Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Strauss: Arabella / Jeffrey Tate, Kiri Te Kanawa


Release Date: 11/30/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 417623   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Helga DerneschErnst GutsteinPeter SeiffertGabriele Fontana,   ... 
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  
On sale! $36.98
ArkivCD  $34.99
Low Stock



This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa brings considerable insight into Arabella's character, with an appropriate touch of coolness while still being lovable. A shining performance.

Arabella has gradually become the most popular of Strauss's operas after Der Rosenkavalier and it is not really surprising. The score is almost consistently romantic and entrancing; although there are some relatively weak passages, so there are in most operas... Dame Kiri Te Kanawa...has considerable insight into Arabella's character—her scene with Elemer in Act 1 is really first rate—and is entirely believable, with just that touch of coolness that I believe the best Arabellas should always have. She is lovable, too, in the musing aria that opens Act 3. It is
Read more a shining performance and her many admirers will rejoice that this permanent record of a role she adorns is available at last... Ernst Gutstein's Waldner and Helga Dernesch's Adelaide are memorably vivid vocal characterizations of Arabella's feckless parents... Peter Seiffert is as plausible as it is possible to be as Matteo, and sings what is sometimes one of Strauss's thankless tenor roles with a heroic ring...

-- Gramophone [2/1988]
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Arabella, Op. 79 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Mezzo Soprano), Ernst Gutstein (Baritone), Peter Seiffert (Tenor),
Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Franz Grundheber (Baritone), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
Length: 158 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In