Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Jurinac, Ludwig, Geszty, Berry, Cesari; Leinsdorf. Buenos Aires, 1969


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This performance of Der Rosenkavalier is special for a couple of reasons.  Christa Ludwig would soon trade the title role for the role of the Marschallin.  It is a shame because she is so well suited to Octavian with her ardent sincerity.   Sena Jurinac, no stranger to the role of Octavian, sings the Marschallin with poise.  Sylvia Gestzy combines youthful charm with opulence of tone.  This performance also marks one of the few times that Walter Berry sang the role of Ochs.   He is not as "profundo" as one might want but he is very funny and ultimately creates a loveable oaf.   The sound is very good.

OD 10221-3

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