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listen  1. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) - OvertureAngela Kazimierczuk 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - No. 1a Ballmusik - Dialog "Camille, ich muß mit Ihnen sprechen"Bryn Terfel0:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - No. 2 Duett "So kommen Sie! 's ist niemand hier!"Rainer Trost 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - Dialog: "Nun, Njegus, haben Sie meine Botschaft überbracht?"Bryn Terfel0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - No. 3 Entrée-Lied und Ensemble - Dialog: "Was hat das zu bedeuten?" - "Bitte meine Herr'n" - "Hab' in Paris mich noch nicht ganz so akklimasiert"Bryn Terfel 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - No. 3a Ballmusik - Dialog: "Camille!" - "Ja?"Rainer Trost0:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - No. 4 Auftrittslied: "Also Njegus, hier bin ich und wo ist das Vaterland?" - "O Vaterland"Boje Skovhus 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - Dialog:"Habe schon die vierte Nacht nicht geschlafen!"Boje Skovhus 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - Dialog: "Ich bitte Sie.." No. 5 Duett: "Ja, was?" - Ein trautes ZimmerleinRainer Trost 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1 - Dialog: "Also, lieber Graf.." No. 6 Finale I -"Damenwahl! Hört man rufen rings im Saal!"Boje Skovhus10:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - No. 7 Introduktion, Tanz und Vilja-Lied - "Ich bitte, hier jetzt zu verweilen" - "Es lebt' eine Vilja"The Monteverdi Choir 9:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - Dialog: "Gospodina, dieses vaterländische Fest..."Boje Skovhus0:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - No. 8 Duett "Heia, Mädel, aufgeschaut"Boje Skovhus 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - Dialog: "Wir werden uns noch schlagen um die Witwe" - No.9 Marsch-Septett: "Wie die Weiber man behandelt"Julian Clarkson 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - Dialog: "Mein tapferer Reitersmann" - No. 10 Spielszene und Tanzduett - Dialog: "So wie die Dinge sich entwickeln"Boje Skovhus 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - Dialog: "Nein, nein, nein" - No.11 Duett und Romanze "Mein Freund! Vernunft!" - "Wie eine Rosenknospe"Rainer Trost 6:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - Dialog: "Ah, die Baronin und der Herr Rosillon"Boje Skovhus 1:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 - No.12 Finale II "Ha!Ha!" - "Wir fragen, was man von uns will!"Lynette Alcantara11:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3 - No. 12b Zwischenspiel - Dialog: "Also, also, also"Bryn Terfel0:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3 - No. 13 TanzszeneWiener Philharmoniker0:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3 - Dialog: "Graf Dailowitsch.." No. 14 Chanson "Ja, wir sind es, die Grisetten"Angela Kazimierczuk 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3 - Dialog: "Exzellenz, Exzellenz, Graf, eine Expreßdepesche!"Bryn Terfel 1:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3 - No. 15 Duett - Dialog: "Aber dort bin ich zu Hause.." Lippen schweigenBoje Skovhus 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3 - Dialog: "Exzellenz! Exzellenz! Diesen Fächer hat man im Pavillon gefunden!"Boje Skovhus 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Lehár: The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3 - No. 16 Schlußgesang "Ja, das Studium der Weiber ist schwer"Angela Kazimierczuk0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Performer: Cheryl Studer, Bo Skovhus, Barbara Bonney, Rainer Trost, Bryn Terfel, et al.
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker, The Monteverdi Choir
  • Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Composer: Franz Lehar
  • Audio CD (February 14, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001GMA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This recording stands out for its lush background and dramatic detail. Evey moment is filled with revelers, picknickers, Grisettes etc. Gardiner is in excellent form in this recording, with the orchestra kept in fresh and exciting tone. The soloists are very well-coached in German, and the spoken passages are filled with great emotion. Cheryl Studer is in fine voice, and manages to shade with pianissimo well, even though she is a little breathy, and raw at times. Her vocal acting is superb, and this recording should go down as one of the best performances of this (and maybe any) soprano in terms of characterization. Bo Skovhus is ok in the role of Danilo, but his high notes wobble too much. His saving grace is his acting as well, especially in Act III when he and Hannah declare their love for each other. The rest of the cast is top notch, with wonderful tenderness given to the vocal line when it is called for.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
THE MERRY WIDOW happily returns to it's Viennese origins with this lovely recording. Although most prefer the English-translated version of the score, I do love the original Franz Lehar "pure version".

