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STRAUSS, R.: Capriccio (Schwarzkopf, Wachter, Gedda, Fischer-Dieskau, Hotter, Ludwig, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sawallisch) (1957-1958)

    
      

 

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STRAUSS, R.: Capriccio (Schwarzkopf, Wachter, Gedda, Fischer-Dieskau, Hotter, Ludwig, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sawallisch) (1957-1958)

Immediately recognised as one of the composer’s greatest and most subtle works, Capriccio poses the central dilemma in opera: what is more important, the words or the music? The legendary record producer Walter Legge produced this landmark recording in London’s Kingsway Hall during 1957 and 1958, with his wife Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as the Countess. She is accompanied by some of the finest singers of the day, including Eberhard Wächter, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christa Ludwig, and Hans Hotter, who had created the rôle of Olivier at the première. So great are its musical merits that this mono recording has subsequently come to be recognised as a masterpiece in its own right.



Disc 1

Strauss, Richard
Krauss, Clemens / Strauss, Richard / Krauss, Clemens / Strauss, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279
1.   Play with flash player Prelude 00:07:29
2.   Play with flash player Scene 1: Bezaubernd ist sie heute wieder! (Flamand, Olivier) 00:03:00
3.   Play with flash player Scene 1: Bei sanfter Musik schlaft sich's am besten (Director, Olivier, Flamand) 00:04:06
4.   Play with flash player Scene 1: Eine schöne Heroine hast auch du nicht verschmaht! (Director, Flamand, Olivier) 00:02:35
5.   Play with flash player Scene 2: Der Strom der Tone trug mich fort (Countess, Count) 00:04:35
6.   Play with flash player Scene 3: Die Buhne ist furtig, wir konnen beginnen (Director, Count, Countess, Flamand, Olivier) 00:01:35
7.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Da ist sie! Ich eile, sie zu begrussen (Count, Olivier, Director, Countess, Flamand, Clairon) 00:02:38
8.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Ihr geht (Clairon, Count) 00:01:27
9.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (Count, Clairon, Director) 00:02:06
10.   Play with flash player Scene 4: Ein Philosoph schreitet seiner Bekehrung entgegen (Countess, Flamand, Olivier) 00:02:17
11.   Play with flash player Scene 5: Lassen Sie ihn gewahren (Countess, Olivier, Flamand) 00:03:58
12.   Play with flash player Scene 6: Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (Flamand) 00:02:18
13.   Play with flash player Scene 6: Trio: Des Dichters Worte (Countess, Olivier, Flamand) 00:01:22
14.   Play with flash player Scene 6: Wie schon die Worte, kaum kenn' ich sie wieder! (Countess, Olivier, Flamand, Director) 00:02:14
15.   Play with flash player Scene 7: Verraten hab' ich meine Gefuhle! (Flamand, Countess) 00:01:43
16.   Play with flash player Scene 7: Diese Liebe, plotzlich geboren an diesem Nachmittag (Flamand, Countess) 00:04:56
17.   Play with flash player Scene 7: Wir werden die Schokolade hier (Countess) 00:02:28
18.   Play with flash player Scene 8: Welch' kostliche Begegnung! (Count, Countess) 00:02:38
19.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Wir kehren zuruck in die Welt des Salons (Director, Olivier, Clairon, Count, Countess) 00:02:26
20.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Dance I: Passepied: Was sagt Ihr! (3 Musicians, Director) 00:02:31
21.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Dance II: Gigue: Ich bin fest entschlossen (3 Musicians, Olivier, Clairon, Director) 00:02:10
22.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Dance III: Gavotte (3 Musicians) 00:01:27
23.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Eure Kunst entzuckt und begeistert mich (Count, Flamand) 00:00:47
24.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Fugue: Discussion on the Theme: Words or Music: Tanz und Musik (Olivier, Flamand, Director, Count, Countess, Clairon) 00:03:20
25.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Das sagt Ihr jetzt, in dem Augenblick (Countess, Count, Clairon, Olivier, Flamand, Director) 00:04:51
26.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Duet of the Italian Singers: Addio, mia vita, addio (Tenor, Soprano) 00:03:30
27.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Darf ich Sie nach Paris zuruckbringen (Count, Clairon, Countess, Director, Olivier, Flamand) 00:01:25


