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Maria Callas: Live Recordings, 1957-1963
Callas, Verdi, Bellini
Maria Callas: Live Recordings, 1957-1963
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Callas, Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, Cherubini
Title: Maria Callas: Live Recordings, 1957-1963
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Delta
Release Date: 3/1/1990
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018111522328

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It's amazing that this album was ever released..............
(Mr.) N. Sean Wright | Whiteville, NC USA | 08/02/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)


I could only give this CD 3 stars (barely).
If I were only considering the voice
of Maria Callas, I would have given
a solid 5 stars.
what makes this CD unrecommendable is the audio
quality. I understand perfectly well the
technical audio capabilities of that time period,
and this is totally unacceptable. It sounds as if someone
recorded these recitals on a hand-held tape recorder in
their pocket in the stall of a restroom of a building
across the street; If that good!
You hear more audience noise and feedback hissing
than Callas' performance. It's very difficult to fully appreciate
her singing.

On a positive note, one track stands out above all. "Al Dolce Guidami" is brilliant. She delivers the song like
a complete emotional episode that she was experiencing
personally at the moment. I have never heard such a
moving rendition; and with it being a live recording, it
adds a further layer of luster.

While the horrid audio quality completely turned me off,
I can honestly say that if you can bear the incidental
noice, you will discover a great set of vocal performances.