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  • Audio CD (27 July 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B002BX4V2C
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 274,135 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Die Karten fallen besser als das letzte Mal - Judith Hellwig, Ira Malaniuk, Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  2. Sie wollen alle Geld! - Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  3. Matteo! - Hilde Gueden, Anton Dermota, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  4. Ich danke, Fräulein - Lisa della Casa, Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  5. Er ist der Richtige nicht für mich! - Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  6. Aber der Richtige, wenn's einen gibt für mich - Lisa della Casa, Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  7. Das ist der Schlitten vom Elemer - Hilde Gueden, Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  8. So triumphierend treten Sie herein? - Lisa della Casa, Waldemar Kmentt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  9. Laßt uns allein, meine Kinder - Ira Malaniuk, Otto Edelmann, Karl Kolowratnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  10. Mandryka! - Otto Edelmann, Karl Kolowratnik, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  11. Herr Graf, Sie haben Ihrem werten Brief - George London, Otto Edelmann, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  12. Der Onkel ist dahin - George London, Otto Edelmann, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  13. Das ist der Fall von andrer Art - George London, Otto Edelmann, Karl Kolowratnik, Hilde Gueden, Anton Dermota, Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  14. Mein Elemer! ... Nach dem Matteo sehnt sich - Lisa della Casa, Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  15. Das ist ein Engel - George London, Otto Edelmann, Ira Malaniuk, Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  16. Sie sehn nicht aus wie jemand - Lisa della Casa, Eberhard Wächter, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  17. Ich habe eine Frau gehabt - Harald Pröglhöf, George London, Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  18. Sie wolln mich heiraten, sagt mein Vater - Lisa della Casa, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  19. Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein - Lisa della Casa, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  20. Die Wiener Herrn verstehn sich auf die Astronomie - Eberhard Wächter, Mimi Coertse, Harald Pröglhöf, Lisa della Casa, Hilde Gueden, Anton Dermota, Otto Edelmann, Ira Malaniuk, Waldemar Kmentt, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Disc: 2

  1. Sind Sie allein? - Mimi Coertse, Ira Malaniuk, Otto Edelmann, Anton Dermota, Hilde Gueden, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  2. Und jetzt sag ich Adieu - Lisa della Casa, Eberhard Wächter, Waldemar Kmentt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  3. O Arabella, gibt es was Schöneres - Harald Pröglhöf, Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  4. Ein Feigling bin ich - Anton Dermota, Hilde Gueden, George London, Wilhelm Lenninger, Fritz Sengl, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  5. Und wenn hier viele Arabella heissen - Eberhard Wächter, George London, Ira Malaniuk, Mimi Coertse, Waldemar Kmentt, Otto Vajda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  6. Ging durch einen Wald - George London, Mimi Coertse, Otto Edelmann, Ira Malaniuk, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  7. Einleitung ... Über seine Felder - Lisa della Casa, Anton Dermota, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  8. Sie hier? So muss ich fragen, Arabella - Anton Dermota, Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  9. Welch ein erregtes Tête-à-tête - Ira Malaniuk, Lisa della Casa, George London, Wilhelm Lenninger, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  10. Papa, so schau mir ins Gesicht! - Lisa della Casa, Otto Edelmann, George London, Ira Malaniuk, Anton Dermota, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  11. Ich gratuliere Ihnen, Herr Leutnant - George London, Lisa della Casa, Otto Edelmann, Ira Malaniuk, Anton Dermota, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  12. Papa, Mama! - Hilde Gueden, Ira Malaniuk, Lisa della Casa, Otto Edelmann, George London, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  13. Sehr gut. Jetzt habe ich mein richtiges Vis-à-vis - Otto Edelmann, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  14. Zdenkerl, du bist die Bessre von uns zweien - Lisa della Casa, Hilde Gueden, George London, Ira Malaniuk, Otto Edelmann, Anton Dermota, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  15. Mandryka! - Lisa della Casa, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  16. Mit diesem Herrn da trete ich vor Ihnen - George London, Hilde Gueden, Lisa della Casa, Otto Edelmann, Ira Malaniuk, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  17. Sie gibt mir keinen Blick, sie sagt nicht gute Nacht - George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  18. Das war sehr gut, Mandryka - Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti
  19. Dann aber, wie ich Sie gespürt hab hier im Finstern - Lisa della Casa, George London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

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SOLTI GEORG / WIENER P. O.

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There was a time when this 1957 recording was the only Arabella available. It stayed that way because it was virtually superb. It's still definitive in that Della Casa and Gueden, London and certainly Edelmann were all top of their trees at the time and in good voice. The Decca recording is their legendary quality made in their preferred studio, a hall, this one the Sofiensaal in Vienna. Also the remastering for CD has removed the LP's bias of heavy low register and the orchestral balance, as well as the balance between singers and orchestra has been changed, all for the better. It no longer sounds like the Solti battle of orchestra and singers but much nearer to the competitors efforts with this tricky piece.

What is there to like:

Della Casa in her best recorded voice though see tempos below

Gueden probably the same and really superb, don't know why I have said in the past I prefer Rothenberger, both are quite marvellous

Edelmann, excellent as the COunt.

