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Je suis seul ... Ah! fuyez douce image (digital remastering)



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"Je suis seul ... Ah! fuyez douce image"
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• Recorded 27-12-1911 •
... MODERN ORCHESTRATION ...

Manon (Massenet, Jules)

Date of recording: Wednesday, 27/12/1911

From Caruso's first recording session in the Grand Hotel in Milan.


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Posted by:
James allison
The Voice
Posted on: 07-01-2011 1:55
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The crescendo on the last note of the recitative going into the last chorus is totally magical. It feels like he has so much in reserve, whereas many tenors would be singing at max here. And, this isn't even a role usually associated with a heavier voice like his. I just wanted to note that this is the kind of singing that makes me understand why he was so! amazing. Thanks for making it available, Tom.
Posted by:
operaman61
Ahhhh so beautiful!
Posted on: 06-01-2013 21:06
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I cry every time, every time!
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Tom
RE: The Voice (reply to James allison)
Posted on: 19-01-2011 20:02
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Thanks to YOU, James!
... Just discovered that I hadn't put an alert to myself when comments are posted. I really want to respond to ALL posted comments. I'll fix that so that I'm alerted when new comments are posted.
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errico
RE: The Voice (reply to James allison)
Posted on: 08-08-2015 16:17
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This recording comes from "Digital Caruso" rec 2000 onwards.
recreated with the Vienna Radio Symph Orch. THE ORCHESTRA IS MAGNIFICENT but
TOO LOUD in most of the cuts. In addition the overtones in Caruso's voice are distorted: the "Gold wrapped in velvet"* is gone!Note the muffled quality here and there.

Far superior is Nimbus' Caruso in surround sound, using their ambisonic method and released recently on DVD (NOT CD)
But Tom thank you for keeping the unique voice alive on your website.


*Giovanni Martinelli. Rosa Ponselle told me that his voice "glowed like hot coals"

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Tom
RE: Ahhhh so beautiful! (reply to operaman61)
Posted on: 06-01-2013 21:32
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I cry myself ! It is amazing how such a powerful voice can be so tender and "caressing."
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operaman61
RE: RE: Ahhhh so beautiful! (reply to operaman61) (reply to Tom)
Posted on: 06-01-2013 21:58
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I couldn't agree more Tom, thanks so much for such an awesome site! I'll be frequenting it a lot and will also tell my friends who appreciate the opera and Caruso.