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Franco Corelli, Vol. 1: Belcanto & Verdi (rec. 1956-1962)
Franco Corelli, Vol. 1: Belcanto & Verdi (rec. 1956-1962)

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-10-08

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Gli Ugonotti; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: La Favorita; Giuseppe Verdi: I Lombardi; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; Ernani; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Forza del Destin...
Performers: Corelli, Franco; Lelio, Loretta Di
Conductors: Ferraris, Franco; Basile, Arturo; Simonetto, Alfredo; Cattini, Umberto

These recordings were made between 1956 and 1962, at the height of Corelli's career....continue...
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Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 18: Naturstimmen / C.M. Ziehrer Orchestra
Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 18: Naturstimmen / C.M. Ziehrer Orchestra

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-08-13

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: Kaiser Maximilian March, for orchestra, Op. 16; Naturstimmen Waltz, for orchestra, Op. 70; Herr und Frau Biedermeier, op. 545; Strohfeuer, polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 217; ...
Performers: Bogner, Andrea [Soprano (Vocal)]; Di Sapia, Marco; Schneider, Jorg
Conductors: Schadenbauer, Hans
Ensemble: ; Carl Michael Ziehrer Orchestra

This is the 18th volume in the series on Preiser devoted to the music of Carl Michael Ziehrer, the last significant composer of Viennese dance...continue...
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A Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi / Leonard Warren, Alfredo Kraus, Maria Callas et al. (rec. 1914-1962)
A Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi / Leonard Warren, Alfredo Kraus, Maria Callas et al. (rec. 1914-1962)

2 CD / Preiser / 2013-08-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Ernani; Macbeth; Luisa Miller; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La Traviata; I Vespri Siciliani; Simon Boccanegra; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Forza del Destino; Don Carlo; Aida, opera;...
Performers: Bampton, Rose; Barbieri, Fedora; Bastianini, Ettore; Berger, Erna [Soprano vocals]; Bergonzi, Carlo; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Caruso, Enrico [Tenor Vocals];...

These two CDs contain selected recordings of operas by Verdi recorded between 1914 and 1962....continue...
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The Art of Verdi-Baritone - performances by Antonio Scotti, Victor Maurel, Mattia Battistini, Leonard Warren et al. (rec. 1904-1950)
The Art of Verdi-Baritone - performances by Antonio Scotti, Victor Maurel, Mattia Battistini, Leonard Warren et al. (rec. 1904-1950)

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-06-11

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; Ernani; I due Foscari; Macbeth; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; La Traviata; I Vespri Siciliani; Simon Boccanegra; Un Ballo in Maschera; La Forza del Destino; Don Carlo; Aida, opera...
Performers: Amato, Pasquale; Ancona, Mario; Battistini, Mattia [Baritone Vocals]; Danise, Giuseppe; de Luca, Giuseppe; Formichi, Cesare; Galeffi, Carlo; Lisitisian, Pavel; Magini-Coletti, Antonio; Maurel, Victor...

The recordings on this compact disc were made between 1904 and 1950 and include performances by Antonio Scotti, Victor Maurel, Mattia Battistini, Leonard Warren, Alexander...continue...
Recording information: 1904-1950....continue...
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Ouvertures et Intermezzi; Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, et al.; Orchestra del Teatro all Scala; Gino Marinuzzi
Ouvertures et Intermezzi; Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, et al.; Orchestra del Teatro all Scala; Gino Marinuzzi

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-05-14

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; La gazza ladra; Overture to Le siège de Corinthe; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: I Vespri siciliani; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; ...
Conductors: Marinuzzi, Gino
Ensemble: ; Orchestra del Teatro all Scala

Riccardo Muti noted that "Listening to some of Gino Marinuzzi's old recordings revealed an amazingly modern style of making music. I recall, for example, being...continue...
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The Young Alfredo Kraus sings 20 arias & songs by Mozart, Rossini, Meyerbeer, Leoncavallo et al. (rec. 1958)
The Young Alfredo Kraus sings 20 arias & songs by Mozart, Rossini, Meyerbeer, Leoncavallo et al. (rec. 1958)

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-04-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Sivglia; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; La Favorita; Don ...
Performers: Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Cordone, Mario; Lloret, José Luis; Estela, Enrique

