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Caruso: The Complete Electrical Re-Creations
Antonio Scotti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Meyerbeer
Caruso: The Complete Electrical Re-Creations
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 

      
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Rob Pollock | 08/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an interesting and often enjoyable re-recording set of which possibly the most convincing example is the Inspirez-moi from Gounod's La Reine de Saba originally recorded in 1916. The process of replacing the acoustically recorded accompaniments with electrically recorded ones to provide a more "modern" sound must have been a labour of great painstaking; the generally good results are tributes to the care and perseverance of musicians and engineers alike. It is most fascinating to compare these recordings from 1927 through 1939 with the digitally recorded ones of the past few years. Perhaps surprisingly, the later recordings are not always the most convincing when there are duplications."