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Goetz: Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung / Elmendorff, Et Al

Release Date: 12/19/2000 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 90416   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Hermann Goetz
Performer:  Margarete TeschemacherElfriede TrötschelGottlob FrickPavel Mirov,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Taming of the Shrew, a comic opera by Hermann Goetz, shares the same fate as The Barber of Bagdad by Peter Cornelius and Corregidor by Hugo Wolf: all three of them belong to unjustly forgotten works of operatic history. Its world premiere took place in Mannheim and within no time the work was triumphantly introduced in Vienna, Leipzig, Berlin and other major operatic stages in Europe. Johannes Brahms held Goetz's compositions in high esteem, but still, the opera was not able to hold its place in the repertoire. Goetz studied composition in Berlin with Hugo Ulrich and piano with Hans von Bulow. Upon graduation he accepted a job as an organist in Winterthur. His delicate health forced him to give up this post in 1870. He then worked as a Read more music critic, gave lessons and performed as a conductor and pianist. He died at the age of thirty-six leaving an opera "Francesca da Rimini" incomplete. Read less

Works on This Recording

Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung by Hermann Goetz
Performer:  Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano), Elfriede Trötschel (Soprano), Gottlob Frick (Bass),
Pavel Mirov (Tenor), Mathieu Ahlersmeyer (Baritone), Hans Löbel (Baritone),
Karl Wessely (Tenor), Jakob Velder (Tenor), Edith Dietrich (Soprano),
Sven Nilsson (Bass)
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1943-44 
Notes: Composition written: Switzerland (1868 - 1872). 

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