The recordings on this CD are taken from Alfred Kraus's first recordings. The small selection of songs is taken from his two 1958 LPs with...continue...
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Lehar & Co. - 22 Arias from operettas by Strauss, Lehar and Kalman / Richard Tauber, tenor (rec. 1924 - 1946)
Lehar & Co. - 22 Arias from operettas by Strauss, Lehar and Kalman / Richard Tauber, tenor (rec. 1924 - 1946)

1 CD / Preiser / 2013-02-12

Works: Johann Strauss II: Der Zigeunerbaron; Eine Nacht in Venedig; Die Fledermaus; Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow; Frasquita; Friederike; Das Land des Lächelns; Paganini; Der Zarewitsch; Giuditta; ...
Performers: Novotna, Jarmila; Schwarz, Vera; Tauber, Richard; Vanconti, Carlotta
Conductors: Lehár, Franz

Recorded between 1924 and 1946, the legendary Richard Tauber shows his affinity for light music with a collection of arias from operettas by Strauss, Lehár...continue...
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Portrait of a Legend - 17 arias from Mignon, La Cenerentola, Barber of Seville et al. / Giulietta Simionato, mezzo-soprano (mono)
Portrait of a Legend - 17 arias from Mignon, La Cenerentola, Barber of Seville et al. / Giulietta Simionato, mezzo-soprano (mono)

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-12-11

Works: Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola; Il Barbiere di Siviglia; L' Italiana in Algeri; Tancredi; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila; Jules M...
Performers: Bastianini, Ettore; Bettarini, Luciano; Pellegrino, Lilliana; Simionato, Giulietta
Conductors: Quadri, Argeo; Rossi, Mario; Previtali, Fernando; Basile, Arturo; Ghione, Franco; Giulini, Carlo Maria; Erede, Alberto; Sanzogno, Nino; Solti, Sir Georg; Karajan, Herbert v.

Born in 1910, Giulietta Simionato had a slow start with her career, but had her big breakthrough at La Scala in 1955. Her workload was...continue...
Recording information: 1949-1960....continue...
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Gustav Klimt: - Music of his Era from the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 19th century - works by Berg, Brahms, Wolf, Webern, Sieher et al.
Gustav Klimt: - Music of his Era from the Belle Epoque at the turn of the 19th century - works by Berg, Brahms, Wolf, Webern, Sieher et al.

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-12-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonie no 9; Alban Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder; Franz Lehár: Vilja-Lied ("Es lebt eine Vilja") (from "Die lustige Witwe"); Johannes Brahms: Sonate für Klarinette ...
Performers: Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Foggin, Myers; Höngen, Elisabeth; Harvey, Kathryn [Vocals]; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Kommerell, Heidi; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Ritterbusch, Sabi...
Conductors: Walter, Bruno; Goehr, Walter; Klemperer, Otto; Karajan, Herbert v.; Scherchen, Hermann; Heger, Robert; Fricsay, Ferenc

This is a compilation of music that was performed at the turn of the 19th century, the Belle Epoque in which Gustav Klimt flourished....continue...
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Dreamticket to La Boheme - Arias excerpted from performances 1902-1960 / Bjorling, Caruso, Bori, Schone at al.
Dreamticket to La Boheme - Arias excerpted from performances 1902-1960 / Bjorling, Caruso, Bori, Schone at al.

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-10-09

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Arizmendi, Elena; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Bori, Lucrezia; Caruso, Enrico [Tenor Vocals]; Cebotari, Maria; de Luca, Giuseppe; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Eisinger...

This recording offers the opportunity to hear some of the world's famous singers performing the same arias and scenes so the listener can put together...continue...
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The First Recitals - arias from La Boheme, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Falstaff et al. / Mirella Freni, soprano
The First Recitals - arias from La Boheme, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Falstaff et al. / Mirella Freni, soprano

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-09-11

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff; Pietro Mascagni: L' Amico Fritz; Giacomo Puccini: Suor Angelica; Gianni ...
Performers: Ferro, Gianni Dal; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Remsey, Viktor [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Savini, Ino; Quadri, Argeo
Ensemble: ; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra; Vienna Volksoper Orchestra

The recordings on this CD are taken from Freni's first two solo recitals. The first was recorded in 1959 with the orchestra of the Bavarian...continue...
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Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 17: Wiener Luft / Hans Schadenbauer
Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 17: Wiener Luft / Hans Schadenbauer

