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R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten Box set, Import

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Product Details

  • Performer: James King, Leonie Rysanek, Birgit Nilsson, Walter Berry
  • Orchestra: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Audio CD (September 20, 1994)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001GMP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,755 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on October 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Nilsson's voice sounds absolutely ravishing in this performance. Nilsson is a high dramatic soprano and in this recording, the part of the Dyer's wife lies in the very best part of her voice - the upper register. Her exciting and thrilling interpretation is all that one can ask for. Rounding up the cast is the Bohm "Frosch" team - Rysanek incomparable as the Empress, King the greatest Emperor of his time (who still has no successor), Berry the most heart warming Barak ever and Hesse the malevolent Nurse. Plus the incandescent conducting of Karl Bohm and the virtuoistic playing of the Vienna Philharmonic who has played the score more than anyone else.
Highly recommended.
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By A Customer on September 6, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The dream cast of Die Frau Schatten in the late 1970's recorded in superb stereo!! The Dyer's Wife was the last role that Birgit Nilsson added to her repertoire - that was in 1975. I suppose that Karl Bohm asked her to sing the Dyer's Wife because Christa Ludwig decided to give up the role aftr the Salzburg performance in 1974. This is a live performance from the Vienna State Opera. The electricity of the occasion comes across consistently throughout the recording. What a Dyer's Wife we have in Birgit Nilsson!! Her bright and powerful voice is electrifying! Birgit Nilsson proves that she is one of the greatest dramatic sopranos of all time. In the Ring, her voice is heroic and metallic like what a warrior should sound like. Here, she imbues her voice with an elasticity and warmth which is not heard in her Brunnhilde. If you like Birgit Nilsson, you must get this recording. For the remainder of the cast, we have Bohm's peerless "Frau" team - the team that he trained specially for Die Frau Ohne Schatten. Leonie Rysanek is the Empress, thrillingly intense above the stave. She is glorious in the role, a role she owned for over 20 years!! James King, the most sought after Emperor in the world at the time, is the Emperor. Walter Berry is in top form as Barak. Ruth Hesse negotiates the difficult role of the Nurse with consummate artistry. And of course, we have Karl Bohm himself, the most ardent advocate of Richard Strauss' operas. The reason that Strauss' works are in the standard reportoire today is largely because of the advocacy of Karl Bohm.
Yes, the dream cast of the late 1970's of Die Frau Ohne Schatten. I only wish that Karajan's 1964 Die Frau with Christa Ludwig had been done in stereo as well or Karl Bohm's Die Frau with Christa Ludwig in 1974 at the Salzburg Festival.
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Various great opera singers have "owned" great roles over the years, but almost none have quite the way Leonie Rysanek owned the Empress. DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN sounds difficult and abstruse if you describe the opera's plot to someone, but Rysanek and James King make the Emperor and Empress so deeply felt that they quickly reveal this as one of the most oddly moving operas ever written. At the opera's great climax, Rysanek gives full vent to the Empress's humanity at her famous "Ich will nicht!"--which she utters as if her heart were utterly breaking--that she fully justifies the glorious transformation in the music that announces her and her husband's salvation. And Nilsson was a great Dyer's Wife--her laserlike intensity, so terrifying in roles like Salomé and Elektra, is here used to great effect for her character's dislikability but also her fundamental decency and depth of character. Böhm was the ideal conductor for this cast--no one can humanize Strauss (or Wagner, for that matter) quite the way he could.
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For someone like myself who has heard every note Nilsson sang on recordings, this CD of Die Frau is beyond description. Nilsson always posed a challenge to sound engineers. It was always difficult to hear her true beauty on recordings. When this CD came out, I was smilling when she began to sing. This is exactly how she sounded in San Francisco on September 30, 1980 when I heard her perform this role.
I had another opportunity to see and hear her. The place was Wilmington, Delaware. The date was April 13, 1988. She was at the Wilmington Opera House to conduct a master class. Many of her students were from the Academy of the Vocal Arts and The Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. In all honesty, I learned more about Nilsson on this day than I did In 1980.
At the end of the program, she invited people to ask her some questions. One of the most notable ones was the one about her most difficult singing role. She said that all of them posed their own challenges. But the man was persistent. I was seated in the front row and I thought I could offer her some help. I said softly," Die Frau?" She looked at me, and then looked at the audience with somewhat vacant and inward searching eyes and replied, "Yes. I would have to say Die Frau Ohne Schatten. When I first learned it, it was so difficult to learn on the piano. The range of octaves and the tempi were very confusing. But when I began rehearsals with the orchestra, everything fell into place."
In short, if you have heard other renditions of Die Frau Ohne Schatten and were disapointed with the sound or the bizzare plot, don't worry. Buy this recording as fast as you can before it vanishes.
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