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OP1128. LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Live Performance, 1955, w.Rosbaud Cond. Paris Conservatoire Ensemble; Teresa Stich-Randall, Rita Streich, Pilar Lorengar, Hans Rehfüss, Rolando Panerai, Hugues Cuénod, etc. (E.U.) 2-Walhall 0167. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4035122651676


“Hans Rosbaud, was the first conductor from Germany to be invited to appear in France after the war, and was warmly received. In 1948, he took up the position we associate most with him, that of chief conductor of the South West German Radio Orchestra, Baden-Baden, where he was based for the rest of his life. A prime mover in the establishment of the Aix-en-Provence Festival from 1948 onwards, Rosbaud appeared there annually until 1959. He added to his responsibilities in 1950 when he became conductor of the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra and at the Zürich Opera, assuming the role of chief conductor of the Tonhalle in 1957. His successes at Baden-Baden and at the neighbouring Donaueschingen Festival of Contemporary Music, following its resumption in 1950, led to his international recognition. Rosbaud’s fame was reflected in his activity as a guest conductor of the major European orchestras and in his concert tours abroad, notably to South America, South Africa and the United States. He made a particularly strong impression with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and was seriously considered as a successor to Fritz Reiner, a move that was prevented by his untimely death in 1962.”