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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 3:25:42 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
JohnH

Flagstad and Melchior will of course be represented in Tristan und Isolde just not in the matinee.

Regards-JohnR

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 3:29:08 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Rondine

The Luciano Pavarotti "I Due Foscari" (very rare recording) is glorious and from an early LP @ 1968.

John

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 3:45:56 PM PDT
John,
Tristan und Isolde posts were great .Some singers performances ,once you have seen them live, or on film ,tend to stay, etched in your memory, even when you are just listening to them, Vickers is definitely one. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 5:21:29 PM PDT
John,
''The Lighter Fare'' A++++++++++
Rosa's Elegie is absolutely top drawer, and Aunt Joan's Noel Coward selections were terrific. Gigli was certainly in his element, singing in front of a crowd of people, I loved it all ,thank you.

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 5:39:36 PM PDT
Another favourite ''Di Quella Pira''
Joseph Schnidt-Di Quella Pira
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYWkdXmKnMQ

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 5:40:36 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
More Tristan und Isolde

1/3 MELCHIOR-FLAGSTAD LOVE DUET ACT II TRISTAN UND ISOLDE 11-11-1939, San Francisco Opera Orchestra,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HJQhhlmkS0

PT 2/3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4B_i0OdtlE&feature=related

PT 3/3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DF8qRbaBsg&feature=related

LAURITZ MELCHIOR - O KÖNIG - TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bNtvP4xYcE

Germaine Lubin sings "Mild und leise" from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asVoKTYXf5k

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 6:32:37 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
More Tristan und Isolde

Birgit Nilsson is Isolde in this 1967 performance of Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde." Herta Toepper is Brangaene. Nilsson;s top is like a laser and her stamina unbelievable. She is 49 years old here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoVKiC-e65k

René Pape - Tristan und Isolde - King Marke's scene (1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZTB5YEBTU8&feature=related

René Pape - Tristan und Isolde - King Marke's scene (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXtJEkcMbwo&feature=related

Melchior - Flagstad Beecham Tristan Act III - Stunning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB-hUAyI52E

Frida LEIDER ~ Isolde's "LIEBESTOD" (1931)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlRtP8Wzuj4

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 7:01:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 8, 2011 8:41:01 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
More lighter fare.

Jussi Björling sings Rossini's "La Danza" in Swedish Jussi is a Northern Italian relative
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GsnOpn1tI

One of the first things I heard Rethberg sing.
Soprano Elisabeth Rethberg : Die Fledermaus: Klänge Der Heimat ~ Czardas (1931)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RWCctCcP1o

Bidu Sayao sings the final scene from Donizetti's Don Pasquale - So bubbly
Added:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlNptsRFUsU

Enrico Caruso - Tarantella Sincera (1911)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQPgYCoEd8I

Sumi Jo - Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Doll Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1_4XxbZ3qI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlNptsRFUsU

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 7:02:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 15, 2011 5:37:11 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Rob

Joseph Schmidt had easy high Cs abd his "Di Quella Pira: is wonderful.

Thanks-John

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 8:59:18 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
My good night post.

Di Stefano "Parlami d'amore Mariu" Studio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85sWyBCP5U

