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Dieselbe Sonne, die uber Europa scheint. The Land of Smiles was, after The Merry Widow, the biggest of Lehar's successes, an unusually tragic and serious operetta that he rewrote from an earlier failure, The Yellow Jacket. Richard Tauber originated the role of Prince Sou-Chong, the Chinese diplomat, and everyone since has stood in his shadow. A very serious work for an operetta, it is filled with achingly beautiful melodies and complex characterizations, as well as a score of Puccini-like delicacy and richness.
Das Land Des Lachelns (The Land of Smiles): Potpourri. By Ludwig Herzer, Fritz Lohner & Franz Lehár - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra. By Leo Stein, Victor Léon & Franz Lehár - Erich Kunz, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nicolai Gedda, Emmy Loose, Joseph Schmidinger, Otakar Kraus, London Philharmonic Choir, Otto Ackermann & London Philharmonic Orchestra.
On Naxos Historical 0. 11007; 1 CD; Here is the famous 1953 classic recording from EMI's legendary "Champagne Operetta" series, remastered by the brilliant remastering expert Mark Obert-Thorn. It includes Lehar's 1940 "Overture," which has been omitted on EMI's CD reissues.
Download Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Erich Kunz/Nicolai Gedda/Emmy Loose/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Ackermann - Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns, Act 3: No. 16, Finale, "Dieselbe Sonne, die über Europa schein. ch, №79803894. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Erich Kunz/Nicolai Gedda/Emmy Loose/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Ackermann Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns, Act 3: No. ch, Artist: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Erich Kunz/Nicolai Gedda/Emmy Loose/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Ackermann Duration: 02:52 File type: mp3. Play Pause Download.
The Land of Smiles (German: Das Land des Lächelns) is a romantic operetta in three acts by Franz Lehár. The performance time is about 100 minutes. This was one of Lehár's later works, and has a bittersweet ending which the Viennese loved. The title refers to the supposed Chinese custom of smiling, whatever happens in life.
With Otto Ackermann being a sure-footed operetta conductor the music gets its true rhythmic lilt. The overture – a potpourri of some of the best songs – is an irresistible opener, whetting the appetite for what is to follow. And when the curtain is up the plot unfolds in a relaxed but never clogging fashion. Competition isn’t too keen. About fifteen year later EMI released a stereo remake, again with Gedda as the Prince, his then regular operetta partner Anneliese Rothenberger as Lisa and the lovely Renate Holm as Mi. It is a good version but it is grander, heavier, lacking in what is the hallmark of the present version – charm and Viennese elegance. Even later EMI recorded it again, if I’m not mistaken, with Siegfried Jerusalem as Sou-Chong. I haven’t heard that one.
The Land of Smiles was, after The Merry Widow, the biggest of Lehar's successes, an unusually tragic and serious operetta that he rewrote from an earlier failure, The Yellow Jacket. The set contains all the recital programmes of song, opera and operetta tha t she recorded for EMI between 1952 and 1974, and also included two live recitals. All the recordings have been newly remasteredto the highest standards by various studios including Abbey Road. A reigning soprano of her era, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915-2006) remains renowned for her vocal beauty and elegance and for her acute interpretative insight – above all in the music of Mozart, Wolf and Strauss. The Land of Steady Habits (2018) Video. Posted by MegoNecia at April 21, 2019.
Franz Lehár (Hungarian: Lehár Ferenc; 30 April 1870 – 24 October 1948) was an Austro-Hungarian composer Show more. Last played on. Breakfast. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. You Are My Heart's Delight (The Land of Smiles).