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Subject: Re: Interpolated notes
From: daaaac <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:47:10 -0400
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March 30, 1940

http://www.collup.com/1940walsemelchior.mp3 <http://www.collup.com/1940walsemelchior.mp3>

Donald
> On Sep 26, 2017, at 7:01 AM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 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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