OP0196. DER GRAF VON LUXEMBURG - Excerpts (Lehar), w. Robert Stolz Cond. Berlin Ensemble; Sylvia Geszty, Rudolf Schock, Dorothea Chryst, Ferry Gruber, etc. (Germany) Eurodisc 258 358. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4007192583584
The charms of Viennese operetta have begun to assert themselves on CD and should be gobbled up like pastries at Vienna's Demel. These are eternally bound to the sound of Richard Tauber, but Rudolf Schock (who played Tauber in a German film biography) manages nicely in the parts. His voice is perfect for this material - lyrical or theatrical, as appropriate; a baritonish tenor or tenorial baritone.
Robert Stolz, who conducted in the original runs of several of the works mentioned, was a great champion of operetta, particularly in this country, where he lived during World War II....All one needs is a glass of the new white wine.
- Richard Traubner, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 11 Sept., 1988