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Subject: Re: Favorite non-opera vocal works?
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:33:02 -0500
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If "she" is Lemnitz, you're mistaken. Lemnitz never sang Isolde. Perhaps
you're thinking of Leider, who recorded parts of the Act 2 duet with
Melchior in 1929. It's a studio recording, and it's neither "dim" nor
"poor."

On Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:19 PM, RAYMOND GOUIN <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Politics and her personality aside (which, granted, are two enormous
> obstacles).  Melchior is reported to have stated that she was the greatest
> of all the Isoldes that he sang opposite.  I seem to recall that there are
> very dim/poor live excerpts of the two of them in those roles from about
> 1932 which I used to own.  Among the singers in their prime during the
> 1930s,I have found her voice to be exquisite and and superb.
>
>
> Best.
>
> Ray
>
>
>
> > On February 28, 2018 at 7:49 PM "Max D. Winter" wrote:
> >
> >
> >     Les Metnick wrote:
> >
> >     "Personally, I've never heard [Lemnitz] and don't wish to."
> >
> >     That, of course, is your privilege. But then you are missing out on
> the Beecham recording of
> >     "Der Zauberflote," one of the greatest opera recordings ever made,
> and essential listening for
> >     anyone who loves that opera.
> >
> >     Maybe you could just skip the tracks Lemintz sings on, if that would
> make things easier for
> >     you. But you would still be missing some exquisite singing.
> >
> >     MDW
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