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    Been awhile, always forget how wonderful this music is.

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    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Thanks for the reminder.....I was planning on listening to this soon I love Beverly Sills

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    Quote Originally Posted by VitellioScarpia View Post
    I took with my my tissues and decided to suffer through these two breaking each other's hearts. The overall performance is very good, I like the production better than the later one from the Met. The rapport between Hvorostovsky and Fleming seems so real and to hear two gorgeous and passionate voices singing this music is fantastic. I am totally won by their performance of the last scene, which I find devastatingly sad. I saw the original production in 2007 but I somehow I enjoy the video even more.

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    A wonderful recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VitellioScarpia View Post
    I took with my my tissues and decided to suffer through these two breaking each other's hearts. The overall performance is very good, I like the production better than the later one from the Met. The rapport between Hvorostovsky and Fleming seems so real and to hear two gorgeous and passionate voices singing this music is fantastic. I am totally won by their performance of the last scene, which I find devastatingly sad. I saw the original production in 2007 but I somehow I enjoy the video even more.

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    You’ve seen this one too?! I really love it, Hvorostovsky was an amazing actor and he had the right Slavic temperament Onegin requires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annaw View Post
    Welcome to the club!
    Thanks! I admit it's not always easy going. It's taken a lot of work on my part to appreciate Wagner, but the work has been worthwhile as I am really coming to appreciate his work. His orchestration is undeniably wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annaw View Post
    You’ve seen this one too?! I really love it, Hvorostovsky was an amazing actor and he had the right Slavic temperament Onegin requires.
    But you can also see it on the video and that's wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VitellioScarpia View Post
    I took with my my tissues and decided to suffer through these two breaking each other's hearts. The overall performance is very good, I like the production better than the later one from the Met. The rapport between Hvorostovsky and Fleming seems so real and to hear two gorgeous and passionate voices singing this music is fantastic. I am totally won by their performance of the last scene, which I find devastatingly sad. I saw the original production in 2007 but I somehow I enjoy the video even more.

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    This video was my intro to both Fleming and Hvorostovsky. I was floored by the closing scene. The acting was so real and the singing totally awsome.. Hovorostovsky has got to be among the greatest baritones ever. I think there is no better Eugene on video.
    “The media’s the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent look guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the mind of the masses.”
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    My 2 favorite Meisters. Yes, these 2.
    i will be doing some comparative listening.
    i have always thought his second recording was my favorite.
    but Bailey is a better Sachs than Van Dam on the 2nd recording.
    And Heppner beats Kollo on the first.
    Both orchestras are phenominal.
    So, I'll see if 2 holds its place, or if 1 wins out.
    A fun task.
    Last edited by Itullian; Jul-01-2020 at 19:19.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Cosi Fan Tutte, K. 588
    [Rec. 1971]
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    Conductor: Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra: John Alldis Choir; New Philharmonia Orchestra
    Performers: Margaret Price, Luigi Alva, Geraint Evans, Lucia Popp, Hans Sotin
    Last edited by realdealblues; Jul-01-2020 at 19:18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealblues View Post
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Cosi Fan Tutte, K. 588
    [Rec. 1971]
    Klemperer - Mozart - Operas.jpg
    Conductor: Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra: John Alldis Choir; New Philharmonia Orchestra
    Performers: Margaret Price, Luigi Alva, Geraint Evans, Lucia Popp, Hans Sotin
    My favorites.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "Life's a long song, but the tune ends too soon for us all." Ian Anderson lyric

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

    "Man does not live by bread alone......"

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    + The work that, for me, singlehandedly transformed classical music from a mild interest to a full blown passion.
    + The single greatest artistic creation by mankind.
    + The greatest recording of the greatest opera ever written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
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    + The work that, for me, singlehandedly transformed classical music from a mild interest to a full blown passion.
    + The single greatest artistic creation by mankind.
    + The greatest recording of the greatest opera ever written.
    I love hearing this enthusiasm!

    As for me. I am Parsifal-ing again, having finished Karajan's yesterday. I'm really working on getting to know this work. I listened to Act One on my living room sound bar last night and the power of this music filling my room was a marvel to behold. You have to understand, I have two small children and a husband who works from home so most of my listening is in my car and sometimes my headphones. It was thrilling to hear it in larger sound. That said, another good experience was listening on my headphones as I walked outside in my yard. Parsifal music in nature is a good combination; if you haven't tried it I do recommend it.

    So, my current version is Barenboim, so I can hear Waltraude Meier as Kundry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata View Post
    So, my current version is Barenboim, so I can hear Waltraude Meier as Kundry
    I need to listen to this one again. It has been a while, but I love Waltraud in these roles.
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    Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte
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