HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Price/Domingo/Milnes)

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There are so many good and very good “Toscas” out there, that you have only the embarrassement of choice. I used to own back in the 90s not less than 15 different releases on vinyl/CD/Video. Now only 6 and among them this one on CD, only and exclusively because of the most malefic Baron Scarpia you can imagine, even more terriffic than on a later Decca release, with Freni and Pavarotti. Sherrill Milnes is, after magnificent and legendary Tito Gobbi, the pure evil called Scarpia. Not at least, Leontyne Price (1st black opera singer, who became a superstar) and a young Placido Domingo are marvellous in their roles. Maestro Mehta shows here that he was born for conducting operas, forcing musicians and singers to give their best. Absolutely RECOMMENDED!!!!

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer: Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes
# Orchestra: New Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Vinyl (1974)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.23 GB
Scan: yes
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Giuseppe Verdi – Ernani (Luciano Pavarotti, Ruggero Raimondi, Sherill Milnes, Leona Mitchell; James Levine) (1983,DVD9)

Giuseppe Verdi - Ernani (Luciano Pavarotti, Ruggero Raimondi, Sherill Milnes, Leona Mitchell; James Levine) (1983,DVD9)

Giuseppe Verdi – Ernani (Luciano Pavarotti, Ruggero Raimondi, Sherill Milnes, Leona Mitchell; James Levine) (1983,DVD9)

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:Luciano Pavarotti
Orchestra:Metropolitan Opera
Conductor:James Levine
Blu-Ray Disc / DVD Disc
Number of Discs:1
Format:DVD Video
Size:7.15 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan:yes

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (RCA) William Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast (Milnes/Gibson)

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1000 thanks to our friend Bob for this beauty
Walton’s 37-minute oratorio, Belshazzar’s Feast, is scored for large orchestra, including saxophone, two additional brass bands, a multitude of percussion (slapstick, anvil, castanets, xylophone, etc.), piano, organ, as well as a double chorus and baritone soloist. The text conveys the story of the Babylonian captivity and King Belshazzar/Nebuchadnezzar. The work features stunning choral writing, seen at the outstart for a cappella choir which first sets the scene and mood.

# Composer: William Walton
# Performer: Sherrill Milnes
# Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Alexander Gibson
# Vinyl (1977)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label:
RCA
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# Size: 913 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Rigoletto (Milnes/Sills/Kraus)

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Although my personal favourite – and IHMO best version on earth – the Sutherland/Pavarotti/Milnes recording from 1973 is, this Rigoletto is absolutely wonderful. Rudel conducted firmly but not magnificently, but the cast is magnificent. Milnes (also the title role in the Rigoletto with Sutherland and Pavarotti) is the best ever, no doubt. Always touching and powerful, his acting is amazing and his screams of “Gilda! Mia Gilda! Ah, la maledizione!” are unrivalled. Without any doubt, Milnes is one of the greatest baritones ever been on earth

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performers:
Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills, Samuel Ramey, Mignon Dunn
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Condu
ctor: Julius Rudel
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 2.5
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN CD: B000002S7K

# Size: 2.37 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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Rare HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Gioacchino Rossini – Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Milnes/Sills/Gedda)

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To my friend Spearo
Somewhen in the 70s I had a highlights record of this recording. I remember, it blew me away on hearing Milnes, a baritone, singing some high tunes like a tenor…the only baritone I ever heard singing Figaro this way…

# Composer: Gioacchino Rossini
# Singer: Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills, Nicolai Gedda, Fedora Barbieri, Ruggiero Raimondi
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: James Levine
# Vinyl (1975)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN: B0000CE7FU
# Size: 3.43 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:
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# Size: 2.06 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls (Angel/EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Giovanna D’Arco (Caballé/Domingo/Milnes)

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From the 1st package of operas, received from USA late 2012 – Many Many Thanks!

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performers: Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: James Levine
# Vinyls (1973)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Angel (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: B005JACUH2
# Size: 2.26 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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