Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Giuseppe Verdi, Carlo Maria Giulini, Gianandrea Gavazzeni|
Verdi: La Traviata
Just a hint at a great voice
Ron Parker | Minnetonka, MN USA | 04/23/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Others have noted that this recording was made in 1956. Of course it is not in stereo, and it sounds like an old acoustic recording. One needs to be a profound Callas-ophile to want to have this album in your collection. Giulini gets a pretty good hand from the hyper-critics at La Scala for his overture.Listening to Callas on this recording is a bit like looking at beautiful scenery through a very dirty window: you can sense the greatness of the voice or the beauty of the scene, but you aren't going to get much else out of this recording."
Maybe for purests
Ron Parker | 01/21/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was disappointed in the recording quality. This was an early "live" recording and is reflective of that fact. For musical quality stick with either an enhanced recording or a more recent recording. The muffled sound is a definite hinderance to enjoying this otherwise fine opera and magnificent cast."
Callas shines in a legendary performance.
Boz | 06/26/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This performance by Maria Callas is remarkable for its depth and emotional power. Callas was in good voice during this period and made some great recordings. This preserves a live performance and the sound is above average."