Strauss: Arabella - Della Casa, Fischer-Dieskau, Carlyle, Young, Langdon; Solti. London, 1965
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Lisa Della Casa was the ideal Arabella in many ways. It is easy for this part to come across as aloof and unsympathetic. Della Casa maintains both the poise and charm of the title role. Her Mandryka is Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau who is incredibly loveable. It seems clear why his sincerity would melt her heart. It is amazing to hear these great artists play off each other. Sir Georg Solti leads a brisk performance and makes the score seem easy and natural. The sound is good.
BONUS: Lisa Della Casa sings the final scene from Strauss' Capriccio