2 CD / Audite / 2008-12-10Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich; Haefliger, Ernst; Schlott, Theodor; Stader, Maria; Van Dijk, Cornelis; Wagner, Sieglinde; Wilhelm, Horst
Conductors: Fricsay, Ferenc;
Ensemble: Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus; Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Fricsay recorded 'Lucia di Lammermoor' in 1953 with a dream team of soloists. Maria Stader, Ernst Haefliger and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau shared Fricsay's stylistic sensitivity, his...continue...
2 CD / Audite / 2008-10-08Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"; Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers: Frick, Gottlob; Grümmer, Elisabeth; Höffgen, Marga; Haefliger, Ernst
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir
Ever since Karajan's first encounter with the Berlin Philharmonic, he wanted nothing more than to be its principal conductor. These recordings shed light on his...continue...