Falstaff  (Toscanini;  Stabile, Valdengo, Cloe Elmo, Dino Borgioli, Lazzari, Gobbi, Panerai, Simionato, Schwarzkopf)  (4-Andante 3080)
Item# OP0629
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Falstaff  (Toscanini;  Stabile, Valdengo, Cloe Elmo, Dino Borgioli, Lazzari, Gobbi, Panerai, Simionato, Schwarzkopf)  (4-Andante 3080)
OP0629. FALSTAFF, Live Performance, 9 Aug., 1937, Salzburg, w.Toscanini Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Mariano Stabile, Franca Somiglia, Angelica Cravenco, Mita Vasari, Pietro Biasini, Augusta Oltrabella, Dino Borgioli, Virgilio Lazzari, Giuseppe Nessi & Alfredo Tedeschi; (recorded by RAVAG, Wien) Transfers by Ward Marston; FALSTAFF, Live Performance, 10 Aug., 1957, Salzburg, w.von Karajan Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Tito Gobbi, Rolando Panerai, Giulietta Simionato, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Anna Maria Canali, Luigi Alva, Tomaso Spataro, Renato Ercolani, Mario Petri, Anna Moffo (recorded by Austrian Radio ORF) Transfers by Ton Eichinger, Wien. 4-Andante 3080. Lavish Edition features elaborate 226pp sturdy hardcover deluxe book. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 699487308022



CRITIC REVIEW:

“During the mid-1930s, engineers at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation decided to try out one of the newest and most highly regarded sound-on-film systems, the Selenophone process, at the Salzburg Festival….Regrettably, the effort was abandoned, though magnetic tape eventually came along to fill the gap. Sadder still, third-and fourth-generation dubs of these originals are still in circulation, made from worn 78rpm copies of the original film, giving an extremely distorted impression of the original Selenophone efforts….So it was a shock to hear the remarkable clarity of audio in this particular re-release [of the 1937 FALSTAFF]. Ward Marston worked from the original 1937 film stock…this 1937 Salzburg recording enshrines a performance that crackles with energy, and offers an exciting glance into some legendary artists live, on stage.”

- Barry Brenesal, FANFARE, May/June, 2003