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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Callas, Bergonzi, Gobbi)

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Like most operaphiles, I had for so long been so hugely satisfied with the famous 1953 de Sabata recording that I had not bothered to sample the 1964 studio recording on the assumption that it was so markedly inferior that it was not worth the bother. +Forty years on, I find that I was wrong; it was the passing of Carlo Bergonzi that prompted me to obtain this wonder “Tosca”. I am now kicking myself for my stupidity.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas, Carlo Bergonzi, Tito Gobbi
Orchestra:  Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire Paris
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Vinyl (1965)
Number of discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 2.38 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo – I Pagliacci (Cossotto, Bergonzi, Taddei, Karajan)

front-small-boxsetMany many thanks to Gabi79 for this precious gift
What do you get if you sing Verismo like Belcanto? Right, you get such beautiful pearls like this one. Leoncavallo’s and Mascagni’s short operas belong among the most popular works of the verismo . A great example of love, disappointment, betrayal, and death. Mascagni s beautiful music was made popular among opera novices through the Hollywood masterpiece “The Godfather III” . Leoncavallo’s sad and touching aria of Canio “Recitar, mentre preso dal delirio…” is one of the most beautiful arias in operatics.

# Composer: Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Joan Carlyle, Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Giangiacomo Guelfi, Giuseppe Taddei
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala
# Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 3.13 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Scotto/Bergonzi/Fischer-Dieskau)

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Many thanks for this beauty to our friend Jean-Luc
I guess some people hear what they want to hear. Say “Fischer-Dieskau as Rigoletto” and the initial reaction might be “huh?” But – oh man –  listen to what the man does. Verdi wrote for high baritone, and Fischer-Dieskau’s tenorish quality fits the music perfectly. His tender moments, and there are quite a few in this opera, are meltingly sweet and heart breaking. And don’t tell me he doesn’t have enough power and bite for “Cortigiani, Vil Razza Dannata”!

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco
# Orchestra: Orchestra of The Scala, Milan
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.55 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Rare HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Fidelio) Carlo Bergonzi – Neapolitan Songs

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Just yesterday a user pointed my attention on a “Youtube” clip, the song “Dicitenciello vuje” sung by the fantastic Tito Gobbi. A great performance indeed…and I thought, I have this on vinyl, sung by Bergonzi…have I it or had I? OK, here is it. On searching for infos for this post I just discovered, Carlo died some weeks ago, aged 90 and my heart jumped into sadness. What a great tenor he was, surely among the greatest ever in “Belcanto”. Trained as a baritone but in 1950 came to the realisation that he may be a tenor and retrained. Although he performed and recorded some belcanto and verismo roles, he is above all associated with the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, including a large number of the composer’s lesser-known works that he helped revive.  R.I.P. Maestro!

# Composer: Many Different
# Performer:
Carlo Bergonzi
# Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra Madrid
# Conductor: Enrico Pessina
# Vinyl (1970???)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Fidelio
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# ASIN CD: B002W7REUS
# Size: 877 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Decca) Amilcare Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Merrill)

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Many thanks to our friend BOB for this beauty
I never quite realised how much I appreciate this recording until I saw Tebaldi singing “Suicidio!”. Her massive voice, which she was able to tune down when required and sing the warmest phrase, had matured by the mid 60s when she tackled the role on stage and made it ideal for this dangerous role. Combined with her commanding stage presence it’s no wonder she received such huge acclaim as Gioconda.

# Composer: Amilcare Ponchielli
# Performer: Carlo Bergonzi, Marilyn Horne, Nicola Ghiuselev, Oralia Dominguez, Renata Tebaldi, Robert Merrill
# Orchestra: Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma
# Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
# Vinyl 1967
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
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# Size: 3.14 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly (Scotto/Bergonzi/Barbirolli)

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Maybe you know, my friends, that I’m not a fan of Mrs Scotto. But, hell, I must admit, she’s here totally into the role of the unhappy Cio-Cio-San, that she has touched me…Glad to have heard her on this beautiful set, that I only bought because of Bergonzi. I have never been so moved. I have some fine recordings of Butterfly — Tebaldi, Freni, Price — yet none have moved me as this one. They all have their fine points, and moving parts that bring one to tears, but this recording is so much more than the occasional fine moment. After I heard this opera twice in a row, I’m convinced, that this is the best “Butterfly” in the milky way.

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Perform
er: Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Scotto, Rolando Panerai, Paolo Montarsolo ,Anna Di Stasio
# Orchestra: Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Dell’Opera Di Roma
# Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
# Vinyl (1967/1986)

# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Label: EMI

# ASIN: B000TGW1SY
# Size: 2.82 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Super HD-Vinyls 96/24 (London) Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlo (Tebaldi/Bergonzi/Solti)

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The operatic-connoisseur knows: this is one of the greatest operas ever
Many thanks to our generous friend from Lake Michigan for this gem

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer:
Carlo Bergonzi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Grace Bumbry, Martti Talvela, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Renata Tebaldi
# Orchestra: Chorus and Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden
# Conductor:
Georg Solti
# Vinyl (1966)
# Number of discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B001CJJWJ8
# Size: 4.13 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) – Giuseppe Verdi – Attila (Deutekom/Raimondi/Milnes/Bergonzi)

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Many many thanks to the great donator from the new world, for this great opera

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Christina Deutekom, Ruggiero Raimondi, Sherrill Milnes, Carlo Bergonzi
# Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor:
Lamberto Gardelli
# Vinyl (1973)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Philips
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
Not found
# Size: 2.06 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Giuseppe Verdi – Un Ballo In Maschera (Price/Bergonzi)

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Many Many Thanks to a great donator for sending me this gem!

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performers: Leontyne Price, Carlo Bergonzi, Robert Merrill, Ezio Flagello, Ferruccio Mazzoli, Shirley Verrett, Fernando Iacopucci, Piero De Palma, Reri Grist, Mario Basiola Jr.
# Orchestra: RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
# Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
# Vinyls (1971)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000003EQ0
# Size: 2.49 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA Living Stereo) G. Verdi – Macbeth (Rysanek/Warren)


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# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Singer: Leonie Rysanek, Leonard Warren, Carlo Bergonzi
# Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
# Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
# Vinyls (1959)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac (Tracks)
# Label: RCA Living Stereo
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN CD: B000026MSH
# Size: 1.71 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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