Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Classical, Latin Music
There is another superb complete recording of Cecilia Valdes
Jose Tain-Alfonso (sssherr1030@aol. | Bal Harbour, Florida, United States | 10/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Available through EMI - at least in Spain - there is a complete recording made in 1961, in High Fi Stereo and now on CD with a sound quality as good as you can get if it were recorded today. The cast is absolutely a dream. The author, Maestro Gonzalo Roig conducts the CMQTV Symphony orchestra and the title role is sung by super soprano Blanca Varela, (in the original key for the first time) with tenor Aarmando Pico and mezzosoprano Alba Marina. The legendary Barbarito Diez sings an afro aria which by itself makes it worth having this recording. It would be nice if Amazon lists it in its catalogue. Additional information can be obtained by calling 305-864-7980 or 305-446-7098."
Reissue of an old favorite
Janet C. Woodward | Rolla, MO United States | 02/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have three different pressings of this exceptionally beautiful zarzuela on vinyl. And was glad to see it appear on CD. The recording was originally made in 1948--I'm sure that's why the singing sounds a bit strained. A new more complete production was recorded in Cuba in 1990 (in celebration of Roig's birth, 1890) by ARTEX (CD-036) with a larger orchestra and with modern equipment which raised the recording standards considerably."
IT IS BAAK
Robert H. Garcia | la | 09/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say? the olde Cetra LP is reborn. Not that it has the dynamics of the mono-LP or the wonderful box enclosure that the original had--but hey--rechanneled stereo is better than nada at all. So strange to think that no one has yet thought to re record this great Cubano Schmaltz. full of toe tapping rhythms, soaring Puccini-like arias, and a plot that would stop Mascagni, Puccini, and Mr. Spelling dead in their tracks. Buy it, put your receiver on MONO and enjoy. This is Cubano Lehar."