A lot has been said about Anna Moffo's early vocal decline and mismanaged carreer but let's not forget what a lovely singer she was in her prime. This recital from the early 1970's let us hear "late Moffo" though she was not yet 40. There is a slight hoarseness and unsteadiness in the voice that was not present in earlier recordings but it is still by any means a beautiful instrument used with skill. This recital also reminds us what a verstatile artist she was - she sings arias from the italian bel canto and verismo repertoire, french lyric and also german operettas and she passes from one to the other with considerable naturalness, ease and charm..
The only possible criticism of this disc would presumably be that it doesn't offer more of Canteloube's evocative, atmospheric (even if probably over-perfumed) songs of the Auvergne. If you had any doubts about the artistic merit of these songs, Victoria de los Angeles's performances with the Lamoreux Orchestra under Jean-Pierre Jacquillat should put them to rest. True, other interpreters have but more charm and innocence into this music, but no one has captured the beauty and atmosphere better……G.D. @ Amazon.com
This release is filled with pure, haunting American Indian flute music (solo or with occasional percussion) that touches the soul. Played on a variety of Dakota, Hopi, Navajo, and other Native American flutes, these songs expressing joy, sorrow, love and belief, and show the legacy of ancient traditions of sacred and secular music that have been passed down through generations of families and communities. Gay Stroutsos performs world flute music drawn from many traditional cultures. Evoking a spirit of place and the voices of the land, his work includes internationally acclaimed recordings at sacred sites, using the unique acoustics and history of each great space as the starting point for a deep musical exploration. This results in a shared moment in a timeless place, where flute melodies- ancestral and modern- play off of one another and songs come alive, buoying and breathing through the generations.
Il est notamment l'inventeur du concept de l'aile à géométrie variable, de la configuration du train mû électriquement sur chaque essieu et chaque wagon, en 1920, et du « carburant Makhonine », carburant alternatif présenté comme miraculeux par certaines sources. La lecture de son brevet1 indique qu'il s'agit simplement d'une transformation de résidus lourds (pétroliers ou autres) par cracking, procédé largement employé dans le domaine pétrolier. …