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Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (1690-1758): Tisbe, opera pastorale / Nina Bernsteiner, Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Julius Pfeifer, Matteo Bellotto
Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello (1690-1758): Tisbe, opera pastorale / Nina Bernsteiner, Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Julius Pfeifer, Matteo Bellotto

2 CD / CPO / 2014-11-11

Works: Giuseppi Antonio Brescianello: Tisbe, opera
Performers: Bellotto, Matteo; Bernsteiner, Nina; Halubek, Jorg; Pfeiffer, Julius [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Halubek, Jorg
Ensemble: Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra

A. G. Brescianello’s (1690-1758) Tisbe, based on the popular tale of Pyramus and Thisbe, was the result of a commission from the Duke Eberhard IV...continue...
Recording information: Mozartsaal, Liederhalle, Stuttgart (09/30/2012-10/02/2012)....continue...
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Carl Millocker: Gasparone / Portmann; Zisterer; Martin; Ernst. Burkert
Carl Millocker: Gasparone / Portmann; Zisterer; Martin; Ernst. Burkert

2 CD / CPO / 2014-09-09

Works: Carl Millöcker: Gasparone, operetta
Conductors: Burkert, Marius
Ensemble: Chor des Lehar Festival Bad Ischl; Franz Lehar-Orchester

Despite the international triumph of his operetta Der Bettelstudent (1882), Carl Millöcker (1842-99), even in his lifetime, appeared fated to stand in the background. His...continue...
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Franz Lehar: Where the Lark Sings / Marius Burkert
Franz Lehar: Where the Lark Sings / Marius Burkert

2 CD / CPO / 2014-08-12

Works: Franz Lehár: Wo die Lerche singt (Where the Larks Sings), operetta in 3 acts
Performers: Ernst, Gerhard; Gerold, Wolfgang [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Burkert, Marius
Ensemble: Franz Lehar-Orchester

Franz Lehár's operetta 'Wo die Lerche singt' concerns a young country girl who falls for a painter, leaves her fiancé to follow the painter to...continue...
Recording information: Festspielsaal Bad Ischl (08/14/2013-08/16/2013)....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Intermezzo Op. 72 / Simone Schneider, Brigitte Fassbaender, Markus Eiche. Ulf Schirmer
Richard Strauss: Intermezzo Op. 72 / Simone Schneider, Brigitte Fassbaender, Markus Eiche. Ulf Schirmer

2 CD / CPO / 2014-08-12

Works: Richard Strauss: Intermezzo, Op. 72
Performers: Bulgakova, Maria [Soprano Vocal]; Dries, Michael; Eiche, Markus; Gunnell, Brenden; Homrich, Martin; Kugel, Marc [Bass Baritone]; Missenhardt, Gunter; Mitterhuber, Sophie [Soprano Vocal]; Schone, Pete...
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Munchner Rundfunkorchester

The tension between a high-flying artistic existence and down-to-earth middle-class life in the person of the composer Richard Strauss was the theme of the 2011...continue...
Recording information: Werdenfelsaal (06/07/2011-06/08/2011)....continue...
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Francesco Cilea: L'Arlesianna / Giuseppe Filianoti, Iano Tamar, Mirela Bunoaica, Kyoung-Eun Lee, Jin Seok Lee
Francesco Cilea: L'Arlesianna / Giuseppe Filianoti, Iano Tamar, Mirela Bunoaica, Kyoung-Eun Lee, Jin Seok Lee

2 CD / CPO / 2014-05-27

Works: Francesco Cilèa: L'Arlesiana, opera
Conductors: Bollon, Fabrice
Ensemble: Opernchor und Kinderchor des Theaters Freiburg

During the Italian verismo Francesco Cilea was the master of subtle portraits of the human soul. Leopoldo Marenco's libretto was based on Alphonse Daudet's drama...continue...
Recording information: Rolf Böhme Saal, Konzerthaus Freiburg (07/12/2012-07/17/2012)....continue...
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Gloria Dresdensis - orchestral pieces by Hasse, Pisendel, Fasch, Brescianello, Handel / Dresden Baroque Orch.
Gloria Dresdensis - orchestral pieces by Hasse, Pisendel, Fasch, Brescianello, Handel / Dresden Baroque Orch.

