Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Schwarzkopf, Karajan

Release Date: 11/17/2009
Catalog Number: 66824
Composer: Richard Strauss
Number of Discs: 4

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
As to the performance, I have said many times that this would be my first choice as a 'desert island' opera set, and I feel that more than ever with all the principals at their very finest-Schwarzkopf and Ludwig a supreme partnership. For more detail go back to JBS's excellent review in October 1983 of the last re-mastering. Karajan in 1956, as in his recent DG recording, observed statutory cuts, but the truth of Rosenkavalier has never lain in the extra bits of quasi-recitative, and this intensely beautiful, polished yet passionate performance still brings more truth than any rival, one of the supreme achievements of both Karajan and Legge.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [3/1985]

Texts are included on a CD-ROM.
Works on This Recording
1. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano), Karl Friedrich (Tenor), Franz Bierbach (Bass), Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano), Harald Pröglhöf (Baritone), Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Anny Felbermayer (Soprano), Kerstin Meyer (Mezzo Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Erich Majkut (Tenor), Paul Kuen (Tenor), Gerhard Unger (Tenor), Otto Edelmann (Bass)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
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