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-05-08

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: Festmarsch (Festival March) for orchestra, Op. 287; Wiener Luft, waltz for orchestra, Op. 278a; Freie Gedanken, schnell-polka for orchestra, Op. 13; Der Fremdenführer; Das ...
Performers: Bogner, Andrea [Soprano (Vocal)]; Schneider, Jörg
Conductors: Schadenbauer, Hans
Ensemble: ; Original C.M. Ziehrer Orchester

This is volume 17 of the Preiser series devoted to the music of Carl Michael Ziehrer, the last significant representative of Viennese dance music....continue...
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Dreamticket to La Traviata / Operatic legends sing the most famous arias & scenes
Dreamticket to La Traviata / Operatic legends sing the most famous arias & scenes

1 CD / Preiser / 2012-04-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata
Performers: Albanese, Licia; Bori, Lucrezia; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Cebotari, Maria; de Luca, Giuseppe; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Galli-Curci, Amelita [Soprano vocals]; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor ...

This is a compilation of recordings made between 1914-1961 of the most famous arias and scenes from La Traviata allowing the listener to arrange several...continue...
Recording information: 1914-1961....continue...
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A Vocal Portrait: Operatic recital 1957; RAI broadcasts 1955/56, etc. / Anita Cerquetti, soprano
A Vocal Portrait: Operatic recital 1957; RAI broadcasts 1955/56, etc. / Anita Cerquetti, soprano

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-11-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; I Vespri Siciliani; Nabucco; Ernani; La Forza del Destino; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gaspare Spontini: Agnese di Hohenstraufen; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Amilcare Pon...
Performers: Cerquetti, Anita; Simionato, Giulietta
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Rossi, Mario; Vittorio, Gui;
Ensemble: ; RAI Concerto, Milan

Born in 1931, Anita Cerquetti had a short (eight-year) period of fame from 1952 to 1960, receiving great acclaim for her performances of Norma, Aida...continue...
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Living history: Florencio Constantino, tenor / Victor recordings 1907-08
Living history: Florencio Constantino, tenor / Victor recordings 1907-08

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-11-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La Traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: L' Elisir D'Amore; Lucia Di Lammermoor; La Favorita; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia; Arrigo Bo...
Performers: Constantino, Florencio; Nielsen, Alice

A former railway engineer and field worker, Florencio Constantino began singing lessons in 1895 and by 1896 gave his first performances at the Teatro Solis...continue...
Recording information: 1907-1908....continue...
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Dream Ticket to Andrea Chenier: The most famous arias and celebrated singers, 1908 - 1960
Dream Ticket to Andrea Chenier: The most famous arias and celebrated singers, 1908 - 1960

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-11-08

Works: Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chènier
Performers: Bastianini, Ettore; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Corelli, Franco; Cortis, Antonio; Del Monaco, Mario; Galeffi, Carlo; Gigli, Beniamino [Tenor vocals]; Gobbi, Tito; Lauri-Volpi, Giacomo; Masini...

This is a compilation of the most famous arias and scenes from Andrea Chénier performed by different singers with varying interpretations. The recordings range from...continue...
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Carlo Bergonzi: Early Recordings
Carlo Bergonzi: Early Recordings

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-09-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Luisa Miller; La Forza del Destino; Il Trovatore; Un Ballo in Maschera; Simon Boccanegra; Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africana; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier; Francesco ...
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Simonetto, Alfredo; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Pradella, Massimo

The original Decca recordings on this CD document Bergonzi's first operatic recital of 1957 in its entirety. We hear the tenor after his first season...continue...
Recording information: Torino (01/30/1960)....continue...
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Maud Cunitz sings highlights from Der Freischütz, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser
Maud Cunitz sings highlights from Der Freischütz, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-09-13

Works: Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenotten; Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Giuseppe Verdi: Die sizilianische Vesper
Performers: Cunitz, Maud; Frick, Gottlob; Klose, Margarete; Metternich, Josef; Rosvaenge, Helge; Schock, Rudolf [Tenor Vocal]; Terkal, Karl
Conductors: Ackermann, Otto; Heger, Robert; Rother, Artur; Schuchter, Wilhelm; Schroder, Kurt

Born in London in 1911, Maud Cunitz returned with her parents to Germany before the outbreak of World War I. She started singing minor roles...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit: Giuseppe Borgatti
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Giuseppe Borgatti