1 CD / CPO / 2014-04-29

Works: Giuseppi Antonio Brescianello: Symphony in D major; Johann Georg Pisendel: Sonata da chiesa for strings, 2 oboes & continuo in C minor; Johann Adolf Hasse: Demofoonte; Johann Friedrich Fasch: Overtur...
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Ensemble: Dresden Baroque Orchestra

Dresden was a music capital of European rank during the 17th-18th centuries. It was in Dresden that important composers and musicians of the time lived...continue...
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Leo Fall (1873-1925): Madame Pompadour, opera / Annette Dasch, Heinz Zednik. Andreas Schuller
Leo Fall (1873-1925): Madame Pompadour, opera / Annette Dasch, Heinz Zednik. Andreas Schuller

1 CD / CPO / 2014-03-25

Works: Leo Fall: Madame Pompadour, operetta
Conductors: Schuller, Andreas
Ensemble: Volksoper Wien

Leo Fall's (1873-1925) operetta Madame Pompadour is regarded as this composer's wittiest and most outstanding work of this genre. This CD presents the production by...continue...
Recording information: Volksoper Wien (06/2012)....continue...
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CPO 777795
Offenbach: La Perichole / Sabine Brohm, Ralf Simon, Gerd Wiemer, Bernd Koennes, Marcus Guenzel
Offenbach: La Perichole / Sabine Brohm, Ralf Simon, Gerd Wiemer, Bernd Koennes, Marcus Guenzel

2 CD / CPO / 2013-10-29

Works: Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole
Conductors: Theis, Ernst
Ensemble: Dresden State Opera Orchestra

CPO's series featuring productions by the Dresden State Operetta has quickly gained renown with its discoveries of unknown works by Johann Strauss. When the same...continue...
Personnel: Sabine Brohm (soprano); Elmar Andree , Isabell Schmitt (vocals); Elke Kottmair, Jessica Glatte (soprano); Annegret Reiámann, Tanja Höft (mezzo soprano); Bernd Franke, Ralf Sim...continue...
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CPO 777493
Albert Lortzing (1802-1851): Regina / Stojkovic, Holzhausen, Broekhuizen, Kirch, Schoene. Ulf Schirmer
Albert Lortzing (1802-1851): Regina / Stojkovic, Holzhausen, Broekhuizen, Kirch, Schoene. Ulf Schirmer

2 CD / CPO / 2013-09-24

Works: Albert Lortzing: Regina, opera
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Regina is indeed a very unusual opera by Albert Lortzing: a romantic political 'liberation opera' in which the main characters are workers that go on...continue...
Recording information: Prinzregententheater, München (01/28/2011/01/30/2011)....continue...
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Franz Lehar: Das Furstenkind (The Prince's Child) / Chen Reiss; Mary Mills; Matthias Klink; Ralf Simon / Ulf Schirmer
Franz Lehar: Das Furstenkind (The Prince's Child) / Chen Reiss; Mary Mills; Matthias Klink; Ralf Simon / Ulf Schirmer

2 CD / CPO / 2013-06-25

Works: Franz Lehár: Das Fürstenkind (Maids of Athens), operetta in 2 acts
Performers: Cilic, Marko; Eberle, Christian; Holzhauser, Theresa; Klink, Matthias; Mills, Mark; Peter, Mauro [Tenor Vocal]; Raudales, Henry; Reiss, Chen; Schorner, Jorg; Simon, Ralf
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

Das Fuerstenkind (The Prince's Child) has always been an "insider's tip" in Lehár's oeuvre, and the composer himself regarded this robbers' tale from Greece premiered...continue...
Recording information: Prinzregententheater, München (11/28/2010)....continue...
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Richard Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau / Franz Hawlata, Monika Straube, Andreas Kindschuh, Bernhard Berchtold, Julia Bauer
Richard Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau / Franz Hawlata, Monika Straube, Andreas Kindschuh, Bernhard Berchtold, Julia Bauer

3 CD / CPO / 2013-04-30

Works: Richard Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman), opera, Op. 80 (TrV 265)
Conductors: Beermann, Frank
Ensemble: Robert Schumann Philharmonie

