Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Salzburger Festspiele 2014, Franz Welser-Möst with the Wiener Philharmoniker
Studio: C Major
This DVD recording of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier has been awarded an ECHO Klassik Award in the category of Music DVD Recording of the Year 2015.
The unabbreviated version of Der Rosenkavalier from Salzburg Festival 2014 became a triumph and received fantastic reviews; it features stage direction from Harry Kupfer and performances from artists including Krassimira Stoyanova, Günther Groisböck, Sophie Koch, Mojca Erdman, Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Hooray for director Harry Kupfer!…[he] knows that Rosenkavalier is a supreme exercise in nostalgia…This is also Freud’s Vienna. Stoyanova’s Marschallin is a scrupulous analyst of her own and Octavian’s emotions…Best of all is Günther Groissböck’s Ochs…a younger man ruled by the insatiable itch of desire. As for Sophie Koch, her unique blend of vocal ice and fire reminds you why Strauss and Hofmannsthal changed the title”
– BBC Music Magazine, April 2015 ****