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Gaspare Spontini: La Vestale
Leyla Gencer, Fernando Previtali, Lovro von Matacic
Gaspare Spontini: La Vestale
Genre: Classical
 
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  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2


     
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Terrible sound and recording
Dexter Tay | 12/21/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you thought the recording on Opera D'oro with Callas was bad, wait till you hear this one. For the benefit of anyone who chanced upon this page, the recording is not just marred by lousy acoustics (probably understandable from the 1950s) and also irritating extra-musical elements of riotous applause and throat reverberations that has nothing to do with the music. Avoid this Vestale at all costs - it did not convince me as Spontini's masterpiece largely in lieu of the dismal sound quality, appallingly poor orchestral playing (although Leyla Gencer sounded magnificent) and not so much of the lackthereof in its intrinsic music value. Go for the Opera D'oro instead!"