Immortal Performances is a non-profit, educational, federally chartered organization, and one of the world's foremost repositories for historic, first generation operatic broadcasts and Toscanini concerts. For the last three decades the founder and sound engineer of Immortal Performances, Richard Caniell, has devoted himself to the painstaking restoration of performances by great conductors and singers of a bygone era, capturing the heightened achievement and vivacity generated by their rapport with a live audience.
However, if IP is to continue providing music lovers from around the world with the cultural wealth unique to broadcast recordings, as contained in our CD sets, we need your support. By making a donation, or purchasing our albums, you will be helping us produce many more exciting restorations for you, and that is our chief aim and happiness.
If you have purchased this album, we will provide the replacement discs at no cost but the postage to mail them to you, or free with any order of other releases. Contact us to let us know you would like your CDs replaced. To order the Missa Solemnis album with remastered discs enclosed, click here.
There is a company putting out broadcast operas on CD using the name
They have issued the 1962 Turandot (Met); 1953 Butterfly (Met - Albanese, Conley); 1950 Traviata (Met - Albanese, Tagliavini) and the 1947 Romeo et Juliette (Met - Bjoerling, Sayao) employing sloppily laid out casts often incomplete or erroneous, poor sound, no notes and no indication as to where they are situated. This outfit is in no way connected to us. We wrote them c/o Berkshire Records which remainders this label but we have not heard from them.
Do not confuse this organization and its releases with our organization. Only those albums available on this website are ours.
|"Hats off to Richard Caniell and Guild for building what is becoming one of the most distinguished catalogues of live historical performances."
Mortimer H. Frank
Classic Record Collector
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