R Strauss - Capriccio
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Label: Naxos - Historical
Cat No: 811203435
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 1st March 2010
She is accompanied by some of the finest singers of the day, including Eberhard Wächter, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christa Ludwig, and Hans Hotter, who had created the rôle of Olivier at the première.
So great are its musical merits that this mono recording has subsequently come to be recognised as a masterpiece in its own right.
- The Countess: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
- The Count, her Brother: Eberhard Wächter
- Flamand, a Musician: Nicolai Gedda
- Olivier, a Poet: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
- La Roche, the Theatre Director: Hans Hotter
- The Actress Clairon: Christa Ludwig
Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, 2-7, 9 and 11 September, 1957 and 28 March, 1958.
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