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Dittersdorf: Arcifanfano / Jenkins, Steber, Russell, Et Al


Release Date: 12/12/1994 
Label:  Vai Audio   Catalog #: 1010   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Performer:  Eleanor SteberPatricia BrooksAnna RussellJohn McCollum,   ... 
Conductor:  Newell Jenkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clarion Music Society
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman wrote an English translation of this piece specifically for this performance. W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman wrote an English translation of this piece specifically for this performance. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Arcifanfano, re de' matti by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano), Patricia Brooks (Soprano), Anna Russell (Soprano),
John McCollum (Tenor), Joseph Sopher (), Heinz Rehfuss (Baritone),
David Smith (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Newell Jenkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clarion Music Society
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1776; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Live  New York 
Length: 131 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 The hardly known opera Arcifanfano: King of Fools May 7, 2012 By Stephen Schoeman (Westfield, NJ) See All My Reviews " Ditters von Dittersdorf's opera "Arcifanfano: King of Fools" is a delightful opera filled with wonderful melodies and so reminds me of Mozart's "The Magic Flute". The opera makes the point that we are all crazy. Of course, I add, in varying degrees at various times! What could go wrong with an opera whose libretto has been translated by W. H. Auden and Chester
Kallman?

An excellent cast and conductor.

Ditters von Dittersdorf is a much under appreciated classical composer who was a
contemporary of Mozart and Hayden both of whom he knew.

"Arcifanfano" is worth a try.

Dr. Stephen Schoeman"
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