Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Karl Böhm
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4807202
Barcode
00028948072026
Format
3-CD
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RICHARD STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier

The Marschallin: Marianne Schech
Baron Ochs of Lerchenau: Kurt Böhme
Octavian: Irmgard Seefried
Herr von Faninal: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Sophie: Rita Streich
Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Ilona Steingruber
Valzacchi: Gerhard Unger
Annina: Sieglinde Wagner
Chor der Staatsoper Dresden
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Karl Böhm

Recording information

Executive Producer: Professor Elsa Schiller
Recording Producers: Wolfgang Lohse
Balance Engineer: Heinrich Keilholz
Editing: Hans-Peter Schweigmann
Remastering: Emil Berliner Studios
Recording Location: Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany, December 1958

Reviews

‘These [singers in this Böhm recording] make probably the best-matched cast in any modern recording [of Rosenkavalier]. This is a performance in the best Straussian tradition, which is not surprising since Karl Böhm is conducting the Saxon State Orchestra of Dresden, the home of Strauss’s operas until Munich took over.’ Music on Record

‘Seefried is essential listening for lovers of great singing’ The Guardian

‘If you want a Rosenkavelier that bubbles along with joy and that captures the touching quiet passages in a way that conveys the compassion and the ripe 1910 Vienna character of this work then there really is no other recording that’s even worth considering’ Amazon.com review

‘Schech is a wonderful Marschallin, verbally acute without tipping over into the overemphasis of Schwarzkopf … Rita Streich [sings with] marvellous verbal acuity … Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was a very young Faninal but his singing is simply wonderful.’ Fanfare