R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

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COMPOSERS: R Strauss
LABELS: DG
WORKS: Der Rosenkavalier
PERFORMER: Tomowa-Sintow, Moll, Baltsa, Hornik, Perry, Lipp et al; Vienna State Opera Chorus; Vienna Philharmonic/ Herbert von Karajan
CATALOGUE NO: DG 477 9131

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An extensively cut version, with a good but not great cast, and some serious weaknesses. Karajan’s conducting is lucid but some of the tempos are excessively indulgent. Michael Tanner