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« Reply #3105 on: October 15, 2021, 09:15:19 pm »

I received this s/h set today and this is my first listen.

Thanks for a well-informed appreciation of this masterpiece of musical theatre! When you've had a listen to this recording, please rate it in your opinion.

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« Reply #3106 on: October 15, 2021, 09:29:41 pm »



Coincidentally,I am just finishing my post now! Smiley I've got to say,this recording is one of the best I've heard! It might even be my favourite now? (I did say might!) Why the high rating? Just the liveliness of the playing,the quality of the singing,general atmosphere and the delivery of the dialogue,which actually get's you listening,in stead of the tendency to nod off,periodically! As to the cockney accents! Well,there's nothing as bad as Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins,or Joan Bennett's cringeworthy,cockney sparrah in,the otherwise excellent 1941 Fritz Lang thriller,Manhunt,based on the Geoffrey Household novel,Rogue Male,which could strip paint! It's that bad!! Shocked Shocked Shocked I don't think anyone in their right mind would regard the cockney accents here as authentic,but they don't bother me;and they are delivered with some gusto! A thoroughly excellent recording! I am really enjoying this! All of which begs the question? Why don't Hyperion reissue it? Perhap's they believed that Gramophone review I read?!! Yeah,and some of the stuff they like! And look at it now!! Roll Eyes An excellent recording! Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley



Great photography! Terrible cockney accent! Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #3107 on: October 16, 2021, 12:18:12 am »

Piano music of Helene de Montgeroult, and enjoying it a lot
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« Reply #3108 on: October 16, 2021, 12:29:23 am »

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« Reply #3109 on: October 16, 2021, 12:58:09 am »



Peggy Lee's 1958 album,recorded in Hollywood! Peggy Lee was so cool! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3110 on: October 16, 2021, 10:23:05 am »



Peggy Lee's 1958 album,recorded in Hollywood! Peggy Lee was so cool! Smiley Smiley Smiley

Better get a new support bra methinks.

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« Reply #3111 on: October 16, 2021, 05:10:24 pm »



Cd 2 of this 4 cd survey of her earlier recordings from 1944 to 1950. A 48 page booklet packed with photographs (and more bra support! Grin)  as usual with these Proper sets. They released an earlier fat box set,that has some recordings that aren't on this one & predictable overlap,so if you like Peggy Lee you end up buying both sets! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3112 on: October 16, 2021, 08:00:57 pm »


Do they swing in contrary motion? Hurry, while tickets are still available...

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« Reply #3113 on: October 16, 2021, 08:36:45 pm »



All good stuff. Not heard the Violin Concerto for years, very glad to encounter it again! The Lady of Shalott is sheer magic.

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« Reply #3114 on: October 16, 2021, 09:41:02 pm »

Re: New Bliss cd! According to someone on another forum (not that one!) according who totted up the timings on the BBc Radio Classics cd and the new Dutton;the new recording of the ballet amounts to 7 minutes more music. Some of this could relate to differences in tempi?



It certainly gives a new meaning to swing! Shocked Grin
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« Reply #3115 on: October 16, 2021, 10:44:59 pm »



Cd 1. Prompted by my recent playing of The Beggars Opera,I decided to listen to another,distinctly,English opera! I noticed two copies of this set today for just over a fiver! One of them was described as "Like New"! I decided to take a punt on it! The other one is still on sale!
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« Reply #3117 on: October 17, 2021, 07:10:07 am »

Re: New Bliss cd! According to someone on another forum (not that one!) according who totted up the timings on the BBc Radio Classics cd and the new Dutton;the new recording of the ballet amounts to 7 minutes more music. Some of this could relate to differences in tempi?

The BBC Radio Classics recording only omits two movements.

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« Reply #3118 on: October 17, 2021, 12:34:00 pm »

Aha! The new recording will be in better sound,too (presumably?). I've got it lined up for another listen.
I like Ethel Smyth's The Boatswain's Mate. I love the sparing instrumentation. It actually,makes me think of Britten. The opera it brings to mind,the most. (For me,anyway) Albert Herring. Smyth's opera is more tuneful,though & more fun! Albert Herring has me looking at timing's,a bit! Peter Pears,notwithstanding (I don't mind his singing,other's do!) the quality of the Decca cast keep me listening & Britten's sparing instrumentation. But it does go on a bit! Smyth is more entertaining and I don't keep looking at track timings!! Grin

I see that there are still some unrecorded operas:

Entente Cordiale (1923-24)
Der Wald            (1899-1901)
Fantasio              (1892-94)

Fantasio,apparently,suffering from a poor libretto! Der Wald was performed at the Met. According to Wikipedia,it was "a popular & financial success" for the company. Entente Cordiale,a one act comic opera was broadcast on BBC radio,in a performance conducted by the composer. Of course,Albion will be aware of all this!

Playing now! Smyth: The Boatswain's Mate   The 1916 excerpts conducted by the composer.
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« Reply #3119 on: October 17, 2021, 01:18:19 pm »



The Cricket on the Hearth Overture. Lovely,tuneful,imaginatively orchestrated! Smiley (Nice artwork,too!)
Makes you want to hear what comes after it,though? Will we have a long wait?!! Roll Eyes
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