Die schweigsame Frau by Strauss, premiered in 1935, represents what is perhaps his most virtuosic and technically demanding score both for the orchestra and the...continue...
Recording information: Opera House, Chemnitz, Germany (05/07/2012-05/12/2012)....continue...
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Felix Draeseke: Complete Symphonies / Weigle
Felix Draeseke: Complete Symphonies / Weigle

3 CD / CPO / 2013-02-26

Works: Felix Draeseke: Symphony no 1 in G major, Op. 12; Symphony no 4 in E minor / G major, "Symphonia Comica", WoO 38; Gudrun; Symphony no 2 in F major, Op. 25; Serenade in D major, Op. 49; Symphony no 3...
Conductors: Weigle, Jörg-Peter
Ensemble: ; NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Draeseke was one of the most prominent exponents of the music of his times in German-speaking countries. He developed a late romantic compositional style modeled...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Sendesaal des Landesfunkhauses Niedersachsen des (1997-12-??&1998-09-??&1998-)....continue...
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Gustav Kerker (1847-1923): Die oberen Zehntausend; Burning To Sing or Singing To Burn / Elke Kottmair, Nadja Stefanoff, Gerd Wierner
Gustav Kerker (1847-1923): Die oberen Zehntausend; Burning To Sing or Singing To Burn / Elke Kottmair, Nadja Stefanoff, Gerd Wierner

2 CD / CPO / 2013-01-29

Works: Gustave Kerker: Die oberen Zehntautend, operetta; Burning to Sing, or Singing to Burn, operetta; The Belle of New York (Selection from the Musical Comedy)
Performers: Kottmair, Elke
Conductors: Griffiths, Howard
Ensemble: ; NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover

Kerker seems not to have existed at all, but his birth (1847) is documented in the registry and when he died (1923), the NY Times...continue...
Recording information: Groáer Sandesaal der NDR Landesfunkhauses Hannover (2009-09-03_2009-09-04&2009-)....continue...

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Carl Reinthaler: Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (Kate of Heilbronn) / Mulder, Carlucci, Papandreou, Schone
Carl Reinthaler: Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (Kate of Heilbronn) / Mulder, Carlucci, Papandreou, Schone

2 CD / CPO / 2012-07-31

Works: Karl Reinthaler: Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, opera in 4 acts
Conductors: Bachli, Samuel
Ensemble: Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt

Reinthaler was born in the Augustinian Monastery in Erfurt, 1822. His obtained his first job as a voice teacher at the Cologne Conservatory and later...continue...
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Johann Strauss II: Prinz Methusalem / Jana Frey, Jessica Glatte, Frank Ernst, Gerd Wieme
Johann Strauss II: Prinz Methusalem / Jana Frey, Jessica Glatte, Frank Ernst, Gerd Wieme

2 CD / CPO / 2012-06-26

Works: Johann Strauss II: Prinz Methusalem (Prince Methuselah), operetta (RV 505)
Conductors: Theis, Ernst
Ensemble: Dresden State Opera Orchestra

Prinz Methusalem is now the 3rd discovery of an unknown operetta by Strauss on cpo. Strauss deliberately designed his Methusalem for the Paris stage. After...continue...
Recording information: Schlachthof Dresden (2010-08-17_2010-08-19&2010-)....continue...
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Franz Schreker: Der Schmied von Gent / Oliver Zwarg
Franz Schreker: Der Schmied von Gent / Oliver Zwarg

2 CD / CPO / 2012-04-24

Works: Franz Schreker: Der Schmied von Gent, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Barth, Christiane; Erzleben, Anna; Gabler, Martin; Kuhn, Judith [Vocals]; Mathger, Thomas; Räsänen, Kouta [Vocals]; Randall, Edward; Riemer, Andre; Sawaley, Victor; Sitka, David; Winter, Ma...
Conductors: Beermann, Frank
Ensemble: Robert Schumann Philharmonie

In 1929, Schreker was in the midst of a creative crisis: his publisher and the public had rejected his 2 most recent operas. The public...continue...
Recording information: Opera House, Chemnitz, Germany (2010-01-28_2010-01-30&2010-)....continue...
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Georg Philipp Telemann: Germanicus / Scholl, Rexroth, Bohm, Berndt, Bellmann
Georg Philipp Telemann: Germanicus / Scholl, Rexroth, Bohm, Berndt, Bellmann

