LABELS: Warner/NVC Arts
CATALOGUE NO: 0630-15898-2 .. .#D 12
THE ART OF SINGING is a self-recommending transfer to the newer medium – it’s a music-first, picture-supported release — although I was hoping for more material and supporting ‘features’ on this digital reissue. Magda Olivero’s no-nonsense comments dominate the uneven linking commentary.
The collector in you should not he able to resist seeing Conchita Supervia’s Musetta or Bob Hope introducing Flagstad’s Walkiire war cry, but it’s never been as telling a documentary as the same imprint’s conductor films.