The cast is very good, with Cheryl Studer a vocally-capable Hanna; and Boje Skovhus makes the one-dimensional Count Danilo spring to life with a cheeky perfomance. Barbara Bonney and Rainer Trost come across very well too (with the subplot of Valencienne and her erstwhile lover Camille). The musical direction of John Eliot Gardner and the Wiener Philharmonic is sensational.

This studio recording presents the score complete with copious amounts of dialogue, so it's almost like attending a stage performance. Included is a large booklet containing the libretto, singer biographies, and a history of the show and it's composer.

[Deutsche Grammophon 439 911-2]
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pitti-Sing on September 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
First a disclaimer: I am a teenage music student and not a "qualified," per se, music critic. I think, though, that I fairly represent many lay opera fans in my opinions, so I hope my review will be worthwhile.

The only recording I have compared this to is the Schwarzkopf recording & the video with Joan Sutherland. I prefer this to both because, although I am aware that the Schwarzkopf version is acclaimed, I found the comic aspect of it overdone...it seemed they focused more on that than the beauty of the voices. John Eliot Gardener's productions (at least, the many I have heard) always seem to be compiled of the most gorgeous voices of the century. The Sutherland performance was good, but I thought that the lack of the charm of the original German made it sparkle less. So onto the pros and cons of this recording.

Bryn Terfel as Zita! Usually the Gilbertian, patter-baritone comic man gets this role; now we have it with someone who can actually sing! I never realized how beautiful his first solo is...Terfel can make any tune attractive. His acting is admittedly, a little over-the-top, but isn't that expected in an operetta?

Barbara Bonney as Valancienne! Bonney is not suited for every role, but she is flawless in this one. Her pristine, light voice brings out all the flirtasiousness of her character, and she plays off a lovely Camille.

Cheryl Studer...I have utmost respect for this great singer, but, let's face it, she can be annoying as Hanna. Her vocal acting seems to consist mainly (in this role) of reaching high notes and getting quieter, almost whiney, on them. It makes me want Joan Sutherland to get back on the scene. She's not bad, and the voice itself is lovely, but she can get monotinous in the comical aspects.
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Martino on September 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I have heard this and a comtemporary production by the Vienna Volksoper (same season). While I think the Staatsoper is the greatest opera house in the world, they have abandonned the tradition of operetta style, so wonderfully present in the Volksoper production. This is a performance that is well nigh perfect with a totally miscast Skovhus, possibly the greatest Don Giovanni of our time, but at a loss of what to do with the music of Danilo. While the orchestral style is there it is not because of the conductor. Tempos are too fast, too strict, and inflection is typical of British recordings of this wonderful opera/operetta. Remember Lehar is credited as the inventor of the "slow waltz! I hope the Staasoper will let a conductor who understands the tradition lead perfomances in this and future seasons. It finally has found a home at the Staatsoper, but seems more at home at the Volksoper. The production at the Volksoper was better sung in all parts, especially the magnicant singing and characterization of Adolf Dallapozza (a tenor) and the traditional voice for this part. Remember most of the subsequent roles by Lehar were written for Tauber.
I purchased this recording, but listen to an old Volksoper excerpts reissue with joy and this one with respect. I prefer joy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mircea Petrescu on November 5, 2007
Format: Audio CD
For such a work of art like The Merry Widow, we actually need more stars - 5 seems not quite enough. It's one of the greatest Operetta's ever written, the music is great, the libretto is lots of fun and the recording is amazing. I totally recomend this CD to anybody who is interested in Operetta, Franz Lehar, great performances of the Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra and probably the true sound of the beginning of the 20th century.
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