Sylvia Sass: Anniversary Edition

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Album title:
Sylvia Sass: Anniversary Edition
Composer(s):
Catalani, Mascagni, Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Wagner
Works:
Strauss: Four Last Songs; Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder; plus works by Mozart, Verdi, Catalani, Mascagni etc
Performer:
Gabor Bohus (violin), András Schiff (piano); various orchs and conductors Hungaroton HCD 32788-89 (1975-86) 143:19 mins (2 discs)
Label:
Hungaraton
Catalogue Number:
HCD 32788-89 (1975-86)
Performance:
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Recording:
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4
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Sylvia Sass: Anniversary Edition

This sample of a great Hungarian soprano’s 25-year career displays her burnished tone and occasional Callas-like tension between passionate expression and higher-range insecurity.

Michael Scott-Rohan

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