Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johannes Brahms, Zoltan Kodaly, Ottorino Respighi|
Victor De Sabata
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
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A valuable cache of De Sabata recordings.
John Austin | Kangaroo Ground, Australia | 09/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Victor De Sabata is still a familiar name in the audio market. His "Tosca" recording, with Callas and Di Stefano, will surely live forever. His devotees and admirers, often regretting that he committed so little of his work to recording processes, might appreciate being directed to this double CD. It reproduce a series of recordings made in Berlin in April 1939. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is in top form, the acoustic is clear but dry, and the highlight is a "white hot" performance of the "Tristan und Isolde" Prelude und Liebestod. Even greater intensity emanates from a batch of four 78 sides recorded during a performance of "Tristan und Isolde", sung in Italian, at La Scala, Milan in 1930.
Music lovers owe much to Pavilion/Pearl Records for making available a huge catalogue of historic recordings. These rare and special recordings make a valuable addition.