Nagasaki trainwreck

This is what makes conductors wake up screaming. From a performance of Madama Butterfly, Philadelphia, February 1967, with Montserrat Caballe in the title role, and Richard Karp doing what he can to keep things together in the pit. The trainwreck.

(La Cieca likes to think of this excerpt as the “Berio Completion” of Butterfly.)

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