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Subject: Re: Interpolated notes
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:01:16 -0400
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Isn't there a pirated Lauritz Melchior "Waelse"  from Act One of
DIE WALKUERE that sounds suspiciously prolonged?

dtmk

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 5:37 PM, RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi, Vesna -
>
>
> There is also the famous -- or infamous -- "Di quella pira" recorded by
> Caruso and inflicted on the public by Ed Smith.  As the story goes, Caruso
> heard comments that his high notes were getting shorter as he grew older,
> To show otherwise,  at a subsequent recording session, he surprised
> everyone by holding the final note an exceedingly long time.  The lie to
> the story rests in the recorded fact that, if the holding of the note was a
> surprise, why did the orchestra keep playing the final notes again and
> again  They did not. of course.  It was a looping of the same portion
> recording again and again.
>
>
> Best.
>
> Ry
>
> >
> >     On September 25, 2017 at 2:51 PM Vesna Danilovic <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >     I suspect that this extension to 20 seconds was the result of audio
> editing
> >     by whoever posted it - a zealot fan(atic) or an equally zealot
> detractor.
> >     No legitimate tape shows that it lasted 20 seconds. It is indeed a
> "parody"
> >     but not of Callas' doing. Hers naturally lasted somewhat less than 10
> >     seconds and it was something entirely different - absolutely
> thrilling and,
> >     as Ardoin used the right word, epic.
> >
> >     Vesna
> >
> >     On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:53 AM, Louis Perraud <
> [log in to unmask]>
> >     wrote:
> >
> >         > >
> > >         That was not only a high note, it was a parody. But I doubt
> Baum was
> > >         embarrassed.
> > >
> > >         L.
> > >
> > >         --- Matt Carver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > >             > > >
> > > >             While I don't love the interpolation, I'll admit it can
> be thrilling
> > > >             (although it's done so rarely, I've never heard it live.)
> > > >
> > > >             Here's a Youtube clip of Callas singing it for 20(!)
> seconds.
> > > >
> > > >             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2BMO5TlJY
> > > >
> > > >             -----Original Message-----
> > > >             From: Buoso Donati <[log in to unmask]>
> > > >             To: OPERA-L <[log in to unmask]>; Matt Carver <
> [log in to unmask]>
> > > >             Sent: Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:24 am
> > > >             Subject: Re: Interpolated notes
> > > >
> > > >             My apology for not reading your post about Millo, before
> I posted mine,
> > > >             but
> > > >             I do have to disagree a bit.
> > > >
> > > >             After hearing both the Callas and Millo E flats, I feel
> a let down when
> > > >             others don't "go for it".
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