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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

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

Sviatoslav Richter: The Pianists of Pianists!

Advantages: A great collection of recordings, of a legendary pianist
Disadvantages: There are no disadvantages

Sviatoslav Richter is the pianist's pianist. He is an absolutely brilliant musician, and this collection of recordings is nothing short of this. With a total of 5 CD disks, the breadth of this collection is one not to miss. Some personal favorites of t ...

Celltar 11.08.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Essential Richter