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|Heinrich August Marschner, Joseph Keilberth, Hans Franzen|
Marschner: Hans Heiling
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Bob | Mobile, Alabama United States | 10/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fine opera. It is also well performed, and for an old recording, the sound quality is pretty good."
Andrew Greene | 01/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In my desperate attempt to search for interesting early 19th century operas (Spohr's 'Jessonda' is still winning), Marschner's score is another frustrating example of an interesting exercise that does not make the grade of good operas that are unjustly neglected. The piece is mercifully presented with cuts as one of Marschner's greatest sins is his tendency to overwrite and repeat text unneccessarily ("Der Vampyr" particularly suffers from this). The libretto is a particularly stupid affair in the German supernatural mode and makes "Der Freischütz" seem a model of intelligence. A good performance nevertheless with Hermann Prey in fine form. Sound is only adequate."