WORKS: Mozart arias, Viennese operetta arias
PERFORMER: Various orchestras and conductors
CATALOGUE NO: 81019-2 ADD mono
Of equal importance is a disc devoted to another one-time Met star, Elisabeth Schumann, and Romophone’s transfers are just as effective, sometimes even better.
Schumann’s records of Schubert Lieder (EMI) have achieved legendary status, and here her Mozart is fetchingly echt-Viennese while her effervescent operetta recordings (Strauss, Zeller, Ziehrer, Kreisler, Heuberger) are delightful.