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CD-ROM: Callas At Juilliard!!!

CD-ROM: Callas At Juilliard!!!
Item# AE101
Regular price: $10.00
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Product Description

In 1971 and 1972, Maria Callas conducted twenty-three master classes at Juilliard. They were recorded by the school, resulting in 46 hours of audio tape with inconsistent engineering but invaluable content. Subsequently, EMI issued selections from a few classes on three LP's - reissued on CD. John Ardoin, Callas' friend and later her biographer, attended some sessions and from the Juilliard tapes and his own experience wrote Callas at Juilliard: the Master Classes - first published by Knopf, now in a paperback edition from Amadeus Press. A few classes, recorded from the audience in poor sound, have found their way into private distibution, but the bulk of the material has been stored on analogue tape, decaying with time.

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Maria Callas conducted twenty-three, two-hour master classes at Juilliard in 1971 and 1972. About two hours of the Juilliard tapes were issued commercially; bits and pieces of private recordings may be found elsewhere. Now they are all available on a single CD-ROM.

EMI attempted to represent the 46 hours of master classes on three LPs or CDs; I certainly will not try to do it in a single WWW page. Instead, I offer a sort of longitudinal sample on a most interesting student, Barrie Smith. Ms. Smith went on to a professional career of modest proportions; I have heard an attractive Chrysothemis.

In the second class, Callas introduced Smith who sang some of "Tu che di gel". In the eleventh class, Barrie hit her stride verbally, if not yet vocally. By the last session of the last class, preparing the Forza finale, all was falling into place.

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USA Telephone (404) 200-4776 We sell only opera recordings. The recordings are sent to you in paper sleeves with no tray card or inserts, just the raw discs with printed labels. These recordings are of nonprofessional quality that are in the public domain. The quality of these old opera recordings is not very good and they are meant for collectors and educational purposes only. Most of them are 30 or 40 years old, so they might be blurry, colors faded, and not sound very good, but they might not be available elsewhere. Please note that most of our recordings do not have tracks, they have 1 long track per disc.