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H.W. von Waltershausen: Oberst Chabert, opera / Wiener, Hopf, Patzak, Fuchs; Niederosterreichisches Tonkunstlerorchester; Adler

Album Summary

>von Waltershausen, Herman : Oberst Chabert, opera in 3 acts
>von Waltershausen, Herman : Die Gräfin von Tolosa
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Hermann Wolfgang von Waltershausen's (1882-1954) opera Oberst Chabert (1912) experienced a modicum of success in the brief period after its premiere and before the onset of WWI, but for that reason and others fell out of favor, as did the composer himself more generally. One of only two recordings of this pleasingly melodic and well-orchestrated work in the CD marketplace, and certainly the more historic, its fine cast features the likes of Otto Weiner, Julius Patzak and Ms. Gertraud Hopf. Charles Adler conducts the Lower Austrian Tonkünstlerorchester.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Oberst Chabert is the second of Waltershausen's five operas. Following the opera's premiere in Frankfurt, in January 1912, Oberst made a triumphant round of Europe, holding its own against the great operas of Richard Strauss. This Vienna performance was recorded March 14, 1956. There is an urgency to the singing. The clarity of the sung German is quite striking. One feels a great comfort and an interest in the text. The singers are seasoned veterans of the operatic stage. I have long admired the brilliance of Patzak's tenor. Here he shows just how fine a singer he was.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: München (03/14/1956); Wien (03/14/1956); München (1958); Wien (1958).


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>von Waltershausen, Herman : Oberst Chabert, opera in 3 acts
  • Performers: Otto Wiener (Bass); Franz Bierbach (Bass); Kurt Equiluz (Tenor)
  • Conductor: F. Adler
  • Ensemble: Niederosterreichisches Tonkunstlerorchester
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>von Waltershausen, Herman : Die Gräfin von Tolosa :: Excerpts
  • Performers: Teresia von Zumbusch (Voice); Renate Kiebey (Voice); Josef Jamitzky (Voice); Hanne Münch (Voice); Veronika Hilpoltsteiner (Voice); Ursula Rhein (Voice)
  • Conductor: Erich Kloss
  • Running Time: 21 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1932-1936