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Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe / Gardiner, Studer, Skovhus, Terfel

Release Date: 02/14/1995 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439911   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Lehár
Performer:  Barbara BonneyCheryl StuderBryn TerfelRainer Trost,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi ChoirVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone),
Rainer Trost (Baritone), Bo Skovhus (Baritone), Julian Clarkson (Baritone),
Karl Magnus Fredriksson (Baritone), Uwe Peper (Tenor), Richard Savage (Baritone),
Lynette Alcantara (Soprano), Philip Salmon (Baritone), Constanze Backes (Mezzo Soprano),
Angela Kazmimierczuk (Mezzo Soprano), Heinz Zednik (Spoken Vocals), Lucinda Houghton (Soprano),
Constanze Backes (Soprano), Angela Kazmimierczuk (Soprano), Donna Deam (Soprano),
Suzanne Flowers (Soprano), Nicola Jenkin (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Musikvereinsaal, Vienna 
Length: 79 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 

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 Effervescent! January 18, 2014 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Franz Lehar's popular operetta receives a rousing, brilliantly sung and played interpretation in this 1990's recording. Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and a great cast of singers in a joyous, witty account of Lehar's masterpiece and evokes the glory of light Viennese music in the waning days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Would one be accurate in saying that this work is something of an Austrian counterpart to England's Gilbert and Sullivan? Hard to say, but this excellent recording merits attention by any classical music fan. Lehar's music is a delight to the ear, and so I recommend Gardiner's Merry Widow to all of you." Report Abuse
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