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Verdi Heroinen Vol 1 / Julia Varady, Fischer-Dieskau

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Varady endows these arias we have heard hundreds of times, and of which we all have our favourite memories and recordings, with renewed life through an art which is fully responsive, highly fastidious, lovely in the quality of its sound and individual in its timbre and inflection. The beauty of tone is evident first of all in its well-preserved purity (and Varady, born in 1941, is of an age when normally allowances have to be made). Hers isn't a full-bodied, rich Ponselle-like voice, but she makes wonderfully effective use of her resources, which include a surprisingly strong lower register and an upward range that (as we hear) easily encompasses the high D flat and has an E flat available. She's dramatic in style yet also thoroughly accomplished in her scales, trills and other fioriture... The orchestra is conducted by Fischer- Dieskau, Varady's husband, and here too is a fine example of a positive, non-routine collaboration, the pacing and shading of the orchestral parts so frequently having something specific to offer (for example, in the letter passage from Latraviata). The recording is well balanced.



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Act 2
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Act 1
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Act 4
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 4
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Act 2
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Act 3
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 4
  • Performers: Julia Varády; Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 1 Des Bayerischen Rundfunks (01/23/1995-01/28/1995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862