Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Alfredo Catalani, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaspare Spontini|
Spontini: Fernando Cortez
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Gregory M. Gorsuch | N. Charleston, SC USA | 12/28/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This rare opera only has three recorded performances, and this must be the worst. While one can still perceive the beautiful music of Spontini, but it is like listening through a tin can tied to a string. To add to its problems, it has been "abbreviated" to make it "fit into an hour" and is sung in Italian vice the original French. Its one high point? Availability. ((Oh, others have noted the early Tebaldi voice...but I frankly couldn't hear it)."
Very bad product.
latinamericancomposer | Montevideo, Uruguay | 05/08/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The original takes are extremely poor, and the "remastered" sound is really shameful. At least, the publishers could state on the cover that the quality is worse than bad. The bonus tracks suposedly recorded in studio are not better (and nobody knows who conducted what)."