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Offline Anne

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Reissued Operas at Arkivmusic.com
« on: September 27, 2007, 06:16:15 PM »
I believe their sale on operas ends with the end of September.

However, from their reissued opera section, I could not resist this:

Il Trovatore

Date: 04/10/2007
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000829702   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Norma Burrowes,  Graham Clark,  Peter Knapp,  Wynford Evans, 
Ingvar Wixell,  Marilyn HorneNicolai GhiaurovLuciano Pavarotti
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London,  London Opera Chorus

Number of Discs: 2
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 2 Hours 19 Mins.

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Re: Reissued Operas at Arkivmusic.com
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 12:58:38 AM »
I believe their sale on operas ends with the end of September.

However, from their reissued opera section, I could not resist this:

Il Trovatore

Date: 04/10/2007
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000829702   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland,  Norma Burrowes,  Graham Clark,  Peter Knapp,  Wynford Evans, 
Ingvar Wixell,  Marilyn HorneNicolai GhiaurovLuciano Pavarotti
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra London,  London Opera Chorus

Number of Discs: 2
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 2 Hours 19 Mins.



I wouldn't place it high on the list of reccomendable versions, though. In stereo Mehta (with Price, Cossotto, Domingo and Milnes) and Giulini (with Plowright, Fassbaender, Domingo and Zancanaro) are both superior; and the classic mono Karajan set (with Callas, Barbieri, Di Stefano and Panerai) remains one of the greatest of Verdi recordings. Karajan's conducting here (as so often in the 1950s) feels somehow just right for the piece, not shrinking from the occasional vulgarity in the score, but also bringing out its lyricism.
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Re: Reissued Operas at Arkivmusic.com
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 02:09:35 AM »
I wouldn't place it high on the list of reccomendable versions, though. In stereo Mehta (with Price, Cossotto, Domingo and Milnes) and Giulini (with Plowright, Fassbaender, Domingo and Zancanaro) are both superior; and the classic mono Karajan set (with Callas, Barbieri, Di Stefano and Panerai) remains one of the greatest of Verdi recordings. Karajan's conducting here (as so often in the 1950s) feels somehow just right for the piece, not shrinking from the occasional vulgarity in the score, but also bringing out its lyricism.

I would add the one conducted by Cellini, with Björling, Milanov and Warren (RCA or Naxos).

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 03:04:45 AM »
I would add the one conducted by Cellini, with Björling, Milanov and Warren (RCA or Naxos).

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Re: Reissued Operas at Arkivmusic.com
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 06:29:09 AM »
Thank you both for your suggestions and I will save them.  Sometimes though, it is not the final result that is the appeal but the singers who made the attempt.  
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