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Rebecca Evans (Gretel), Jennifer Larmore (Hansel), Jane Henschel (The Witch), Rosalind Plowright (Gertrude), Robert Hayward (Peter), Sarah Tynan (Dew Fairy), Diana Montague (Sandman), Sarah Coppen (Cuckoo)
Philharmonia Orchestra & New London Children’s Choir, Sir Charles Mackerras
What distinguishes this version is primarily the vigorous and large-scale conducting of Sir Charles Mackerras. — More…
From 1899 to the end of the 78 era: 1899-1952
Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Jakub Haufa (violin), Monika Razynska (harpsichord), Markus Becker (piano)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sinfonia Varsovia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, The King’s Singers, New Seasons Ensemble, Claudio Abbado
Andreas Kirpal (piano), Lydia Dubrovskaya (violin)
There is some wit in the early Menuet for piano quintet, some ambition in the E minor quartet movement and some solid achievement in the C minor movement...It is also possible to imagine the... — More…
Original recordings from 1925-1950
Richard Crooks (tenor), Victoria de Los Angeles (soprano), John McCormack (tenor), Rosa Ponselle (soprano), Richard Tauber (tenor), Georges Thill (tenor), Lawrence Tibbett (baritone), et al.
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, West Side Story Orchestra, Isaac Stern (violin), Fritz Kreisler (cadenza), Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Philippe Entremont (piano), Gary Graffman (piano), John Corigliano (violin), Marni Nixon (vocal), Jim Bryant (vocal), Leonard Bernstein (piano), Zino Francescatti (violin),...
Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia String Quartet, Otto Klemperer
[The documentary] demonstrates that his recordings made in London some thirty years later were not just a matter of superlative playing but also of deeply-felt involvement by the conductor. — More…
Brigitte Fassbaender (Dämonia, die böse Fee), Christina Landshamer (Rosa, Königin der Feen), Kristiane Kaiser (Röschen), Tobias Haaks (Reinhold), Stephanie Hampl (Morphina), Anna Borchers (Quecksilber/Eine Winde), Miriam Clark (Die Sonne), Brigitte Bayer (Ein Vergissmeinnicht), Guibee Yang (Eine Rose),...
[Fassbaender's] part is purely a spoken one, done with immense sinister relish. There are some lovely orchestral interludes, and no lover of Hansel will want to miss this set. — More…