2 CD / CPO / 2009-09-29Works: Otto Nicolai: Il Templario, opera
Conductors: Beermann, Frank
Otto Nicolai's found his way to Italy, where he discovered the outstanding qualities of the Italian opera at a time when most German critics continued...continue...
Recording information: Theater Chemnitz (03/07/2008)....continue...
2 CD / CPO / 2008-10-28Works: Otto Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Performers: Banse, Juliane; Bothmer, Ferdinand von; Dries, Michael; Eiche, Markus; Karondi, Anna; Markert, Annette; Reiter, Alfred; Schmitt, Maximilian [Tenor Vocal]; Stephinger, Christoph
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus
Otto Nicolai composed the music for 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' during 1845-49. This opera, destined to become his German-language masterpiece, initially had trouble finding...continue...
1 CD / CPO / 1998-08-25Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Otto Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza de Tito
Ensemble: Albert Schweitzer Octet
"These interpretations are alive with energy, and exhibit lovely flow and momentum. The excerpts are well-chosen and expertly sequenced, with deft changes in texture that...continue...