Verdi

COMPOSERS: Verdi
LABELS: Decca
ALBUM TITLE: La forza del destino
PERFORMER: Tebaldi, del Monaco, Bastianini; Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome/Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
CATALOGUE NO: 475 8681
This sprawling epic has a very fine cast, with Renata Tebaldi as an almost ideal Leonora, and the loud impressive del Monaco as the hero. The early stereo sound is good, but the conducting is listless; the work drags, as it need not.

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Michael Tanner