Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Franz [Vienna] Schubert, Hans Müller-Kray, Bern State Orchestra|
Franz Liszt was wrong - Schubert could compose operas
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have you ever heard an opera by Franz Schubert? "Fierrabras" is an example to do it. Okay, the story is still an engima, the lyrics are okay (if German is not your preferred language), but the music is Schubert at it's best.After an ouverture with promises you the middle age we enter the palace with the maiden. Track #3 is one of the best love-duetts I've ever heard. Why it's never sung in one of the "Best love duetts" on CD with actual soloists I can't imagine. May be Pavarotti or else have no idea what they miss.Track #8 is a farewell chorus full of hope, coming back alive from battle. Sure not Beethoven? Certain, Schubert.Florinda's aria in #15 remembers at an aria of hate and revenge of Electra or Salome by Richard Straus, but it's only Schubert, who can't compose operas.Poor Liszt, what have you read? Not heared, because no one performed after your comment Schubert Operas for about a century. I feel sorry for all the peoples having never seen an opera or even heared composed by Schubert. This will be a chance, change old bias."