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Flotow: Martha / Wallberg, Popp, Jerusalem, Soffel, Nimsgern


Release Date: 04/25/2012 
Label:  Eurodisc   Catalog #: 7789   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Lucia PoppDoris SoffelSiegfried JerusalemSiegmund Nimsgern,   ... 
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio ChorusMunich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...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...

-- Allan Ulrich, Los Angeles Times [9/24/1989]
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Works on This Recording

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Martha by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Doris Soffel (Alto), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor),
Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 One of the best Operas March 27, 2015 By 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 returns July 1, 2012 By 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
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