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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

Vengerov Box set

Advantages: Good value, great range of works.
Disadvantages: Vengerov has since made some more recent recordings.

...This is probably one of the best box-sets you can buy if what you're looking for is fast-paced, brilliant works for violin, along with smoother, delicate, and sweeter works too. Most of the concertos you'd want to listen to are included in this set, incl ...

TomMott 13.06.2010 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Best of Maxim Vengerov

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 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

RADIO IN A BOX

Advantages: Every tune's a winner
Disadvantages: Nothing new

CLASSICAL MUSIC is really boring. It's only for old people. You can't dance to it. It doesn't say anything about modern life. It's pants. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This is just a selection of comments I've ha ...

Tricksty 10.08.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Classic Fm Hall of Fame: the Great Composers

Pavarotti at his very best

Advantages: Young/Prime Pavarotti in core repertoire in brilliant stereo sound
Disadvantages: Very little

This is probably the best introduction you could have to Pavarotti. It has everything, early work (1960s) and more mature work (1970s/1980s) it also has earlier composers such as Donizetti and Rossini as well as later greats such as Bizet (not a big figur ...

operalover2000 01.01.2009 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Pavarotti's Greatest Hits