M. Peter

"Byron"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (41 of 58)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 66,794 - Total Helpful Votes: 41 of 58
Rossini - La Cambiale di Matrimonio ~ Gioachino Rossini
This recording is excellent in every way and I haven't to add more since the previous reviewer wrote already enough.

A single correction: there exist more recordings of this opera than he ments:

E.g.: one with Renata Scotto and one with Enzo Dara and Luca Canonici under Donato Renzetti (Opera/Fonit Cetra) and one under Vittorio Gui and maybe there are even more to find on amazon
Verdi: La forza del destino ~ Giuseppe Verdi
Verdi: La forza del destino ~ Giuseppe Verdi
Obviously only one person here reviews the recording of which you see the cover. All the other describe completely different artists and give therefore very good ratings which is very misleading.

The recording here with Bruno Walter is not at all recommendable because of its really bad sound which disturbs the whole opera.

Only for hardcore fans!
Verdi: La forza del destino ~ Giuseppe Verdi
Verdi: La forza del destino ~ Giuseppe Verdi
Due to John Austins review I was very confident concerning the technical quality of this recording.
Today I got the CDs and am utterly disappointed.

Although Naxos mentions that it has been restored to remove crackle and disturbing sound it is simply not true. Already to listen to the ouverture is thus a torture. And the the famous aria Pace gran dio is not "listenable".

The whole recording seems to have been taken directly from a Schellack record or a bad broadcast resource without any restauration.

Not at all to recommend!

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