But Dynamic certainly shoots itself in the foot by including as bonus tracks the two excerpts from the opera that the great man himself recorded in . You only have to hear them to realise how inadequate Dynamic’s Luca Grassi is by comparison. BEST NAIL ART IDEAS World inside pictures Out of this World Nail Designs! LifeStyle YOU Moreover, Gabriele Spina, a baritone with a far more sympathetic vocal presence and livelier way with the text, has been spectacularly miscast as the supposedly dull husband Alberto, while the Carlotta, Eufemia Tufano, was apparenty a late substitute, whose wobbly, curdled tone and dubious pitching might have been forgivable on the night, but are quite unbearable on disc. For the rest, the Sofia (Rosita Ramini) is a hooter, the so called International Orchestra a typical provincial pit band and the recorded sound marred by constant squeaks, creaks and thumps from the stage. So, if it’s Wertheryou want, stick to the classic Paris recording with Georges Thill and Ninon Vallin (now on Naxos Historical); if it’s Battistini, go for Romophone’s two disc collection, including both the Werther numbers, and a lot more besides. Mark Pappenbeim PERFORMANCE Cohen Naxos . SAXTON Emma Roberts Sunset Marquis Hotel Look Book Tchaikovsky Symphonies (Leningrad PO, Mravinsky) CD .
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