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Franz Léhar: Friederike / Helen Donath, Adolf Dallapozza, Martin Finke, Gabriele Fuchs

Album Summary

>Lehár, Franz : Friederike, operetta in 3 acts
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Many vinyl records are invaluable documents of their time. No series shows this as clearly as the Cologne recordings in the enthusiastically received Electrola Collection, now newly-named the Cologne Collection. Lehar's sensitive singspiel concerning the affair between the young Goethe and the 17-year-old Friederike Brion avoids the gestures typical of operetta and combines a historic style with simple songs and carefully nuanced instrumentation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (05/02/1980-05/06/1980).

Donath, Dallapozza, Heinz Wallberg/Munich Radio Orchestra

The only recording of this gorgeous Lehar work, dealing with the early life of Goethe and his love for the title character, is a profoundly moving experience, with a soaring lyricism and instrumental writing that is practically ethereal in its delicacy. As a British import, a difficult recording to find, but very rewarding. ~ Bruce Eder


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>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Friederike, operetta in 3 acts
  • Performers: Adolf Dallapozza (Tenor); Adolf Dallapozza (Tenor); Gustl Datz (Voice); Gustl Datz (Voice); Helen Donath (Voice); Helen Donath (Voice); Martin Finke (Tenor); Martin Finke (Tenor); Gabriele Fuchs (Soprano); Gabriele Fuchs (Soprano); Helene Grabenhorst (Voice); Helene Grabenhorst (Voice); Gudrun Greindl-Rosner (Alto); Gudrun Greindl-Rosner (Alto); Harry Kalenberg (Voice); Harry Kalenberg (Voice); Erika Ruggeberg (Voice); Erika Ruggeberg (Voice); Maria Stader (Soprano); Maria Stader (Soprano); Christian Wolff (Voice); Christian Wolff (Voice)
  • Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
  • Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 32 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta