Toscanini Database

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 Composer  Verdi  
 Composition    Otello  
 Ensemble  NBC Symphony  
 Date  1947.12.06  
 Location  Studio 8-H  
 Session  Broadcast  

Vocal Soloist
 Soloist    Role    Range  
 Vinay    Otello    Tenor  
 Nelli    Desdemona    Soprano  
 Valdengo    Iago    Baritone  
 Assandri    Cassio    Tenor  
 Chabay    Roderigo    Tenor  
 Moscona    Lodovico    Bass  
 Newman    Montano    Bass  
 Merriman    Emilia    Mezzo-Soprano  

with 1947.12.13, rehearsals 1947.12.4,5,12.

Peter Wilhousky, chorus director

Eduardo Petri, boys chorus director

Guild is so far superior to all the others that it makes the others unlistenable.

LM OK balance but some reverb, surface crackle, and less dynamics.

Replay is thin but might be equalized into respectability.

GS has poor tonal balance, somewhat nasal, muddy and indistinct.

Otello's Death: Niun mi tema on FM Opera Scenes.  

 Label    Issue    Album Title    Format  
 Guild    GHCD 2275-7    Toscanini - Verdi Otello    CD  
 RCA    LM-6107    Toscanini: Verdi Otello    LP  
 Replay    RMD 3005    Toscanini: Verdi Otello    LP  
 RCA    60302-2-RG    AT Collection Vol 58    CD  
 Franklin Mint    TOSC 5    Opera Scenes & Arias    LP