Maria Reining;  Max Lorenz          (Preiser 89065)
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Maria Reining;  Max Lorenz          (Preiser 89065)
V1779. MARIA REINING: Songs by Strauss; Arias from Nozze, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Andrea Chénier, Eva, Friederike & Tannhäuser; w.MAX LORENZ: Tannhäuser – O Fürstin! (Austria) Preiser 89065, recorded 1942-43, partialy Unpublished. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281890656


“Maria Reining was the jugendliche-dramatische soprano who took over the majority of Lotte Lehmann's roles 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-role in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, recorded at the Vienna State Opera to celebrate Strauss's 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

“Maria Reining didn't begin her singing career until the age of 28, when she began at the Vienna State Opera, mainly in soubrette roles. Two years later, she moved to Darmstadt, then to the Munich State Opera, where she made her début as Elsa, under Hans Knappertsbusch. In 1937 she followed Knappertsbusch to the Vienna State Opera, where she sang Elsa again. Reining was a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble between 1931 and 1933 and again between 1937 and 1957. Between 1937 and 1941, she sang at the Salzburg Festival with great success, conducted, among others, by Arturo Toscanini. She predominantly sang rôles by Mozart, Wagner and Richard Strauss. As a guest, she appeared at the leading European opera houses, at the Royal Opera House and at La Scala.”

- Z. D. Akron