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-08-09

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tannhäuser; Die Walküre; Götterdämmerung; Parsifal; Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Robert Schumann: Lieder (6), Op. 33; My...
Performers: Baccaloni, Salvatore; Borgatti, Giuseppe; Fagoaga, Isidoro; Nessi, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Borgatti was Italy's first great Wagnerian tenor. His first Wagnerian opera was Lohengrin, when he appeared at the production in Milan in 1894. He...continue...
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Alois Unerhört: The Boy and His Voice / Franz Farnberger, piano
Alois Unerhört: The Boy and His Voice / Franz Farnberger, piano

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-08-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt; Giacomo Puccin...
Performers: Bayer, Benjamin; Farnberger, Franz; Kohne, Karsten; Muhlbacher, Alois; Schlogl, Christoph

Recording information: Stift St. Florian (2009-2010)....continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit: Manuel Ausensi
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Manuel Ausensi

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-05-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Così fan tutte, K 588; Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo, K 584; Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La Tra...
Performers: Ausensi, Manuel
Conductors: Grignon, Ricardo Lamote de; Cisneros, Indalecio; Argenta, Ataúlfo

Manuel Ausensi was born in Barcelona and studied at the conservatory. His first prize in a radio singing competition gave him the opportunity to sing...continue...
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Documents of a singing career: Annelies Kupper
Documents of a singing career: Annelies Kupper

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-05-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Figaros Hochzeit; Don Giovanni; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; Eugen d'Albert: Die toten Augen; Tiefland; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Sta...
Performers: Bohme, Kurt [Bass Vocal]; Fehenberger, Lorenz; Kupper, Annelies; Reinmar, Hans; Schlemm, Anny; Windgassen, Wolfgang [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Leitner, Ferdinand; Sandberg, Herbert; Heger, Robert; Kraus, Richard; Solti, Sir Georg; Reinshagen, Victor; Rother, Artur; Lehmann, Fritz

Annelies Kupper (1906-1987) was born in Poland. She was a schoolteacher while at the same time studying voice. She launched her stage career at the...continue...
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Verdi: Opera Arias and Duets
Verdi: Opera Arias and Duets

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-05-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Der Troubadour; Rigoletto; La Traviata; Ein Maskenball; Don Carlos; Die Macht des Schicksals; Die sizilianische Vesper
Performers: Rosvaenge, Helge; Schlusnus, Heinrich
Conductors: Rother, Artur; Heger, Robert; Steinkopf, Hanns; Schuler, Johannes

These duets are among the finest recordings these two singers ever made, at a time when both of them were at the height of their...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit: Richard Crooks
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Richard Crooks

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-04-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Charles Gounod: Faust; Roméo et Juliette; Jules Massenet: Manon; Werther; Edouard L...
Performers: Crooks, Richard
Conductors: Pelletier, Wilfrid; Shilkret, Nathaniel

Richard Crooks was known less for the richness of his voice than his musicality, line and concentration of tone. His recordings of Mozart are rightfully...continue...
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W.A. Mozart: Cantatas / Paumgartner
W.A. Mozart: Cantatas / Paumgartner

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-04-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Dir, Seele des Weltalls, K. 429; Die Maurerfreude, K. 471; Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a); Laut verkünde unsre Freude, cantata for male chorus & orchestr...
Performers: Berry, Walter; Christ, Rudolf; Majkut, Erich; Schey, Hermann
Conductors: Paumgartner, Bernhard

This disc of historic recordings of Mozart cantatas and concert arias features Rudolf Christ, tenor and Herman Schey, bass....continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit: Margaret Sheridan
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Margaret Sheridan

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-03-08

Works: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; La bohème; Madama Butterfly; Thomas Moore: The Meeting of the Waters; Herbe...
Performers: Cecil, Lionello; Mannerini, Ida; Moore, Gerald [Piano]; Mummery, Browning; Pertile, Aureliano [Tenor vocals]; Sheridan, Margaret; Zanelli, Renato
Conductors: Blois; Sabajno, Carlo; Goossens, Eugene, Sir

Irish soprano Margaret Sheridan enjoyed a tumultuous but highly successful opera career in Italy between the wars - a feat that was unusual for a...continue...
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Bass baritone Gustav Neidlinger
Bass baritone Gustav Neidlinger