3 CD / CPO / 2012-01-31

Works: Georg Philipp Telemann: Germanicus, opera, TWV deest
Conductors: Schwarz, Gotthold
Ensemble: Sachsisches Baroque Orchestra

The history of the Leipzig Opera in the 18th century was vibrant but short (1692-1720). Heinichen, Fasch, Pisendel, Stoelzel and Telemann were its composers. Sadly,...continue...
Recording information: Altes Theater am Jerichoer Platz, Magdeburg (03/16/2010-03/19/2010)....continue...
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Franz Lehar: Frasquita, operetta / Praxmarer, Schirrmacher, Bergmann, Scherwitzl
Franz Lehar: Frasquita, operetta / Praxmarer, Schirrmacher, Bergmann, Scherwitzl

2 CD / CPO / 2011-09-27

Works: Franz Lehár: Frasquita, operetta in 3 acts (revised as opera)
Conductors: Praxmarer, Vinzenz
Ensemble: Franz Lehar Festival Choir

For Franz Lehár 1919 was a productive and most highly inspired year during which he worked on three operettas: Die blaue Mazur, Die gelbe Jacke...continue...
Recording information: Festspielsaal Bad Ischl (08/14/2010-08/16/2010)....continue...
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Leo Fall: Der Fidele Bauer, operetta in 2 acts / Bergmann, Maszl, Suhrada
Leo Fall: Der Fidele Bauer, operetta in 2 acts / Bergmann, Maszl, Suhrada

2 CD / CPO / 2011-08-30

Works: Leo Fall: Der fidele Bauer, operetta
Conductors: Praxmarer, Vinzenz
Ensemble: Lehar Festival Choir; Lehar Festival Orchestra

Successful operettas from the past, practically never included in the performance programs of normal theaters today, but today, one is being rescued from oblivion in...continue...
Recording information: Festspielsaal Bad Ischl (08/23/2010-08/25/2010)....continue...
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Orff / Monteverdi: Orpheus; Klage der Ariadne / Baechle, Selinger, Stiefermann, Everding, Nazmi
Orff / Monteverdi: Orpheus; Klage der Ariadne / Baechle, Selinger, Stiefermann, Everding, Nazmi

1 Super Audio CD / CPO / 2011-08-30

Works: Carl Orff: Orpheus, opera in 3 acts (adaptation of Monteverdi's "Orfeo"); Klage der Ariadne, stage work (adaptation of Monteverdi's "Lamento d'Arianna")
Performers: Baechle, Janina
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra

In co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk comes Orpheus. First performed in 1925, this recording stars Janina Baechle, Michaela Selinger, Kay Stiefermann, Marcus Everding and Tareq Nazmi...continue...
Recording information: Andechs, Florian-Stadl (07/07/2010-07/10/2010)....continue...
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Oskar Nedbal: Die Winzerbraut, operetta / Muller-Lorenz, Turba, Niedermeyr, Rainer
Oskar Nedbal: Die Winzerbraut, operetta / Muller-Lorenz, Turba, Niedermeyr, Rainer

2 CD / CPO / 2011-06-28

Works: Oskar Nedbal: Die Winzerbraut (The Vineyard Bride), operetta in 3 acts
Conductors: Mogg, Herbert
Ensemble: Schonbrunn Music Theater

Like many later operetta masters, Oskar Nedbal received a classical education, in his case from Antonín Dvorák. His 2nd operetta, Polenblut (Polish Blood) became an...continue...
Recording information: Casino Baumgarten, Wien (08/10/2010-08/12/2010)....continue...
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Waltershausen: Oberst Chabert (Colonel Chabert), opera / Skovhus, Very, Uhl, Pauly,Kaufmann
Waltershausen: Oberst Chabert (Colonel Chabert), opera / Skovhus, Very, Uhl, Pauly,Kaufmann

2 CD / CPO / 2011-05-31

Works: Hermann Wolfgang von Waltershausen: Oberst Chabert, opera in 3 acts
Conductors: Lacombe, Jacques

