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    My recommendation is this. Well if you can find a recording in reasonable price. I'm sure that someday a time will come that I recommend something that doesn't have Pippo in it, but the day hasn't come yet.



    Di Stefano in his prime and Rudolf Bing said that the diminuendo on the high c was the most beautiful sound he ever heard. I know we have mixed feelings about Mr. Bing, but i think in this case he was correct.

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    "First I sing loud. When I start to run out of breath I sing softer" Giuseppe Di Stefano on his Faust high c diminuendo

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    Yes it is all ‘wrong’ I know but what a sound! Come on, some of us admit it! We’re just here to enjoy it!
    But why can't others just be here to enjoy Christoff who is in the same boat? (Although I think his slavic drenched French doesn't quite reach the mess of Corelli's Italianate buzz). They are both very LOUD, but as mentioned before it's the conducting on the Bonynge set that lets it down for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    Exactly how I feel about Corelli's Faust (and his Roméo and Don José).
    Nothing compares with the awful French in his Carmen recordings and he is marginally better in the Faust and I was surprised how much better it is in the Romeo recording (relative to himself, of course). In any case I blame the conductors, Lombard and Cluytens at least provide a backdrop that has something of the French style about it rather than the bombast of Bonynge or Van Karajan. (Comparing Faust (Christoff) with Romeo (Corelli), Faust (Corelli) and Carmen (Corelli).)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Conte View Post
    But why can't others just be here to enjoy Christoff who is in the same boat? (Although I think his slavic drenched French doesn't quite reach the mess of Corelli's Italianate buzz). They are both very LOUD, but as mentioned before it's the conducting on the Bonynge set that lets it down for me.

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    You are quite at liberty to enjoy Christoff's Slavic-drenched French as much as you like. Actually imo it surpasses the mess of Corelli's Italianate buzz but don't let me put you off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    You are quite at liberty to enjoy Christoff's Slavic-drenched French as much as you like. Actually imo it surpasses the mess of Corelli's Italianate buzz but don't let me put you off!
    We won't, despite your best efforts to tell us all what we should or shouldn't enjoy.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post
    We won't, despite your best efforts to tell us all what we should or shouldn't enjoy.
    Or you me! Strange though it may seem I have no intention of doing so! I merely tell you what I enjoy (or don't enjoy) - the same as everyone else does!
    Last edited by DavidA; Nov-03-2019 at 14:57.

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