Notes & Reviews:
Heinz Wallberg's intimate familiarity with the work (he conducted it on almost fifty separate occasions) can be heard throughout this 1961 performance of Richard Strauss' operatic masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier. Captured live at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961 with a stellar cast that included Regine Crespin and Fritz Wunderlich, among other Straussian notables, and offered here in 24bit/96kHz re-mastered sound, this is a recording to be set alongside those of Clemens Krauss, Karl Böhm and Herbert von Karajan, all famed and important 20th c. Strauss interpreters.
American Record Guide, May/June 2016
Crespin is a wonderful Marschallin: sophisticated, sexy, verbally lucid. Her large voice is in good shape here, solid on bottom, gleaming on top. Rothenberger was one of the best Sophies of her time, with easy top notes and a spunky manner. Bohme's Ochs is lively and sonorous. Meyer is a capable Octavian. Wunderlich's singing of his Act 1 aria is one of those moments that stop you dead in your tracks - just gorgeous. Wallberg holds it all together. Fans of any of the singers will probably want this.
Recording information: Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (10/08/1961).
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Works DetailsStrauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
- Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
- Ensemble: Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Colón
- Running Time: 80 min. 35 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1909-1910
- Studio/Live: Live