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Fernand Iaciu (violin solo)
Orchestre National de Lille, Jean-Claude Casadesus
The Heldenleben reveals Casadesus as a sensible, highly musical Straussian and shows an orchestra with some fine players. The brass sound, particularly the trombones, is pleasingly robust and... — More…
Ricarda Merbeth (soprano)
Weimar Staatskapelle, Michael Halász
Ricarda Merbeth, a regular Marschallin in Vienna and exponent of other big Strauss roles in Europe, has also been Bayreuth's Elisabeth for the past six years – just as Pauline de Ahna, Strauss's... — More…
Maria Reining, Ludwig Weber, Sena Jurinac, Alfred Poell, Hilde Gueden, Judith Hellwig, Peter Klein, Hilde Rössel-Majdan
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Kleiber
Sena Jurinac is a charming Octavian, strong and sympathetic, and Hilde Gueden a sweetly characterful Sophie, not just a wilting innocent. Ludwig Weber characterises deliciously in a very Viennese... — More…
Erna Schlüter (Elektra), Paul Schöffler (Orest), Ljuba Welitsch (Chrysothemis) & Walter Widdop (Aegisth), Maria Cebotari (Ariadne), Karl Friedrich (Bacchus) & Margaret Field-Hyde (Zerbinetta)
Royal Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler
Christel Goltz, Julius Patzak, Margareta Kenney, Hans Braun, Anton Dermota, Else Schürhoff
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Clemens Krauss
Mark Obert-Thorn has made one of his miraculous transformations of the sound, somehow adding lustre and body to the strings...giving the whole recording, voices and orchestra alike, added ambient... — More…
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (Prima Donna/Ariadne), Rita Streich (Zerbinetta), Irmgard Seefried (The Composer), Rudolf Schock (The Tenor/Bacchus), Alfred Neugebauer (Major Domo), Karl Dönch (The Music Teacher) (An Officer) Gerhard Unger (An Officer), Lisa Otto (Naiad), Grace Hoffman (Dryad), Anny Felbermayer...
Karajan's recording may yield top position to Rudolf Kempe's 1968 account, but surely to no other. His feeling for the music, as well as his cast - especially Schwarzkopf's Ariadne, Streich's... — More…