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R. Strauss: Scenes From Operas / Bohm, Teschemacher, Goltz


Release Date: 08/28/2007 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 7039   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Elisabeth HöngenEsther RéthyJosef HerrmannTorsten Ralf,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden StaatskapelleDresden State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier: Mit ihnen Augen voll Tränen; 3,4 Second Waltz Sequence; Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein. 3,4 Die Frau ohne Schatten: 8 Sie haben es mir gesagt; 5 Falke, du wiedergefundener. 6 Arabella: 8 Er ist der Richtige Read more nicht; 1,2 Der Richtge, wenn’s einen gibt für mich . . Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein; 1,7 Sie gibt mir keinen Blick . . Das war sehr gut, Mandryka. 1,7 Daphne: Götter, Brüder im hohen Olympos; 6 O wie gern blieb ich bei dir; 1 Closing Scene 1 Karl Böhm, cond; Margarete Teschemacher (sop); 1 Christel Goltz (sop); 2 Esther Rethy (sop); 3 Elisabeth Höngen (mez); 4 Josef Herrmann (bar); 5 Torsten Ralf (ten); 6 Mathieu Ahlersmeyer (bar); 7 Dresden St O & Ch PROFIL 7039, mono (76:18) Broadcast: 1942 8


Opera historians have had complimentary things to say about the ensemble of the Dresden State Opera of the 1920s and 1930s and the composer himself gave a high rating to their performances of the operas of Richard Strauss. Much of this “ensemble” quality was the work of two music directors, Fritz Busch, who was forced out by local Nazi thugs in 1933, and his successor from then until 1942, Karl Böhm. These recordings, both studio and broadcast, give strong support to Strauss’s high opinion. Although I have heard more recent performances of some of this music that I consider to be at least as good as what is heard on this CD, that in no way diminishes the quality of music-making here. In the case of Torsten Ralph’s Emperor ( Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Apollo ( Daphne ), I’ve never heard better—his combination of textual sensitivity and stentorian power even belies the notion that Strauss was unsympathetic to star tenors. And if the other singers here met their matches years later, this collection nevertheless offers not only authority and historical interest, but also sheer pleasure. The “star,” in the sense that she appears on the most recordings, is Margarete Teschemacher, a radiant, warm-voiced soprano who was at her peak around the time these recordings were made (I should, however, point out that “Das war sehr gut, Mandryka” is taken down a half-tone).


The other star is the conductor, whose friendship with the composer and the authority derived from it, did not deter him from making cuts in the operas, despite Strauss’s admonition that if he didn’t want something to be there he would have taken it out himself. There are no cuts here, unless you count the missing interjections of Faninal and the Marschallin in “Ist ein Traum.” It is not necessary to consider Böhm the “greatest” Strauss conductor (which I certainly don’t) to hear a sympathetic soul at work in these recordings. Indeed, Böhm seems to have a modest enough ego—when once asked if there were any conductor he envied enough to wish he could conduct like him (imagine asking this of Beecham, Stokowski, or Toscanini!), he answered, “Oh yes. Bruno Walter, Karl Muck, Schalk, Weingartner, Nikisch, Toscanini, Bernstein, Klemperer . . .”. The transfers are just fine and the extensive German/English annotations, with many historic photographs, are spectacularly good.


FANFARE: James Miller
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Works on This Recording

1.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Mit Ihren Augen voll Tränen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Elisabeth Höngen (Alto), Esther Réthy (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1940 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Waltz sequence no 2, Act 3 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1938 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Ist ein Traum by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Esther Réthy (Soprano), Elisabeth Höngen (Alto)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1940 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Sie haben es mir gesagt by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Josef Herrmann (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1942 
Venue:  Dresden 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1914 - 1918). 
5.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Falke, du Wiedergefundener by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Torsten Ralf (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1942 
Length: 14 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Arabella, Op. 79: Er ist der Richtiger by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Christel Goltz (Soprano), Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1942 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Arabella, Op. 79: Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Mathieu Ahlersmeyer (Baritone), Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1942 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Arabella, Op. 79: Das war sehr gut, Mandryka by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Mathieu Ahlersmeyer (Baritone), Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1942 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Daphne, Op. 82: Götter, Brüder im hohen Olympos by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Torsten Ralf (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Date of Recording: 12/1938 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Daphne, Op. 82: O wie gerne blieb ich bei dir by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936-1937; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1939 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Daphne, Op. 82: Wind, spiele mit mir by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1938 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1936 - 1937). 

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