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Karajan does what you expect of Karajan, and I'm not always convinced by his choices, although I can't deny that they are anything but "anonymous" and show a strong personality... Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Discophage
Last year I retired and now I'm living a pleasant,no-stressed life at home with my family, and AT LAST having the time to enjoy and analize all my enormous collection of all kind... Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Hugo Marcos Rodriguez
Yes, it is old, but this set still vies with Muti's for the top of the pile of Aidas. It stems from back in those days when Karajan could create solid musical arches, whip up... Read morePublished on April 25, 2009 by G.D.
Doesn't get much better than Tebaldi, Bergonzi and Von Karajan---I can't stop listening to this recording ! I think it is magnificent ! Read morePublished on June 6, 2008 by Marcia Hennessy
SOURCE: Studio recording produced by John Culshaw and made at the Sofiensall, Vienna, during September 1959.
SOUND: Leading edge late 1950s analogue stereo. Read more
Spinto voices are an almost extinct breed in today's operatic world. The only spinto voice will the required thrust, power, squillo, and timbre today would probably belong to that... Read morePublished on November 29, 2006 by The Cultural Observer
Don't believe it for a moment! The back of this album quotes Gramophone magazine: "This 'Aida' recording will come to be regarded as a landmark in the art of capturing grand opera... Read morePublished on October 21, 2006 by Gil French
Karajan completely undermines what should have been the AIDA of a generation. What a waste of a magnificent cast and orchestra, not to mention one of the best recording jobs of... Read morePublished on June 5, 2006 by rater25