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Historical - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Karajan, Et Al

Release Date: 01/16/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 77357   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Kerstin MeyerTeresa Stich-RandallPaul KuenOtto Edelmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia ChorusLoughton Girls School Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recording awarded the Diapason d’Or, France. Libretto not included.

As to the performance, I have said many times that this would be my first choice as a 'desert island' opera set, and I feel that more than ever with all the principals at their very finest-Schwarzkopf and Ludwig a supreme partnership. For more detail go back to JBS's excellent review in October 1983 of the last re-mastering. Karajan in 1956, as in his recent DG recording, observed statutory cuts, but the truth of Rosenkavalier has never lain in the extra bits of quasi-recitative, and this intensely beautiful, polished yet passionate performance still brings more truth than any rival, one of the supreme achievements of both Karajan and Legge.

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Works on This Recording

Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Kerstin Meyer (Alto), Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano), Paul Kuen (Tenor),
Otto Edelmann (Bass), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano),
Erich Majkut (Tenor), Franz Bierbach (Bass), Harald Pröglhöf (Baritone),
Gerhard Unger (Tenor), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano),
Anny Felbermayer (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Karl Friedrich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus,  Loughton Girls School Chorus  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 191 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (12/10/1956 - 12/22/1956) 

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