SIGMUND ROMBERG (1887-1951): The Student Prince.
Catalogue Number: 02S059
Reference: 555 058-2
Description: Well-known in parts but not often recorded whole, this 1924 operetta receives a recording made over five nights of concert performances in the original English by a mostly German cast. Notes by the American conductor and a German writer trace the story’s stage origins in late 19th century Germany and discuss why it took so long for New York theatre impresario J.J. Shubert to get the work composed and mounted. 2 CDs. No libretto. Anja Petersen (soprano), Dominik Wortig, Vincent Schirrmacher (tenors), Frank Blees (bass-baritone), Cologne Radio Choir, WDR Funkhausorchester Köln; John Mauceri.