Live Aus Der Semperoper: The Leh R Gala From Dresden
This live recording of music by Franz Leh?r, with nods to Oscar Straus and Johann Strauss II, presents an entertaining mix of orchestral pieces and vocal numbers from the world of operetta. Led by Christian Thielemann, the Staatskapelle Dresden plays with old-fashioned charm and gaiety, the S?chsischer Staatsopernchor sings with robust energy, and sopranos Angela Denoke and Ana Maria Labin and tenor Piotr Beczala give highly expressive interpretations that evoke feelings of late Romantic musical theater in its glory days. The singing is in German, so listeners who aren't fluent in the language may need to do some independent research, for the accompanying booklet doesn't provide lyrics. But fans of Leh?r's operettas Das Land des L?chelns, Friederike, Giuditta, and especially Paganini will revel in these glittery hits from the past. Deutsche Grammophon's reproduction of the concert is open and spacious, so the orchestra's wide dynamic range is fully conveyed in the resonant ambience of the Semper Opera...
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: DG Deutsche Grammophon (USA)
- UPC: 028947900504