Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Schubert - Complete Incidental Music to Rosamunde - Munchinger, Vienna Philharmonic







If you've never heard Schubert's complete Rosamunde music, this is a great place to start. Karl Munchinger leads a fresh, vital performance from the bracing overture onwards. The B minor Entr'acte, recently claimed to be the Unfinished Symphony's missing finale, sounds fittingly dramatic in this context. Throughout all the numbers Munchinger employs a lithe and dramatic touch whileKarl Münchinger, 1968 maintaining the music's momentum. The Vienna Philharmonic follows his lead and plays with plenty of color and sparkle: powerful brass in the Overture and gorgeous strings and winds in the No. 9 Ballet. The famed Vienna State Opera Chorus lives up to its reputation, with the men sounding especially Tannhauser-like in the "Chorus of Spirits". Contralto Rohanzig Yachmi offers a tender yet noble rendition of the Act 3 Romanze. In fact, all participants make excellent contributions to this wonderful performance. The recording is another one of those Sofiensaal success stories from the 1970s, where the sound is bright, clear, and full. Irresistible.


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  1. At least for the part 3, ff says "Unfortunately we have encountered a problem locating your file. You way wish to contact the owner / uploader of the file to get it re-uploaded again"...

  2. File downloaded ok now. Thanks a lot, Otto!



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