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Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten / Solti, Behrens, Domingo


Release Date: 04/14/1992 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 436243   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Reinhild RunkelAlberto DohmenJosé van DamHildegard Behrens,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Boys' Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"In the Heldentenor role of the Emperor, Placido Domingo, the superstar tenor, gives a performance that is not only beautiful to the ear beyond previous recordings but which has an extra feeling for expressive detail, deeper than that which was previously recorded. Hildegard Behrens as the Dyer's wife is also a huge success. Her very feminine vulnerability is here a positive strength, and the voice has rarely sounded so beautiful on record. Julia Varady as the Empress is equally imaginative, with a beautiful voice, and Jose van Dam with his clean, dark voice brings a warmth and depth of expression to the role of Barak, the Dyer, which goes with a satisfyingly firm focus…this recording is unlikely to be matched, let alone surpassed for Read more many years. Solti himself is inspired throughout."

- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music 2008 Edition, page 1308
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Reinhild Runkel (Mezzo Soprano), Alberto Dohmen (Baritone), José van Dam (Baritone),
Hildegard Behrens (Soprano), Sumi Jo (Soprano), Eva Lind (Soprano),
Hans Franzen (Bass), Gottfried Hornik (Baritone), Wilfried Gahmlich (Tenor),
Robert Gambill (Tenor), Elzbieta Ardam (Alto), Noriko Sasaki (Soprano),
Donna Robin (Soprano), Elisabeth Lang (), Rannveig Braga (Mezzo Soprano),
Ursula Targler (Soprano), Wolfgang Schneider (Bass), Gerhard Eder (Bass),
Karl Nebenführ (Bass), Elisabeth Lang (Soprano), Julia Varády (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1989-91 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 195 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 

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