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Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel / Ann Murray, Edita Gruberova, Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Barbara Bonney

Album Summary

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Sir Colin Davis has rarely conducted a more glowing opera performance on record than this. It is his inspired direction, beautifully paced, as though captured live, which above all compels attention. His account culminates in a final reference back to the Evening Hymn theme at the very end which, in its soaring crescendo, brings a genuine gulp of fulfilment, such as one experiences in a fine performance in the theatre... Though I confess I was apprehensive about the set when I first saw the cast list, Davis's obvious love for this score as well as many details I have listed, have had me ever-greedy to go on listening, which is the ultimate test of a successful recording." -Gramophone

Ann Murray (Hänsel), Edita Gruberova (Gretel), Christa Ludwig (Witch), Gwyneth Jones (Gertrud), Barbara Bonney (Sandmännchen), Christiane Oelze (Taumännchen)
Staatskapelle Dresden, Colin Davis

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Lukaskirche, Dresden (01/1992).


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>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hänsel und Gretel
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 97 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893