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KARL BOHM

Karl Böhm: The Complete Opera & Vocal Recordings (Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set)

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PLU: 28947983583

Deluxe Limited Edition 70CD Box Set!

The great German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig described Böhm as her ideal mentor, not least because he was one of those rare conductors who genuinely understood the voice

Deluxe Limited Edition 70CD Box Set!

The great German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig described Böhm as her ideal mentor, not least because he was one of those rare conductors who genuinely understood the voice

Format - 70CD
Genre - Classical
Release Date - 02/02/18

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Deluxe Limited Edition 70CD Box Set!

The great German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig described Böhm as her ideal mentor, not least because he was one of those rare conductors who genuinely understood the voice. But then, she was Böhm's kind of artist: a singer who sang in tune and on the beat, with every note-value and rest precisely observed. Böhm was austere and less assured singers than Ludwig had a harder time, but all the same, Böhm was respected as an artist who patently knew his craft.

Böhm was one of the quintessential conductors of opera in the history of recorded music, especially when it came to his three beloved musical "gods": Mozart, Wagner and Richard Strauss – the latter with whom he enjoyed a long personal and professional relationship. During his career Böhm enjoyed tenures with the Munich Opera, and as Music Director in Dresden, Vienna and Salzburg, and at the same time spent a good deal of time freelancing abroad.

Many of Böhm's most memorable recordings were made live. He disliked studio recording and was often misrepresented by it, especially in the orchestral repertory. Hence his reputation among those who never heard him live in the opera house as a kind of fossilized Kapellmeister. Alongside the studio productions here are timeless documents from Vienna, Salzburg and Bayreuth – including Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer and Tristan und Isolde, recorded at the Bayreuth Festival and other touchstones of excellence and historic resonance, Strauss' Arabella and Daphne, made respectively at Salzburg and Vienna.

"Böhm plays the music for all it's worth, and with an absolute understanding of what it is worth in terms of expression" - Gramophone, on Böhm's unsurpassed 1965 recording of Wozzeck

"The spirit of ensemble was quite unlike anything I have ever experienced and it was obviously helped by Karl Böhm's sensitive and beautifully balanced reading" - Opera Magazine, on Böhm's 1960 Saltzburg performance of Così fan tutte

Features:

Limited edition 70CD set presenting Karl Böhm's complete vocal recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, including studio productions as well as timeless live recordings from Vienna, Salzburg and Bayreuth.
Additional spoken word recordings (in German) with Böhm detailing his relationships with Richard Strauss, Mozart and the Vienna Philharmonic: including one full disc of recordings new to CD (English synopsis for CD 70, "A Life Retold" available online)

A lift-off box featuring new liner notes by Richard Osborne
The 1944 Ariadne auf Naxos (CDs 45-46) available digitally for the first time
Legendary recordings of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte
Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer and Tristan und Isolde live from the Bayreuth Festival
Two recordings of Beethoven's Missa solemnis (1955, 1974)
Two recordings of Mozart's Don Giovanni (1967, 1977)
Two recordings of R. Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (1958, 1969)
Three recordings of R. Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (1944, 1954, 1969)

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistKARL BOHM
LabelDeutsche Grammophon
Music GenreClassical
Music Genre PrimaryClassical
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