Giuseppe Di Stefano - Complete Decca Recordings

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Label: DECCA
Catalog: 028948515868
Format: CD

Giuseppe Di Stefano

Giuseppe Di Stefano had one of the most spectacular and distinctive voices of the 20th century. Pavarotti said of him: "Di Stefano is my idol". In time for his 100th birthday in July 2021, DECCA now presents for the first time his complete recordings for the label in a 14-CD edition. The recordings have been painstakingly remastered from the analog master tapes and are presented in the original artwork of the albums. In addition to famous opera recordings such as "L'elisir d'amore"; "La Gioconda" or "La Forza del Destino", the limited 14-CD edition also contains 3 CDs of his recitals as well as the bonus disc of the audio documentary "Giuseppe di Stefano - A profile", which provides an informative overview of the singer's career in 80 minutes. Reviews "Di Stefano and Warren: an ideal pairing of two male voices, cultivated, expressive and left in their natural colouring. Both singers phrase wordily, both are virtuosos of a dramatic rubato. Add to this Milanov as an effective Gioconda: a splendid trio." (Hermes Opernlexikon on La Gioconda) "Stefano and Warren outdo each other in legato culture,wordiness, clear diction and naturalness of phrasing.Their duet scenes are instructive illustrations of timbre refinement, dramatic expression and theatrical veracity.It is to be feared that we will never hear the like again it is to be feared that we will never hear the like again." (Hermes Opera Dictionary on La Forza del Destino) "This recording from the Sofia Halls in Vienna still sounds today as if it had just been produced by a first-class team. From the musical point of view, too, Tosca ranks among the first set of competing recordings." (stereoplay on Tosca)

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