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    "Music is enought for a whole lifetime--but a lifetime is not enough for music." --Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    There is a superb performance somewhere out there on ewe tube with subtitles provided by our Canadian friend A nervous gentleman. I can't give you the path but I'm sure Florestan (if anyone) can find it!
    I think it can be found under same user name A Nervous gentleman...

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    Having listened to the three complete operas in my big 28-disk Rachmaninoff set I liked them so much I decided to get another set of the operas, so:


    Not to neglect Act 1 of Monna Vanna, Rachmaninoff's unfinished opera, I ordered a sung-in-Russian set to complement the sung-in-English one that came in my big set.
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    I'll look forward to hearing your comments; I don't know these works but I am interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    I'll look forward to hearing your comments; I don't know these works but I am interested
    There is even a third set that I can pick up if I get that crazy about it. I'll have to report back but I am not much of a music critic. I can cite others pretty good though:

    Remarkably Aleko was composed in a month as a graduation exercise with no foreknowledge ot the subject of the opera writing exercise. Upon its performance by Rachmaninoff to the graduating committee of the Moscow Conservatory, he was given a 5+ (A+) and awarded the Great Gold Medal.
    SOURCE: Rachmaninoff: Life, Works, Recordings by Max Harrison
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    This is awesome! All three Rachmaninoff operas.


    Watch the video sample here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    This is awesome! All three Rachmaninoff operas.


    Watch the video sample here.
    Oooh! That looks very tempting!
    "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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    This will be my third Miserly Knight on CD with one more out there to get!
    A very deep psychological story if you read the back from a different release below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    This will be my third Miserly Knight on CD with one more out there to get!
    A very deep psychological story if you read the back from a different release below.

    "The opera is written for five male voices" - right up my street!!!!!
    "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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    Somehow, with 10 bidders, I got this for $1.22 USD shipped on ebay.

    Correction: 4 bidders and 10 bids.

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    It does contain a full opera Wozzeck .

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    And pre order this one

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