Mathis der Maler (Hindemith)  (Rafael Kubelik;  Fischer-Dieskau, James King, Koszut, Wagemann, Cochran)   (3-EMI 55237)
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Mathis der Maler (Hindemith)  (Rafael Kubelik;  Fischer-Dieskau, James King, Koszut, Wagemann, Cochran)   (3-EMI 55237)
OP0661. MATHIS DER MALER (Hindemith), recorded 1977, w. Rafaël Kubelik Cond. Beyerischen Rundfunks Ensemble; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, James King, Urszula Koszut, Rose Wagemann, William Cochran, etc. 3-EMI 55237, Slipcase Edition w.Elaborate 283pp. Libretto-Brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 724355523723

CRITIC REVIEW:

“When Paul Hindemith’s intellectually ambitious MATHIS DER MALER was banned by the Nazis its premiere moved to Switzerland (Zürich, 1938). Challenging in its exploration of the dilemma of the artist in troubled times – the painter Matthias Grünewald’s life played out amid the religious and class conflicts of 16th-century Germany – it’s an uneven but worthwhile work. Rafaël Kubelík’s 1977 Munich recording has its measure, even if not every role is ideally cast. James King is strong as Mathis’ patron, the liberal Cardinal Albrecht, and Urszula Koszut shines as the peasant girl Regina whom Mathis more or less adopts. But the plum of the set is Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s deeply-felt performance of the title role, which is unlikely to be bettered.”

- George Hall, BBC Music Magazine