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Great Modern Carmen

Advantages: Smooth voiced protagonists, nice sound
Disadvantages: Slightly tame Escamillo, maybe lacking in some french style

Arguably the best recording of Carmen in the past 30 years. Teresa Berganza has a smooth and warm voice here, rather darker than Victoria de los Angeles (Thomas Beecham conducts, EMI) but smoother and lighter than Maria Callas (Georges Pretre conducts, EM ...

operalover2000 04.04.2008 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Bizet: Carmen

Eight plus Seven = fascinating chamber music

Advantages: Great music, fantastic value for money and fine performance
Disadvantages: Onepiece with slightly overbearing clarinettist...?

Introduction: I am always on the hunt for bargains and one of my favourite lurking places is the big HMV store in Oxford Street, London. There must be some kind of unknown terrestrial magnetic force underneath the shop which irresistibly drags me fro ...

Maestrolover 21.06.2008 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Septet In E/Octet In E/Mendelssohn: Octet In E/Schubert: Ocete In F

Excellent Collection

Advantages: Great to listen
Disadvantages: N/A

This is absolutely my favorite collection of music, just so beautiful and relaxing, I listen to it everyday, the symphony was written while the composer was in ill state, and he most probably tried to portrait something through he's music that is difficul ...

JudsonCoxson797 23.05.2013 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Symphony No. 7