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Subject: Re: Cetra CD reissues. Some more.
From: Patrick Byrne <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 9 Jul 2017 23:04:45 -0400
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The recording industry certainly did not think so. The EMI Tosca is  
recognized as one of the one hundred greatest classical recordings of the last  
century. 
 
Patrick Byrne
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 7/9/2017 5:52:53 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
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I think  the first time I ever heard Taddei was on the Tosca with Price and 
di Stefano.  I very much enjoyed his performance, preferring him to Gobbi. 
My favorite live  performance Scarpia was Gabriel Bacquier. I think that 
vocally, McNeil is  outstanding on the two Met DVD's. At times his voice sounds 
like a tidal wave  coming towards you.  No doubt Gobbi was a great Scarpia, 
but I was never  very fond of his voice. Though I have not heard it for a 
long time now, I  thought the Tebaldi, Del Monaco, London Tosca was a 
superior recording to the  Callas, Gobbi, di Stefano  on Angel. I was surprised 
that George London  was such an outstanding  Scarpia.


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