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Lucia Popp (soprano), John van Kesteren (tenor), Hermann Prey (baritone)
Munich Radio Orchestra & Bavarian Radio Choir, Kurt Eichhorn
an imaginative staging... The main background set is a ruined church, against which the singers are seen in medieval costume, with action, sometimes surreal, invented to illustrate each section... — More…
Mari Samuelsen (violin), Daniil Trifonov (piano), Aida Garifullina (soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Ludovic Tézier (baritone)
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu
It’s no harm at all to hear these chestnuts of the repertoire with a lack of attention-grabbing Hollywood Bowl glitz and swagger…Carmina Burana: don’t be put off by its seeming laid-backness.... — More…
Recorded 31 December 2004 at the Philharmonie Berlin
Sally Matthews (soprano), Lawrence Brownlee (tenor) & Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle
Gerhaher really lives and breathes every moment of of hedonistic self-loathing and sexual longing in his various contrasting cameos. — More…
A new box of his complete DG recordings on 64 CDs, most of them with Bavarian radio, confirm my impression of an organic style of music-making in which musicians are not just trusted but also... — More…
64 CDs + 2 DVD Videos$180.50
Christoph Gehr (Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria), Julia Urban ( Agnes Bernauer, Kaspar's daughter), Peter Rappenglück (Kaspar, barber), Fred Maire (Monk), Winfried Hübner & Reinhold Lampe (Burghers of the city of Munich) & Heinz Schmidtpeter (Chancellor of Duke Ernst)
Small World Theatre...
Famous Arias From Rossini, Verdi, Massenet, Giordano, Orff, Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini & Lehár
Agnes Baltsa, Piotr Beczala, Pavol Breslik, Franz Grundheber, Stefan Kocán, Nino Machaidze, Angela Marambio, Marina Rebeka, Matti Salminen & Krassimira Stoyanova
Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin & Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Lawrence Foster
Norbert Schmittberg (Oedipus), Dimitry Ivashchenko (A priest), Andreas Daum (Kreon), Oleksandr Prytolyuk (Choragus), Markus Durst (Choragus), Mark Adler (Tiresias), Yamina Maamar (Iokasta), Stefan Umhey (messenger from Corinth) & Hans-Joachim Porcher (shepherd of Laius)
Katrin Gerstenberger (Antigonae), Anja Vincken (Ismene), Oleksandr Prytolyuk (Choragus), Andreas Daum (Kreon), Markus Durst, Jeffrey Treganza (Guards), Sven Ehrke (Hämon), Mark Adler (Tiresias), Thomas Mehnert (A messenger) & Susanne Serfling (Eurydice)
Darmstadt State Theatre Orchestra...
Aki Hashimoto (Kwan Shusai/Kotaro), Oleksandr Prytolyuk (Genzo), Susanne Serfling (Tonami), Andreas Daum (Matsuo/1st figure), Anja Vincken (Chiyo/2nd figure) & Sven Ehrke (Gemba)
Staatsorchester Darmstadt & Choir of the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Constantin Trinks (conductor) & John...