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Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Claire Watson (Marschallin), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Annelie Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Margarethe Bence (Annina) & Gerhard Unger (Italian singer)
Bavarian State Opera, Carlos Kleiber
This performance from 1973 is notable for its extraordinary textural clarity, in this densest of scores, and its rhythmic vitality. The vocal hero of the occasion is Brigitte Fassbaender as... — More…
Regina Resnik (Klytämnestra), Birgit Nilsson (Elektra), Leonie Rysanek (Chrysothemis), Wolfgang Windgassen (Aegisth), Eberhard Waechter (Orest), Fredrick Guthrie (Der Pfleger der Orest), Margareta Sjöstedt (Vertraute), Margarita Lilova (Schleppträgerin), Gerhard Unger (Junger Diener), Herbert Lackner...
[Nilsson] is achingly tender in the recognition scene with Orestes, vividly obsequious as she lures Aegisthus to his death and tireless in her final, fatal dance...like Nilsson, [Resnik] really... — More…
Stephen Gould (Der Kaiser), Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin), Wolfgang Koch (Barak, der Farber), Nina Stemme (Die Farberin), Evelyn Herlitzius (Die Amme), Sebastian Holecek (Geisterbote)
Wiener Staatsoper, Christian Thielemann
Stemme is focussed and expressive, and if Koch sometimes seems underpowered, that is only through comparison to her. Herlitzius is similarly impressive, and she and Stemme are sufficiently distinct... — More…
3 CDs($37.00) $29.50
Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), with Jutta Böhnert (Sophie) & Regina Richter (Octavian)
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Markus Stenz
There’s some wonderful singing [in the Capriccio extract]...She’s also excellent as Arabella. At the start of the solo her singing is touching and with a hint of vulnerability to it. Later...she... — More…
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Lisa Della Casa, Irmgard Seefried, Nicolai Gedda, Christa Ludwig, Hermann Prey, Leontyne Price, Peter Schreier, Edita Gruberova, Jessye Norman, Edith Mathis, Marjana Lipovsek, Heinz Zednik, Frederica von Stade, Francisco Araiza, Thomas Hampson, Diana Damrau, Michael Volle, Deutsch...
Many favourites feature but there are also comparative rarities to experience and savour...a valuable collection, both artistically and historically. — More…
Hanny Steffek (Christine), Hermann Prey (Robert Storch), Ferry Gruber (Baron Lummer), Anny Felbermayer (Anna), Alfred Poell (Notar), Judith Hellwig (his wife), Waldeman Kmentt (Stroh), Oskar Czerwenka (Kommerzienrat), Alois Pernerstorfer (Justizrat) & Ludwig Welter (Kammersänger)
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…
Hans Hopf (Emperor), Leonie Rysanek (Empress), Ludwig Weber (Barak, the Dyer), Christel Goltz (Dyer's Wife), Elisabeth Höngen (Nurse), Kurt Böhme (Spirit-Messenger), Karl Terkal (Apparition of a Youth) & Judith Hellwig (Voice of the Falcon)
Vienna State Opera, Karl Böhm
3 CDs($37.00) $29.50
Großes Spielhaus, Salzburg Festival, 30/8/1964
Pierre Fournier (cello) & Rudolf Streng (viola)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan