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Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« on: December 16, 2008, 12:12:53 PM »
I've looked and looked and can't seem to find what looks like a good choice. :-\

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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 12:29:40 PM »
I have James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra with Jessye Norman, and like it just fine.  (Norman performed it at the Met back in the 1980s.)  With her powerful voice, she may not quite fit some people's perception of the role (e.g., frightened, neurotic) but she does sing it beautifully.

I notice that Anja Silja has a recording (out of print) with Robert Craft, and I'd love to hear that one.  Silja did Erwartung with Levine and the Met Orchestra a few years back at Carnegie Hall, and even though her voice was "getting on in years," it was still pretty amazing.  The recording with Craft was done much earlier, so I'd think she would sound quite good.  (I'd be interested in opinions from anyone else who's heard it.)

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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 12:37:10 PM »
I notice that Anja Silja has a recording (out of print) with Robert Craft, and I'd love to hear that one.

Naxos owes it to us to reissue that one, Bruce.

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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 01:03:00 PM »
I was just looking at that one too (Craft). I think that might be the one I get. I just looked and it's $10 on Amazon (U.S.) and available.  8)

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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 02:22:17 AM »
My favorite is Silja with the superb support of von Donhnanyi.

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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 03:57:06 AM »
My favorite is Silja with the superb support of von Donhnanyi.

Thanks for posting about that one, Val. I went ahead and ordered the Craft but I've put your's on my "Want List" and will get that one soon. :)

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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 04:38:20 AM »
The version of Dohnanyi also includes one of the best Wozzeck, with Silja and Wächter. Dohnanyi gives a very dramatic interpretation, one of the best I now in this opera.

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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 05:03:53 AM »
The version of Dohnanyi also includes one of the best Wozzeck, with Silja and Wächter. Dohnanyi gives a very dramatic interpretation, one of the best I now in this opera.

I have the Silja/Dohnanyi on a Double Decca with a bunch of other essential Schoenberg, conducted by Dohnanyi and Mehta. I didn't know it had been reissued with Wozzeck as coupling. Either way you can't go wrong.
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Re: Any Recommendations for Schoenberg's Erwartung?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009, 02:30:42 AM »
The version of Dohnanyi also includes one of the best Wozzeck, with Silja and Wächter. Dohnanyi gives a very dramatic interpretation, one of the best I now in this opera.

Val, i wanted to get back to you on this and tell you that I've put this one in my "to buy" list. It looks excellent.  8)

Thanks again.