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The Originals - J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus / Karajan, Kmentt

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>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>     Vilja-Lied
>Ferrari, Benedetto : Domino
>Loewe, Frederick : My Fair Lady, musical
>     I could have danced all night
>Valente, Vincenzo : Passione for voice & orchestra
>Lavilla, Felix : Lullaby, for voice & orchestra
>Arditi, Luigi : Il Bacio
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke")
>     Dein
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Berlin, Irving : Anything You Can Do, song (for the musical Annie Get Your Gun)
>Sieczynski, Rudolf : Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")

Album Summary

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Ferrari, Benedetto : Domino
>Loewe, Frederick : My Fair Lady, musical
>Valente, Vincenzo : Passione for voice & orchestra
>Lavilla, Felix : Lullaby, for voice & orchestra
>Arditi, Luigi : Il Bacio
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke")
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Berlin, Irving : Anything You Can Do, song (for the musical Annie Get Your Gun)
>Sieczynski, Rudolf : Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
The most luxuriantly Viennese of all Fledermice, with Karajan and the Philharmonic at their most effervescent and a delectable Staatsoper cast, plus a gala of 1950s Decca stars including Björling, Nilsson and Sutherland.

Penguin Guide
The sound is sparklingly clear,...The performance of the opera itself has all the sparkle one could ask for...and the Decca recording is scintillating in its clarity.



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Works Details

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 79 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874

>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow :: Vilja-Lied
  • Performers: Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Ferrari, Benedetto : Domino
  • Performers: Fernando Corena (Bass); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Birgit Nilsson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Loewe, Frederick : My Fair Lady, musical :: I could have danced all night
  • Performers: Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Birgit Nilsson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1954.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Valente, Vincenzo : Passione for voice & orchestra
  • Performers: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lavilla, Felix : Lullaby, for voice & orchestra
  • Performers: Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Teresa Berganza (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Arditi, Luigi : Il Bacio
  • Performers: Joan Sutherland (Voice); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 18th Century

>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke") :: Dein
  • Performers: Jussi Björling (Voice); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performers: Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Leontyne Price (Soprano); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Berlin, Irving : Anything You Can Do, song (for the musical Annie Get Your Gun)
  • Performers: Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano); Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Sieczynski, Rudolf : Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
  • Performers: Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
  • Performers: Hilde Gueden (Voice); Walter Berry (Bass Baritone); Erika Koth (Voice); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano); Hedwig Schubert (Voice); Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor); Eberhard Wächter (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 79 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874