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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

Twilight Zone Moments with Mutter

Advantages: The Romances; concerto's third movement.
Disadvantages: Tempo, pitch and volume quirks in Concerto.

I never imagined I'd ever down-rate one by Anne-Sophie Mutter for reasons to do with the German violinist herself, but in this case, it just canít be helped. Two-and-a-half stars are all that this sadly disappointing disc merits from me, an avowed Mutter ...

zerbine28 18.09.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Romances Nos. 1 & 2