The Plummer Thread Has Legs!

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Two month anniversary today of this overachieving thread/tribute to the late actor. Does Lobb hope to sustain this thing indefinitely? Perhaps until that sad day down the road when there's a Julie Andrews thread so the threads can be side by side? What is the over/under date for this thread dying as dignified and peaceful a death as its namesake?
 

Dan Lobb

G.O.A.T.
Two month anniversary today of this overachieving thread/tribute to the late actor. Does Lobb hope to sustain this thing indefinitely? Perhaps until that sad day down the road when there's a Julie Andrews thread so the threads can be side by side? What is the over/under date for this thread dying as dignified and peaceful a death as its namesake?
Your sense of humour has set a record for the swiftest demise.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
You mean the final high notes at the end of this clip? Because the rest sounds like Julie.
There were some rumours that there was a stand-in for Julie on some parts. Don't know which parts, but those final notes do sound suspicious.
 

Dan Lobb

G.O.A.T.
There were some rumours that there was a stand-in for Julie on some parts. Don't know which parts, but those final notes do sound suspicious.
If there was any stand-in, it would be those final notes. That sometimes happens even in classical opera recordings.
 

randomtoss

Semi-Pro
If there was any stand-in, it would be those final notes. That sometimes happens even in classical opera recordings.
In opera? Please provide some examples. Unless you're talking about the Farinelli movie in which they mixed the voices of a soprano and a countertenor, but I wouldn't consider it an opera recording.
 

Dan Lobb

G.O.A.T.
In opera? Please provide some examples. Unless you're talking about the Farinelli movie in which they mixed the voices of a soprano and a countertenor, but I wouldn't consider it an opera recording.
One example, the 1952 Furtwangler recording of Tristan und Isolde, the high notes for Isolde were not sung by Flagstad, but dubbed in by Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf claimed that this was not unusual in recordings, because high notes are "white" and sound similar for all singers.
 

randomtoss

Semi-Pro
One example, the 1952 Furtwangler recording of Tristan und Isolde, the high notes for Isolde were not sung by Flagstad, but dubbed in by Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf claimed that this was not unusual in recordings, because high notes are "white" and sound similar for all singers.
Didn't know about that! But I very much doubt it would be done nowadays, or at least I hope so... There's such a plethora of quality singers now, an no really big lyrical stars anymore - directors can chose the right singer for a recording.
 
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