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Brahms: Die Schone Magelone / Wolfgang Holzmair, Gerard Wyss


Release Date: 04/06/2009 
Label:  Tudor Records   Catalog #: 761   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolfgang HolzmairWill QuadfliegGérard Wyss
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I reviewed this performance in Fanfare 11:3, when it appeared (with almost exactly the same cover art) on the Ex Libris label (CD 6072). I liked Holzmair's fresh young baritone and Wyss's first-rate accompaniments. I was also glad to hear Quadflieg's readings from the romance of Count Peter and Magelone, but I complained that the spoken texts were not printed in the booklet: only the songs were, and only in German. Tudor now supplies an identical booklet, so nothing has changed. I recommend these performances only to those who understand German fairly well. For the songs alone, listeners might turn instead to Andreas Schmidt's fairly recent DG recording (on one disc) highly recommended by Henry Fogel in Fanfare 13:3.

Ralph V.
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Works on This Recording

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Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Will Quadflieg (Spoken Vocals), Gérard Wyss (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1869; Austria 

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