March 26, 2013

Norma release on May the 17th

As expected, Norma CD will be out on the very day of the Salzburg première, May the 17th.

http://www.saturn.de/mcs/product/UNIVERSAL-MUSIC-GMBH-NORMA,48352,256116,618789.html?langId=-3

19 comments:

  1. goosebumps :)
    this is sooooo amazing!!!!

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  2. http://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B00BSO2U1Y/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1364343561&sr=1-2&pi=AA75

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  3. Renato the news spreader is back! :D

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  4. Nice news, thanks. I'm lookng forward it's such a fabulous music and especally with Miss Bartoli :)

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  5. http://www.amazon.de/Norma-Bartoli-Cecilia/dp/B00BSO2U1Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1364470316&sr=1-1

    the cover is online....for me it looks quite strange!! :P

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    1. It looks a bit agressive. They must have intended to shock those who do not like Bartoli's Norma even more :)

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    2. You bet it's aggressive! On a very first moment I thought graphics at Decca had mistaken the cover for Cavalleria Rusticana...


      I could be wrong but i really do have the impression that Cecilia wanted to pay tribute to the great italian actress Anna Magnani (since she was famous for her incredibly dramatic interpretations).

      http://i2.listal.com/image/2506252/600full-anna-magnani.jpg
      http://wfiles.brothersoft.com/a/anna_magnani_60159-1280x800.jpg

      Afterall, she already gave hommage to Anita Ekberg in "La dolce vita"...

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  6. This is big news indeed! I've been waiting for this project since I first heard about it in 2011! I've been searching around for a release date in the US, but have yet to see one. Anyone else find anything further information on release dates?

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  7. Facebook post: “It was my wish to bring Bellini’s opera closer to the sound world of the bel canto period. Alongside the vocal casting in keeping with the voices at the first performance, a critical edition compiled from the autograph score, adherence to the original tempi, dynamics and phrasing, lowering the pitch to 430 hz and using authentic instruments as of the period all play their part in allowing the manifold nuances of this work to come to the fore, and for the composer’s vision hopefully to be fulfilled.” Cecilia Bartoli

    Also an news article:
    The Feral Beast: Cecilia pins her hopes on the Pope
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/diary/the-feral-beast-cecilia-pins-her-hopes-on-the-pope-8547065.html

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  8. More from DECCA:
    http://www.deccaclassics.com/de/cat/single?PRODUCT_NR=4783517

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  9. "Sarà una Norma fuori norma!"

    Renato, Gramilano has the same association as you (or ar you the same person?) concerning her probable tribute to Anna Mag­nani.

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  10. Hello Charlotte, no we're not the same person :-)

    It looks like Gramilano has read an article on "Corriere della Sera" that I didn't catch and I suppose Cecilia herself confirmed in the interview the association with Magnani (it says that the whole production will be on a neoralist and Rossellini look).

    Well, to me it sounds way better than what we saw last year for GC, let's wait and see. :-)

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    1. I'm very much looking forward to the production, very curious about what Leiser and Caurier will let us see...

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  11. For our American friends: 'Norma' to be released on June 11, 2013 in the US. Announced on Facebook.

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  12. Cecilia triumphs in her native city: review of the concert in Rome
    http://www.concertonet.com/scripts/review.php?ID_review=9102

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  13. does anybody know when the first prelistening clips or something like that are online?
    Can't wait anymore :( :D

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  14. It's nice to follow the debat her from Iceland and read how everybody are excited for the Norma thing. Well I'm too waiting and read with pleasure everything that you wonderful people write and post from this great woman Cecila Bartoli.

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  15. on amazon.de are now 6 more new photos :)

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  16. Tanks, they are cool, Cecilia look very provoking and in a way rather charming :)

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