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Rebecca Evans (Gretel), Jennifer Larmore (Hansel), Jane Henschel (The Witch), Rosalind Plowright (Gertrude), Robert Hayward (Peter), Sarah Tynan (Dew Fairy), Diana Montague (Sandman), Sarah Coppen (Cuckoo)
Philharmonia Orchestra & New London Children’s Choir, Sir Charles Mackerras
What distinguishes this version is primarily the vigorous and large-scale conducting of Sir Charles Mackerras. — More…
Matthias Goerne (baritone), with Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Choir from Adolf Fredriks Music School, Ladies of the Swedish Radio Choir, Manfred Honeck
he is heart-rending in the Tannhauser extracts, dancing in the Korngold and moving as Berg's Wozzeck. — More…
Recorded live on 8th December 1991
Kathleen Battle (soprano), Frederica von Stade (mezzo), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)
The Orchestra of St Luke's, The Wynton Marsalis Septet, The American Boychoir, The Christmas Concert Chorus, Andre Previn
Ricarda Merbeth, Albert Dohmen, Christian Elsner, Katrin Wundsam, Alexandra Hutton, Annika Gerhards, Alexandra Steiner
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Kinderchor Staatsoper Berlin, Marek Janowski
Janowski presents Humperdinck’s masterpiece with a light touch, very much as he did his complete Wagner series, but much more appropriately…The cast is one of light voices…Dohmen a warm Father... — More…
Jan Dahmen (violin), Max Zimolong (horn), Margarete Teschemacher (soprano), Elisabeth Höngen (alto), Torsten Ralf (tenor), Josef Herrmann (baritone), Chor der Staatsoper Dresden (chorus), Max Strub (violin), Walter Gieseking (piano), Lubka Kolessa (piano), Edwin Fischer (piano), Wilhelm Backhaus (piano),...
There are magnificent performances here, especially of Wagner (Act III of Die Meistersinger is particularly wonderful). It’s fascinating, too, to hear how different, and more characterful, the... — More…