Sylvia Sass: Anniversary Edition

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COMPOSERS: Catalani,Mascagni,Mozart,Strauss,Verdi,Wagner
LABELS: Hungaraton
ALBUM TITLE: Sylvia Sass: Anniversary Edition
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)
CATALOGUE NO: HCD 32788-89 (1975-86)


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