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Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten / Keilberth, Bjoner, Thomas


Release Date: 03/24/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 449584   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Carl HoppeHertha TöpperIngeborg HallsteinIngrid Bjöner,   ... 
Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera OrchestraBavarian State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This reissue has a certain historical value in that it documents the gala performance marking the postwar reopening of Munich’s National Theatre in November 1963. It also captures some of the best Strauss singers of the age at the height of their powers: Borkh’s Dyer’s Wife and Bjoner’s Empress are gloriously sung, while Fischer-Dieskau’s Barak is one of his most moving and involving dramatic portrayals on disc. There’s also a fine Emperor from Thomas – for once a singer unfazed by the high-lying Heldentenor role – and there’s the luxury of Hans Hotter as the Spirit Messenger and one Brigitte Fassbaender among the supernumerary Unborn Children and servants.

-- BBC Music Magazine
This reissue has a certain historical value in that it documents the gala performance marking the postwar reopening of Munich’s National Theatre in November 1963. It also captures some of the best Strauss singers of the age at the height of their powers: Borkh’s Dyer’s Wife and Bjoner’s Empress are gloriously sung, while Fischer-Dieskau’s Barak is one of his most moving and involving dramatic portrayals on disc. There’s also a fine Emperor from Thomas – for once a singer unfazed by the high-lying Heldentenor role – and there’s the luxury of Hans Hotter as the Spirit Messenger and one Brigitte Fassbaender among the supernumerary Unborn Children and servants.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Carl Hoppe (Bass), Hertha Töpper (Mezzo Soprano), Ingeborg Hallstein (Soprano),
Ingrid Bjöner (Soprano), Georg Paskuda (Tenor), Gerda Sommerschuh (Soprano),
Max Proebstl (Bass), Hans Hotter (Bass Baritone), Martha Mödl (Soprano),
Inge Borkh (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Jess Thomas (Tenor),
Paul Kuen (Tenor)
Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/21/1963 
Venue:  Live  National Theatre, Munich, Germany 

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