Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (In German) - Hotter, Schwarzkopf, Vroons, Pernerstorfer; Furtwängler. Lucerne, 1950


Listen to a Sample:



  • Hearing Berlioz' Faust story in German brings out the Goethe, particularly during "D'amour l'ardente flamme" which uses almost the same text as "Gretchen am Spinnrade."
  • Hans Hotter is a colorful devil.
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf never gets a chance to let her sterling soprano soar in the role of Margherete, but still finds the poetry in the words and the music.
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler handles the score with delicacy and precision.


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In Mono

OD 11585-2