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ClassicsOnline Home » CORNELIUS, P.: Barber of Bagdad (The) (Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Leinsdorf) (1956) / WEBER, C.M.: Abu Hassan (Schwarzkopf, Witte, Ludwig) (1944)

CORNELIUS, P.: Barber of Bagdad (The) (Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Leinsdorf) (1956) / WEBER, C.M.: Abu Hassan (Schwarzkopf, Witte, Ludwig) (1944)

Composer(s)Cornelius, PeterLiszt, FranzWeber, Carl Maria von
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111337-38
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Opera Recordings
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

When this recording of Peter Cornelius’s sparkling German comedy Der Barbier von Bagdad was released in 1957, The Gramophone reviewer remarked that “there is no mistaking the enjoyment which the cast find in the work – an enjoyment seemingly shared by the orchestra and the chorus… Outstanding in this company is Oskar Czerwenka, who very obviously relished the verbal humour in his part and gives a splendid comic performance… Nicolai Gedda is on his best form, and Schwarzkopf brings distinction to [her] part”.The 1944 recording of Weber’s delightful one-act Singspiel Abu Hassan, based on The Arabian Nights, features Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Erich Witte as “a very melodious pair of lovers, Michael


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CORNELIUS, P.: Barber of Bagdad (The) (Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Leinsdorf) (1956) / WEBER, C.M.: Abu Hassan (Schwarzkopf, Witte, Ludwig) (1944) 2:15:46   
  Der Barbier von Bagdad (The Barber of Bagdad)          
      Overture 7:25       
      Act I: Sanfter Schlummer (Servants, Nureddin) 5:05       
      Act I: So leb' ich noch! So hat noch nicht (Nureddin) 4:55       
      Act I: Sei Allahs Frieden uber dir, mein Sohn (Bostana, Nureddin) 1:54       
      Act I: Wenn zum Gebet (Bostana, Nureddin) 3:50       
      Act I: Ach, das Leid hab' ich getragen (Nureddin) 3:19       
      Act I: Mein Sohn, sei Allahs Frieden hier (Abul, Nureddin) 4:12       
      Act I: Bin Akademiker (Abul, Nureddin) 2:46       
      Act I: He! Ali, Sadi, Abbas, Achmet (Nureddin, Servants, Abul) 5:01       
      Act I: Lass dir zu Fussen wonnesam mich liegen, o Margiana! (Abul, Nureddin) 3:46       
      Act I: Mein teurer Abul, deiner Stimme Klang (Nureddin, Abul) 3:53       
      Act I: So schwarmet Jugend, achtet nicht Gefahr (Abul) 2:41       
      Act I: So hat der Satan dich noch immer hier? (Nureddin, Abul, Servants) 3:40       
      Act II: Introduction 2:49       
      Act II: Er kommt! Er kommt! Er kommt! O Wonne meiner Brust! (Margiana, Bostana, Cadi) 5:29       
      Act II: Allah ist gross, und Mahomet sein Prophet (First, Second and Third Muezzin, Margiana, Bostana, Cadi) 2:43       
      Act II: O holdes Bild in Engelschone (Nureddin, Margiana) 5:39       
      Act II: O Nureddin! Geniesse froh dein Gluck (Abul, Bostana, Nureddin, Margiana, a Slave, Voices) 5:07       
      Act II: Unsel'ger Freund! Und musstest so du enden! (Abul, Cadi, Servants, Cadi's Friends, Mourning Women, People of Bagdad, 4 Officers) 4:13       
  Der Barbier von Bagdad (The Barber of Bagdad)          
      Act II: Sprich, Kadi, du bist Herr in deinem Hause (Caliph, Cadi, Abul, All, Margiana) 5:16       
      Act II: He, Mustapha! Freund Mustapha, wach auf! (Cadi, Caliph, Abul, Margiana, Bostana, Chorus, Nureddin) 5:55       
      Act II: Heil diesem Hause, den du trat'st ein, Salam aleikum! (Abul, All) 1:57       
  Cornelius - Der Barbier von Bagdad: Overture (2nd version), S352/R447 7:13       
  Abu Hassan, J. 106          
      Overture 3:24       
      Liebes Weibchen, reiche Wein (Abu, Fatime) 2:27       
      Was nun zu machen (Abu) 5:23       
      Geld! Geld! Geld! (Chorus, Abu, Omar) 2:41       
      Tranen sollst du nicht vergiessen (Fatime, Abu) 5:54       
      Wird Philomena trauern (Fatime) 3:30       
      Siehst du diese grosse Menge (Fatime, Omar) 4:12       
      Ich such' und such' in allen Blicken (Fatime, Abu, Omar) 2:51       
      Hier liegt, welch' martervolles Los (Fatime) 2:33       
      Angstlich klopft es mir im Herzen (Fatime, Abu, Omar, Chorus) 3:18       
      Heil ist dem Haus beschieden (Chorus) 0:45       
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