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Mozart: Die Zauberflote / Beecham, Lemnitz, Berger, Rosvaenge

Release Date: 09/21/2009 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 61034   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carla SpletterIrma BeilkeHeinrich TessmerWalter Grossmann,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraFavres Solisten Vereinigung
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beecham's feeling for both the grandeur and the delicacy, and the evident command he has of his forces, ensure attentiveness and delight. Every appearance of Gerhard Misch is a joy: we have had good Papagenos since this, the first of all complete recordings of Die ZauberflOte, but he surely remains the best. Tiana Lemnitz sings with such surpassing beauty for so much of the time that the occasional scoop (for instance) is forgiven. Erna Berger's Queen of Night is firm and technically accomplished (though she drops a semiquaver or two in the runs of her first aria), and there are splendid performances by the Three Ladies (Hilde Scheppan, the First, sang Eva at Salzburg and that is something one would like to have heard).

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Includes complete libretto in German, French and English.
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Works on This Recording

Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carla Spletter (Mezzo Soprano), Irma Beilke (Soprano), Heinrich Tessmer (Tenor),
Walter Grossmann (Bass), Ernst Fabbry (Tenor), Rut Berglund (Alto),
Elfriede Marherr-Wagner (Soprano), Hilde Scheppan (Soprano), Wilhelm Strienz (Bass),
Gerhard Hüsch (Baritone), Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor), Erna Berger (Soprano),
Tiana Lemnitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Favres Solisten Vereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1938 
Length: 130 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 

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