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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performances but poor quality recording by Erato, 28 Dec. 2000
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This review is from: Cecilia Bartoli Mozart Arias (Audio CD)
I bought this CD because it contained an interesting and comprehensive selection of Mozart arias sung by Cecilia Bartoli. Although Bartoli is superb, proving herself as one of the best Mozart singers of our time, the recording itself is very poor. I was very disappointed by this recording, in which Bartoli's beautiful sound is drowned out by background noise. You have to struggle to her clearly what are fantastic performances of these arias. It has none of the quality of Bartoli's recordings with Decca. However it is perhaps worth purchasing only to hear what is in my mind, the best interpretation of "Voi che sapete " you will ever hear. Her interpretations of "Il tenero momento" and "Pupille Amante" are also excellent. It is just a shame about the quality of the recording.
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Initial post: 3 May 2008 19:18:39 BDT
I may be wrong but I don't think that this review refers to the recording to which it is attached. The reviewer claims that the sound is not up to the standard of Bartoli's recordings on Decca but this is a Decca recording. I also do not think that the last two tracks the reviewer mentions are on this CD.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2010 10:20:55 BDT
No it isn't a Decca recording and the tracks referred to are indeed on this disc as shown by the product details given by Amazon.
The Cosi and Nozze extracts are indeed Erato recordings, the rest are from Teldec in the early 90s.
I don't think the old review is right about the sound though.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2011 19:20:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jan 2011 19:22:47 GMT
I think it's an instance of an Amazon mix-up. The CD cover shows the Teldec release, but when one clicks on the link to buy the MP3 files a photo is shown of a different album by Bartoli released by Decca. I have found several instances of Amazon linking a CD with the wrong MP3 download files.

There's nothing wrong with the sound quality on either disc. Perhaps the reviewer listened to the disc on an iPod or in the car!
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