The Opera Oberst Chabert (Colonel Chabert) premiered in Frankfurt in 1912 and was written by Hermann von Waltershausen when he was just 30 years of...continue...
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Aga Mikolaj sings Strauss & Mozart
Aga Mikolaj sings Strauss & Mozart

1 CD / CPO / 2011-03-29

Works: Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, AV 150; Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60; Capriccio, Op.85; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Don Giovanni; Così fan...
Performers: Mikolaj, Aga
Conductors: Sollak, Karl

"I first met Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in June 2001 during a master class. I had come from Poland in search of assistance that would enable me...continue...
Recording information: Stadthalle Bergheim (09/21/2009-09/25/2009)....continue...
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Engelbert Humperdinck: Sleeping Beauty, opera
Engelbert Humperdinck: Sleeping Beauty, opera

2 CD / CPO / 2011-01-25

Works: Engelbert Humperdinck: Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty), opera
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf

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Best of Symphonic Lehár
Best of Symphonic Lehár

4 CD / CPO / 2011-01-25

Works: Franz Lehár: Tatjana, opera; Fieber, symphonic poem for voice & orchestra (from song collection "Aus eiserner Zeit"), V. 16; Il guado, symphonic poem for orchestra, NV 97; Concertino for violin ...
Performers: Banfield, Volker; Gambill, Robert; Harden, Wolf [Piano]; Honda-Rosenberg, Latica; Worlitzsch, Volker
Conductors: Seibel, Klauspeter; Jurowski, Michail
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E.T.A. Hoffmann: Love and Jealousy
E.T.A. Hoffmann: Love and Jealousy

2 CD / CPO / 2010-10-26

Works: E.T.A. Hoffmann: Liebe und Eifersucht, opera, AV33
Conductors: Hofstetter, Michael

Love and jealousy are feelings that have always moved human hearts, and in this particular case a blue sash and a flower presented to the...continue...
Personnel: Gary Martin, Stefan Sevenich, Robert Sellier, Florian Simson, Thérèse Wincent, Sybille Specht, Sybilla Duffe, Christina Gerstberger, Jörg Simon (vocals).

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Schumann: Collection of Music
Schumann: Collection of Music

3 CD / CPO / 2010-09-28

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Songs (2) for voice & piano (Eichendorff); Songs (2); Gondollied, for piano in A major ("Barcarole"); Adolf Henselt: Rhapsody for piano in F minor, Op. 4; Impromptu for piano, Op. ...
Performers: Benfer, Tillmann; Connaire, Michael; Garben, Cord; Grobe, Ralf; Kaufmann, Hans Wilhelm; Kobow, Jan; Pruys, Andreas; Sharoni, Miriam; Sticken, Klaus; Stojkovic, Johanna; Winter, Veronika
Conductors: Helbich, Wolfgang

Anniversary years often celebrate what we all already know, but sometimes they also serve a useful purpose, especially when they reveal previously unknown facets of...continue...
Recording information: Lutheran City Church, Bückeburg, Germany (05/11/2009); Sendesaal Bremen (05/11/2009); Lutheran City Church, Bückeburg, Germany (2009-09-??_2009-10-??&2010-); Sendesaal...continue...
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Theodore Gouvy: Iphigenie En Tauride
Theodore Gouvy: Iphigenie En Tauride

2 CD / CPO / 2010-06-29

Works: Théodore Gouvy: Iphigénie en Tauride, opera, Op. 7
Conductors: Fontaine, Joachim

Political and cultural circumstances - depending on whether Lorraine/Lothringen belonged to France or Germany - made Theodore Gouvy a border crosser between these two countries....continue...
Recording information: Evangelical Church, Saarlouis, Germany (12/10/2006-12/11/2006)....continue...
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Carl Zeller: Der Obersteiger
Carl Zeller: Der Obersteiger

2 CD / CPO / 2010-06-29

Works: Carl Zeller: Der Obersteiger
Conductors: Mogg, Herbert

"Less work and more pay!" It was with this perennial demand that Senior Overman Martin instigated the first strike on the Viennese operetta stage. Even...continue...
Recording information: Schönbrunner Schlosstheater, Vienna, Austria (08/15/2009-08/17/2009)....continue...
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Lehar: Der Zarewitsch
Lehar: Der Zarewitsch

