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Giacomo Puccini: Turandot

May 14th, 2019

Turandot is for me defnitively the summum of Puccini’s work. He achieved a really interesting mixture between modernism and melodic facility I appreciate. It’s only a pity that Puccini could’nt finish it.

My preferred recording is the Mehta recording. Even if I’m not sure the singers would have sung these roles on stage, the recording is perfectly balanced. Even if Corelli is certainly the best Calaf, Nilsson a colder than ice Turandot, …

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Turandot by Karajan

February 10th, 2016

Karajan is not really my favorite conductor. I don’t know why, probably, too selfish, lacks of pulsation, too polished… But, I have to admit that he belongs to the most important conductors in the twentieths… So, I’m always curious about what he proposes, as it’s always different, and, out of this, interesting… » Read more: Turandot by Karajan

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Brahms 1st piano concerto by Gilels and Jochum

July 20th, 2014

Brahms first piano concerto is an impressive peace of music: Very massive. And, at the end, very rich. In fact, so rich, that there are a lot of different ways to play it. Gilels and Jochum are reputed to have produced one of the reference recording. Time to write about it…

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