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 9:39:53 PM PDT
John,
Lauritz's'' O Konig '' so different to Vickers, yet I love them both. That's the beauty of great operatic arias, there is room for interpretation ,without losing the thread, if you know what I mean. Tristan und Isolde is a wonderful opera ,without doubt, thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 9:52:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 8, 2011 9:58:00 PM PDT
D. M. Ohara says:
John,
When it comes to 'Di quella Pira'; we should never overlook Francesco Tamagno, who could still trumpet the top notes just a couple of years before his death from heart disease.
There are several takes now in the public domain: but one of those officially unpublished has him hanging on to that top note for what seems like eternity [or perhaps timelessly] - all burnished gold.
Very thrilling. It was included in EJS's 'Top Artists Platters - 20 tenors 20 arias' which I bought before I was out of my teens, and was my introduction to some of the great voices of the past.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 10:05:18 PM PDT
John,
''More Lighter Fare'' is excellent as well, when ''John Ruggeri's CD'' is released, ''Lighter Fare'' is the title, [then after the initial success] More Lighter Fare, and Still More........etc.
Tarantella Sincera remains one of my fav. Rico recordings,a wonderful song. I quite like'' La Danza''sung in Northern Italian,particularly by Jussi.
Di Stefano's'' Parlame d;amore Mariu''is another song greatly suited to his voice, and another great fav. of mine.Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2011 10:11:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 8, 2011 10:13:06 PM PDT
D. M. Ohara says:
Rob,
Lighter fare and Tauber:
Try 'La foletta' by Salvatore Marchesi [husband of Melba's teacher]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARMkuFUoFws
or 'Fifinella' by Tchaikovsky [also recorded by Rico as 'Pimpinella']
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3gRP-L11l0

Edit: the first of these is my own transfer: the second leaves much to be desired!

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 10:27:28 PM PDT
What a wonderful performance, so expressive,and gentle,
Kirsten Flagstad sings Grieg -En Svane -A Swan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvAzvKVutDg

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 12:37:09 AM PDT
John,
I'm really enjoying my'' 2CD Prima Voce'' set of Nina Koshetz, I wish there was more on Y/T. Such a great singer
Nina Koshetz-Chopin:Wiosna[Spring]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHZCSbmzOF8&feature=related

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 12:49:40 AM PDT
A short version of Di Quella Pira from Beniamino,
Gigli sings Di Quella Pira from 1936 film Ave Maria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKU9RaTq-C8

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 1:46:07 AM PDT
I love Maria's golden tone, and effortless production,
Maria Cebotari-Si,Mi Chiamano Mimi[Deusch]La Boheme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmh-DaEfkU&feature=related

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 1:59:33 AM PDT
Two wonderful singers ,and some gorgeous music,
Annelise Rothenberger & Hermann Prey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er-cK5ry7jg&feature=related

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 2:09:24 AM PDT
This reduces me to tears,
Hab'Mirs Gelobt:Der Rosenkavalier Act 3 Trio and Duet Karajan 1960
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Pq5-K2w-w&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2011 2:18:18 AM PDT
Dan,
'' La foletta'' is wonderful ,such a charming song. He could have recorded it yesterday.
Transfer quality aside ,what a classy performance of ''Fifinella'' I love it, thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2011 8:47:03 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Dan

You are right about Tamagno.

Francesco Tamagno - 'Di Quella Pira' from 'Il Trovatore'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpNOUy7etXE

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2011 9:20:30 AM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Dan

Thanks for the delightful Tauber posts.

Would be interested to hear about Tristan und Isolde. I am sure you have some recommendations.

Cheers-John

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2011 10:08:18 AM PDT
D. M. Ohara says:
John,
Tristan and Isolde is an opera I have never seen: though I did have tickets for Vickers and Dernesch at Covent Garden several decades back, but could not go as I was ill! Perhaps my biggest operatic disappointment. I have only one complete recording: the famous Furtwaengler studio version. But I have not listened to it for ages! I also have a couple of LPs of Melchior with Traubel in excerpts.
So I am in no position to give any recommendations: but from what I heard of Vickers on stage in Fidelio, Jenufa, Grimes and Pagliacci, I reckon he must have been one of the greatest Tristans ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2011 10:19:17 AM PDT
Piso Mojado says:
Strange, isn't it, the things we've never seen live? I saw "Tristan" with Helena Braun in Frankfurt-am-Main around 1952, Solti conducting, and don't even remember who sang Tristan. My next "Tristan" was at Chicago Lyric a few years ago, Gosta Winbergh just before he died, and Laughing Girls Guide Brunnhilde, what's her name, as Isolde. But Rene Pape was King Marke, and the best thing in it. Hotter's King Marke is rare but incomparably noble and memorable. As you see, I remember "Tristans" for the wrong reasons!
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