2 CD / CPO / 2010-05-25

Works: Franz Lehár: Der Zarewitsch
Performers: Klink, Matthias; Landshamer, Christina [Soprano Vocals]; Reinprecht, Alexandra; Winkler, Andreas
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf

Franz Lehar's first stage work, the opera 'Tatjana', was set in Russia and very much stamped by Russian folklore and local color. At the height...continue...
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Franz Von Suppe: Pique Dame
Franz Von Suppe: Pique Dame

1 CD / CPO / 2010-01-26

Works: Franz von Suppé: Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), operetta
Conductors: Jurowski, Michail

Pushkin as operetta? No, Franz von Suppe's operetta "Pique Dame", which received its premiere in 1864, has practically nothing in common with Pushkin's story "Pikawaja...continue...
Recording information: Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal (11/21/2006/11/29/2006)....continue...
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Otto Nicolai: Il Templario, Opera In 3 Acts
Otto Nicolai: Il Templario, Opera In 3 Acts

2 CD / CPO / 2009-09-29

Works: 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...
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Lehar: Friederike, Singspiel
Lehar: Friederike, Singspiel

2 CD / CPO / 2009-08-25

Works: Franz Lehár: Friederike, operetta in 3 acts
Performers: Behle, Daniel; Brüninghaus, Simona; Fleckenstein, Barbara; Götz, Andreas; Kaiser, Kristiane; Liener, Georg; Radu, Valentin; Ruck, Stefanie; Schwartz, Sylvia; Suzuki, Atsuko; Vogt, Klaus Flo...
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf

Quite a few complaints have been lodged against Franz Lehar's 'Friederike', from its premiere in 1928 until the present day. How could anyone seriously consider...continue...
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Ziehrer: Die drei Wünsche / Mogg, Vogel, Ellen, Serkin, Espina, et al
Ziehrer: Die drei Wünsche / Mogg, Vogel, Ellen, Serkin, Espina, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2009-07-28

Works: Carl Michael Ziehrer: Die Drei Wünsche
Conductors: Mogg, Herbert
Ensemble: Schönbrunn Music Theater Choral Soloists

Johann Strauss did not at all think highly of Carl Michael Ziehrer, and the very thought that such a man might offer him competition would...continue...
Recording information: Studio 3, ORF Funkhaus Wien (08/05/2008-08/08/2008)....continue...
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Haydn: Die Feuersbrunst / Spering, Katzmeier, Karasiak, Gericke, et al
Haydn: Die Feuersbrunst / Spering, Katzmeier, Karasiak, Gericke, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2009-07-28

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Die Feuersbrunst, Hob.29b
Performers: Bothmer, Ferdinand von; Gericke, Isa Katharina; Karasiak, Andreas; Katzameier, Otto
Conductors: Spering, Andreas
Ensemble: Capella Augustina

Dramatic productions with marionettes, puppets, and music have always enjoyed great popularity in Austria. Between 1773 and 1779 there was a marionette theater at the...continue...
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Lehár: Die blaue Mazur / Beermann, Stojkovic, Bauer, Weigel, Kobow, et al
Lehár: Die blaue Mazur / Beermann, Stojkovic, Bauer, Weigel, Kobow, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2009-02-24

Works: Franz Lehár: Die blaue Mazur (The Blue Mazurka), operetta in 2 acts

The successful mixing of musical styles holds everything in suspenseful balance and never loses its lightness even in dramatic moments. After a long hiatus dance...continue...
Personnel: Hans Christoph Begemann, Jan Kobow, Johan Weigel, Julia Bauer, Johanna Stojkovich (vocals).

Recording information: Konzerthalle Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Frankfurt/Oder (04/30/2007-...continue...
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Mozart: Zaide K 344 / Haselböck, Monar, Brutscher, Hilz, Schäfer, et al
Mozart: Zaide K 344 / Haselböck, Monar, Brutscher, Hilz, Schäfer, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2009-01-27

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 32 in G major, K 318; Zaide, K 344 (334b)
Performers: Brutscher, Markus; Hilz, Christian; Monar, Isabel; Schafer, Markus
Conductors: Haselböck, Martin

This opera is an early, too often ignored masterpiece which Mozart unfortunately did not quite complete. He used the libretto of his friend Schachtner, who...continue...

