Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Giuseppe Verdi, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra|
La Forza Del Destino [Highlights]
Calvin M Goodwin | 08/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although this performance has been previously issued complete (at least on LP), this well-filled disc of excerpts is a steal at the price. Sound is excellent and natural. The sadly neglected Stella reminds us how fortunate we would be to have her for this repertoire today. Simionato and Bastianini are at their best - enough said! Only Di Stefano inevitably disappoints with the remnants of a beautiful but, by 1960, irreparably abused voice. A wonderful souvenir of a great era in Verdi singing! Mitropoulos is perhaps not at his very best, but this was done shortly before his death when he was already exhausted; still Mitropoulos and the Vienna Philharminic could never be without interest."