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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 · Read full review
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Review of Bizet: Carmen

Everyones a Fruit and Nut Cake

Advantages: Some great music
Disadvantages: Compilations!

Admit it, how many of you have just read the title and started singing the Cadburys Fruit and Nut advert? In recent years there has been a decline in the number of people listening, performing and most importantly buying classical music. In a bid to r ...

MHam 11.06.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Classic Fm: Hall of Fame Gold

A good starter set

Advantages: Top 30 in one collection
Disadvantages: Not complete works

This three CD set from Classic FM contains the top thirty pieces in the Hall of Fame 2000, as chosen by the listeners of the station. However, not all the pieces are complete, with only one movement being included. However, for people with a small collect ...

bae22 02.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Classic Fm: Hall of Fame Gold

Choral Symphony

Advantages: Choral Symphony
Disadvantages: Nothing

On the first time, The Nineth Symphony of Beethoven is kwoning like "Choral Symphony" because in the foursth and the last movement it is singing by a Tenor, Baritone, Soprano and Messo Soprano Voices with a Choral Voices that they are singing in another w ...

daniel_guibu 11.08.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Glad I came across this recording

Advantages: Excellent performances, good recording quality
Disadvantages: -

I came across this recording as I have always had a particular interest in the music of Frank Bridge, especially his piano and chamber works. This is a live recording at Wigmore Hall and I have to say that the artist's performance of Bridge's Dramatic Fan ...

Aficiando 25.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Christopher Langdown: Live in London