Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos - Crespin, Cox, Mesplé, Troyanos, Schoeffler, van Dam, Kerns, Yakar. Aix-en-Provence, 1966


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This performance, in a way, is life imitating art.  Here you have a cast of seasoned performers like Régine Crespin, Paul Schöffler and then you have the young and ardent Tatiana Troyanos playing to type as the Composer.   One usually thinks of beginning singers as being careful.  Troyanos gives such a full-throated account of the role.   Crespin was still at the point where the top-notes were at her disposal and she uses them with her signature silky style.  Mady Mesplé sales through her aria.  The sound is good.

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