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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte / Böhm, Lear, Peters, Otto, Et Al


Release Date: 08/12/1997 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 449749   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz WunderlichLisa OttoRoberta PetersEvelyn Lear,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Böhm’s 1964 Zauberflöte has long been a strong recommendation. This reissue does not dethrone its position, nor is it diminished by later versions concerned with ‘correct’ performing practice... Böhm’s speeds do lock into a powerful, if sacerdotal, view of the whole. The principal jewel is Fritz Wunderlich’s Tamino, incomparable in its lyric ardour, musicality and tangible characterisation. There is a rock-like Sarastro from Franz Crass and fine Sprecher from Hans Hotter. Evelyn Lear is a radiant Pamina, and Roberta Peters has the stratospheric measure of Queen of the Night.

-- Patrick Carnegy, BBC Music Magazine
Böhm’s 1964 Zauberflöte has long been a strong recommendation. This reissue does not dethrone its position, nor is it diminished by later versions concerned with ‘correct’ performing practice... Böhm’s speeds do lock into a powerful, if sacerdotal, view of the whole. The principal jewel is Fritz Wunderlich’s Tamino, incomparable in its lyric ardour, musicality and tangible characterisation. There is a rock-like Sarastro from Franz Crass and fine Sprecher from Hans Hotter. Evelyn Lear is a radiant Pamina, and Roberta Peters has the stratospheric measure of Queen of the Night.

-- Patrick Carnegy, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Lisa Otto (Soprano), Roberta Peters (Soprano),
Evelyn Lear (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Hans Hotter (Baritone),
Franz Crass (Bass)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: German 

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