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Maria Callas...simply an angelic voice....John
Last night, I am digging through my collection to listen to recordings of Amelita Galli-gurci, Alma Gluck, Emma Calvé, Nellie Melba, Geraldine Farrar, Rosa Ponselle, Lily Pons among others. Using a top of the line TT set up to listen to LPs (which were remastered from early 78s) I can hear the beauty of the voices. There were some amazing technical virtuosity in these singers. Who have you heard and who do you like?
BTW... please let me know how the video play. Dose it run smoothly , freeze or? Sound OK? I'm still puzzled when is come to converting video for youtube upload
They both "run" OK Buddy...the sound is definitely.....78....
Buddy,I like them. I know what you mean when you say they sound better in person. I have played some of the earliest 78s on a Basis table with Grado ball point cart and they retain that special je ne sais quoi of the performers. If I had a player like yours, I would play my 78s more but it's a PITA to set up to play 78. I already run 2 TT's and neither does 78. I had to special order a pulley for the third table to play 78. There isn't enough torque on the motor to start the platter and I have to give it a nudge to get going. Then there is the whole EQ curve you have to figure out, too. Anyway, I like them, especially the bell song. Put some more on.
Guilty...Callas still leaves me weak in the knees...
I hear you. The worship of (opera) divas among men (especially gay men) is a well known phenomenon.
Buddy, really enjoyed the youtube videos. Like the way you started showing the record label, then spinning, then playing. Wow, she can sing! Oh! Did I mention that I have to replace the steel needle after each play? But that's how people listen to these acoustical process discs back than. I did not know that, and I don't think we've ever replaced ours on the stand up Victrola. Sorry, to be so off topic.
You just had to write about Callas didn't you. I have tried to listen to her since the mid fifties and for some reason I just could never warm up to her voice or style. I wish I could give you a reason but for the life of me I can't put it into words. Just a month or so ago I picked up a cd of her various roles and I keep trying but it just doesn't take. I think a part of it is her image and the many horrible things written about her in the sixties plus the fans on the opposite side who thought she could do no wrong. I will always give her another listen but so far nothing to make me replay anything she has done.
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