Notes & Reviews:
Albert Lortzing's operas did not always enjoy a positive audience reception during his lifetime. But Der Wildschutz, which premiered in 1842, was an immediate hit, and has remained a popular repertoire piece in German theaters to this day. The Hermes Opernleikon comments on the 1964 Electrola recording: "The mood of the piece, as well as the music inspiration of the ensemble in particular, are perfectly captured. It's worth buying this recording just to hear Fritz Wunderlich as Krontahl!"
The Electrola Collection is a series from EMI Classics that celebrates the historic record label, Electrola. Electrola was part of the EMI Classics unit in Germany best known for their rich catalog, masterful artists and the iconic gramophone trademark. This second edition features eleven captivating titles including Otto Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Joseph Haydn's The Creation and Rene Kollo sings Wagner and Strauss.
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Millocker: The Beggar Student / Streich, Holm, Gedda, Prey, Unger, Allers
Benatzky: Im weißen Rößl / Rothenberger, Munich, van Juten, Orth, Kraus - Willy Mattes
Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos in E minor & D minor; Violin Sonata, Op. 4 / Tianwa Yang, violin; Romain Decharmes, piano
Mozart: Violin Sonatas, K.376-378; K. 570 Arranged for Flute / Patrick Gallois, flute; Maria Prinz, piano
Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 8 - 24 Preludes, Op. 37; Macchiette medioevali, Op. 33 / Wolf Harden, piano
Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907): Sonatas for Violin & Piano nos 1 & 2; Allegro giusto, Op. 39 / Marco Rogliano, violin; Gianluca Luisi, piano
Antony Girard (b. 1959): In Praise of Folly; The Marriage of Orpheus; The Circle of Life / Genevieve Girard, piano; Jean-Marc Fessard, clarinet; Fabrice Bihan, cello
Alexander Goehr: Marching to Carcassonne; When Adam Fell; Pastorals / Peter Serkin, piano
Russian Songs and Arias by Rachmaninov; Tchaikovsky; Rimsky-Korsakov / Dinara Alieva, soprano