...an appealing balance between theatrical vivacity and stylistic refinement. In 1977, when the recording sessions were held, the microphones caught Popp and Jerusalem in pristine estate...
-- Allan Ulrich, Los Angeles Times [9/24/1989] ...an appealing balance between theatrical vivacity and stylistic refinement. In 1977, when the recording sessions were held, the microphones caught Popp and Jerusalem in pristine estate...
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Works on This Recording
Marthaby Friedrich von Flotow Performer:
Lucia Popp (Soprano),
Doris Soffel (Alto),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor),
Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass),
Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic Written: 1847; Germany Date of Recording: 1977 Language: German
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
One of the best OperasMarch 27, 2015By Antonio Silva (Vale de Lobos, Sintra)See All My Reviews"Don't know why, but Martha was allways my favorite opera. And it is deadfull that is almost forgotten. This is probably the best recording. I like very much the italian version, but there is no one perfect version with a outstanding cast of singers and orchestra that will be capable to re-project this wonderful opera. It is almost criminal that the public don't know this opera!!! Yes, the libretto is not big issue, but the music surpasses everything."Report Abuse
Beloved Martha returnsJuly 1, 2012By Gary Mitchell (Independence, KS)See All My Reviews"Flotow is known today for one "tune" in his opera (operetta?) "Martha" but the whole work is a delight. Light, for sure, but full of catchy tunes, patter songs, even "The Last Rose of Summer." The story is set in England, you see, though the singers sing in German. What a fine cast, too. When it first came out decades ago the Penguin Guide gave its highest rating to this recording, and now the CDs sound even better. If you only know the overture, you'll find many of those melodies within this work. A simple story, a light-hearted libretto, but melodic music done to a turn."Report Abuse