Rosenkavalier  (Szell;  Maria Reining, Novotna,  Guden, Prohaska, Hann, Roswaenge)  (4-Andante 3985)
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Rosenkavalier  (Szell;  Maria Reining, Novotna,  Guden, Prohaska, Hann, Roswaenge)  (4-Andante 3985)
OP0405. DER ROSENKAVALIER, Live Performance, 12 Aug., 1949, Salzburg, w.Szell Cond. Vienna Staatsoper; Maria Reining, Jarmila Novotná, Hilde Güden, Felix Prohaska, Georg Hann, Helge Roswænge, etc., recorded via the Selenophone process; DER ROSENKAVALIER – Extended Excerpts, recorded 1933, w.Heger Cond. Vienna Staatsoper Ensemble; Lotte Lehmann, Maria Olszewska, Elisabeth Schumann, Richard Mayr, etc. 4-Andante 3985. Lavish Edition has elaborate sturdy hardcover deluxe book. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 699487398528


“Maria Reining, then in her middle forties, is a lovely Marschallin, fresher than she would be for Erich Kleiber in his famous 1954 recording, where she was on the verge of retirement. The voice is bright and silvery, verbally acute without being coy. She is very obviously an adult, passionate but reserved, sure of her social position. Jarmila Novotná recorded very little, but she is that rarity, a soprano Octavian. The voice is similar but younger than Reining’s, and their long dialogue in Act I is a joy….Hilde Güden was a famous Sophie, and would record the part commercially under Kleiber in 1954. Heard here in her early thirties, she is at her absolute prime.”

- John Story, FANFARE, May/June, 2003