Evett, Robert
November 1953
New Republic;11/16/53, Vol. 129 Issue 16, p21
Entertainment Review
This article provides information on several recordings. The first recording is a song recital by Kirsten Flagstad, which is a faithful representation of her voice at its dazzling, perfect best. In this recording she demonstrates the musicianship of a Lotte Lehmann, but she sings with a voice, which has a youthful freshness that one rarely hears from the great "lieder" singers. The second recording by Manuel De Falla, employs only three singers and is meant for a large cast of puppets as well, makes poor use of human voices. Fortunately, there is very little singing and a great deal of attractive, well made orchestral music, so that the declamation, dull as it must be, is not really objectionable. The text and a translation are provided with the record.


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