RITA STREICH sings immortal melodies

RITA STREICH
sings immortal melodies
singt unvergängliche Melodien

Works by / Werke von
Arditi · Dvorák · Godard · Suppé
Meyerbeer · J. Strauss II
Saint-Saëns · Verdi
RIAS-Kammerchor
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Kurt Gaebel
Int. Release 01 Feb. 2007
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SPOTLIGHT


Track List

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Benjamin Godard (1849 - 1895)
Jocelyn - opera in 4 Acts

Luigi Arditi (1822 - 1903)
Parla Waltz

Rita Streich, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kurt Gaebel

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Die Fledermaus

Act 2

Rita Streich, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kurt Gaebel, RIAS Kammerchor

Act 3

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325

Franz von Suppé (1819 - 1895)
Boccaccio

Act 1

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Rusalka, Op.114, B. 203

Act 1

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
Dinorah

Act 2

11.
7:52

Rita Streich, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kurt Gaebel

Total Playing Time 53:39

. . . a walk down memory lane, and a totally refreshing one . . . she was a splendid coloratura soprano, as this CD proves. Her singing is clean an accurate, smart and tasteful. Of technique, she had no end; and she had an equal amount of charm . . . She is dignified, pure.

On this CD . . . she exhibits no difficulties in florid passages, with precise scalework and accurate staccati, plus an occasional excursion to the vocal stratosphere, and can shape a piece so that metronomic exactitude is relaxed enough to avoid boredom . . . Streich injects enough vivacity to counter dullness. In all the lighter numbers her tone has a smile . . . her posed pianissimi are hauntingly beautiful . . . she can summon variety of emphases and weighting to create a noticeable difference between her timbre in that vocalise and the more vibrant one in Verdi's "Lo spazzacamin". The soft, beguiling tone employed in the "Jocelyn" aria, sympathetically phrased, is gorgeous. Also melting is her singing of an aria from "Boccaccio" (Suppé), slowly, smoothly delivered. Her coloratura skills and trills are on display . . . If this is all you have to Rita Streich, you have Rita Streich.