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  1. Lalo: Le Roy d'Ys on DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    I'm watching this now, barely got to half of the running time (108 minutes) but I'm sure I have formed my opinion already, which is unlikely to change even though the most famous number from this opera is still to came in the last act (Vainemant, ma bien aimée).



    First, technically: mostly, impecable product, with linear PCM stereo track or Dolby Surround and excellent sound engineering and
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  2. Rameau: Zoroastre on Blu-ray

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    2006(LI) - Christopher Rousset - Les Talens Lyriques + The Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra and Chorus + Jennie Lindstrom and the Drottningholm Theatre Dancers

    Zoroastre - Anders J. Dahlin
    Abramane - Evgueniy Alexiev
    Amélite - Sine Bundgaard
    Erinice - Anna Maria Panzarella
    Zopire/La Vengeance - Lars Arvidson
    Narbanor - Markus Schwartz
    Oromasès/Ariman - Gérard
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  3. Disappeared: Chapter 7 (The denouement)

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    So after that, I stayed with Elena in her room while Victor and Nikolai went to look for Sergei's body. Sure enough, they found it right where they saw him fall - for the second time - inside a shaft that was nearly impossible to get to because of the walls and fences that were between the buildings in the alley. So they reported it to the police. Victor came back to me completely
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  4. Yesterday's Music II: Classical

    I finished listening to Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brazileiras.



    It's not bad, it might be the music I enjoyed most yesterday. It certainly has some drama and beauty. But, for its time, it is very conservative.

    This was the first time I listened to it, and I should do so several more times before I say anything else.

    I don't believe, however, that this recording
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  5. Yesterday's Music I: Non-Classical

    I didn't have time to post last night, so I'll catch up a bit.

    I continued my self-education in classic rock with the Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed.



    I knew "You Can't Always Get What You Want" from the radio, but I think the rest of the songs were new to me.

    I admit my prejudices: I did not expect this album to be so good. What impressed me the most
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