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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Pritchard, Caballe, Edelmann, London Philharmonic

Strauss / Caballe / Eldemann / Mathis / Pritchard
Release Date: 04/26/2011 
Label:  Glyndebourne Festival Opera   Catalog #: 24016   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  John ModenosMontserrat CaballéEdith MathisOtto Edelmann,   ... 
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 1965 recording of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier captures the intimacy of the Glyndebourne opera house preserving what is, without doubt, an engrossing performance with notable contributions from key soloists at poignant stages of their careers.



Caballé was coached “practically day and night” to achieve a beautifully sung, youthful incarnation of a difficult role in good German...Surprisingly, she isn’t the star: that accolade goes to Teresa Zylis-Gara’s gloriously sung Octavian. And Pritchard’s brilliant conducting, never too slow, always transparent, makes this version greater than the sum of its considerable parts.

– Sunday Times (UK)
Read more /> Caballé projects a character of charm, grace and deep emotional conviction. Zylis-Gara really has no trouble with the high tessitura of the role and her voice blends well with both Caballé's limpid timbre and the more silvery sound of the young Mathis as Sophie. Pritchard's is a Rosenkavalier to be reckoned with, a rare and treasurable memento of his Strauss opera conducting.

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Works on This Recording

Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  John Modenos (Baritone), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Edith Mathis (Soprano),
Otto Edelmann (Bass), David Hughes (Tenor), Angela Jenkins (Voice),
Teresa Zylis-Gara (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: Live 1965 

Customer Reviews

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 Superb in every way. July 20, 2018 By JOSEPH ERDELJAC (WEST CHESTER, PA) See All My Reviews "What a wonderful cast and production of this great masterpiece. Caballe is a delight in her role as are Zylis-Gara and Mathis. Of course Otto Edlemann is a master at Ochs and has no rival in my opinion. Reynolds is a delight as well and knows how to turn a phrase for its depth and meaning. There have been many wonderful recording of this work over the years but I am happy that this live performance has been added to the list." Report Abuse
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