Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (excerpts)

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COMPOSERS: Strauss
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Der Rosenkavalier (excerpts)
PERFORMER: Yvonne Kenny, John Tomlinson, Diana Montague, Andrew Shore; Rosemary Joshua; Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, LPO/David Parry
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 3022
Budgetary constraints perhaps precluded the recording of a complete Rosenkavalier in English; but, paradoxically, these highlights capture moments in the opera where text, borne aloft by song, matters less than when echt-Straussian word-intensive dialogues assume centre-stage. Fans of the cast will want this disc; others should perhaps wait for the complete opera. Antony Bye

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