FRANZ VON SUPPÉ (1819-1895): Pique Dame.
Catalogue Number: 02L110
Reference: 777 480
Description: This slight work of 1864 has little if anything to do with Pushkin but is interesting as an example of Viennese operetta in its early years before the style became crystallized. There is quite a bit of nodding and winking at Verdi, an opening piano-accompanied song which looks back to Schubert and possibly even a parody of the Wagnerian leitmotif. No libretto. Anjara Ingrid Bartz (mezzo), Mojca Erdmann, Anneli Pfeffer (sopranos), Thomas Dewald (tenor), Tom Erik Lie (baritone), Cologne Radio Choir and Orchestra; Michail Jurowski.