2017-07-19 02:12:34 UTC
So fat I have heard the following recent blu ray releases 0 the 1959 Sutherland Lucia, the 1962 Price Tosca, the 1966 Tristan (DGG), the 1971 Sutherland Rigoletto, the 1972 Sutherland Turandot, the 1961 Nilsson Salome and the 1968 Nilsson Elektra. Now others may be interested in transfer rates and other technical information and I am as well but the bottom line is when I just forget all that lean back and listen to the music. In every case the sound has more impact then the previous LP and CD releases from the ominous timpani thuds at the beginning of Lucia, to the harmonium at the beginning of Salome to the various differentiated bells in Tosca. The sound palette seems wider and deeper and in some cases esp the operas recorded in the Sofiensaal Vienna the difference is really major - the sound seems to float on columns of air. So far it has been a real pleasure to hear these.