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STRAUSS II, J.: Fledermaus (Die) (Vienna State Opera / Krauss) (1950)

Composer(s):Strauss II, Johann
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Operetta
Catalogue 8.110180-81
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Die Fledermaus was one of the first Decca mono sets to shows us what operatic treats the LP was to bring, and signaled a breakthrough in the recording of both opera and operetta, feed from the tyranny of the short-playing 78-r.p.m. side. It also demonstrate the extraordinary quality of the Vienna State Opera company in that post-war period, and many would claim that this version of Fledermaus has never been matched, let alone bettered. Clemens Krauss conducts an irresistibly sparkling account of the score with the starry cast forming a wonderfully coordinated ensemble. Hilde Gueden with her golden tones makes a deliciously minxish Rosalinde, with a naughty, provocative smile implied, and Julius Patzak as a tenor Eisenstein has never been surpassed, totally

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