW LOCKE Songs from the Restoration Theatre Bott
    CD7 HANDEL Water and Fireworks Music AAM Hogwood
    CDs 8-9 HANDEL Concerto grossi, op. 6 Handel & Haydn Society Hogwood
    CD10 HANDEL ARNE LAMPE Arias Kirkby AAM Hogwood
    CD11 HANDEL Italian Cantatas The Alchemist English Songs Emma Kirkby Judith Nelson David Thomas Partizia Kwella
    AAM Hogwood
    CDs12-13 HANDEL Messiah Nelson Kirkby Carolyn Watkinson Paul Elliott Thomas
    The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Simon Preston AAM Hogwood
    CDs14-15 HANDEL La Resurrezione Kirkby Kwella Watkinson Ian Partridge Thomas
    AAM Hogwood
    CDs16-18 HANDEL Orlando James Bowman Arleen Auger Catherine Robbin Kirkby Thomas
    AAM Hogwood
    CD19 J.S BACH Goldberg Variations Christophe Rousset
    CDs 20-21 J.S BACH Brandenburg Concertos
    NLC Pickett
    CD22 J.S BACH Concertos for 3 and 4 Harpsichords
    AAM Hogwood
    CD23 J.S BACH Sacred Cantatas Julianne Baird Allan Fast Frank Kelly Jan Opalach
    The Bach Ensemble Joshua Rifkin
    CD24 J.S BACH Coffee and Peasant Cantatas
    CD25 C.P.E BACH String Symphonies
    AAM Hogwood
    CD26 J.C BACH Overtures
    AAM Hogwood
    CD27 TELEMANN Double and Triple Concertos
    AAM Hogwood
    CD28 BIBER Requiem String Sonatas
    NLC Pickett
    CDs 29-30 COUPERIN MONTÉCLAIR FORQUERAY LECLAIR MARAIS Musique pour la chamber du Roy
    Nelson AAM Hogwood
    CD31 REBEL DESTOUCHES Les Elémens Les Eléments AAM Hogwood
    CD32 ROYER Pièces de clavecin
    Rousset
    CD33 RAMEAU Ouvertures Les Talens Lyriques Rousset
    CD34 COUPERIN Trois Leçons de ténèbres Nelson Kirkby Jane Ryan Hogwood
    CDs 35-36 ALBINONI 12 Concertos, op. 9 AAM Hogwood
    CD37 CARISSIMI Cantatas Martyn Hill Robert Spencer Trevor Jones Hogwood
    CD38 GEMINIANI Concerti grossi, op.3 Jaap Schröder Catherine Mackintosh Trevor Jones Anthony Pleeth
    AAM Hogwood
    CD39 PERGOLESI Stabat Mater Salve Regina
    Kirkby Bowman
    AAM Hogwood
    CD40 A. SCARLATTI Sinfonie & Harpsichord Concertos
    Accademia Bizantina Ottavio Dantone
    CD41 D. SCARLATTI Harpsichord Sonatas
    Colin Tilney
    CD42 VIVALDI The Four Seasons
    AAM Hogwood
    CD43 VIVALDI Stabat Mater Nisi Dominus
    Bowman AAM Hogwood
    CD44 VIVALDI Cello Concertos & Sonatas
    Christophe Coin AAM Hogwood
    CD45 VIVALDI Violin Concertos op. 6
    Andrew Manze AAM Hogwood
    CD46 VIVALDI Oboe Concertos
    Stephen Hammer Frank de Bruine AAM Hogwood
    CD47 VIVALDI [+ J.S BACH] Gloria [+ Magnificat]
    Kirkby Nelson Watkinson Elliott Thomas
    The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
    AAM Preston
    CD48 CORELLI TORELLI J.S BACH HANDEL GOSSEC WERNER VEJVANOVSKY Christmas Concertos
    CD49 HEINICHEN SCHICIKHARDT TELEMAN
    CD50 VIVALDI FERRANDINI CONTI
    "Ah,non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore." --Bellini, La Sonnambula (also written on his tomb).

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    Wow! Good deals. I need to watch for library sales in my area! That's my go-to Onegin (although I stream it and would love to pick it up physical), the orchestra/chorus and pacing of every scene is just perfection.

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