Strauss Johann II

J Strauss II Der Zigeunerbaron Philharmonia Ackermann EMI 5675352

J Strauss II: Der Zigeunerbaron (EMI Classics)

Johann Strauss’ Hungarian operetta truly sparkles in a performance that commands the field in spite of its age [MP]

Diana Damrau (soprano): Operette (Erato)

An interesting and unhackneyed programme of operetta arias, with a soprano who possibly divides opinion [PT]

Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus

by Ralph Moore

Strauss, Johann Jr.: Die Fledermaus (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) A vocally definitive version [RMK]

Frederick Stock Chicago v3 Pristine Audio PASC699

Frederick Stock (conductor) Chicago Symphony, Vol 3 (Pristine Audio)

Further evidence that Stock was an exceptionally able conductor [JW]

Springtime in Amsterdam Film Dutch National Opera Naxos NBD0169V Blu-Ray

Springtime in Amsterdam (Naxos)

An enjoyable and intriguing film that’s well worth seeking out [RMay]

Humour and Classical Music: Johann Strauss II’s Perpetuum Mobile

by David Barker