Rudolf Moralt

Biography

Born: February 26, 1902; Munich, Germany   Died: December 16, 1958; Vienna, Austria  
Nephew of Richard Strauss, Rudolf Moralt shared something of his uncle's gift for sensitive, non-intrusive conducting. Without question, he was taken for granted by Vienna, whose Staatsoper company he helped rebuild to world standards in the aftermath of World War II. While other maestri with high ambitions constantly worked to increase their share of the limelight, Moralt simply applied himself to strengthening his company. When he was passed Read more over for every one of the new productions scheduled for the re-opening of the Staatsoper building in 1955, he was hurt, and observers, who understood his importance for the city's musical life, were baffled. Moralt studied at Munich University and Academy. At the age of 17, he was hired as a répétiteur at the Munich Staatsoper. In 1923, barely 21, he became conductor at the Kaiserslautern Städtische Oper. craft. From 1932 to 1934, he held the position of music director at the active Deutsches Theater in Brno. In 1934, Moralt went to Brunswick; an engagement in Graz followed in 1937. Also in 1937, he made his debut in Vienna, where he was appointed principal conductor at the Staatsoper three years later. From 1940 to the time of his death in 1958, Moralt proved himself invaluable, as his hard work and unassuming personality helped hold together a ravaged company. In the face of wartime privations and a bombed-out house, the cadre of musicians persisted, setting the new gold standard for Mozart and Strauss. Among the several recordings attesting to Moralt's mastery are a Ring cycle, especially Siegfried and Die Götterdämmerung, taken from live performances in 1948 and 1949. Here, Moralt's lyrical approach draws strong performances from mixed casts -- clearly the work of an excellent conductor. Likewise, extended scenes from Acts I and III of Arabella, recorded with Lisa della Casa in January 1953, establish Moralt as a gifted Straussian. A 1945 recording of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail by a Vienna Staatsoper ensemble (with Schwarzkopf as Konstanze) is a further testament to Moralt's exceptional gifts. Read less

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Born: February 26, 1902; Munich, Germany   Died: December 16, 1958; Vienna, Austria  
Nephew of Richard Strauss, Rudolf Moralt shared something of his uncle's gift for sensitive, non-intrusive conducting. Without question, he was taken for granted by Vienna, whose Staatsoper company he helped rebuild to world standards in the aftermath of World War II. While other maestri with high ambitions constantly worked to increase their share of the limelight, Moralt simply applied himself to strengthening his company. When he was passed Read more
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Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Overture
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Hier soll ich dich denn sehen
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Solche hergelauf'ne Laffen
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Konsanze! Dich wiederzusehen! Dich!
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Singt dem grossen bassa Lieder
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Marsch, marsch marsch! Trolle euch fort!
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): DurchZartlichkeit und Schmeicheln
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Ich gehe, doch rate ichdir
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Welcher Wechsel herrscht in meiner Seele
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Martern aller Arten
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Welche Wonne, welche Lust
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Frisch zum Kampfe!
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Viva Bacchus!
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Wenn der Freude Tranen fleissen
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Ach Belmonte! Ach mein Leben!
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Ich baue ganz auf deine Starke
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): In Mohrenland gefangen war
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): O, wie will ich triumphieren!
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Welch ein Geshick!
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio): Nie werd'ich deine Huld verkennen


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