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    Quote Originally Posted by annaw View Post
    In fact, I just checked and I'm not sure anymore whether the ROH is really that better. I compared to the Andromeda release but this was some time ago. Okay, no, I'm simply very confused now. ROH release on Spotify sounds better than the ROH release on Primephonic. I'll see if I can find an explanation to that.

    I think the Solti forms a nice whole. I personally like Solti's conducting, even if occasionally over-the-top, and that might enhance my opinion of the individual performances as well. Tebaldi sounds a bit mature for the role (especially compared to Bergonzi's youthful timbre) at first but I got used to it quickly, so it didn't disturb me too much.
    I compared the ROH and Andromeda releases and found no difference between them. (This was the CD releases.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    I compared the ROH and Andromeda releases and found no difference between them. (This was the CD releases.)

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    Yes, I started getting a similar feeling.

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    Default Time for some vintage Wagner

    Richard Wagner
    Die Walküre


    Brünnhilde Brigit Nilsson
    Sieglinde Berit Lindholm
    Siegmund. Jess Thomas
    Wotan. Thomas Stewart
    Fricka Margarita Lilova
    Hunding Clifford Grant

    Otmar Suitner
    San Francisco Opera


    20 October 1972

    Listening as I read Alex Ross' new book

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    What do you think? I think it’s well played, well conducted, but lacks the fire of Gergiev’s set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
    What do you think? I think it’s well played, well conducted, but lacks the fire of Gergiev’s set.
    I am afraid I have not done a comparison so you are well ahead of me.
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    Awesome opera. Awesome production of it. Just finished this one.
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    Quickly moving up on my favorites list:
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixFootScowl View Post
    Quickly moving up on my favorites list:
    It's the best of the more modern recordings. The Kubelik and the live Bayreuth Kna are excellent (and surpass it).

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    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    It's the best of the more modern recordings. The Kubelik and the live Bayreuth Kna are excellent (and surpass it).

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    I like the two ladies in Kubelik, but it is a hard set to get ahold of at a reasonable price. But this is not an opera for one who relishes the female voice as it seems to be about 90% sung in the male voice. Just an observation.

    Besides Sawallisch, I have Goodall (sung-in-English), Solti, Karajan 1971, Karajan 1951, and Keilberth.
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    This famous performance is no doubt self-recommending, though I still have a slight preference for the Levine studio set, on which Scotto gives one of her greatest recorded performances.

    That said, I'm not a big fan of verismo aside from Puccini.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granate View Post
    19-20 SEPTEMBER (PST)

    Alban Berg
    WOZZECK

    on CD
    on DVD and Blu-Ray


    Next round will start on a new thread
    Still no votes for this opera yet. Those who loved this and voted for it on 2015... Do you mind giving some love? FROSCH is coming up soon too. But I enjoyed watching this much more back in the day.
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    Die Frau Ohne Schatten - Karajan, Vienna 1964. Very good but the recording is a bit hazy and the balance could be better. The singing is uniformly good. I’m glad to be hearing it but I wouldn’t say it was essential!
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    BERNSTEIN - Candide
    Hadley · Anderson · D. Jones
    Ludwig · Gedda · Green
    Ollmann · Treleaven
    London Symphony Chorus
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Leonard Bernstein

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