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John von Rhein
Chicago Tribune, December 2015

The best classical recordings of 2015

Taken from performances presented at the 2014 Salzburg Festival, Richard Strauss’ most beloved opera is given an opulent, traditional if unusually detailed production by director Harry Kupfer that moves the action to the time of the work’s 1911 premiere. © 2015 Chicago Tribune



Richard Sininger
American Record Guide, May 2015

STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (NTSC) 719308
STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (Blu-ray, HD) 719404

The cast is quite good. In the title role, Sophie Koch…handles all the vocal challenges superbly.

…the Vienna Philharmonic plays this as well as anyone, and Franz Welser-Möst keeps tempos as they should be. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Hugo Shirley
Gramophone, April 2015

STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (NTSC) 719308
STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (Blu-ray, HD) 719404

Günther Groissböck is in many ways terrific, and sings the role impressively. The Vienna Philharmonic play the score with wonderful style…and Franz Welser-Möst’s conducting keeps things ticking along efficiently. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Christopher Cook
BBC Music Magazine, April 2015

STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (NTSC) 719308
STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (Blu-ray, HD) 719404

Hooray for director Harry Kupfer! His Salzburg Festival production transfers Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier from the 18th century to 1911 when it was composed, and all the traditional cuts in the opera have been restored. © 2015 BBC Music Magazine




Michael Johnson
ConcertoNet.com, March 2015

STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (NTSC) 719308
STRAUSS, R.: Rosenkavalier (Der) (Salzburg Festival, 2014) (Blu-ray, HD) 719404

Groissböck’s energetic performance comes close to stealing the show…

The Vienna Philharmonic under Franz Welser-Möst delivers its trademark sumptuous tone combined with buoyancy and suppleness. © 2015 ConcertoNet.com Read complete review





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