Notes & Reviews:
Sony Classical offers opera lovers another ten complete recordings from the RCA Victor, CBS/Sony and Eurodisc catalogues, with highlights from La Juive and the complete Tha´s with Anna Moffo as well as Schoenberg's Moses und Aron by Hans Rosbaud for the first time on CD, remastered from the analogue masters. This latest release is one of the widest ranging yet in this series, spanning the history of theatrical music from Monteverdi to Schoenberg.Fromental HalÚvy's grand opera La Juive is another early Romantic work that has been revived increasingly in our time. Mahler called it "one of the greatest operas ever created". Though the taxing leading role was championed by Caruso, Halevy's masterpiece had to wait until 1974 for its first studio recording - not complete, but containing most of the important scenes. The tenor was Richard Tucker, heard in the last recording before his untimely death, still singing heroically. The stellar cast also includes two of the outstanding sopranos of the period, Martina Arroyo in the title role and Anna Moffo. This is its first release on CD.
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