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    Does anyone know if there are any complete recordings of Lucio Silla on period instruments? CD or DVD....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    Does anyone know if there are any complete recordings of Lucio Silla on period instruments? CD or DVD....
    Yes

    Lucio Silla

    Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt - 1989 (live composite recording)

    Orchestra - Concentus Musicus Wien
    Chorus - Arnold Schönberg Chor
    Lucio Silla - Peter Schreier
    Giunia - Edita Gruberova
    Cecilio - Cecilia Bartoli
    Celia - Dawn Upshaw
    Cinna - Yvonne Kenny

    Teldec CD, aslo available as part of the Mozart 250th birthday edition by Warner Classics



    Available on Amazon: [clicky]

    As for being complete, it is somewhat abridged, with 4 missing arias and some trimming of the recitatives. The running time is 154 minutes.
    Last edited by Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva); September 2nd, 2014 at 03:56 AM.
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    Please excuse me if this is not the right topic but I let myself convince to buy a new multi player .
    DVD and Blue ray, so the question is........where to start, I don't going down the road to replace all my discs.
    To make myself looks like a snob ... I don't really like the package of blue ray but that aside....
    Where to go next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Please excuse me if this is not the right topic but I let myself convince to buy a new multi player .
    DVD and Blue ray, so the question is........where to start, I don't going down the road to replace all my discs.
    To make myself looks like a snob ... I don't really like the package of blue ray but that aside....
    Where to go next?
    My plan would be to visit your favourite department store (physically or electronically) like in the UK John Lewis

    http://www.johnlewis.com/browse/elec...d-bars/_/N-akq

    and get a rough idea of spending plan and what kind of device I like the looks of (I think looks are important for a large device that you are going to share your home and love with)

    and what the prices are. Then to understand what the differences in performances are, I want to go to consult an organization dedicated to comparing these (understanding that they may have other interests like sponsorship) like What hi fi

    http://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/be...y-players-2015

    Armed with a better understanding of what I want, I can adjust my spending plan accordingly. Then if I understand that for my intended spending plan the differences in performance are minimal, I will just choose the model I like the looks of and check prices with different vendors (but only purchase from those that are trusted!).

    Of course during this I would continue to keep forum members posted on progress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton View Post
    My plan would be to visit your favourite department store (physically or electronically) like in the UK John Lewis

    http://www.johnlewis.com/browse/elec...d-bars/_/N-akq

    and get a rough idea of spending plan and what kind of device I like the looks of (I think looks are important for a large device that you are going to share your home and love with)

    and what the prices are. Then to understand what the differences in performances are, I want to go to consult an organization dedicated to comparing these (understanding that they may have other interests like sponsorship) like What hi fi

    http://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/be...y-players-2015

    Armed with a better understanding of what I want, I can adjust my spending plan accordingly. Then if I understand that for my intended spending plan the differences in performance are minimal, I will just choose the model I like the looks of and check prices with different vendors (but only purchase from those that are trusted!).

    Of course during this I would continue to keep forum members posted on progress!

    Thank you for the advice, I do have a store where I buy all my equipment, that's not the problem
    (get even a reasonable discount as valued customer)
    My problem is that I don't want to go buying DVD's I already own in Blue Ray.
    Being their, done that from L.P to CD and from Tape to DVD.
    I think I just have to look at new recordings on blue ray from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Thank you for the advice, I do have a store where I buy all my equipment, that's not the problem
    (get even a reasonable discount as valued customer)
    My problem is that I don't want to go buying DVD's I already own in Blue Ray.
    Being their, done that from L.P to CD and from Tape to DVD.
    I think I just have to look at new recordings on blue ray from now on.
    Last year we moved to smaller quarters. As part of the downsizing, we got a flat screen HD TV. The old set didn't have the horsepower to display HD DVDs, but the new one does, so I ended up replacing many older DVDs with Blu ray, because the picture and sound are so dramatically better in Blu ray that the temptation was overwhelming.

    (Of course, I am notoriously weak willed anyway ...)

    Be warned about Blu ray.

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    My Blu ray player makes even my regular DVDs look better, so it's a worthwhile investment no matter what format you watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Thank you for the advice, I do have a store where I buy all my equipment, that's not the problem
    (get even a reasonable discount as valued customer)
    My problem is that I don't want to go buying DVD's I already own in Blue Ray.
    Being their, done that from L.P to CD and from Tape to DVD.
    I think I just have to look at new recordings on blue ray from now on.
    I don't think you need to throw away your DVDs. Blu-ray players can play both, and most modern DVDs are decent quality and I wouldn't spend money buying the exact same production on Blu-ray. I'd buy from now on, every production that interests you and comes in both formats, on Blu-ray. Besides, there are plenty of productions that exist on DVD but not on blu-ray so even if you wanted to replace your entire collection you wouldn't be able to, so you'll still have to live with DVDs even after you buy your blu-ray player.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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