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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

The essence of Beethoven's style

Advantages: dynamic and gripping
Disadvantages: none

Fantastic to have another additional collection of all five of Beethoven's piano concerti. Spanning his life we can really get to grips with his evolving use of the orchestra in these works. From the Third's action packed finale to the Fourth's beautiful ...

BlueImpromtu 09.08.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5