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Berg: Wozzeck / Segerstam, Falkman, Dalayman, Qvale


Release Date: 04/23/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8660076-77   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alban Berg
Performer:  Katarina DalaymanLennart StregaardKlas HedlundUlrik Qvale,   ... 
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Opera OrchestraRoyal Stockholm Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This comes close to being a giant-killer among Wozzeck recordings; I have a few reservations but I admire this new version greatly and recommend it heartily... Carl-Johan Falkman's singing of the role is... remarkable -- few Wozzecks are as frightening as he is in the scene after the murder... Leif Segerstam's handling of the score is admirably pointed and flexible... [Katarina Dalayman's] is the finest performance here, vehement and characterful but beautifully sung... I cannot imagine anyone who loves this opera being disappointed by this newcomer; at its price the phrase 'super bargain' hardly does justice to it." - Michael Oliver, GRAMOPHONE "This comes close to being a giant-killer among Wozzeck recordings; I have a few reservations but I admire this new version greatly and recommend it heartily... Carl-Johan Falkman's singing of the role is... remarkable -- few Wozzecks are as frightening as he is in the scene after the murder... Leif Segerstam's handling of the score is admirably pointed and flexible... [Katarina Dalayman's] is the finest performance here, vehement and characterful but beautifully sung... I cannot imagine anyone who loves this opera being disappointed by this newcomer; at its price the phrase 'super bargain' hardly does justice to it." - Michael Oliver, GRAMOPHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Wozzeck, Op. 7 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Katarina Dalayman (Soprano), Lennart Stregaard (Tenor), Klas Hedlund (Tenor),
Ulrik Qvale (Tenor), Sten Wahlund (Baritone), Carl-John Falkmann (Baritone),
Henry Törnblom (Voice), Ola Eliasson (Baritone), Marianne Eklöf (Mezzo Soprano),
Jens Malmkvist (Bass Baritone), Niklas Björling Rygert (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra,  Royal Stockholm Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1922; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2000 
Venue:  Kungliga Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 92 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act I Scene 1: The Captain's room
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act I Scene 2: Open field outside the town
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act I Scene 3: Marie's room
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act I Scene 4: The Doctor's study
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act I Scene 5: Street in front of Marie's door
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act II, Introduction
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act II Scene 1: Marie's room
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act II Scene 2: Street in town
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act II Scene 3: Street in front of Marie's door
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act II Scene 4: Tavern Garden
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act II Scene 5: Guardroom in the barracks
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act III Scene 1: Marie's room
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act III Scene 2: Forest path by a pool
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act III Scene 3: Tavern
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act III Scene 4: Forest path by a pool
Wozzeck, Op. 7: Act III Scene 5: Street in front of Marie's door

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