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Simone Schneider, Markus Eiche, Martina Welschbach, Peter Nice, Sophie Mitterhuber, Brigitte Fassbaender
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Ulf Schirmir
Schneider is a dusky voice, with effortlessly bright and nuanced top notes when necesssary...She plays down her character's overbearing quality, as any soprano must if Pauline/Christine's 'beautiful... — More…
Weimar Staatskapelle, Stefan Solyom
Lars Woldt (bass), Simone Schneider (soprano), Arabella Wäscher (vocals), Monica Mascus (mezzo-soprano), Sandra Janke (alto), Olena Tokar (alto), Wilhelm Schwinghammer (bass), Ludwig Mittelhammer (bass), Michael Kupfer (baritone), Sung Min Song (tenor), Jutta Neumann (alto), Andreas Burkhart (baritone),...
Schirmer and his orchestra bring out the music's warmth, with textures sounding transparent in CPO's natural recording..Eiche may not be the heroic voice that Kunrad seems to call for...but he... — More…
Corrado Giuffredi (clarinet) & Alberto Biano (bassoon)
Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Markus Poschner
Poschner and his chamber forces offer plenty of fluid virtuosity here, too, with tempi feeling relaxed, even if they're not actually slow…there's some beautifully sensitive playing in the two... — More…
Doren Dinglinger (violin), Tony Nys (viola), Alexandre Vay (cello), Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
Blumenthal is adept at switching from Brahmsian sweep to the pre-Till Eulenspiegel sparkle…There’s sufficient unpredictability in the second-movement Presto, and the extra spring of the finale’s... — More…
Franz Hawlata (Sir Morosus), Julia Bauer (Aminta), Bernhard Berchtold (Henry Morosus), Monika Straube (Theodosia Zimmerlein - Haushalterin), Andreas Kindschuh (Der Barbier), Guibee Yang (Isotta), Tiina Penttinen (Carlotta), Matthias Winter (Carlo Morbio), Kouta Räsänen (Cesare Vanuzzi), Martin Gäbler...
The voices in this new set are quite fine: Julia Bauer is the equal of any in the title-role and Franz Hawlata as Morosus has the kind of baritone sound that readily reveals the character's painful,... — More…
Franz Grundheber (Jupiter), Hans-Juergen Schoepflin (Merkur), Paul McNamara (Pollux), Manuela Uhl (Danae), Cornelia Zach (Xanthe), Robert Chafin (Midas), Susanne Bernard (Semele), Gro Bente Kjellevold (Alkmene), Katharina Peetz (Leda), Renate Behle, Martin Fleitmann, Simon Pauly, Hans Georg Ahrens...
Where the account under Ulrich Windfuhr consistently scores is in the dramatic bite of the performance...Standing out from an excellent cast is the magnificent Jupiter of Franz Grundheber, weightily... — More…