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Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel Highlights / Bonney, Otter, Tate


Release Date: 01/11/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 86098   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Anne Sofie von OtterBarbara BonneyBarbara HendricksHanna Schwarz,   ... 
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraTölz Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This highlight disc cuts about 30 minutes from the opera--orchestral bits, the Father's entrance aria, and a small portion of the last act--but what we're left with is magnificent. Jeffrey Tate presents this opera so honestly and with such ease and warmth that it seems new, and his cast is the best on CD. Anne Sofie von Otter's way of emphasizing phrases to seem like a sturdy, impetuous little boy is just right, and Barbara Bonney's Gretel is light as air. Marjana Lipovsek works her way around the witch's music with glee, wheedling and cajoling and positively scary. Hanna Schwarz's Mother is correctly impatient, and what's left of the Father's part is affectionately sung by Andreas Schmidt. Barbara
Read more Hendricks' Sandman is a role she's perfect for (the only one I can think of); Eva Lind's Dew Fairy is sweet and pure. Tempos are on the fast side. Remarkably, this highlight CD somehow doesn't make you miss much; however, the whole opera, which I believe is still available, is preferable. But for those who want only highlights, this is top-of-the-line. [1/24/2005]

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hänsel und Gretel: Brüderchen, komm, tanz' mit mir by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Hänsel und Gretel: Der kleine Sandmann bin ich by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Hänsel und Gretel: Wo bin ich? Wach'ich? Ist es eim Traum? by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Hänsel und Gretel: Suse, liebe Suse, was raschelt im Stroh by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Hänsel und Gretel: So recht! Und willst du nun nicht mehr klagen by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Hänsel und Gretel: Hallo! Himmel, die Mutter by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Hänsel und Gretel: Marsch! Fort in den Wald by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Hänsel und Gretel: Wenn sie sich verirrten im Walde dort by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Hänsel und Gretel: Eine Hex', steinalt by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Hänsel und Gretel: Ein Männlein steht im Walde by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Hänsel und Gretel: Mein Erbelkörbchen ist voll bis oben! by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Hänsel und Gretel: Gretel, ich weiss den Weg nicht mehr by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
14.
Hänsel und Gretel: Dream pantomime by Engelbert Humperdinck
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15.
Hänsel und Gretel: Bleib steh'n...Wie düftet's von dorten by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Hänsel und Gretel: Knusper, knusper Knäuschen by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
17.
Hänsel und Gretel: Ich bin Rosina Leckermaul by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
18.
Hänsel und Gretel: Halt! Hokus pokus by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Hänsel und Gretel: Hurr hopp hopp by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: German 
20.
Hänsel und Gretel: Auf! Wach auf, mein Jüngelchen by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Hänsel und Gretel: Juchhei! Nun ist die Hexe tot by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
22.
Hänsel und Gretel: Erlöst, befreit by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
23.
Hänsel und Gretel: Kinder schaut das Wunder an by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Soprano),
Andreas Schmidt (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 

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