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Lebendige Vergangenheit: Mattia Battistini
Mattia Battistini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Friedrich von Flotow
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Mattia Battistini
Genre: Classical
 
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The most amazing vocalist!
Impostazione | New York City Area | 04/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Battistini did not leap right away to stardom. He paved a singular path to excellence and earned his way to the unblemished reputation that has been sustained with the changing of the centuries. Was there ever a greater singer than Mattia Battistini? You answer that question. On this disc is some amazing and able singing that seems to go and go and just never stop. It is not so much a question of the voice but of the facility in the singing and the beauty of the freedom inherent in it.

The highlight of the CD is the Ernani duet. La Corsi is the most dramatic Elvira on record easily more arrogant than all the many others from Boninsengna to Arangi Lombardi and Cerquetti, up to to Price, Freni and the current crop.

For some beautiful Italian singing, Verdi and Mozart to die for, and to understand the whole concept of legato you can't and will not do better than hearing Battistini!

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