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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

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 · Read full review
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Review of Classic Fm Hall of Fame: the Great Composers

Sex, Jokes, and Don Giovanni!

Advantages: A nice relaxing album
Disadvantages: Needs an aquired taste

1). CD Infomation: (a) - 3 CDS (72 tracks) (b) - Accompanying book (204 pages, commentary and background information in Italian, German, French and English) (c) - Language of opera - Italian (d) - Total running time, 161' 28" 2). Background to ...

insight2005 26.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Mozart: Don Giovanni

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 · Read full review
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Review of Pavarotti's Greatest Hits