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Smetana: The Bartered Bride / Kempe, Lorengar, Fricke, Wunderlich


Release Date: 06/13/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 82354  
Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Karl-Ernst MerckerPilar LorengarGottlob FrickGertrud Freedmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony OrchestraBerlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Smetana’s masterpiece with Fritz Wunderlich: Among the German-language recordings, experts agree that this is the best: Fritz Wunderlich at the height of his powers, Pilar Lorengar in what is “perhaps her best recording” (Jürgen Kesting) and Gottlob Frick, who lends the comic character of the marriage broker a hint of authority and dignity. Last but not least, Rudolf Kempe conducts with controlled panache. Smetana’s masterpiece with Fritz Wunderlich: Among the German-language recordings, experts agree that this is the best: Fritz Wunderlich at the height of his powers, Pilar Lorengar in what is “perhaps her best recording” (Jürgen Kesting) and Gottlob Frick, who lends the comic character of the marriage broker a hint of authority and dignity. Last but not least, Rudolf Kempe conducts with controlled panache. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93 by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Karl-Ernst Mercker (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Gottlob Frick (Bass),
Gertrud Freedmann (Mezzo Soprano), Nada Puttar (Alto), Ivan Sardi (Bass),
Sieglinde Wagner (Alto), Marcel Cordes (Baritone), Ernst Krukowski (Bass Baritone),
Walter Stoll (Baritone), Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Length: 137 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 

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