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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)
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
John Modenos (Baritone),
Montserrat Caballé (Soprano),
Edith Mathis (Soprano),
Otto Edelmann (Bass),
David Hughes (Tenor),
Angela Jenkins (Voice),
Teresa Zylis-Gara (Soprano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Written: 1909-1910; Germany
Date of Recording: Live 1965
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
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."