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Subject: Re: LUISA MILLER recordings
From: LANE WHITESELL <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:LANE WHITESELL <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:14:33 -0400
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I'm in total agreement with Paul on the recordings of Luisa Miller.
Lane A. Whitesell

> On July 22, 2017 at 7:08 AM "G. Paul Padillo" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>
> William Fiorelli asked:
>
> "I would appreciate input regarding recordings of LUISA MILLER ? Which one is your
> favorite? Thanks.BILL"
>
> Hands down, the first recording that springs to mind is the first one I heard . . . but not
> merely because it served as introduction to "Luisa," but because over the years none has, in
> my estimation, surpassed it. It's the classic RCA Victor recording with Anna Moffo, Carlo
> Bergonzi, Shirley Verrett, Cornell MacNeil, Giorgio Tozzi and Ezio Flagello under Fausto
> Cleva. Every singer is close to perfection in his or her role, with Ms. Moffo giving a
> completely touching, often heart melting performance that identifies with the title role,
> while at the top of her game vocally. Mr. Bergonzi gives an exemplary lesson in early Verdi
> tenor singing, creating a character that springs to life.
>
> While "Luisa" is often dismissed . . . or forgotten altogether when talked about among
> Verdi's masterpieces, this recording shows us the composer thriving as master in the post
> bel canto form that would soon develop into his own recognizable style.
>
> While some may prefer the recording with Caballe and Pavarotti, if I had to pick up a back
> up, mine would be the one with Ricciarelli and Domingo, who (for my money) sound more
> believable in their roles, even though Maazel does not provide the most authentic of Verdian
> stamp to the proceedings.
>
> I'll be interested to read what other recordings listers may suggest, and why.
>
> p.
>
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