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Puccini: Tosca
Giacomo Puccini, Victor De Sabata, La Scala Theater Orchestra
Puccini: Tosca
Genre: Classical
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  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Giacomo Puccini, Victor De Sabata, La Scala Theater Orchestra, Maria Callas, Franco Calabrese, Dario Caselli, Tito Gobbi, Melchiorre Luise, Angelo Mercuriali, Giuseppe di Stefano, Alvaro Cordova
Title: Puccini: Tosca
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Label: EMI Classics
Release Date: 9/7/2004
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 724356289321

CD Reviews

Canzone | California | 10/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK, EMI loves this recording, as do most all of us. In fact, EMI loves it so much that it's available at three different prices - about $14, $22, and $34. What gives here? I think the lowest priced version doesn't have a libretto, though I'm not positive of that. It's also possible that the highest priced version is simply old stock still available at the old price. Probably the $22 version is the best bet??"
Great Recording but Flat Reproduction
Marc Musnick | 09/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The performance always deserved the highest of ratings but EMI hasn't done this one justice.

This is a much better engineering effort on the part of EMI than the really horrible edition they published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Callas' death. The slip case is classy, so is the libretto and it comes with two post cards of Callas. But once again EMI has screwed up. The recording is pitched incorrectly coming in a little flat.

I'm so sorry I sold off the original CD edition which contained tape hiss but was much brighter in sound than any of these state-of-the-art reproductions.
The Only Recorded Tosca you will ever need
Exequiel Pitargue | 08/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have listened to about 5 versions of Tosca but nothing comes close to this version. In fact I would agree with what most music critics say ,that this is the best version of Tosca PERIOD. People say so many reasons why this is the best Tosca and all of the facts presented are true. But I just would like to say that The La Divina is known to not just sing the part of the charcters she portrays but she actually transforms in to the character when she sings it. Listening to this recording is the perfect example of my point. When one listens to this record you could actually feel the pain of Tosca not some song bird trying to sound like an angel but lacks the feeling. I actually was so touched by this recording that I cried after listening to it for the first time. What I like about this new release is that it is cheaper than the original black version without sacrificing cover, quality, booklet and packaging. I even like the art work for this one because unlike the black one, this contains the original LP cover from the original LP release in its cd cover design (very nostalgic)."