A - Z of Singers   (4-Naxos 8.558097/100)
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A - Z of Singers   (4-Naxos 8.558097/100)
V2465. A - Z of SINGERS, incl. Marian Anderson, Janet Baker, Bastianini, Battistini, Erna Berger, Bergonzi, Björling, Breviario, Callas, Callegari, Caniglia, Carena, Caruso, Chaliapin, Christoff, Cigna, Dal Monte, Danco, Dansereau, Del Monaco, Della Casa, de los Angeles, Di Stefano, Favero, Ferrier, Fischer-Dieskau, Flagstad, Frick, Galli-Curci, Garden, Gigli, Gobbi, Guarrera, Güden, Hayward, Hotter, Jurinac, Klose, Kunz, Lauri-Volpi, Lotte Lehmann, Leider, Christa Ludwig, Martinelli, McCormack, Melba, Melchior, Merli, Merrill, Milanov, Mödl, Nilsson, Olivero, Pagliughi, Pasero, Patzak, Pertile, Pons, Ponselle, Ruggero Raimondi, Rethberg, Robin, Roswaenge, Rysanek, Sayão, Schipa, Schumann, Schwarzkopf, Norman Scott, Seefried, Simionato, Simoneau, Stabile, Stich-Randall, Stignani, Stracciari, Supervia, Tauber, Tebaldi, Tetrazzini, Teyte, Thill, Tibbett, Tucker, Uhde, Varnay, Votipka, Welitsch, Windgassen, etc. (Germany) 4-Naxos 8.558097/100. Transfers by Ward Marston. Includes Elaborate 850pp Book by David Patmore. - 636943809723 9781843790725


“With [an 850 page] book detailing the career of 300 singers and the role they played in the history of recording, together with CDs of their opera excerpts of the same outer dimensions as a CD jewel case, the whole has been packaged into a chunky box that will fit neatly into your CD shelving. [This] is the work of David Patmore, a lifelong collector of historic vocal recordings, whose knowledge of those releases is second to none. Maybe that fact has shaped the contents, his choice of the world’s greatest 300 singers containing 263 who are no longer on this earth, with only eight who are still active in the theatre….and I would urge you to buy it as a concise reference book to the recording careers and biographies of the great singers from the 19th and 20th centuries. The excepts on the four discs are well chosen: Caruso, Ponselle, Pertile, Garden, Thill, Stabile, Pagliughi, Bastianini, Björling, Callas, Gobbi, Nilsson, Tebaldi and Welitsch are all there in the sixty-nine tracks lasting almost five and a quarter hours. The release also comes with a special website that is free to purchasers, and contains many further hours of vocal music.”

- David Denton, David’s Review Corner