Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (In German) - A. Konetzni, Singher, von Pataky, Prohaska; Kleiber. Buenos Aires, 1937
Listen to a Sample:
- This performance of Iphigenie en Tauride (sung in German) makes an excellent case for a Wagnerian scale approach to an opera by Gluck. Even the the staunchest purest cannot deny the visceral excitement of having a singer like Anny Konetzni in the title role.
- Erich Kleiber brings a perfect combination of Mozartian elegance and Wagnerian power to the proceedings.
- The sound is as you would expect from an aircheck made in 1937.