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Gian Carlo Menotti Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The Medium: Act I: Introduction 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Medium: Act I: "Where, oh, where" (Monica) 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Medium: Act I: "Be careful, Baba's coming!" (Monica) 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Medium: Act I: "Where have you been all night?" (Monica)0:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Medium: Act I: "Get ready! Hurry!" (Baba)0:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Medium: Act I: "Good evening, Madame Flora" (Mrs. Gobineau)0:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Medium: Act I: "Is this the first time" (Mrs. Gobineau) 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Medium: Act I: "It Happened long ago" (Mrs. Gobineau) 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Medium: Act I: "It's time to begin" (Baba)0:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Medium: Act I: "You must be very silent" (Mr. Gobineau) 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Medium: Act I: "Mother, mother, are you there?" (Monica) 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Medium: Act I: "Doodly, doodly, are you happy?" (Mrs. Nolan)0:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Medium: Act I: "Mummy, Mummy dear" (Monica) 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Medium: Act I: "Mother, mother, are you there?" (Monica)0:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. The Medium: Act I: "Send my son to me..." (Mr. Gobineau) 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Medium: Act I: "What is it? Who is it?" (Baba) 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. The Medium: Act I: "But why be afraid?" (Mr. Gobineau)0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Medium: Act I: "Baba, what has happened?" (Monica) 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. The Medium: Act I: "Where is Toby?" (Baba) 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. The Medium: Act I: "The Sun has fallen" (Monica) 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. The Medium: Act I: "The spools unravel" (Monica) 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. The Medium: Act I: "Oh God! What is happening to me?" (Baba) 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. The Medium: Act II: Introduction 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. The Medium: Act II: "Bravo!" (Monica) 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. The Medium: Act II: "What is the matter Toby?" (Monica) 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. The Medium: Act II: Baba's entrance 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. The Medium: Act II: "Toby, you know that I love you" (Baba) 1:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. The Medium: Act II: "But first you must tell me" (Baba) 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. The Medium: Act II: "Perhaps it was not you after all" (Baba) 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. The Medium: Act II: "Good evening, Madame Flora" (Mrs. Gobineau; Mrs. Nolan) 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen31. The Medium: Act II: "Not to know my daughter's own voice?" (Mrs. Nolan) 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen32. The Medium: Act II: "Please let us have our seance, Madame Flora" (The Gobineaus; Mrs. Nolan)0:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen33. The Medium: Act II: "And you, you too get out" (Baba) 1:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen34. The Medium: Act II: Toby's exit0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen35. The Medium: Act II: "Mother, mother, are you there?" (Girl's Voice) 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen36. The Medium: Act II: "Afraid, am I afraid?" (Baba) 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen37. The Medium: Act II: "The dead never come back" (Baba) 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen38. The Medium: Act II: "O God, forgive my sins" (Baba) 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen39. The Medium: Act II: "Who's there?" (Babay)0:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen40. The Medium: Act II: "I've killed the ghost!" (Baba) 1:45$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 13, 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cedille
  • ASIN: B0000267QC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,554 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why am I afraid of this nothingness? July 23, 2009
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This is one of the best American operas of the 20th Century, and definitely Menotti's best. The Medium is unpretentious and direct, a sordid and borderline campy story of a fake medium who is disturbed by a presence during a seance and loses her mind.

The Medium works particularly well on audio only, which allows the listener to imagine the important character of the mute boy Toby (who can appear awkwardly "knowing" on stage when played by a dancer).

Madame Flora is a tour de force role. Joyce Castle is superb in it, with the authority of a performer with a long career behind her. Castle judges very well how far an effect can go, so that she never descends into sheer ridiculousness.

As Monica, Patrice Michaels is delightful, with a pleasant, silky (as opposed to chirpy) voice. The minor roles are well taken by singers with excellent enunciation. The orchestra is good, especially considering Menotti's spare, almost threadbare orchestration.

If you like radio plays, crazy old women with shawls, and clammy seances, this is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly Beautiful Music. September 14, 2011
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I purchased this album for one of the songs, but I love the whole CD. Its music is hauntingly beautiful and creative. The artist who perform this piece are talented and up to the challenge of the music they perform. I highly recommend this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Medium for the 21st century March 4, 2010
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Those of us familiar with Menotti's timeless opera, The Medium, are probably best acquainted with the legendary Maria Powers recording featuring the charming "The Telephone" as part of the album offering. If you are like me, your LP copy, while beautifully packaged, has been worn to the nub through countless playings on less than modern "record players". This being said, the music world has longed for a worthy successor to the Columbia two LP set from the 1950's. Oddly enough, this has not gone very well until recently. In the late 1960's a stereo LP version was released with less than satisfactory results. My copy was plauged with excessive surface noise and sketchy performances. While it was delightful to hear voices moving around the stereo soundstage (much the convention of "Broadway Stereo Cast albumsof the era) but the recording was otherwise mediocre. The cast could not compare with the original and it didn't take many hearing to conclude that in this case old and scratchy worked better that new and mediocre.

This new recording being reviewed is in every way a sonic blockbuster. I first heard this CD on my Mcintosh C39 Dolby Pro Logic system. The recording blew me away! Technical proficiency aside, the performances are nothing short of stunning. All the drama, surreal darkness and young love come through as dynamically as a live performance. One small gripe is this versions Monica. She sounds too mature to portray the 15-year old Monica. Happily, this first hearing jolt is soon forgotten and we come to fully accept the cast of superb performers. While not the Maria Powers recording that we know and love, this is a production that in its own way is as excellent as the original. The CD recording is big, spacious and otherwise a joy to hear. Buy this recording of The Medium. You will not be disappointed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Madam Flora who sounds too young. February 6, 2013
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My title page says it all. Although the sound is brilliant, the interpretations just don't match the first recording with Marie Powers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gian Carlo Menotti: The Medium September 19, 2009
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Thank you very much for the very timely shipment of my order. It came in perfect condition. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I have been listening to the cd constantly in preparation for my role in The Medium!!!
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