MOZART Die Zauberflöte Fricsay 4594972

This is one of the most intimate recordings of this opera . . . Fischer-Dieskau is a genial Papageno . . . Fricsayżs singer-friendly conducting, and his overall sensitivity to the gentleness of Mozartżs and Schikanederżs vision are what give this recording its special atmosphere.

This Ferenc Fricsay recording from Berlin may be more than 50 years old, but it remains unbeatable.