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Edith Mathis (soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Peter Schreier (tenor), Walter Berry (baritone), Paul Schilhawsky (piano), Erik Werba (piano)
Salzburger Festspiele, 25. August 1974
The historical value is undeniable and of considerable musical value as well. — More…
Martti Talvela (King Henry), Jess Thomas (Lohengrin), Claire Watson (Elsa), Walter Berry (Telramund), Christa Ludwig (Ortrud), Eberhard Waechter (Herald), Kurt Equiluz, Fritz Sperlbauer, Herbert Lackner & Ljubomir Pantscheff
Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Karl Böhm
Claire Watson excels her studio performances, singing Elsa with floods of pure tone that rarely falters...[Ludwig's] 'Entweihte Götter!' literally stops the show...Waechter makes a keen Herald,... — More…
Gundula Janowitz (Ariadne), Agnes Baltsa (Komponist), James King (Bacchus), Edita Gruberova (Zerbinetta), Erich Kunz (Haushofmeister), Walter Berry (Musiklehrer), Barry McDaniel (Harlekin), Kurt Equiluz (Scaramuccio), Manfred Jungwirth (Truffaldin), Gerhard Unger (Brighella), Hilda de Groote (Najade),...
Agnes Baltsa is a pert, ultra-stylish Composer...Trusting in his fine male cast, Bohm (in what one may call 'late style') allows the Harlequin accompaniments to become very bar-room - apt, and... — More…
Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rafaele Arié, Elisabeth Grümmer
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler
This is an immensely and immediately impressive performance… Furtwängler's interpretation of Mozart's equivocal opera is fraught with suspense, menace and… tension. Tempos are often on the... — More…
Julia Varady (Arabella), Helen Donath (Zdenka), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Mandryka), Walter Berry (Waldner), Helga Schmidt (Adelaide), Elfrieda Hobarth (Adelaide), Adolf Dallapozza (Matteo), Hermann Winkler (Elemer), Klaus-Jürgen Küper (Dominik), Hermann Becht (Lamoral), Doris Soffel (Kartenaufschlägerin),...
Complete except for a brief cut in Matteo's part in Act 3, Sawallisch's 1981 Orfeo recording of Arabella has been easily fitted onto two CDs.
Sawallisch is the most experienced conductor of Strauss's... — More…
Gundula Janowitz (Fiordiligi), Christa Ludwig (Dorabella), Walter Berry (Guglielmo), Adolf Dallapozza (Ferrando), Olivera Miljakovic (Despina) & Eberhard Waechter (Don Alfonso)
Chorus & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Josef Krips
Everything, from the overture in, is crisply articulated and lovingly phrased without ever over-egging the pudding. Every bar seems natural and thought-through. — More…
Lisa Della Casa (Countess), Robert Kerns (Count), Waldemar Kmentt (Flamand), Walter Berry (Olivier), Otto Wiener (La Roche), Christa Ludwig (Clairon), Peter Klein (Monsieur Taupe), Lucia Popp (Italian singer), Fritz Wunderlich (Italian tenor) & Alois Pernerstorfer
Orchestra of the Vienna...
The sound on the Capriccio release is…lacking in air, although not enough to disturb the memory of Lisa della Casa's assumption of the Countess. To the adjectives attached to her Strauss singing... — More…