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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Caballe; Edelmann; Zylis-Gara; Mathis - Pritchard

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
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Notes & Reviews:

"Caballé was coached "practically day and night" to achieve a beautifully sung, youthful incarnation of a difficult role in good German...Surprisingly, she isn't the star: that accolade goes to Teresa Zylis-Gara's gloriously sung Octavian. And Pritchard's brilliant conducting, never too slow, always transparent, makes this version greater than the sum of its considerable parts."-Sunday Times

"This memento of the 1965 revival features...Otto Edelmann's incomparable Ochs, a lush Octavian from Teresa Zylis-Gara and a soulful Sophie in the young Edith Mathis. Best of all is the supremely stylish conducting of John Pritchard, who knew how to make the score dance, purr and radiate Straussian ecstasy." -Financial Times

"It's still a Mediterranean soprano in a role associated with cooler voices, but that factor only increases the fascination...The eastern-European robustness in Teresa Zylis-Gara's voice is a definite plus for Octavian, and Mathis's decliate condiction doesn't keep her from catching her high notes...Time and again [Pritchard's] knowledge and affection for the score take the music into a deeper psychological dimension"-Gramophone

"In short, the Glyndebourne miracle - produced by the intimacy of the house, sensitive casting, dedicated loving rehearsal, and brilliant direction in every department." - Financial Times This recording of Der Rosenkavalier captures the intimacy of the Glyndebourne opera house, preserving what is an engrossing performance with notable contributions from key soloists at poignant states of their careers. Many had considered this opera to be too big a production for Glyndebourne's house, yet this production was hailed as one of artistic director Carl Ebert's finest achievements during his final year there. Not only is this Cabelle's sole recording as the Marschallin on disc but also preserves her Glyndebourne debut. The Financial Times observed, "First praise should perhaps go to the Marschallin of Montserrat Cabelle... The role lived in her."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, England (05/30/1965).


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>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Running Time: 75 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910