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20 Jul 2010

Sir Thomas Beecham / Berlin Philharmonic - Mozart. Die Zauberflote - HMV 1938

Sarastro........................................... Wilhelm Strienz,  Bass
Tamino................................................ Helge Roswaenge,  Tenor
Speaker  /  Second Armed Man..................... Walter Grossman,  Bass
Second Priest............................................. Ernst Fabbry, Tenor
Queen of the Night......................................... Erna Berger,  Soprano
Pamina (her daughter)....................................... Tiana Lemnitz,  Soprano
First Lady.......................................................... Hilde Scheppan,  Soprano
Second Lady.......................................................... Elfride Marherr,   Soprano  
Third Lady  /  Third Boy.............................................. Rut Berglund,  Contralto
Papageno................................................................... Gerhard Husch,  Baritone
An Old Woman, Papagena  First Boy................................... Irma Beilke,  Soprano
Monostatos, a Moor  /   First Armed Man................................... Heinrich Tessmer,  Tenor
Second Boy......................................................................... Carla Spletter,  Soprano      
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  &  Favres Soloisten Vereinigung  conducted by  Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.    
EMI World Records  SH 158-160.   Circa 1970 LP transfers /c.1980 pressings. Matrices: 2XEA 630-35 -3G /-4 /-4G /-3G /-3G /-4G  
Recorded: Beethovensaal, Berlin - 8-10, 12/13, 15 November 1937 (except 'O zittre nicht' : 2 March 1938 - Berlin Staatsoper Orchestra - Bruno Seidler-Winkler).
Published April 1938 as HMV  DB.3465-83  (Matrices: 2RA 2416-39 & 2RA 2447-59).  First LP issue: 1955 - as HMV ALP 1273-5.  1955 transfer from metalwork by Anthony Griffith.
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