Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Grümmer, Griffel, Pütz, Edelmann; Zwißler. Mainz, 1966


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  • Elisabeth Grümmer approaches perfection as the Marschallin. She was already in her mid-50s at the time of this performance, but vocally she is as fresh as ever. Couple that vocal freshness with her years of experience (both as a singer and human being) and you have a near ideal Marschallin.
  • As Sophie, Ruth-Margaret Pütz is a fascinating counterpart to Grümmer. She has the youthful quality needed to convey the teen-aged Sophie, but there is a luscious bloom to her voice that almost gives you the impression that Sophie is just a younger version of the Marschallin.
  • Otto Edelmann has all the provinsional charm (I mean that only in a good way) that makes for an excellent Ochs.


  • The last 10 minutes of Act I are marred by skipping.

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OD 11963-3

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