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Subject: Re: Clarification of my Tebaldi - Manon Lescaut comment
From: RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:34:46 -0500
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Look at the bright side -- you did not have Sarah Caldwell conducting.

:)

Best.
Ray

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> On November 19, 2016 at 11:09 AM kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> 
> Nowhere is this more the case than in Tebaldi’s Cavalleria recording. Magnificent singing by her, Bjoerling and Bastianini marred by the lackluster conducting of Erede.
> 
> But that’s often the case in the house as well. In Chicago, as I keep griping about, we had countless performances with world-class singing that were hampered by the insipid conducting of LOCs longtime music director.
> 
> Kurt Youngmann
> 
> > On Nov 19, 2016, at 8:04 AM, Max Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 
> >> The choice of Erede, a dull conductor, is still a mystery to me. His
> >> routine conducting often mars many of the Tebaldi's studio recordings from
> >> the early to mid-50s, when her voice was most glorious.
> >> 
> >> Vesna
> 
> 
> “Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.”
> 
> —James Fenimore Cooper, quoted in Closures: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases, 2008 and Superstitions: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases, 2008.
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