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Kalman: Countess Mariza / Mattes, Rothenberger, Gedda, Moser


Release Date: 06/13/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 82359  
Composer:  Emmerich Kálmán
Performer:  Horst SachtlebenKurt BöhmeNicolai GeddaAnneliese Rothenberger,   ... 
Conductor:  Willy Mattes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graunke Symphony OrchestraMunich State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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The longing for an ideal world: When 1924 Kálmán’s Countess Maritza had its acclaimed premičre in 1924, the operetta captured the spirit of its time: after the First World War, there was widespread longing for an ideal and orderly world. But even today, Maritza still guarantees an enthralling evening’s entertainment, with its Hungarian spice, its soulful waltzes and the lively buffo numbers. And all the moreso in this recording featuring an outstanding vocal ensemble, with top-drawer singers even in the minor roles. The longing for an ideal world: When 1924 Kálmán’s Countess Maritza had its acclaimed premičre in 1924, the operetta captured the spirit of its time: after the First World War, there was widespread longing for an ideal and orderly world. But even today, Maritza still guarantees an enthralling evening’s entertainment, with its Hungarian spice, its soulful waltzes and the lively buffo numbers. And all the moreso in this recording featuring an outstanding vocal ensemble, with top-drawer singers even in the minor roles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gräfin Mariza by Emmerich Kálmán
Performer:  Horst Sachtleben (Spoken Vocals), Kurt Böhme (Bass), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor),
Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano), Edda Moser (Soprano), Willi Brokmeier (Tenor),
Olivera Miljakovic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Willy Mattes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Graunke Symphony Orchestra,  Munich State Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 108 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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