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Re: Helen Traubel reissue

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Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>

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Donald Levine <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:01:57 -0700

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All I can say is that if Bing did that during the music - what a prick. He
was good to my idol Leonie Rysanek, other than that he seems to have been a
real asshole.

Donald

On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 11:57 AM, Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The Tristan broadcast was on 21 March 1953, and it was a very significant
> performance - it was Helen Traubel's Met farewell!
>
> Bob
>
> On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 2:46 PM ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > This brings to mind Traubel's appearance on the Ed Sullivan show
> >
> > when she deadpanned "I hope that you will bear with me while I sing
> >
> > a folk song from my native land". Or close to that. She then of course
> >
> > launched into "St. Louis Woman", with all your diamond rings...
> >
> > She had a great sense of humor.
> >
> >
> > Another tidbit: she was the Isolde on the broadcast when Bing had
> >
> > decided to interrupt the beginning music from Act 2 to announce to
> >
> > the audience that the performance would go on but unless there were
> >
> > more contributions coming in, the company might have to close its
> >
> > doors. I am remembering this as coming from many years ago so
> >
> > don't quote me on his exact words. The conductor was Stiedry and the
> >
> > tenor was Svanholm.
> >
> >
> > Angelo from Boston
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Angelo from Boston
> >
> >
> > >
> > > On August 19, 2017 at 10:21 AM Michael Delos <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Should include "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" - surreal:
> > >
> > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4xO8kROgKs
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