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-02-08

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe; Don Giovanni; Giuseppe Verdi: Die Macht des Schicksals; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Das Rheingold; Siegfried; Gött...
Performers: Greindl, Josef; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Neidlinger, Gustav [Baritone Vocals]; Schock, Rudolf [Tenor Vocal]; Wagner, Sieglinde
Conductors: Reinhardt, Rolf; Ludwig, Leopold; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Kempe, Rudolf; Krauss, Clemens; Knappertsbusch, Hans; Schuchter, Gilbert

Born in Mainz, Neidlinger sang at the Hamburg Staatsoper and the Staatstheater in Stuttgart. He sang 20 seasons at the Bayreuth Festival and for 25...continue...
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Lebendige Vergeigenheit: Kurt Baum
Lebendige Vergeigenheit: Kurt Baum

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-02-08

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; Gioachino Rossini: Guglielmo Tell; Stabat mater; Fromental Halévy: La Juive; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Les Hugeunots; Charles Gounod: Faust; Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore...
Performers: Baum, Kurt
Conductors: Loibner, Wilhelm

Few tenors have polarized opera fans more than Kurt Baum. While some consider him nothing more than a loud and showy singer, others wax lyrical...continue...
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Lebendige Vergeigenheit: Albert Da Costa
Lebendige Vergeigenheit: Albert Da Costa

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-02-08

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; Fromental Halévy: La Juive; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots; Le Prophète; L'Africana; Charles Gounod: Faust; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Richard Wagn...
Performers: Costa, Albert da

Despite possessing an impressive voice and a brilliant upper register, Albert da Costa never achieved the level of recognition afforded to his contemporaries among the...continue...
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Viennese Rarities Vol. 14: Carl Michael Ziehrer
Viennese Rarities Vol. 14: Carl Michael Ziehrer

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-02-08

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: Glocken-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 420; Österreichische Fahnenlieder, waltz for orchestra, Op. 317; Um die Wette, schnell-polka for orchestra, Op. 119; Ein tolles Mäde...
Performers: Berten, Nina; Schneider, Jorg
Conductors: Schadenbauer, Hans

The C.M. Ziehrer Orchestra was formed in 2003 to play and preserve the works of Carl Michael Ziehrer and is noted for its skillful interpretation...continue...
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Gottlob Frick Volume 3
Gottlob Frick Volume 3

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-01-11

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenotten; Richard Wagner: Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Giuseppe Verdi: Die Macht des Schicksals; Peter Cornelius: De...
Performers: Buchsbaum, Harald; Cunitz, Maud; Edelmann, Otto; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Frick, Gottlob; Fuchs, Franz; Grummer, Elisabeth; Heppe, Leo; Herrmann, Josef; Hoffgen, Marga [Contralto Vocals]; Klose, ...
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Heger, Robert; Schuchter, Wilhelm; Kempe, Rudolf; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Hollreiser, Heinrich; Elmendorff, Karl; Kraus, Richard

Gottlob Frick (1906-1994) was called by Wilhelm Furtwängler the "blackest bass" of his generation. Frick had no competitors capable of surpassing or even matching his...continue...
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Hereinspaziert: Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 13
Hereinspaziert: Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 13

1 CD / Preiser / 2011-01-11

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: Herreinspaziert, Op. 518; Im Fluge, polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 78; Badner Park-Polka, polka française for orchestra, Op. 65; Fesche Geister, operette; 100,000 É...
Conductors: Schadenbauer, Hans

Carl Michael Ziehrer was the last significant representative of Viennese dance music of the classical age. This volume continues the series on Preiser devoted to...continue...
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Jeann Gerville-Reache
Jeann Gerville-Reache

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-12-14

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice; Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore; Charles Gounod: Sapho; La reine de Saba; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila; Ju...
Performers: Cahier, Charles
Conductors: Grevillius, Nils

The French contralto Jeanne Gerville-Réache had a short career that encompassed opera houses in France, Brussels, London and the Manhattan Opera House owned by Oscar...continue...
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Art Of Roland Hayes
Art Of Roland Hayes

2 CD / Preiser / 2010-12-14

Works: Guillaume de Machaut: Douce dame jolie, pour Dieu; French Traditional: L'amour de moy, chanson; Tambourin; Claudio Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali, volume 2; Orfeo; Giulio Caccini: Amarilli mia bella, f...
Performers: Boardman, Reginald; Hayes, Roland

