[COMPLETE] Stories From The Operas by Gladys Davidson - tg

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TheVagabond
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Post by TheVagabond » February 14th, 2018, 10:16 am

Hi TriciaG,

I've just re-read your email, and I think I can help you, rather than the reverse, at least with one feature of Audacity.

In the current version of Audacity (2.1.3) the Leveller is to be found in the depths of the Effect menu: Effect - Distortion - Distortion type - Leveller.

I had to do some googing to find this; I think the Librivox guidance on this needs updating.

Tom
'Make use of time, let not advantage slip'
(Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis)

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Post by RussellEric » February 14th, 2018, 1:10 pm

Section 5, I Puritani, has been uploaded to the following location:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_05_davidson_128kb.mp3

Length of the MP3 is 11:14. This is a first effort, so any advice or direction is appreciated.

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Post by Elizabby » February 14th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Here is Section 35 - Rigoletto. I like this book! I understand this opera now more than when I went to see my sister sing in it! (She played Gilda, and I was very sad to see her stabbed to death!)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_35_davidson_128kb.mp3 (19:40)

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Post by RussellEric » February 15th, 2018, 4:33 am

Also, please use RussellEric as the catalog name.

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Post by linny » February 15th, 2018, 6:56 am

Thank you both. The family is heading over for the day so I’ll get caught up tonight.

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Post by linny » February 15th, 2018, 4:00 pm

RussellEric wrote:
February 14th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Section 5, I Puritani, has been uploaded to the following location:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_05_davidson_128kb.mp3

Length of the MP3 is 11:14. This is a first effort, so any advice or direction is appreciated.
Wonderful job! :thumbs:

Only one PL note:
0:20 missing part of the section title.
Bellini – I Puritani

Only general comment, is to be careful of your ending silence. There is a little blip in this one. It's not bad but something to be on the watch for especially in consideration of listeners using headphones.


Here is your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/12272

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Post by linny » February 15th, 2018, 4:22 pm

Elizabby wrote:
February 14th, 2018, 7:37 pm
(She played Gilda, and I was very sad to see her stabbed to death!)
That had to be a surreal moment. :shock:

35 is PL OK. Thank you! :thumbs:

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Post by Elizabby » February 15th, 2018, 4:29 pm

I can't resist - I'd like to claim section 25, Tales of Hoffmann. My sister died in that one too as Antonia!

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Post by linny » February 15th, 2018, 6:22 pm

Thank you for the extra claim. Your sister has certainly had an interesting career. :wink:

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Post by Ciufi » February 15th, 2018, 7:32 pm

I would like to claim chapters 9 and 10, if I may.

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Post by TheVagabond » February 16th, 2018, 2:54 am

Completed reading: Section 28, PUCCINI, MADAM BUTTERFLY
Recording length 29 mins, 59 secs

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_28_davidson_128kb.mp3
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Post by Elizabby » February 16th, 2018, 4:32 am

Section 25: Tales of Hoffmann!

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_25_davidson_128kb.mp3 (16:50)

Interestingly, this is a different interpretation of the opera from the one we staged. Offenbach didn't actually finish it, so the ending of the opera is rather in doubt - but in our version it was presented as a struggle between love and poetry. After being unsuccessful in love, in our version Hoffmann decides for forswear love and from now on be a poet (and cue the final drinking song...)

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Post by linny » February 16th, 2018, 6:18 am

Ciufi wrote:
February 15th, 2018, 7:32 pm
I would like to claim chapters 9 and 10, if I may.
Welcome! It's good to have you. Thank you for the claim. :thumbs:

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Post by linny » February 16th, 2018, 6:19 am

Tom and Beth,
Thank you for your work. I'll try to get PL note for you today but it may be tomorrow.

Beth,
Really interesting there are different versions. Odd. I would have thought they would have agreed with a single version.

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Post by JoeBlu » February 16th, 2018, 11:41 am

Hi again :)

May i claim Section 1 AUBER – Fra Diavolo please,

I see that it doesn't specify anything but just to double check is there anything i'm required to say at the beginning of the book before

"Section [number] of Stories From The Operas, by Gladys Davidson. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
"Temet Nosce"

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