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Diana Damrau (soprano)

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Thielemann

What wins this disc the five stars are the facts that Damrau, singing in her native German, is poised ideally between dreamy haze and Schwarzkopfian fussiness...her hallowed pianissimos allow... More…

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Benjamin Appl (baritone), James Baillieu (piano)

Appl is not only a singer of boundless promise, he is already a great artist. This disc shows how versatile he is, with not only great Lieder but interesting rarities too...Appl sounds as if... More…

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Marschallin), Christa Ludwig (Octavian), Teresa Stich-Randall (Sophie), Otto Edelmann (Ochs), Eberhard Wächter (Faninal), Ljuba Welitsch (Marianne), Paul Kuen (Valzacchi/Tierhändler), Nicolai Gedda (Italian Singer)

Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

a recording of Strauss's operatic masterpiece that, today, remains unbettered. The Philharmonia is on sparkling form and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf gives the performance of her life. Karajan's passion... More…

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3 CDs

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Leon Spierer (solo violin)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

For anyone lucky enough to have secured a ticket few orchestral concerts have remained so vividly in the memory as the one given by Karajan's incomparable Berlin Philharmonic in London's Royal... More…

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Soile Isokoski (soprano)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski

Strauss singing doesn't come much better than this. No doubt the composer himself, with his love of the soprano voice, would have been enthralled by Isokoski's glorious singing. He might also... More…

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Jessye Norman (soprano)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur

[Norman is] grand, impassioned, noble, dignified, unmannered in this unforgettable interpretation More…

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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Encores

Leonidas Kavakos (violin) & Enrico Pace (piano)

[Enrico Pace is] a marvellously attentive but far from self-effacing accompanist…[and] I doubt if there is more than a handful of violinists alive who can match Kavakos in the tonal variety,... More…

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Brigitte Fassbaender (Octavian), Claire Watson (Marschallin), Karl Ridderbusch (Ochs), Lucia Popp (Sophie), Benno Kusche (Faninal), Annelie Waas (Marianne), David Thaw (Valzacchi), Margarethe Bence (Annina) & Gerhard Unger (Italian singer)

Bavarian State Opera, Carlos Kleiber

This performance from 1973 is notable for its extraordinary textural clarity, in this densest of scores, and its rhythmic vitality. The vocal hero of the occasion is Brigitte Fassbaender as... More…

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This is a golden performance…the opening is a transparent babbling brook…strings sweep forward in far from generic melody…[the central variations] balance sweetness with will-o’-the-wisp fantasy... More…

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