FRIEDRICH VON FLOTOW (1812-1883): Martha.
Catalogue Number: 08P087
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Made in Berlin in 1944 while Germany was still in a state of 'total war', this recording remains one of the most acclaimed interpretations of the opera. Comprising some of the best singers of that generation, it was conducted by Schüler, who was instrumental in rebuilding the Staatsoper's reputation after the war. Good quality since this was a radio recording, made at the Funkhaus an der Masurenallee. 2 CDs. No libretto. Erna Berger (soprano), Peter Anders (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass), Berlin State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Berlin; Johannes Schüler.