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    Quote Originally Posted by gvn View Post
    While Itullian was going to Bayreuth in 1958 to hear Tristan und Isolde (see post #14496), my wife and I were going to Covent Garden in 1936 to hear the same opera (one act per night). Who says time travel isn't possible?

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    During the intermissions, I could distinctly hear 1930s Covent Garden regulars murmuring, "Not bad for these degenerate times, but how terribly Wagner singing has declined since the days of Gudehus and Lilli Lehmann!..." However, we liked it so much that we promptly returned the next year (1937) and heard the whole thing again with the same principals.

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    Be eloquent in praise of the very dull old days which have long since passed
    away,
    And convince ’em, if you can, that the reign of good Queen Anne was Culture’s
    palmiest day.
    Of course you will pooh-pooh whatever’s fresh and new, and declare it’s crude
    and mean,
    For Art stopped short in the cultivated court of the Empress Josephine.
    And ev’ryone will say,
    As you walk your mystic way,
    “If that’s not good enough for him which is good enough for me,
    Why, what a very cultivated kind of youth this kind of youth must be!”

    Yes indeed a whole murder (I think crows are a suitable standin) of Bunthornes around.

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    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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    The rare Wagner day but I needed something long while cooking, things still be going on (and on and on) when my attention is otherwise. Pretty good performance too. Turn the sound up a bit and hear what the Chicago symphony does. Magnificent.

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    Donizetti: Don Pasquale

    Alessandro Corbelli (Don Pasquale), Danielle de Niese (Norina),
    Nikolay Borchev (Malatesta), Alek Shrader (Ernesto), James Platt (A
    Notary), Anna-Marie Sullivan (Servant)

    Glyndebourne Festival Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique
    Mazzola (conductor) & Mariame Clément (director)
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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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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    mparta - (Furtwangler, as competition) - Well, if you think so, as NOT being a competitor, then that's your opinion. To be honest, I've wondered-about some of the ultimate "results", so to speak, of Wilhelm F and his ways, over the recent decades. I think you might reconsider Wilhelm F, and Lisa della Casa, and Dermota and Otto Edelman, in that Salzburg/1954 recording. There were many parts and qualities to the singers of the singers, of even one of the latest of a Furtwangler recording/rendition, and the vocal parts of the time WERE truly notable, and even some of the best of all.

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    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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    Revisiting Beethoven's Fidelio in one of my favourite renditions:

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincula View Post
    Revisiting Beethoven's Fidelio in one of my favourite renditions:

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    My favourite Fidelio and the best thing Dernesch ever did for the gramophone.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    My favourite Fidelio and the best thing Dernesch ever did for the gramophone.
    It's my favorite Fidelio, too, hands down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 89Koechel View Post
    mparta - (Furtwangler, as competition) - Well, if you think so, as NOT being a competitor, then that's your opinion. To be honest, I've wondered-about some of the ultimate "results", so to speak, of Wilhelm F and his ways, over the recent decades. I think you might reconsider Wilhelm F, and Lisa della Casa, and Dermota and Otto Edelman, in that Salzburg/1954 recording. There were many parts and qualities to the singers of the singers, of even one of the latest of a Furtwangler recording/rendition, and the vocal parts of the time WERE truly notable, and even some of the best of all.
    The little reference thing doesn't work, so i can't tell what the reply is about. Sorry.

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    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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    i felt like have great melodies today...

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