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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…
Lotte Lehmann (Marschallin), Richard Mayr (Baron Ochs), Maria Olszewska (Octavian), Elisabeth Schumann (Sophie), Viktor Madin (Faninal), Hermann Gallos (Valzacchi), Bella Paalen (Annina), Aenne Michalsky (Marianne Leitmetzerin), Karl Ettl (Polizeikommissar)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert...
The performance remains peerless, with all four principal soloists at their peak — 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…
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…
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Countess Madeleine), Eberhard Wächter (Count), Nicolai Gedda (Flamand), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Olivier), Hans Hotter (La Roche), Christa Ludwig (Clairon), Anna Moffo (Italian Singer)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch
In the role of the Countess in Strauss's last opera, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf has no equals on CD...a peerless performance from her, full of magical detail both in the pointing of words and in the... — More…