El maestro Campanone (Mazza, arr.
Pilar Lorengar, Carlos
Munguía, Manuel Ausensi, Coro Cantores de Madrid, Orquesta
Sinfónica, c. Ataulfo Argenta
ZCC 5047 [LP,
Novoson CDNS 558[CD]
Novoson's transfer of this famous Argenta performance
is certainly good enough to recommend, with plenty of life in the sound and
neat presentation. Ausensi's bluff humour in the title role is
pleasantly offset by stylish work by Lorengar and Munguía,
and as the only (slightly truncated) recording of Lleó's adaptation [see Andrew Lamb's article for its
convoluted history] this is eminently recommendable.