Strauss: Friedenstag - Reich, Townley, Mitchinson, Howell, Bainbridge, Wicks; Downes. England, 1971
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- If you don't know Strauss' rarely performed Friedenstag, you are in for a treat. It bears all the hallmarks of Strauss' unique compositional style, and concludes with a triumphant, and inspired ending reminiscent of Fidelio.
- The cast is first-rate, particularly John Mitchinson in the role of the Mayor.
- The sound is excellent.
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