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J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus Highlights / Previn, Te Kanawa, Gruberova


Release Date: 12/14/1993 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 438503   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaEdita GruberovaWolfgang BrendelRichard Leech,   ... 
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the second time this month Dame Kiri Te Kanawa emerges as a very positive Straussian heroine, though this time for Johann, not Richard. Like her Marschallin on the new set of Der Rosenkavalier, her portrait of Rosalinde brings not only gloriously firm, golden sound, but vocal acting which shows her at her happiest and most uninhibited. This is a performance with real star quality... Previn has a special relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic, and the mixture works to produce an idiomatic account tautly controlled... Orlovsky is sung by Brigitte Fassbaender, more dominant in that role than anyone I can remember. For her alone it is worth hearing this set. Not only does she sing with a tangy richness and firmness, she emerges as the Read more genuine focus of the party scene, no effete dandy but a tough figure... With Edita Gruberová as a sparkling, characterful and full-voiced Adele and many other fine qualities besides, this goes to the top of my list of latterday Fledermaus recordings...

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [9/1991, reviewing the complete Fledermaus, Philips 432157]
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Works on This Recording

1. Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
2. Die Fledermaus: So muss allein ich bleiben? by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
3. Die Fledermaus: Trinke, Liebchen, trinke schnell by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Richard Leech (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
4. Die Fledermaus: Mein Herr, was dächten Sie by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Tom Krause (Baritone), Richard Leech (Tenor)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
5. Die Fledermaus: Ich lade mir gern Gäste ein by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
6. Die Fledermaus: Mein Herr Marquis by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
7. Die Fledermaus: Dieser Anstand, so manierlich by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
8. Die Fledermaus: Klänge der Heimat "Czardas" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
9. Die Fledermaus: In Feuerstrom...Brüderlein und Schwesterlein by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
10. Die Fledermaus: Herr Chevalier by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano),
Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Olaf Bär (Baritone), Tom Krause (Baritone)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
11. Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
12. Die Fledermaus: Genug damit, genug by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Tom Krause (Baritone), Olaf Bär (Baritone),
Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Karin Göttling (Soprano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
13. Die Fledermaus: Act 3 - Entre'acte by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
14. Die Fledermaus: Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Tom Krause (Baritone), Karin Göttling (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
15. Die Fledermaus: O Fledermaus, o Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Olaf Bär (Baritone), Richard Leech (Tenor), Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 

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