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Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer - Highlights / Dorati, Et Al


Release Date: 04/24/2009 
Label:  London/Decca Grand Opera Series Catalog #: 452731   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  George LondonRosalind EliasLeonie RysanekGiorgio Tozzi,   ... 
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

George London is commanding in the title-role, his tone grainy but never dry, his phrasing eloquent, his characterization complete. Despite the recording's modish, early-1960s tendency to place him in the middle distance, London is still able to convey all the necessary weight and passion... Rysanek's smoky, full-bodied tone may make her an improbably mature-sounding Senta, but, like London, she is a strong asset... The remaining solo singers are generally excellent, too. In an extensive survey of the current recordings of the opera (10/72) Deryck Cooke praised ''the intimate tenderness'' of Karl Liebl's Erik: but Liebl also conveys Erik's despair without excessive melodrama. Giorgio Tozzi is not the most sonorous or sinister Daland ever Read more heard on disc, but he provides a good foil to the charismatic London... [T]he finely characterized singing of London and Rysanek remains memorable.

-- Arnold Whittall, Gramophone [8/1990, reviewing Decca 417319]
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Works on This Recording

1. Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
2. Der fliegende Holländer: Die Frist ist um [Monologue] by Richard Wagner
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
3. Der fliegende Holländer: Summ und brumm, du gutes Rädchen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano), Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
4. Der fliegende Holländer: Jo-ho-joe! Traft ihr das Schiff by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
5. Der fliegende Holländer: Mögst du, mein Kind by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Giorgio Tozzi (Bass)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
6. Der fliegende Holländer: Wie aus der Ferne by Richard Wagner
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
7. Der fliegende Holländer: Steuermann! Lass die Wacht by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
8. Der fliegende Holländer: Willst jenes Tag's by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Karl Liebl (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
9. Der fliegende Holländer: Verloren! Ach! Verloren! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Karl Liebl (Tenor), George London (Bass Baritone), Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 
10. Der fliegende Holländer: Erfahre das Geschick, vor dem ich dich bewahre! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Giorgio Tozzi (Bass), Karl Liebl (Tenor),
Leonie Rysanek (Soprano), Rosalind Elias (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1960 

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