ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854-1921): Dornröschen.
Catalogue Number: 02M006
Reference: 777 510
Description: This "fairy-tale" opera of 1910, like its better-known successor Die Königskinder, is an unusual combination of spoken narration, rhythmic melodrama, choral and solo song with linking orchestral material. Echoes of Wagner are present, both musically and thematically but a folk-like simplicity rules throughout. Worth hearing for Romantic collectors. 2 CDs. German-English libretto. Brigitte Fassbaender (reciter), Christina Landshamer, Kristiane Kaiser (sopranos), Tobias Haaks (tenor), Bavarian Radio Choir, Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ulf Schirmer.