Porgy and Bess  (William Warfield, Leontyne Price, Cab Calloway)  (2-Guild 2313/14)
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Porgy and Bess  (William Warfield, Leontyne Price, Cab Calloway)  (2-Guild 2313/14)
OP1680. PORGY AND BESS, Live Performance, 21 Sept., 1952, Titania Palast, Berlin, w.Smallens Cond. Eva Jessye Choir; William Warfield, Leontyne Price, Cab Calloway, Helen Thigpen, Helen Dowdy, etc. (England) 2-Guild 2313/14. Out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 795754231427

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Here is something I never expected to hear – one of the most significant 20th-century opera productions, caught live and in amazingly vivid sound….William Warfield’s Porgy is a noble achievement: as [Maya] Angelou described him, ‘he dragged the audience into his despair…his resonant voice straddled the music as he rode it’. Price’s voice is at its youthful best – this is one of the earliest examples of her art on disc….The sound is clear, well defined….No one who admires Gershwin’s work should ignore this unique document.”

- James Inverne, GRAMOPHONE, Aug., 2008