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Mozart: Die Zauberflote Highlights / Solti, Burrows, Deutekom


Release Date: 06/09/1998 
Label:  London/Decca Opera Gala Series Catalog #: 458213   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann PreyStuart BurrowsCristina DeutekomHanneke van Bork,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Memory has a trick of losing the good, the nice and the normal, and retaining only the oddities, which then swell into grotesque self-caricatures. So, taking a preliminary mental survey of Solti's Die Zauberfiöte, I recalled stingingly fierce sforzandos in the Overture, accomplished contortions in the Queen of Night's passage-work, a craggily gigantic Sarastro, and the whole thing punctuated by claps of thunder whose every onset threatened a heart attack. Reality, of course, proves much less extreme. The sforzandos do jab too insistently but as a whole the Overture is finely played, with its due complement of majesty and mystery, energy and grace. Cristina Deutekom certainly produces a curious effect as she juggles with the scales and Read more triplets, slaccati and altissinii of her arias; however, her accuracy and firmness earn gratitude, while the strange cold glitter of her tone characterizes aptly. As for Talvela's Sarastro, its phrases are often rough-hewn, but there is rich magnificence in the ample range, the notes themselves and the authority of utterance. The thunder, roaring lions and all else in the producer's effects department take their places quite naturally; and from the background (or what memory had relegated to the background) emerges a wide assortment of pleasures, partly a matter of individual performances, but adding up to a highly viable, competitive account of the opera... Solti's direction of the opera has sometimes been found too restless; once the Overture is over, I can hear little to substantiate the criticism, whereas his feeling for excitement is a great asset in this opera where a very slight excess of solemnity or relaxation can be deadly.

-- Gramophone [9/1986, reviewing the complete Magic Flute, Decca 414568]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
2.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
3.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O zittre nicht...Zum Leiden bin ich by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cristina Deutekom (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
4.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: H'm, H'm, H'm by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hanneke van Bork (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Hetty Plümacher (Alto),
Stuart Burrows (Tenor), Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
5.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
6.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
7.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Schnelle Füsse by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
8.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Es lebe Sarastro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
9.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Herr, ich bin zwar Verbrecherin by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Tenor), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor), Martti Talvela (Bass),
Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
10.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
11.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gerhard Stolze (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
12.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cristina Deutekom (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
13.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: In diesen heil'gen Hallen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
14.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
15.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
16.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der, welcher wandert diese Strasse by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Tenor), Hans Sotin (Bass), René Kollo (Tenor),
Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
17.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Papagena! Papagena! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Renate Holm (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
18.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Nur stille...Die Strahlen der Sonne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hetty Plümacher (Alto), Cristina Deutekom (Soprano), Martti Talvela (Bass),
Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Hanneke van Bork (Soprano), Gerhard Stolze (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 
19.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Tamino/Pamina mein! O welch' ein Glück by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stuart Burrows (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Hans Sotin (Bass),
René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Sofien Hall, Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Die Zauberflöte / Act 1: "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: O zittre nicht...Ist's auch denn Wirklichlkeit
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Hm! hm! hm! hm!"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Schnelle Füße, rascher Mut"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Es lebe Sarastro! Sarastro lebe!"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Herr, ich bin zwar Verbrecherin"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "O Isis und Osiris"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "In diesen heil'gen Hallen"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Ach, ich fühl's"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Der, welcher wandelt diese Straße voll Beschwerden"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Tamino mein, o welch ein Glück"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena!"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: "Nur stille, stille" - "Die Strahlen der Sonne"

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 Mozart yes, Strauss, no. September 5, 2014 By Ursula B. (Menlo Park, CA) See All My Reviews "My purchase of the Zauberflöte went well. But recently I tried to order some Strauss waltzes. Was the website down? I tried and tried, and finally bought the CD elsewhere." Report Abuse
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