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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

Brahms hated Liszt!

Advantages: 9 discs of Liszt
Disadvantages: none

It is very rare in music for a completely new sound and direction to emerge and when it does it often causes conflict and derision from the established stars and conventions of the day. The Beatles being the most obvious example with the totally new soun ...

Digbycat 05.04.2011 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Liszt: Piano Works [Box Set]