Revitalized Classics Preview - Callas in La Traviata in stereo!
Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata
Act One "Un di felice, eterea" and "Ebben? Che diavol fate?"
Maria Callas as Violetta
Giuseppe di Stefano as Alfredo
Giuseppe Zampieri as Gastone
Orchestra of La Scala Milan, Carlo Maria Giulini conducts
May 28 1955
I wanted to share a preview of my new remastering - Callas' Traviata from La Scala in 1955.
The reason that I'm issuing this version is that I discovered there were left/right differences when I transferred the LPs to PC. It turned out with further inspection to be narrow stereo beneath the noise! This remastering is the first time this performance will be issued in remastered stereo.
Thankfully modern software help begin to address the mechanical issues - clicks, pops, hiss, EQ and pitch - so that you can now hear the singers move around on the stage and, as an example, you can better hear details like Alfredo's offstage serenade and Violetta's sad attempts to move around despite her illness.
I wanted to share this preview knowing that I will be issuing the complete set once I've sorted out the tracks and uploaded it to my site - hope you enjoy this video in the meantime!
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