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Subject: Re: Alfred Piccaver (was Re: What makes a satisfying singer)
From: Max Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Max Paley <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:09:21 -1000
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Not that only that, but his timbre sounds closer to Caruso’s than any of the other tenors I’ve heard described as sounding like Caruso. I think where and what he sang made the comparison less obvious.

Max Paley

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> On Nov 20, 2017, at 09:40, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I want to put in a word for a great tenor who is rarely mentioned on this List: Alfred Piccaver 
> (1884-1958).  He was born in England and raised in America, but sang mostly in Vienna, 
> where he was a big star.  He had superb legato and a good range and was capable of 
> exquisite soft singing in the upper register.  (His quiet ending to "Celeste Aida" is one of the 
> best on records.)  He also sang a huge repertoire.
> 
> Here is Piccaver singing Tosti's "Ideale:"
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6xSLPFh1OI
> 
> Check out some of his other recordings on youtube.  Piccaver was a great singer and too 
> seldom mentioned in discussions of great tenors.
> 
> MDW
> 
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