Milan Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Peter Maag
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A classic recording of Mozart’s opera ‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’, by the legendary operatic conductor Peter Maag.
Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail is based on a libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, and in formal terms is a typical Singspiel of comic nature where musical pieces alternate with recited passages. However, unlike the ‘dry recitative’ of Italian opera which is sung to the accompaniment of a basso continuo, Die Entführung aus dem Serail is musically very varied with quite elaborate arias and duets of remarkable length.
This radio recording of Die Entführung aus dem Serail was made in Bolzano in 1958 with the orchestra and chorus of the Milan RAI under the artistic direction of the legendary operatic conductor Peter Maag. The featured soloists, all of whom were highly regarded singers of their time, are sopranos Teresa Stich Randall and Rosl Schwaiger, tenors Herbert Handt and Ernst Haflinger, and the renowned bass Gottlob Frick.
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