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Subject: Re: Cetra and Renata Tebaldi
From: walter guitian <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:walter guitian <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 8 Jul 2017 14:39:27 +0000
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I correct the bad information about Renata Tebaldi  provided by Mr. Rideout ,  as usual, every time he writes about her. Where are the flat  high notes in her discs ?  In her studio recordings there is not any flatting above the staff. In her discs  from 1949 to 1973 there are not flat high notes, there may be one or maximun of two (no more than any other singer)  in a complete discography consisting in 29 or 30 complete operas and around 12 album recitals.She recorded "La mamma morta" three times: in a Cetra recital in 1950 Nino Sanzogno conducting, again for Cetra in  may 1953 in the Cetra Andrea Chenier, Arturo Basile conducting and in the Decca  Andrea Chenier recorded in july 1957 with Gavazzeni.She is not only flawless in the three versions but she is the best in the aria. For those who still do not understand the infinite dynamic range of her voice I always set as an example "La mamma morta" from her '57 Gavazzeni Andrea Chenier, how she goes from the most ethereal pp in "voce piena d'armonia".... and then she starts to go in crescendo and more in crescendo until arriving with the whole body of the voice in the loudest B natural fortissimo in the climax of the aria .
W.G.


      De: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
 Para: [log in to unmask] 
 Enviado: Sábado, 8 de julio, 2017 8:18:38
 Asunto: Cetra and Renata Tebaldi
   
Les

If you want to hear Renata Tebaldi when she could actually sing without
any flatting above the staff, try to hear her 1953 recording of Maddalena in
Andrea Chenier. It is extraordinary from top to bottom, and though it
suffers from similar colleague inadequacies as Callas' Violetta, it is
the Tebaldi studio performance I have most enjoyed.

She is, in a word, stupendous!

The Metropolitan Opera Guide to recorded opera - ""La mamma morta" is
certainly finer than any of the singing in her later studio recordings".
Amen
to that.

Odd that none of her admirers even bothered to mention it with all this
Cetra talk.

Bob

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