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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 

Customer Reviews

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 Superb and almost perfect February 23, 2017 By Joseph Erdeljac (West Chester, PA) See All My Reviews "This is an exemplary recording of this Mozart masterpiece. Best in the cast are Wunderlich, Fischer-Dieskau, Petes and Lear. Great support is given by casting such greats as Crass, Hotter, Talvela and King. The ensembles are very well balances and all voices are up to the demands of their roles. The disappointment comes in casting 3 women in the parts of the 3 boys. No matter how hard they try they do not sound pure enough for the treble sound Mozart asked for in this trio. It is the purity and lack of vibrato which gives them their innocence and this is sorely missed, however small a lack some may count it. Over all it is a wonderful representation of this great work and a worthy addition to any Mozart lover." Report Abuse
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