Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Richard Strauss, Edelman, Jurinac|
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Karajan, Della Casa, Jurinac, Gueden, et al.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An absolutely stunning performance although della Casa - or anyone else for that matter - will never ever beat the one and only Marschallin, Règine Crespin, in Solti's studio recording.GALA provides excellent notes as they have done on all their later issues, although a slight mistake occurs on page 14 of the booklet: The proper title of the Marschallin is: " Die Marschallin Fürstin Werdenberg", and not as stated Prinzess von Werdenberg. The word "Prinzess" does not exist in German......it is called "Prinzessin" if anything.Still: definately worth your while!"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the great Rosenkavalier recordings. The sound is of decent broadcast quality, (it's from a live performance) but it's the performance that is special. And the price ain't too bad either!Top honors go to Sena Jurinac for her compelling and gloriously sung Octavian. The way she brings the drama to life purely through her singing is amazing, and it's not something that one hears very often these days. There are several other recordings around of her Octavian, but I think this is the greatest of them. Listen to the duet that closes Act I and you'll hear what I mean.Lisa Della Casa is a lovely Marschallin (if a bit bland) and Hilde Gueden (one of the great Sophies--supposedly Strauss' favorite) is as charming as ever."
Mr. DAVID Geer | 01/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not only is this only copy of the Salzburg Festival- 1960 recording of "der Rosenkavalier" available to the American market; the price is positively delightful. The tonal quality is not the best; the recording equipment then available may be compensated for by slightly boosting the mid-range on the stereo equaliser...other than a desire to hear how this might sound were it run through the CEDAR process, one cannot complain.Hilde Gülden is quite fine, and Karajan does (to my mind typical for him) another superb labour with a Strauss piece."