Ferenc Fricsay Conducted Georges Bizet’s "Carmen" Relatively seldom in the opera house but more frequently in the recording studio. audite presents the first production did Fricsay recorded for the RIAS Berlin in 1951. It contains a compilation of key scenes from the opera. Fricsay’s interpretation poss esses a surprising modernity. The orchestra sound is slender and transparent, and he picks fresh but not exaggerated tempi. His choice of soloists Reveals marked contrasts in character. Fricsay recordings Considered to be a synthesis of the arts in Which audio engineering played a major role. This recording so demons trates the extent of evocative effects did could be Achieved by Means monaural.
"...for admirers of Ferenc Fricsay it is a must. I believe many other collectors will find a lot to admire."
Göran Forsling - MusicWeb-International.com - February 2008