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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff (Gobbi/Karajan)

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All thanks for this legend belong to our friend Trottar
This Karajan Falstaff has much to recommend it: Fedora Barbieri’s Mistress Quickly is a force of nature, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, only slightly affected, is a liquid, appealing Alice Ford, and Luigi Alva and the young Anna Moffo are ideal as the young lovers, Fenton and Nanetta. But the star–as it should be–is Tito Gobbi in the title role. As is usual with this great singing actor, his characterization comes from within–his is a Falstaff born to be deflated, arrogant and self-deluding on a level that is actually funny. And the nice surprise is what good voice Gobbi’s in–he’s in charge of all of his vocal colors here and he uses all of them well. Karajan’s touch is light and, yes, funny, and he treats the opera as the divine ensemble work it is, all leading up to a superb final scene. A good time is had by all–listeners included. –Robert Levine.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Anna Moffo, Fedora Barbieri, Tito Gobbi, Rolando Panerai, Luigi Alva, Nicola Zaccaria
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Vinyl 1961
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis:
DR 17
Size: 2.33 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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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(Mono) 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo – I Pagliacci (Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi, Serafin)

front-small-boxsetHad to search for a long long time, to get a NM copy of this
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. On this set, Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi and Giuseppe Di Stefano, led by Tullio Serafin, deliver a breathtaking performance. Stunning!

# Composer: Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni
# Performer: Maria Meneghini-Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Rolando Panerai, Tito Gobbi
# Orchestra: Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala
# Conductor: Tullio Serafin
# Vinyl (1954)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI/Angel
# DR-Analysis: DR: 12
# Size: 1.62 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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Mono HD-Vinyl 48/24 (EMI) Giacomo Puccini – Gianni Schicchi (Gobbi/De Los Angeles)

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many thanks to otto1961 who ripped his own vinyl
This is a very good analog recording, and what you sacrifice in audio purity, you gain back in Victoria De Los Angeles and Tito Gobbi. 

# Composer: Giacomo Puccini
# Performer:
Tito Gobbi, Victoria De Los Angeles, Carlo Del Monte, Anne Maria Canali
# Orchestra: Orchestra Of The Opera House Rome
#Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN CD: 00028IK51Q
# Size: 309 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls Mono 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Simon Boccanegra (Gobbi/De Los Angeles)

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In my opinion, one of the greatest Verdi-opera…a pity that’s not considered to be part of the Verdi’s better works
Many thanks to the generous donator from Lake Michigan for this real gem

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Tito Gobbi, Boris Christoff, Victoria De Los Angeles, Giuseppe Campora
# Orchestra: Opera House Orchestra Rome
# Conductor: Gabriele Santini
# Vinyls (1957)
# Number of Discs: 3
# Format: FLAC
# Label: Angel (EMI)
# DR-Analysis: DR 12
# ASIN: B000005GP3
# Size: 1.47 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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