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Lehar: Giuditta / Gedda, Moser, Boskowsky, Munich Radio Orchestra

Release Date: 07/30/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 150902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Lehár
Performer:  Friedrich LenzMartin FinkeBrigitte LindnerEdda Moser,   ... 
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony OrchestraMunich Concert Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Giuditta, Franz Lehar’s five-scene musical comedy, tells the story of a woman who leaves her husband to run off to North Africa with an army officer, and the various twists and misadventures they encounter there. The premier of Giuditta at the Vienna State Opera in 1934 marked the fulfillment of a longstanding wish of its composer, Franz Lehar. Lehar wanted to combine opera and operetta into a new genre with the highest musical standards since the 1920's. The 1985 Electrola recording not only does justice to Lehar's intentions with the convincing Edda Moser and Nicolai Gedda in the lead roles, but the conductor Willi Boskovsky had previously taken part in the premiere as concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, under the composer's baton. Read more This ensures a thoroughly authentic performance of this complex 'musical comedy' which lies in between operetta and grand opera. Read less

Works on This Recording

Giuditta by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Friedrich Lenz (Tenor), Martin Finke (Tenor), Brigitte Lindner (Soprano),
Edda Moser (Soprano), Ludwig Baumann (Bass), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor),
Gunter Wewel (Bass), Klaus Hirte (Baritone)
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Munich Concert Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; Vienna, Austria 

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