Honest appreciation is due Alma Gluck for having the ability to maintain this aria with exraordinary poise and tonal magnificence at an awfully sluggish tempo. She disagrees barely together with her conductor and manages to hurry issues up somewhat. Norena’s efficiency proceeds at a extra regular tempo and exudes a wondrous heat and humanity. Nobody right now sings or performs Baroque music like this; some forty years in the past I performed the recording for a pal, a positive musician, who could not settle for the anachronistic romanticism of it. However that by no means bothered me; I discovered it then, and discover it now, one of many loveliest issues I’ve ever heard. Norena is a soprano properly price attending to know.