OSCAR STRAUS (1870-1954): Die lustigen Nibelungen.
Catalogue Number: 02N088
Description: This 1904 satire which attacked German militarism and the worship of Wagner went along quite well until nationalists in Graz rioted at its 1908 premiere in that provincial city and the work was withdrawn in the increasingly jingoistic atmosphere leading up to World War I. Pity there's no libretto or translation but you'll still be able to hear the Wagnerian musical references... No libretto. Martin Gantner (baritone), Daphne Evangelatos, Lisa Griffith (mezzos), Michael Nowak (tenor), Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Siegfried Köhler. Original 1996 release.