Started by Tsaraslondon, April 10, 2017, 04:29:04 AM
0 Members and 4 Guests are viewing this topic.
Quote from: ritter on November 24, 2023, 01:02:36 PMCD1: Selections from Tristan und IsoldeJessye Norman's live recording of the Liebestod from Salzburg under Karajan is one of the very greatest renditions of that page, so I had high hopes set on these selections. Well, they have not been met, alas. I think the main culprit is conductor Kurt Masur, whose conducting is flat and uninteresting or, to to put it plainly, boring! This seems to spill over to the vocal soloists. Norman appears detached in the Act I excerpts, and the usually magnificent Hanna Schwarz is not in good form. Ian Bostridge (a singer I have never had much appreciation for) is fine as the sailor ...
Quote from: ritter on November 27, 2023, 12:12:29 PMAnother "Spanish" Verdi opera: Il Trovatore.Act IV.I've never cared for this work (or for any of the "Romantic Trilogy"), but Act IV has its moments, such as the Miserere, and the often-omitted "Tu verrai che amore in terra..." (which Ricciarelli does beautifully here). I also like Carreras, and don't really need a more heroic tenor in this rôle.
Page created in 0.052 seconds with 25 queries.