LEO FALL (1873-1925): Die Rose von Stambul.
Catalogue Number: 08X041
Reference: 555 036-2
Description: This highly emotional work celebrated its premiere with great success at the Theater an der Wien in 1916 and its 422 straight performances made it the most successful operetta in the history of the Theater an der Wien, next to Lehár’s The Merry Widow. Achmed Bey, the son of a Turkish minister, is married to Kondja, “The Rose of Stamboul.” However, she has exchanged letters with a passionate novelist and fallen in love with him. What she does not suspect: none other than her husband is behind this pseudonym –which provides plenty of opportunities for the expression of emotions – rendered in the Viennese waltz mode (“Ein Walzer muss es sein”) or tunes of Oriental flair. 2 CDs. No libretto. Kristiane Kaiser, Magdalena Hinterdobler (sopranos), Matthias Klink, Andreas Winkler (tenors), Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra; Ulf Schirmer.