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    I listen to that all the time

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    It didn't seem that bad at all to me :X

    Maybe not Pavarotti-esque, but I thought he could still sing it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravellian View Post
    It didn't seem that bad at all to me :X

    Maybe not Pavarotti-esque, but I thought he could still sing it...
    I was discussing this aria via email with my mom, who is a very casual opera fan (i.e., owns no recordings and likely would never go to an opera on her own, but will happily attend if someone wants her to go with them and knows the names of several current singers), and she had kind of a similar reaction

    My email:
    Just an interesting comparison
    JDF singing the same portion of the aria (last portion, only a couple minutes in length) in a similar setting as the Bocelli link below (as always, choose the highest quality possible at the bottom right of the video):


    And Bocelli:


    Were you able to make it all the way through?


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    Listened to JDF first and then AB. JDF obviously better, but not striking. Then I immediately replayed JDF again and it was astoundingly better. Like listening to Pavarotti after Paul Potts....

    See if you don't have the same reaction listening to them in that order. I chose those two links as they are the most similar in presentation (just the Pour Mon Ame portion, and in a concert setting with only a piano as accompaniment).
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    I think Bocelli sounds like a labrador trying to bark the tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    See if you don't have the same reaction listening to them in that order
    You mean you want us to listen to it again?
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    You mean you want us to listen to it again?
    It's my special torture for those who refuse to acknowledge Natalie Dessay as the ne plus ultra. Save yourself, Alma - there's still time to repent!
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    OK, I found something very interesting on YouTube: David Gilmour (former Pink Floyd) singing Je crois entendre encore. To tell you the truth, I liked it a lot. He is not an operatic singer, obviously, but I think his rendition was interesting and well arranged.

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Default Bravo! Bravo!

    I think Bocelli sounds like a labrador trying to bark the tune.


    Martin, clapping my hands

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    Pink Floyd being my favourite band and Gilmour favourite member (no, not Waters, not even Barret) I'm so glad to see that people appreciate him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by graaf View Post
    Pink Floyd being my favourite band and Gilmour favourite member (no, not Waters, not even Barret) I'm so glad to see that people appreciate him!
    Oh, I love Pink Floyd as well, and like you, Gilmour has always been my favorite. I saw him live once, and it was quite an experience!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Pink Floyd...I remember the Wall...it was great...Oldy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Oh, I love Pink Floyd as well, and like you, Gilmour has always been my favorite. I saw him live once, and it was quite an experience!
    Ditto. Saw Gilmour Floyd in Kansas City in 1994, great show. Had the chance to see Roger Waters in Omaha last year but the gal I wanted to ask out turned me down
    Didn't feel like going alone, and all my friends are old, married, and boring, so...


    And for the record, Roger Waters > David Gilmour. But this is definitely a case where the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. DSotM is perhaps *the* most important work in the entire rock genre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    Ditto. Saw Gilmour Floyd in Kansas City in 1994, great show. Had the chance to see Roger Waters in Omaha last year but the gal I wanted to ask out turned me down
    Didn't feel like going alone, and all my friends are old, married, and boring, so...


    And for the record, Roger Waters > David Gilmour. But this is definitely a case where the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. DSotM is perhaps *the* most important work in the entire rock genre.
    Well, sure, Roger Waters is a better composer and musician and more creative than Gilmour, who is on the other hand a better performer, in my opinion.

    If your friends are boring, why do you befriend them?

    About the gal - good riddance. If she doesn't like Pink Floyd, then it was good that she turned you down.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    Well, sure, Roger Waters is a better composer and musician and more creative than Gilmour, who is on the other hand a better performer, in my opinion.

    If your friends are boring, why do you befriend them?

    About the gal - good riddance. If she doesn't like Pink Floyd, then it was good that she turned you down.
    They didn't used to be boring. I think it's kids that do it to people.

    Well she liked Pink Floyd, she just didn't like me
    -Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgz View Post
    Had the chance to see Roger Waters in Omaha last year but the gal I wanted to ask out turned me down
    Her loss not yours

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    Didn't feel like going alone ...
    Going alone is better than not going. I was apprehensive when I first ventured alone through the hallowed portals of ROH but not now.
    Annie

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