BERTHOLD GOLDSCHMIDT (1903-1996): Beatrice Cenci.
Catalogue Number: 08V045
Label: C Major
Description: Live recording of the first-ever staging (at last year’s Bregenz Festival) of Goldschmidt’s 1949-50 opera about a late Renaissance brute of a character who is murdered by his daughter. The 1995 Sony CD recording introduced most listeners to the late Romantic Puccini cum Mahler sound world of the Jewish composer who had escaped the Nazis only to become neglected by the British musical establishment (even though this opera won first prize in the 1951 Festival of Britain opera competition. Gal James (soprano), Christoph Pohl (baritone), Dshamilja Kaiser (mezzo), Prague Philharmonic Choir, Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Johannes Debus. 16:9 format. NTSC all regions. PCM stereo or DTS-HD 5.1 surround. 107 min.