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Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) Die Brautwahl Siegfried Vogel, Carola Höhn, Graham Clark, Vinson Cole, Pär Lindskog, Roman Trekel, Günter von Hannen Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin Staatskapelle Berlin Daniel Barenboim Teldec 3984-25250-2 (1999). Recorded 1993 [flac, cue, log, scans] Ferruccio Busoni Arlecchino Turandot Ernst Theo Richter, Tomas Mohr, Wolfgang Holzmair, Philippe Huttenlocher, Stefan Dahlberg, Suzanne Mentzer Mechthild Gessendorf, Franz-Josef Selig, Markus Schäfer, Michael Kraus, Falk Struckmann, Gabriele Sima, Anne-Marie Rodde Choeurs et Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon Kent Nagano Virgin Classics 0 777 7 59313 2 7 (1993) [flac, cue, log, scans] Ferruccio Busoni Doktor Faust Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Christian Kohn, William Cochran, Anton de Ridder, Hildegard Hillebrecht, Hans Sotin, Franz Grundheber Chor und Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Ferdinand Leitner Deutsche Grammophon 427 413-2 (1989). Recorded 1969 [flac, cue, log, scans] Bonus CD Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975) Il prigioniero Maurizio Mazzieri, Giulia Barrera, […]
Happy Thanksgiving U.S. Parterrians (not pictured)! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaBQb1iOzec Born on this day in 1916 tenor Gerhard Unger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZwSAHyGoo8 Happy 88th birthday soprano Hildegard Hillebrecht http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1XVcjE6A2c Note: Due to an oversight on the part of your scatterbrained editrix, yesterday’s installment of this series for some subtle technologial reason failed to be published. Apparently one is supposed to click on the “publish” button at some point in process, which is hardly intuitive, is it? Anyway, with apologies to our dear W. C., here are the November 24 honorees: Born on this day in 1824 librettist Antonio Ghislanzoni http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhxxpYTT81k Born on this day in 1895 soprano Adelaide Saraceni http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyNGTm7Rq6o Born on this day in 1896 composer Virgil Thomson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrneAej8rh4 Born on this day in […]
On this day in 1476, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) defeated Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and became the ruler of Wallachia for the third time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bNmNniIDsk Born on this day in 1916 tenor Gerhard Unger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZwSAHyGoo8 Happy 87th birthday soprano Hildegard Hillebrecht http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzLNopMimGI
Hillebrecht/Fehenberger/Metternich/Bavarian State Opera/Keilberth (Walhall)Joseph Keilberth (1908-1968) was one of the great Strauss conductors. He made few commercial recordings of the composer's work, however, and we owe much of our understanding of his achievements to releases of radio archive material, of which this 1960 Munich performance of Friedenstag is the latest. The work itself is no masterpiece. Premiered in 1938, it deals with the reconciliation between feuding German states at the end of the 30 years' war, and has an atypical monumental quality that some have considered suspect: opinions still differ as to whether or not it was written to pacify the Nazis, who had forced Strauss from public office two years previously. Blending drive with lyricism, Keilberth does some fine things with it, though the cast try your patience. Josef Metternich was past his best in 1960, and isn't always convincing as the fanatical Commandant. As his wife Maria, […]
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