Roland Hayes’s repertoire of lieder ranged from Dowland and Monteverdi to Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart, from Debussy and Wolf all the way to Villa-Lobos. While...continue...
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PSR 93462
Giuseppe Verdi: Aroldo
Giuseppe Verdi: Aroldo

2 CD / Preiser / 2010-11-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aroldo
Conductors: Basile, Arturo

This historic recording comes from sessions done in Turin in October, 1951. A synopsis is included, but there is no libretto....continue...
Recording information: Turin (10/24/1951)....continue...
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Lola Artot de Padilla
Lola Artot de Padilla

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-11-09

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Figaros Hochzeit; Don Juan; Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620; Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Engelbert Humperdinck: Königskinder, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: La Travi...
Performers: Alten, Bella; Egenieff, Franz; Jorn, Karl; Padilla, Lola Artôt de; Perard-Petzl, Luise; Talen, Bjorn

Lola Artot de Padilla was born near Paris to parents who were famous singers. Her career was centered in Germany, where she was very popular....continue...
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Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 1: Mein Herz Hängt an Wien
Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 1: Mein Herz Hängt an Wien

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-11-09

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: Auersperg-Marsch, Op. 111; Mein Herz hängt an Wien, waltz for orchestra, Op. 500; Leichten Sinnes, polka schnell for orchestra, Op. 182; Die drei Wünsche; Boshaft, pol...
Performers: Di Sapia, Marco; Rosendorfsky, Maria
Conductors: Schadenbauer, Hans

This is the first volume in the series dedicated to the music of Carl Michael Ziehrer, the last of the noted composers of waltzes and...continue...
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PSR 91128
Josef Traxel
Josef Traxel

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-10-12

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe; François-Adrien Boieldieu: Die weisse Dame; Adolphe Adam: Der Postill...
Performers: Traxel, Josef
Conductors: Schuchter, Wilhelm; Gruber, Arthur; Löwlein, Hans; Schmidt-Bolcke, Werner

Traxel's particular vocal sound was better suited to the concert hall than to the opera stage and that is where his true importance lies. Although...continue...
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PSR 93459
Gianni Poggi II
Gianni Poggi II

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-10-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller; Il trovatore; Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier; Fedora; Rodolfo Falvo: Dicitencello vuie; C.O. Lardini: Voce'e no...
Performers: Argine, Simona dall'; Neri, Giulio; Poggi, Gianni; Signore, Gino del; Ticozzi, Ebe
Conductors: Erede, Alberto; Nicello, Ernesto; Capuana, Franco

This is the second volume on Preiser devoted to this popular singer's recordings. Given his undisputed vocal abilities, he would no doubt be considered an...continue...
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PSR 89736
Carl Michael Ziehrer: Märchen aus Alt-Wien
Carl Michael Ziehrer: Märchen aus Alt-Wien

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-10-12

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: 'S ist mein echt's Wienerblut, march for orchestra, Op. 367; Die Landstreicher, operetta; Märchen aus Alt-Wien, waltz for orchestra, Op. 458; Döblinger Elite, polka fr...
Conductors: Mogg, Herbert

With this release, Preiser continues its series devoted to the music of Carl Michael Ziehrer, the last composer in the tradition of the Waltz Kings....continue...
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PSR 91123
Legendary Voice: Carlo Morelli
Legendary Voice: Carlo Morelli

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-09-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Otello; Jules Massenet: Erodiade; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Zazà, opera; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; María Grever: Alma Mia; ...
Performers: Monte, Toti Dal; Montesanto, Luigi; Morelli, Carlo; Pacetti, Iva
Conductors: Molajoli, Lorenzo; Antonini, Alfredo

Apart from the prestigious competition that bears his name, the baritone Carlo Morelli has largely been forgotten despite a long and always successful career. Born...continue...
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Hermann Uhde
Hermann Uhde

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-09-14

Works: George Frederick Handel: Julius Cäsar; Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Eugen d'Albert: Tiefland; Richard Wagner: The Flying Du...
Performers: Uhde, Hermann
Conductors: Leitner, Ferdinand; Rother, Artur; ; Knappertsbusch, Hans; Keilberth, Joseph
Ensemble: ; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Hermann Uhde was one of the most interesting singing performers of the "New Bayreuth" between 1951 and 1960. Uhde's performances offered a combination of intellect...continue...
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PSR 93471
Donizetti: Linda Di Chamounix / Tulio Serafin
Donizetti: Linda Di Chamounix / Tulio Serafin

2 CD / Preiser / 2010-08-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio

Originally released in 1956, this "Paperback Opera" contains a synopsis but no libretto....continue...
Recording information: 09/1956....continue...
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George London, Vol. 3
George London, Vol. 3

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-08-10

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Gudunov; Songs and dances of death; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Otello; Falstaff; J...
Performers: London, George [Baritone Vocal]; Ulanowsky, Paul
Conductors: Moralt, Rudolf; Morel, Jean P.

