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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Just ordered this double album for my collection.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TMMQUI/
    That's a beautiful album Florestan, you're going to like it. I should give it a listen again soon!
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    She's doing recitals now, September: Amsterdam.
    " Music is the only global language and does not need to be translated."

    Berthold Auerbach.

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    I am finally beginning to get into this collection, and what a treat. Her voice is exquisite and the music is striking. I wish I had the sheet music so I could look at it while I listen.


    Last edited by Jermaine; Sep-07-2017 at 06:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Just ordered this double album for my collection.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TMMQUI/

    Certainly a great selection.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Just ordered this double album for my collection.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TMMQUI/

    Good choice! The Panis Angelicus by Franck is especially beautifully performed.....

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    Honestly, I prefer her in contralto territory. The voice can go incredibly high, fast and light, but imo, it sounds muddy and hermaphroditic in that register. Down below, the voice is rich, chocolaty, like melted fudge over ice cream. For example:






    I think you'll agree: This is not the sound of a mezzo. This, ladies and gentlemen, is as contralto as it gets.
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    November 17 at Amazon or November 10 at PrestoClassical:

    "My brothers, there's not a sinner in the world to whom the way of redemption is closed!"
    --Minne in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West.

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    The disc is wonderful. It comes together so well. I thought it would be strange to have the voice and the cello as the foundation for an entire collection, but it works quite well.

    I've been streaming on spotify since release. I am waiting for my copy to arrive.

    She's still got it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jermaine View Post


    What's not to love?

    I cannot contain my excitement. I am going to China for a bit, but now I am regretting it. I guess I'll have to sell everything I have and then some to see this.
    I was there in Salzburg in August. I cannot tell you how thrilling it is to hear this voice live. Spine-tingly brilliant. The rest of the cast, especially Sandrine Piau and Christophe Dumaux were also on top form. Worth every penny! This is a production I shall remember and be recounting fondly for years to come.

    Cecilia Bartoli is not great in everything she does, but there is one thing about her that I admire enormously. She does whatever the hell she likes and she attacks it with a passion that is rarely seen. She doesn't care what the critics think, she's just exploring and creating her art. And that is the mark of a true artist.

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    Now I need to see the entire production. She's a great actress. Comedy suits her just as well as drama.

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