#1601 The Giannini-Pertile Aida of 1928

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Thursday, September 02, 1999

The first recording of Verdi's Aida in 1928 was the standard by which subsequent performances were measured. Its faded sound has since been cast aside for newer recordings until now. A re-issue of the opera engineered by Ward Marston has given it new life. George Jellinek talks about and plays scenes from that historical Aida which features Dusolina Giannini as Aida and Aureliano Pertile as Radames.

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George Jellinek

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Justin LaBarbera from Miami

I am really enjoying your archived Vocal Scene shows with the great George Jellinek. I was born and brought up in NY/NJ and was a big fan of his show as well as WQXR! After moving to Miami in 1981 I had my own radio program "Opera Cameos" on the old WTMI-FM for 15 years from 1987 until it's closing in 2002. I served on the Board of Directors of Florida Grand Opera as well. I hope you make more Vocal Scene shows available here on your website for all to enjoy. One can learn so much from Mr. Jellinek. Thank you

Justin LaBarbera

Sep. 18 2013 11:08 PM

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