Daphne  (Bohm;  Maria  Reining, Anton Dermota, Herbert Alsen, Emmy Loose)  (2-Preiser 90237)
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Daphne  (Bohm;  Maria  Reining, Anton Dermota, Herbert Alsen, Emmy Loose)  (2-Preiser 90237)
OP0366. DAPHNE, Live Performance, 1944. w. Böhm Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Maria Reining, Anton Dermota, Herbert Alsen, Emmy Loose, etc.; DAPHNE - Excerpts, recorded 1976, w.Hagen-Groll Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Martha Heigl & Erna Mühlberger. (Austria) 2-Preiser 90237. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281902373


“Maria Reining was the jugendliche-dramatische soprano who took over the majority of Lotte Lehmann's rôles at the Vienna State Opera when Lehmann left in 1937, and continued singing them into the early 1950s. She proved hugely popular with the public because of her naturally beautiful soprano and lovely looks, the voice as we hear it obviously part of the outgoing, unaffected personality. On disc she recorded for Telefunken just before the war, for Electrola during it, and for Decca after, most notably her Marschallin in the legendary DER ROSENKAVALIER conducted by Erich Kleiber. Perhaps her most notable legacies on disc are her account of the title-rôle in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, recorded at the Vienna State Opera to celebrate Strauss' eightieth birthday, and her Arabella in the 'unofficial' off-the-air Salzburg Festival performances of Strauss' opera in 1947 (with Hotter as Mandryka).”

- Alan Blyth, GRAMOPHONE, Sept., 1992

“Anton Dermota was one of the most musical tenors singing at his time. In Vienna, the highly-esteemed tenor was a leading representative of the lyric category. He was an outstanding figure in Austria’s musical life. It is a delight to hear his smooth line, his gleaming tone and his ‘slavic-elegiac’ vocalism. His smooth, honeyed mezza voce was marvellous. He had an imaginative way with Italian and French music. Today, he is best remembered as a Mozartian tenor…whatever he sang was superbly chiselled and presented as precious musical gems!”

- Andrea Shum-Binder, subito-cantabile