Disc 2

Strauss, Richard
Krauss, Clemens / Strauss, Richard / Krauss, Clemens / Strauss, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279
1.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Das Huldingungsfestspiel (Director, Count, Flamand, Olivier, Countess, Clairon) 00:01:53
2.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Octet, Part 1: Laughing - Ensemble: Ein possierlicher Einfall! (Count, Olivier, Director, Clairon, Countess, Flamand, Tenor, Soprano) 00:01:08
3.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Sie sehen uns uberrascht von Ihrer Phantasie (Countess, Director, Flamand, Olivier) 00:01:25
4.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Octet, Part 2: Dispute: Ensemble - Aber so hort doch! (Director, Olivier, Flamand, Count, Countess, Tenor, Soprano, Clairon) 00:02:39
5.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Hola! ihr Streiter in Apoll! (Director) 00:02:53
6.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Ich diene den ewigen Gesetzen des Theaters (Director) 00:03:12
7.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Heute im Zenith meiner ruhmreichen Laufbahn (Director, Clairon, Olivier, Flamand, Soprano, Tenor) 00:04:12
8.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Ihr hortet die mahnende Stimme unseres Freudes! (Countess, Count, Clairon) 00:02:54
9.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Was hebt sich gottergleich aus hohem Ather (Countess, Olivier, Flamand, Clairon, Director, Count) 00:01:48
10.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Nun gleich an die Arbeit (Director, Olivier, Flamand, Countess, Count) 00:01:47
11.   Play with flash player Scene 9: Ich wusste ein ausserst fesselndes Thema! (Count, Director, Olivier, Flamand, Count, Countess, Clairon) 00:04:16
12.   Play with flash player Scene 10: Gut in eure Mantel gehullt (Director, Count, A Servant, Clairon, Flamand, Olivier) 00:02:05
13.   Play with flash player Scene 11: Das war ein schöner Larm (8 Servants) 00:04:10
14.   Play with flash player Scene 12: Herr Director! (Monsieur Taupe, Major - Domo) 00:04:09
15.   Play with flash player Scene 13: Andante con moto 00:03:29
16.   Play with flash player Scene 13: Wo ist mein Bruder (Countess, Major - Domo) 00:01:28
17.   Play with flash player Scene 13: Morgen mittag um elf! (Countess) 00:01:21
18.   Play with flash player Scene 13: Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (Countess) 00:04:14
19.   Play with flash player Scene 13: Ihre Liebe schlagt mir entgegen (Countess) 00:02:10
20.   Play with flash player Scene 13: Wahlst du den einen (Countess) 00:05:25
21.   Play with flash player Scene 13: Frau Grafin, das Souper ist serviert (Major - Domo) 00:02:19

Total Playing Time: 02:14:49






Composer(s):
Strauss, Richard

Lyricist(s):
Krauss, Clemens; Strauss, Richard

Conductor(s):
Sawallisch, Wolfgang

Orchestra(s):
Philharmonia Orchestra

Artist(s):
Christ, Rudolf; Clark, Raymond; Darling, Edward; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich; Fleet, Edgar; Fyson, Lesley; Gedda, Nicolai; Hauxwell, John; Hotter, Hans; Humphries, Ian; Leppard, Raymond; Ludwig, Christa; Moffo, Anna; Parikian, Manoug; Sawallisch, Wolfgang; Schmitt-Walter, Karl; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth; Troy, Dermot; Wächter, Eberhard; Walls, Geoffrey; Wicks, Dennis; Winnard, David

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.112034-35

Barcode: 636943203477

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Release Date: 03/2010

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