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Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias
From: Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Feb 2018 18:04:34 -0600
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I'm having one of "those" days.  Freezing here, had a fender bender, and am probably not operating on all cylinders.  I didn't read the initial post carefully enough. But I'm not crazy because my mother had me tested.
                                Les
> On February 1, 2018 at 5:53 PM Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> 
> Les
> 
> What are you talking about? Paul made no judgments about the
> musical value of any of these settings, nor did I. There are days
> when.....oh, well, you fill in the blanks!
> 
> And for the record, the orchestral introduction to "Dich, teure Halle"
> is magnificent!
> 
> Bob
> 
> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 18:46 Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> > Bob:
> >
> >      I agree with you about "Dich, teure Halle" totally.   It's entirely
> > too long.  I cannot concur on the Verdi items.  All three arias are
> > actually "scenas" and are truly grand pieces.  All three of these Verdi
> > arias are very long (almost triple "tiered") and are tremendous test pieces
> > for the soprano and bass.  Of course, this is only my humble opinion, and
> > it means nothing.  Others may and probably will feel differently, which is
> > fine.
> >
> >      I also love the spooky not short introduction to Ulrica's double
> > tiered aria.   Good stuff.
> >
> >
> >
> >      Les
> >
> > On February 1, 2018 at 5:34 PM Bob Rideout wrote:
> >
> >
> > "Tu che le vanita" - Don Carlo
> > "Ella giammai m'amo" - Don Carlo
> > "Dich, teure Halle" - Tannhauser
> > "Una macchia.. (Sleepwalking Scene) - Macbeth
> >
> > There are lots more.
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 18:24 Paul Ferraro wrote:
> >
> > Some fellow opera fans were mulling over great arias that appear to
> > contain really long musical introductions before the actual singing
> > finally begins. Suffering "senior moments" all I could think of were
> > Alvaro's "o tu che in seno agli angeli", Filipo's "ella giammai m'amo"
> > & Arturo's "a te o cara".
> >
> > Does anyone care to recall some equally obvious long introduction
> > selections?
> >
> > Ciao,
> >
> > Paolo
> >
> >
> >
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