J Strauss II - The Gypsy Baron
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Label: Naxos - Historical
Cat No: 811132930
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 2nd March 2009
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
Embroiling themselves in the entertainingly convoluted plot, the stellar cast of this 1954 London recording includes Gedda, Prey and Sinclair, still in their twenties, and Schwarzkopf, yet to turn forty and at her peak.
“Schwarzkopf at her most radiant and sparkling, Gedda producing the most beguiling tone, and strong support from Erich Kunz and others.” - Gramophone
- Barinkay: Nicolai Gedda
- Saffi: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
- Zsupán: Erich Kunz
- Arsena: Erika Köth
- Czipra: Gertrude Burgsthaler-Schuster
- Mirabella: Monica Sinclair
- Count Homonay: Hermann Prey
Recorded 18th-21st, 26th, 28th and 31st May, and 25th September, 1954 in Kingsway Hall, London
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