London, good impression of crude bear like Russian but I find him to be too much so and over bearing beyond belief but mostly against Uhde and Fischer-Dieskau

Orchestra, remastering gives superb orchestral sound and the playing was of course exactly what you expect of Vienna Philharmonica, again superb.

Diction clear and if you download or already have a libretto its very easy to follow the singers.

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So what's not so good and why do I like aspects of the other live Della Casa recordings:

Well tempo, somewhat indulgent in parts and it makes the work seem long and dragged out.
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I usually like to bring into my reviews some element of comparison with other recordings but have to admit that in this case I have remained satisfied with this vintage classic despite its now being over fifty-five years old at the time of reviewing. The only other recording which competes is that of excerpts from this opera in the lovely "Strauss Heroines" recital by Renée Fleming, Susan Graham and Barbara Bonney (se my review Renée Fleming - Strauss Heroines).

I am prompted to relisten and review by the passing of the great Lisa della Casa on 10th December, aged 93. She is here 38 years old and in her prime, her silvery, fluid voice soaring over the orchestra and only rarely compromised by a certain lack of body in her middle voice or lower register. She is partnered by a cast close to ideal, featuring stalwarts on the Viennese scene in the 50's; I cannot imagine being able to assemble such an array of "house" talent today. Hilde Gueden always excelled in Strauss (c.f. her live Salzburg Festival "Daphne" under Böhm): impetuous, impassioned and secure of intonation even in the high reaches of the travestito role of Zdenka. South African Grande Dame Mimi Coertse has fun and copes admirably with the absurd yodelling coloratura of "Die Fiakermilli" (cabwoman). Ira Malaniuk is expressive and rich-voiced as the harassed mother and Otto Edelmann equally characterful and firm of voice as the impecunious father desperate to marry off the beautiful Arabella into money. An array of tenors and baritones who were stars in their own right are her suitors; the sticking point for some comes with George London's big Russian Bear of a bass-baritone.
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HASH(0x8af8cd5c) out of 5 stars In memoriam Lisa della Casa 18 Dec. 2012
By Ralph Moore - Published on Amazon.com
I usually like to bring into my reviews some element of comparison with other recordings but have to admit that in this case I have remained satisfied with this vintage classic despite its now being over fifty-five years old at the time of reviewing. The only other recording which competes is that of excerpts from this opera in the lovely "Strauss Heroines" recital by Renée Fleming, Susan Graham and Barbara Bonney (se my review Renée Fleming - Strauss Heroines / Bonney, Graham, Eschenbach).

I am prompted to relisten and review by the passing of the great Lisa della Casa on 10th December, aged 93. She is here 38 years old and in her prime, her silvery, fluid voice soaring over the orchestra and only rarely compromised by a certain lack of body in her middle voice or lower register. She is partnered by a cast close to ideal, featuring stalwarts on the Viennese scene in the 50's; I cannot imagine being able to assemble such an array of "house" talent today. Hilde Gueden always excelled in Strauss (c.f. her live Salzburg Festival "Daphne" under Böhm): impetuous, impassioned and secure of intonation even in the high reaches of the travestito role of Zdenka. South African Grande Dame Mimi Coertse has fun and copes admirably with the absurd yodelling coloratura of "Die Fiakermilli" (cabwoman). Ira Malaniuk is expressive and rich-voiced as the harassed mother and Otto Edelmann equally characterful and firm of voice as the impecunious father desperate to marry off the beautiful Arabella into money. An array of tenors and baritones who were stars in their own right are her suitors; the sticking point for some comes with George London's big Russian Bear of a bass-baritone. I think it works; the voice itself is beautiful and he is still capable of softening it, as in "Das ist ein Fall von andrer Art". His being somewhat coarse, clumsy and unrefined works in contrast to the band of effete poseurs who court Arabella and whom she rejects; Mandryka's unadorned passion speaks in his favour as "der Richtige" - as does his being exotically rich, too, of course....

Solti's conducting is invariably characterised as rushed and bombastic, yet I keep coming across recordings which are anything but - and this is another; he caresses the music, applies plenty of Viennese rubato, lets the gorgeous VPO strings sing and seems to me to weigh the balance between tension and lyricism perfectly. There are quite a lot of conversational passages in this opera and he never lets them drag.

Remastering can only improve what was already a superbly engineered recording in the grateful ambience of the Sofiensaal by John Culshaw, although some issues do not include a libretto -so watch out for that, as having the words of Hofmannsthal's subtle, clever text is crucial to appreciation of this lovely opera.
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HASH(0x8af5e2dc) out of 5 stars My wife loved this recording 9 Feb. 2013
By Richard - Published on Amazon.com
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This was ordered as a gift for my wife. She very much likes this opera and enjoyed the performances on the recording.
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HASH(0x8afbeee8) out of 5 stars WHERE is the libretto?!?! 19 Aug. 2009
By Britt Le Bonzo - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good bargain IF you already have the libretto or don't need one. I've noticed more and more "bargain" CD sets don't have a libretto. This remastered CD set is a classic and the sound is outstanding, BUT if someone needs the libretto and has to order and pay for it separately - it's not a bargain. My recommendation is to order the more expensive set with the libretto - while it's still available. The Abbado "Boris Godunov" has just been released in a discount version. I strongly suspect the libretto is missing from this set too!!! Buyer beware ...........
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