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Nicolai: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor / Schirmer, Banse, Korondi, Markert, von Bothmer, et al
Nicolai: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor / Schirmer, Banse, Korondi, Markert, von Bothmer, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2008-10-28

Works: Otto Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera
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...
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Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728 / Sardelli, Delser, Kennedy, Dordolo, Modo Antiquo, et al
Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728 / Sardelli, Delser, Kennedy, Dordolo, Modo Antiquo, et al

3 CD / CPO / 2008-05-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Il Farnace, RV 711; Orlando furioso, opera in 3 acts, RV 728
Performers: Desler, Anne; Dordolo, Luca; Gregoire, Thierry; Kennedy, Nicki; Kronthaler, Martin; Liso, Marina de; Sciannimanico, Lucia
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: Coro da Camera Italiano

"Vivaldi demonstrates real psychological insight into his characters here, more so than in his other operas that have been recorded. He doesn't have the dramatic...continue...
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Lehár: Wiener Frauen / Froschauer, Cremer, et al
Lehár: Wiener Frauen / Froschauer, Cremer, et al

1 CD / CPO / 2008-01-29

Works: Franz Lehár: Wiener Frauen, operetta in 3 acts (revised as "Der Schlüssel"); Der Göttergatte, operetta in 3 acts (revised as "Die ideale Gattin"); Wo die Lerche singt (Where the Lark...
Performers: Dewald, Thomas; Hoffmann, Anke; Kalvelage, Elzbieta; Leisenheimer, Boris; Minich, Peter; Pfeffer, Anneli
Conductors: Froschauer, Helmuth; Cremer, Curt
Ensemble: ; Cologne West German Radio Chorus; Cologne West German Radio Orchestra

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The performance is excellent, with Helmuth Froschauer allowing the glorious melodies to unfold completely naturally. ... Lehár's melodic inventiveness is here at i...continue...
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Lehár: Das Land de Lächelns / Schirmer, et al
Lehár: Das Land de Lächelns / Schirmer, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2007-09-25

Works: Franz Lehár: The Land of Smiles
Performers: Bauer, Julia; Beczala, Piotr; Berg, Alfred; Kaimbacher, Alexander; Nylund, Camilla
Conductors: Schirmer, Ulf
Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra

Our magnificent Lehar edition has now reached a special milestone. So far we have focused on rarities and wrongly neglected scores by this master (and...continue...
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Suppé: Fatinitza / Praxmarer, Houtzeel, Scheschareg, et al
Suppé: Fatinitza / Praxmarer, Houtzeel, Scheschareg, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2007-08-28

Works: Franz von Suppé: Fatinitza, operetta
Performers: Adler, Bernhard; Antonic, Zora; Balluch, Gerhard; Bauer, Christian; Houtzeel, Stephanie; Lis, Agnieszka; Marrawi, Maha; Novikaitë, Rita; Scheschareg, Steven; Wang, Yu-Yu
Conductors: Praxmarer, Vinzenz
Ensemble: Franz Lehár Orchestra

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... a splendid performance of a wonderfully robust and tuneful score...
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Reinecke: Symphony no 1, Violin Concerto, Romances
Reinecke: Symphony no 1, Violin Concerto, Romances

1 CD / CPO / 2007-04-24

Works: Carl Reinecke: Symphony no 1 in A major, Op. 79; Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 141; Romance for violin & orchestra in A minor, Op. 155; King Manfred, opera, Op. 93
Performers: Turban, Ingolf
Conductors: Moesus, Johannes
Ensemble: Berne Symphony Orchestra

"[The Violin Concerto] is a substantial work that fares thematically and developmentally better than the symphony. With its lush orchestration and attractive solo writing, it's...continue...
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Siegfried Wagner: Rainulf und Adelasia
Siegfried Wagner: Rainulf und Adelasia

3 CD / CPO / 2007-02-27

Works: Siegfried Wagner: Rainulf und Adelasia, opera, Op. 14
Performers: Aken, Frank von; Hawlata, Franz; Janiszewski, Jacek; Klepper, Regina; Kuckler, Thomas W.; Lang, Andrea; Minutillo, Hana; Prey, Florian; Trekel, Roman; Wachutka, Elisabeth-Maria
Conductors: Albert, Werner Andreas
Ensemble: Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra

