Strauss: Arabella - Goltz, Metternich, Schlemm, Witte, Pflanzl, Goerlich; Keilberth. Berlin, 1950
Listen to a Sample:
- Christel Goltz takes a break from her normal diet of Elektras and Salomes to show her more refined side. As it turns out her ample soprano was also capable of some magnificent lyrical singing.
- Josef Metternich brings folksy elegance to the role of Mandryka.
- I only knew Anny Schlemm from her character mezzo parts (i.e. Klytämnestra, Herodias) so I was shocked to see her here as Zdenko. I was doubly shocked to discover how remarkable she was in her early years.
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