I listened to Humperdinck's opera Konigskinder. It was not a bad piece but is easily overshadowed by many other Romantic operas from the mid to late 19 century.
Humperdinck is another one of those names who don't get much of a mention.
Do you think he is underrated?
As I understand, Karajan recorded the complete cycle of Beethoven's 9 symphonies no less than three times: first, in the early sixties, next in the mid seventies and finally in the mid eighties. I've heard many say that the 1962 recording is best, especially the Ninth.
I have the mid-1970s...