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Schubert: Alfonso und Estrella / Suitner, Fischer-Dieskau


Release Date: 08/23/1994 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 2156   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Theo AdamHermann PreyEdith MathisDietrich Fischer-Dieskau,   ... 
Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle OrchestraBerlin Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Much ink has been spilt over the performability of Schubert’s operas, but there’s more than enough to admire in Alfonso und Estrella: Schubert seems incapable of writing a duff melody, and at its best the instrumentation is exquisite. Furthermore, it’s hard to imagine a stronger cast than is assembled here – Fischer-Dieskau and Prey are especially memorable – and Suitner has the measure of Schubert’s preternatural lyricism.

-- William Humphreys-Jones, BBC Music Magazine
Much ink has been spilt over the performability of Schubert’s operas, but there’s more than enough to admire in Alfonso und Estrella: Schubert seems incapable of writing a duff melody, and at its best the instrumentation is exquisite. Furthermore, it’s hard to imagine a stronger cast than is assembled here – Fischer-Dieskau and Prey are especially memorable – and Suitner has the measure of Schubert’s preternatural lyricism.

-- William Humphreys-Jones, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alfonso und Estrella, D 732 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Theo Adam (Bass), Hermann Prey (Baritone), Edith Mathis (Soprano),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Magdalena Falewicz (Soprano),
Eberhard Büchner (Tenor), Horst Gebhardt (Tenor), Claudia Graswurm (Alto),
Joachim Vogt (Tenor)
Conductor:  Otmar Suitner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1978 
Venue:  Live  Christuskirche, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 162 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 

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