Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro, Bastien Und Bastienne / Bohm, Pritchard

Release Date: 10/11/2011
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GHCD2373-74-75
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This valuable three CD set couples two of the most admired complete recordings of Mozart operas from the 1950s which have long since been unavailable. Karl Böhm was one of the greatest Mozart conductors of his generation, and on this complete Viennese recording of Le nozze di Figaro he directs a cast which at the time could not have been bettered, featuring some of the finest post-war Mozart singers. Sir John Pritchard completes the set with a sparking performance of Mozart's very early one-act opera Bastien und Bastienne, a delightful opera which is very rarely heard today. The recorded sound is of excellent vintage.
Works on This Recording
1. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Oskar Czerwenka (Bass), Rosl Schwaiger (Soprano), Karl Dönch (Baritone), Rita Streich (Soprano), Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Erich Majkut (Tenor), Murray Dickie (Tenor), Ira Malaniuk (Mezzo Soprano), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Paul Schöffler (Baritone), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Bastien und Bastienne, K 50 (46a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ilse Hollweg (Soprano), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1768 ; Vienna, Austria
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