Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Rost, Ford, Mackerras, Hanover Band

Release Date: 8/26/2016
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88985333902
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hanover Band, London Voices
Number of Discs: 2

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$9.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
In 1998, Sir Charles Mackerras, one of the last century’s most versatile and enterprising opera conductors, made a new recording of Lucia di Lammermoor, following Donizetti's original autograph score and offering a reading in keeping with performance practice in the composer’s time. Acclaim for the set included the review of MusicWeb International.com: “In the eponymous role the Hungarian soprano Andrea Rost is distinctly in the leggiero tradition of light flexible voices… Bruce Ford is his usual dependable self, singing ardently and expressively… The recording quality in this version is outstanding and well balanced. Adherents of period bands will find much to enjoy under Sir Charles Mackerras’s ever idiomatic and sympathetic baton.” And Classic CD, hailing it as “Disc of the Month” gave it 5 stars and declared it the “preferred version” of Lucia.
Works on This Recording
1. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Alastair Miles (Bass), Andrea Rost (Soprano), Bruce Ford (Tenor), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Voices, Hanover Band
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Italy
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