"This performance probably is the best we'll ever hear... Roman Trekel, who always seems to be involved in this mini-Siegfried Wagner revival, is a terrific...continue...
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Lehar: / Der Graf Von Luxemburg / Alfred Eschwe / Radio-Symphony Orchestra [DVD]
Lehar: / Der Graf Von Luxemburg / Alfred Eschwe / Radio-Symphony Orchestra [DVD]

1 DVD Video / CPO / 2006-08-29

Works: Franz Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg
Performers: Banse, Juliane; Conrad, Andreas; Skovhus, Boje; Trost, Rainer
Conductors: Eschwé, Alfred
Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

It is wonderful and perfectly fitting that a work by Maestro Lehr should be the first DVD production in the cpo catalogue: 'Der Graf von...continue...
Run Time: 135 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): DD 5.1 Surround, LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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Lehár: Eva / Bozic, Fadayomi, et al
Lehár: Eva / Bozic, Fadayomi, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2006-07-25

Works: Franz Lehár: Eva (Das Fabriksmädel), operetta in 3 acts
Performers: Alessandri, Reinhard; Andrew, Peter; Antonic, Zora; Fadayomi, Morenike; Giglmayr, Christian; Malik, Thomas; Widmann, Florian; Zisterer, Thomas
Conductors: Bozic, Wolfgang
Ensemble: Franz Lehár Orchestra

Franz Lehar was the most gifted and successful composer of operetta of the 20th century, and the most important composer of operetta after Johann Strauss...continue...
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Vivaldi: Tito Manlio / Sardelli, Modo Antiquo
Vivaldi: Tito Manlio / Sardelli, Modo Antiquo

3 CD / CPO / 2006-01-17

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio, RV 738
Performers: Dominguez, Rosa; Foresti, Sergio; Kennedy, Nicki; Livermore, Davide; Scholl, Elisabeth; Sciannimanico, Lucia; Taddia, Bruno
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria
Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble

Tito Manlio is one of the four music drams that Vivaldi had represented in the Mantua during the time he was in the employ of...continue...
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Siegfried Wagner: Sonnenflammen / Trekel, Schuster, etc
Siegfried Wagner: Sonnenflammen / Trekel, Schuster, etc

2 CD / CPO / 2006-01-17

Works: Siegfried Wagner: Sonnenflammen, Op. 8
Performers: Batori, Eva; Berndt, Anke; Brunner, Richard [Tenor vocals]; Giesecke, Nils; Molina, Jordi; Park, Ki-Hyun; Schroder, Olaf; Schuster, Michaela [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]; Studer, Ulrich; Trakel, Jurgen; Tr...
Conductors: Epple, Roger
Ensemble: Halle Opera House Chorus

Siegfried Wagners eighth opera, Sonnenflammen, was completed in the spring of 1912 but not premiered until October 30th 1918. The doomsday atmosphere of the work...continue...
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Pfitzner: Das Christelflein / Flor, Munich Radio SO, et al
Pfitzner: Das Christelflein / Flor, Munich Radio SO, et al

2 CD / CPO / 2005-11-15

Works: Hans Pfitzner: Das Christ-Elflein, opera, Op. 20
Performers: Bauer, Christian; Connors, Kevin; Horl, Andreas; Petersen, Marlis; Rohlig, Friedemann; Ruping, Martina; Salter, Richard; Volle, Michael
Conductors: Flor, Claus P.

"Pfitzner first wrote incidental music to a play of this name by a friend. Then in 1917 he turned it into an opera with dialogue....continue...
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Draeseke: Symphony no 1 & 4 / Weigle, et al
Draeseke: Symphony no 1 & 4 / Weigle, et al

1 CD / CPO / 2005-09-20

Works: Felix Draeseke: Symphony no 1 in G major, Op. 12; Symphony no 4 in E minor / G major, "Symphonia Comica", WoO 38; Gudrun, opera
Conductors: Weigle, Jörg-Peter

The CPO edition of Felix Draeseke's works is complete with the release of his first and fourth symphonies. His first symphony, which premiered in Dresden...continue...
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