Elena Mosuc (Artist), Zoran Todorovich (Artist), Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Artist), Münchner Rundfunkorchester (Artist), Franz Lehár (Composer), Ulf Schirmer (Conductor) & 3 more. Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Their accomplishment is matched by the affectionate, well-scaled conducting of Ulf Schirmer. Nonetheless, despite the omission of all the witty dialogue (including that radio broadcast) don't hesitate.
Great Delivery Sad Packaging. The fine performances contained herein are let down by sub-standard packaging. Schön ist die Welt (‘The World is Beautiful’), first produced in 1930, was a revision of an earlier operetta called Endlich Allein (‘Alone at Last’). The plot is the usual Ruritanian nonsense: a prince and princess, intended for each other in a marriage of convenience, fall in love without either realising the identity of the other. What makes it unusual is that the middle act features just the two of them, benighted on a mountain top. Schirmer serves up the waltzes with élan, Todorovich makes a very acceptable Richard Tauber substitute and Mosuc is a spirited princess
The overture to Schön ist die Welt may point to a reverse influence, that of Korngold learning from Lehár. This mighty music has a distinct Hollywood flavour. Lehár wished to be able to use film projection in his operetta. Operetta lovers who want nice hummable tunes will have their fill. The women’s voices are excellent in the rumba, where also the orchestra has a heyday. About the solo singing I have a few reservations. Romanian soprano Elena Mosuc, whose Mozart recital on Arte Nova, issued a few years ago, is a favourite disc, has one of the loveliest lyric soprano voices around today. It is light, agile, beautiful and used with absolutely ravishing musicality.
Schön ist die Welt (1930). v. t. e. Endlich allein (Alone at Last) is an operetta by composer Franz Lehár. It premiered on 30 January 1914 at the Theater an der Wien. It was revised, with a text by Ludwig Herzer and Fritz Löhner-Beda, under the name Schön ist die Welt and given on 3 December 1930 at the Metropol Theater in Berlin. Principal singers: Elena Mosuc, Isabella Stettner, Masako Goda, Andreas Hirtreiter, Roland Kandlbinder. Recording date: 2004. Label: CPO Records 777 055-2 (CD).
Elena Mosuc also continues to give frequent concerts and to appear in opera soirees in her native country. During the last years, Elena Mosuc has established her reputation as one of the world’s most versatile and expressive sopranos. Her discography includes solo albums A Portrait 3 CD box ( Au jardin de mon Coeur, Mozart Portrait, Notre amour ) and Donizetti Heroines by Sony Classical, Stabat Mater by Gualberto Brunetti ( World Premier Recording ), With Compliments ( Händel arias with the Chamber Orchestra Zürich ), Schön ist die Welt by Franz Léhar (the recording received the preis of the german recordings critic), the 2° Mahler Sinfonie.
17 RecordingsBavarian Radio Chorus Chorus/Choir 17 RecordingsKlose, Wolfgang Bass 17 RecordingsStettner, Isabella Soprano 17 RecordingsGoda, Masako Soprano 17, Andreas Tenor 17 RecordingsTodorovic, Zoran Tenor 17 RecordingsMosuc, Elena Soprano 17. .Other performers: Andreas Hirtreiter Tenor, Bavarian Radio Chorus Chorus/Choir, Elena Mosuc Soprano, Isabella Stettner Soprano, Masako Goda Soprano, Michael Glaser Choirmaster, Munich Radio Orchestra Orchestra, Roland Kandlbinder Tenor, Wolfgang Klose Bass, Zoran Todorovic Tenor. Act I: Schon ist die Welt - Entreelied: Bruder Leichtsinn, so werd' ich genannt (Georg). Lehár: Schön is die Welt Ulf Schirmer. CPO Rel. May 20, 2010.
Munich Radio Orchestra.