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Subject: Lina Pagliughi Lucia recording
From: Juan Dzazopulos <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:06:04 -0400
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It was recorded in Turin by CETRA, from 17 to 25 May, 1939  (not 1941 
as I had wrongly informed previously).

Juan
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El Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:00:55 -0400
  Scott Grunow <[log in to unmask]> escribió:

> I talked to a guy on Pinterest who is Lina Pagliughi's great-great 
>nephew or something like that. He's a working class guy who lives in 
>Pennsylvania.  His name is Brian Pagliughi. He actually contacted me 
>when he saw my pinterest board, Opera Singers of the Past. 
> 
> 
> Let's not forget her Lucia recording. It's cut, and in mono sound, 
>but I appreciate her ornamentation in Regnava nel silenzio, giving 
>the character a youthful gaiety or perhaps naivete.  
> 
> 
> The notes in alt sound actually big in size, perhaps not 
>Sutherland-size, and maybe the recording is not a totally accurate 
>recording of her voice.
> 
> 
> I actually think she's better in lyric roles that require 
>coloratura, not roles primarily coloratura (I am thinking of roles 
>like Lakme). She did claim that Mimi was too heavy for her, but 
>apparently Violetta suited her very well.
> 
> 
> Scott Grunow 
> 
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