With the death of George London, the world lost a vital, masculine and at the same time deeply sensitive singer for whom the description "unique"...continue...
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Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 8
Carl Michael Ziehrer, Vol. 8

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-08-10

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: Die drei Wünsche, operette; Comödianten-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 507; Fachblätter Walzer, for orchestra, Op. 102; In flagranti, polka française for orchest...
Conductors: Bauer-Theussl, Franz; Mogg, Herbert

Volume 8 continues the series devoted to the music of Carl Michael Ziehrer, the last of the composers whose music was in the tradition of...continue...
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PSR 91125
Pavel Lisitsian in Concert
Pavel Lisitsian in Concert

2 CD / Preiser / 2010-07-13

Works: Alexander Borodin: For the shores of thy far native land; The False Note (Fal'shivaya nota), song for voice & piano; Alexander Glazunov: Oriental Romance, for voice & piano, Op. 27/2; Mily Balakirev:...
Performers: Abramovitch, Boris; Lisitisian, Pavel; Pokrovskaya, Nina; Reentovich, Boris; Sakharov, Matvei; Solodouiev, Igor
Conductors: Melik-Pashaev, Alexander

The career of Pavel Lisitsian, one of the most marvelous singers ever to hail from Russia, continued for three decades. His aristocratic, mellifluous baritone voice,...continue...
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Martha Modl
Martha Modl

2 CD / Preiser / 2010-06-08

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orpheus und Eurydike; Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72; Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth; Don Carlos; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder; Tristan u...
Performers: Blatter, Johanna; Modl, Martha; Schock, Rudolf [Tenor Vocal]; Windgassen, Wolfgang [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Löwlein, Hans; Rother, Artur; Schmidt-Isserstedt, Hans; Keilberth, Joseph; Knappertsbusch, Hans; Schuchter, Wilhelm
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PSR 93460
Lauritz Melchior sings Wagner
Lauritz Melchior sings Wagner

2 CD / Preiser / 2010-05-11

Works: Richard Wagner: Rienzi; The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung; Parsifal; Sch...
Performers: Dilworth, Gordon; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Janssen, Herbert; Varnay, Astrid
Conductors: Leinsdorf, Erich; McArthur, Edwin; Ormandy, Eugene

Generally regarded as the most important Wagner tenor in gramophone history, Lauritz Melchior observed every single demand that Wagner made scrupulously. We may regard his...continue...
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PSR 89242
Marcel Cordes
Marcel Cordes

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-04-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Gioachino Rossini: Der Barbier von Sevilla; Giuseppe Verdi: Arnoldo; Rigoletto; La Traviata; Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser; Jacques Offenbach: Hoffmans Erz...
Performers: Cordes, Marcel; Kohn, Karl; Koth, Erika; Stoll, Walter; Wagner, Sieglinde
Conductors: Schuchter, Wilhelm; Schmidt-Bolcke, Werner; Gaebel, Kurt

Born Kurt Schumacher, Marcel Cordes spent the war years in a French prisoner-of-war camp. He resumed his singing career in 1948 and changed vocal roles...continue...
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Lebendige Vergangenheit: Boris Christoff IV
Lebendige Vergangenheit: Boris Christoff IV

1 CD / Preiser / 2010-04-13

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; La sonnambula, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco; La forza del destino; Simon Boccanegra; Don Carlo; Aida, opera; Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov; King Saul; The wild wi...
Performers: Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Christoff, Boris; Neri, Giulio
Conductors: Vittorio, Gui; Santini, Gabriele; Perlea, Jonel; Dobroven, Issay; Tzipine, George

Boris Christoff (b.1914) had 120 roles in his repertoire. The most famous were Boris Godunov, which he reportedly sang close to 600 times, Mephistopheles in...continue...
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