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Die Zauberflöte 1937



Sir Thomas Beecham's classic recording made in Berlin for HMV in 1937


SARASTRO Wilhelm Strienz, bass

TAMINO Helge Roswaenge, tenor

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Erna Berger, soprano

PAMINA Tiana Lemnitz, soprano

PAPAGENO Gerhard Hüsch, baritone

PAPAGENA Irma Beilke, soprano

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor

Die Zauberflöte 1937


"Special praise - and we can't say this often enough - to Nimbus for the accuracy, and elegance of its productions ... The re-mastering is just miraculous."  Suono magazine, Italy

"The transfers and remastering from the old 78s has been carried out with obvious care and affection. One soon forgets the slight background hiss and crackle in admiring the open sound quality, with its judiciously added natural resonance and somehow a complete lack of the incipient distortion that marred the EMI reissue in a few places. The performance remains treasurable."  Peter Branscombe, Hi-Fi News & Record Review