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    Default Bit by Der Vampyr (Marschner)

    Anyone else out there in TC-land getting excited over this wonderful opera. It has some aspects reminiscent of Weber's Der Freischutz. I have two recordings so far:

    I like this recording and is is about 2 hr 20 minutes long. Fritz Rieger, live, Munich, 1974.


    This next one (Kurt Tenner, live, Vienna, 1951) I like even more. But it is only 1 hr 40 minutes.

    Note that this release is flawed with about 2 minutes missing at the end of the last track, so it cuts off mid note.


    Same recording, different release and with the full 8:10 length of the last track:



    You can stream the Tenner recording here:
    http://www.operatoday.com/content/20...hner_der_v.php
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    Nobody cares for this opera?

    For what its worth, the libretto in English:
    http://opera.stanford.edu/iu/libretti/vampyr.html
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    Looks like a nice production, but apparently never did Part 1:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Nobody cares for this opera?
    It would appear not Fritz! Looks like you are president of a very small fan club for Marschner.
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    Actually it was Beethoven who started all this "Der Vampyr" stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbebleu View Post
    It would appear not Fritz! Looks like you are president of a very small fan club for Marschner.
    Not even Jonas Kufmann can draw them in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Actually it was Beethoven who started all this "Der Vampyr" stuff.


    So we have him to blame!
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Not even Jonas Kufmann can draw them in?
    This recording is on my listening list, but I haven’t had chance to listen to it so I cannot really comment on it yet. The extracts I have heard sound good though.

    When I can find the time to sit down and listen to an opera, I will nudge this up my listening queue and listen to this sooner rather than later.

    Thanks for sharing that link for the libretto, I’ll take a look at it when I listen to the work.
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    Just bought the Kaufmann recording. Excited to give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gellio View Post
    Just bought the Kaufmann recording. Excited to give it a go.
    So how was it? Did you get a chance to listen to it yet?
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    New to the thread, bit for I would add ny support for Der Vampyr! A horror film opera what's not to love?

    A fantastic opera, not one of my contenders for one of the best ever written but I would certainly rate as A.

    I have the Fritz Reiger recording.

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    Sounds ominous...
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by zxxyxxz View Post
    New to the thread, bit for I would add ny support for Der Vampyr! A horror film opera what's not to love?

    A fantastic opera, not one of my contenders for one of the best ever written but I would certainly rate as A.

    I have the Fritz Reiger recording.
    You will love the Walter Felsenstein production of Beethoven's Fidelio as a quasi-horror film. Check it out here. Available on DVD UPC: 0807280130195
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    Oh, I'd love a decent DVD of that one! I have thee Kaufmann recording, it's stellar.
    I think it's worth noting my opinion because I am openly hostile to anything written after 1810 (I replace Beethoven with The Deaf One in my texts) yet I find this opera amazing. The moment I heard that angry fugato in the overture I knew I'm in. It also made me dive into the matter more and discover wonderful chamber repertoire by Meyerbeer.

    I have no clue why the subject itself makes so many people walk by this opera. Someone had to start he craze for vampires at some point and it was probably not that much of a craze at the beginning, just a subject like anything else.
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