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 on: Today at 09:38:58 pm 
Started by kyjo - Last post by cilgwyn
Josef Suk: Symphony in E major & Otakar Ostrčil: "Calvary" Variations for large Orchestra / Neumann Supraphon

Ooh,lovely! Smiley If you like DvořŠk,in his sunny mood's,you're going to like this early symphony by Suk. It last's just over 46 minutes & it's crammed full of glorious orchestration & tunes. Not a bit like his later stuff! Quite a find,imo! Good recorded sound & playing,too! I also enjoyed the "Calvary" Variation's by Otakar Ostrčil. This large scale,half hour,work is,by comparison,sombre and a tougher listen. I find it quite impressive.

 on: Today at 02:55:37 pm 
Started by kyjo - Last post by cilgwyn
And before I get banned for turning this into a short wave radio enthusiast's forum! (Where's AH?!! Grin ) Some music!!!

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Callas,Alva,Gobbi (et al)  Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/ Galleria                 emi 2 cd's

This has got to be the best recording (despite cut's!),period! It's also the only one that has made me laugh! I'm not going to moan about Callas being on the front this time,though! It would be a little daft,anyway,seeing that it is a Maria Callas series! It is by Rossini,though,not Callas,mind,despite the tiny letter's!! Shocked Grin Lovely voice,though! Smiley

 on: Today at 02:32:16 pm 
Started by kyjo - Last post by cilgwyn
And,thanks to the onslaught of the internet,nothing else (in english,anyway) to listen to,now! Unless,I want to listen to some religious fanatic,in the USA,ranting about Jesus and the end-time! (I've got to admit,the Voice of Turkey would have been very low on my list,once upon a time!!) So,back to music for now!! Sad Smiley

 on: Today at 02:13:06 pm 
Started by kyjo - Last post by cilgwyn
The Voice of Turkey's English language broadcast on 12035khz! The radio signal blasting in,with a little fading,which is only to be expected,on it's journey,through thousand's of miles of atmosphere,all the way from Ankara! Some nice music and singing (the women,certainly,have good voices!) as usual! Some history now!!

The radio I'm using! The XHDATA D-909! Cost around £70. Forget the rubbish in the chain stores. If you want a tradition portable this as good as it get's under £70! (No DAB!) The technology inside this set is worth about twice as much. It's basically a rip-off of a popular American model. But because of different rules on copyright in China they can produce a model at a fraction of the cost,anywhere else! It's been called the Swiss Army knife of radios by enthusiast's! That's how good it is!! I should point out,that it's not much cop on Long Wave! This is often the case with portable radios these days! We're about the only country still using Long Wave. So if you want to listen to the cricket (I don't!) forget it!

 on: Today at 02:07:03 pm 
Started by kyjo - Last post by cilgwyn

Update! This was a third choice at Musicweb! Nevertheless,I found this a rousing recording of this opera. In fact,I preferred it to their second choice (Rizzi/Teldec) which I found,good,but a tad bland! I also liked Mirella Freni as Marguerite. I'm no expert on French,anyway! (I failed it,in school!) Quite fun cover art,too!

 on: Today at 12:24:47 pm 
Started by Albion - Last post by suffolkcoastal
What has happened with links in the catalogue? I can download the .ODT file but there are no links to the recordings any more.

 on: January 24, 2022, 11:04:13 pm 
Started by kyjo - Last post by cilgwyn
Gounod: Faust Domingo,Freni,Ghiaurov (et al) PrÍtre emi 3 cd's

One of my favourite operas! Packed with colourful,imaginative scoring,fantastic tunes,great storyline! What not to like?!!
Incidentally,when I saw that box with Maria Callas I thought I was at the wrong forum for a moment! Than I realised I posted it!! I'm into Bel Canto opera?!! Shocked Grin

 on: January 22, 2022, 10:31:06 pm 
Started by kyjo - Last post by cilgwyn
Bellini: Norma      Maria Callas,Franco Corelli,Christa Ludwig,Nicola Zaccaria Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scakla di Milano / Tullio Serafin      emi 3 cd's

Maria Callas certainly had a lovely voice! Smiley My dry,old eyes were moistening up,at the sound of it! This is a very tuneful,lyrical opera. I quite like the story line,set in Roman occupied Gaul,with Druids and a forest!! Not that I'm paying much attention to the actual libretto!! Roll Eyes But it's useful to have it! If anyone had told me I would be listening to Bel Canto opera a few weeks ago,I'd have said,"Get-Away!" Grin

Update!: That said! I searched through the booklet for anything about Bellini himself or the actual opera! As lovely as Maria Callas' voice is,he did,actually (Ahem! Grin) compose the opera;and no Bellini no opera for Diva to sing! Oh,well! Roll Eyes Grin

 on: January 22, 2022, 02:47:25 pm 
Started by Sicmu - Last post by rkhenderson
Symphony No. 3 can be downloaded here:

 on: January 22, 2022, 11:40:01 am 
Started by Toby Esterhase - Last post by Toby Esterhase

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