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Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro, Bastien Und Bastienne / Bohm, Pritchard

Mozart / Wiener Symphoniker / Pritchard
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2373/75   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Oskar CzerwenkaPaul SchöfflerWalter BerryErich Majkut,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl BöhmJohn Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This valuable three CD set couples two of the most admired complete recordings of Mozart operas from the 1950s which have long since been unavailable. Karl Böhm was one of the greatest Mozart conductors of his generation, and on this complete Viennese recording of Le nozze di Figaro he directs a cast which at the time could not have been bettered, featuring some of the finest post-war Mozart singers. Sir John Pritchard completes the set with a sparking performance of Mozart's very early one-act opera Bastien und Bastienne, a delightful opera which is very rarely heard today. The recorded sound is of excellent vintage. This valuable three CD set couples two of the most admired complete recordings of Mozart operas from the 1950s which have long since been unavailable. Karl Böhm was one of the greatest Mozart conductors of his generation, and on this complete Viennese recording of Le nozze di Figaro he directs a cast which at the time could not have been bettered, featuring some of the finest post-war Mozart singers. Sir John Pritchard completes the set with a sparking performance of Mozart's very early one-act opera Bastien und Bastienne, a delightful opera which is very rarely heard today. The recorded sound is of excellent vintage. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Oskar Czerwenka (Bass), Paul Schöffler (Baritone), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone),
Erich Majkut (Tenor), Murray Dickie (Tenor), Ira Malaniuk (Mezzo Soprano),
Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Rosl Schwaiger (Soprano), Rita Streich (Soprano),
Karl Dönch (Baritone), Sena Jurinac (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Language: Italian 
2.
Bastien und Bastienne, K 50 (46a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Ilse Hollweg (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1953 

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