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Discussion: Gluck: Italian Arias - Bartoli

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Post by canonical February 13, 2011 (1 of 10)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000079BGB/

Optimistic starting at: £1440 used :)

Post by Doug Otte February 14, 2011 (2 of 10)
Amazing! I've always enjoyed the performances on this disc, despite the sound quality, which has a bit of a harsh PCM tinge to it.

Incidentally, I recently listened to the RCA SACD of Leontyne Price's Verdi arias, after which I played this Bartoli disc. What a difference! Bartoli's singing is not at the same caliber as Price's was.

Doug

Post by rammiepie February 14, 2011 (3 of 10)
canonical said:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B000079BGB/

Optimistic starting at: £1440 used :)

Ironically, I paid $13 for my copy back in 2008 and it was sealed!

Post by Osbert Parsley February 14, 2011 (4 of 10)
rammiepie said:

Ironically, I paid $13 for my copy back in 2008 and it was sealed!

I wouldn't bother even for $13. Such a blowsy, untidy singer who also cannot rise above caricature in her operatic characterisation!

Post by porpielee February 14, 2011 (5 of 10)
Definitely one of the greatest alive, if not the greatest. This is, I believe, not a minority opinion among those who are musically enlightened.

Post by Osbert Parsley February 15, 2011 (6 of 10)
porpielee said:

Definitely one of the greatest alive, if not the greatest. This is, I believe, not a minority opinion among those who are musically enlightened.

I think we should take a poll of music listeners with control questions to determine which of the respondents are musically enlightened. Can we define what "musically enlightened" means? Such a helpful term in giving opinions!

Post by DSD February 15, 2011 (7 of 10)
Osbert Parsley said:

Can we define what "musically enlightened" means?

Universally I do not believe it is possible. We could judge how well studied one is in the classics, however everyones tastes are different. As far as music is concerned it is ALL are opinions based solely on what one historically likes whither they wish to admit it or not.

Post by rammiepie February 15, 2011 (8 of 10)
Osbert Parsley said:

I think we should take a poll of music listeners with control questions to determine which of the respondents are musically enlightened. Can we define what "musically enlightened" means? Such a helpful term in giving opinions!

All I know is that Johann Sebastian Bach fathered 26 children. How did he find the time to compose all those "enlightening" and enduring works?

Post by tream February 15, 2011 (9 of 10)
rammiepie said:

All I know is that Johann Sebastian Bach fathered 26 children. How did he find the time to compose all those "enlightening" and enduring works?

Fast worker. :-)

Post by jdaniel February 15, 2011 (10 of 10)
rammiepie said:

All I know is that Johann Sebastian Bach fathered 26 children. How did he find the time to compose all those "enlightening" and enduring works?

I believe we only have 1/4 of his output, too.

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