Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Arthur Sullivan, Harry Dearth, Robert Howe|
Arthur Sullivan Sesquicentenial, Vol.2
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Of great historical interest to G&S fans
F. Behrens | Keene, NH USA | 06/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've got it into my head somehow that the older a recording is, the closer it brings me to the original intentions of the composer. Walter Passmore's singing voice is 1 on a 1-to-10 scale...but oh what style he has! Gilbert always insisted that his words be heard and understood (hear that, ye modern singers who mumble into mikes?) and Passmore's enunciation is perfect. Workman had a far better singing voice, but he takes a good deal of liberties here and there. Still most people who will purchase this disc already own, no doubt, more modern recordings; and this one will take us on a time-trip back towards (though not quite to) the Victorian days that drew Gilbert's barbs and inspired Sullivan's melodies. And don't forget to look at Volume 1."