ECHO Klassik Award 2012 Live recorded at the historical concert on July 26, 2011 in Bayreuth where the Israel Chamber Orchestra - as the first Israeli orchestra - played the Israeli Anthem "Hatikva" and a piece by Richard Wagner.
Gramophone: a valuable collection - music of remote, austere beauty American Record Guide: every track is played with an ideal blend of style and sensitivity Allmusic: An essential item for the Perfect Mozartian, never less than adequately performed MusicWeb International: The recording is good throughout. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: the Masonic Funeral Music must stand as one of the composer’s most profound outpourings. Guardian: The familiar Masonic funeral music remains the towering masterpiece Kurier (Austria): Roberto Paternostro is an especially skilled conductor of the Kassel Spohr Chamber Orchestra News (Austria): A sensational new recording, worthy of discovery.
Brünnhilde - Susan Owen Wotan - Bodo Brinkmann Fricka - Wilja Ernst-Mosuraitis Siegmund - Christian Franz Sieglinde - Jayne Casselman Hunding - Hans Georg Moser Kassel State Theatre Orchestra Roberto Paternostro, conductor Label: Ars
The Ride of the Valkyries
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pizzicato: … deserve our attention in great part thanks to the forceful personality of conductor Paternostro Stereoplay: Conductor Roberto Paternostro offers so much more than a congenial accompaniment to the singers: the leitmotivs are worked out in a crystal-clear fashion. He allows for absolutely precise playing in the preludes, produces a Todesverkündung scene exhibiting the transparency of chamber music, and creates a 'Ride of the Valkyries' which is free of hollow bathos.
Fono Forum: Meaning is imbued in this performance by Roberto Paternostro, whose exegesis of the score is characterized by a wealth of detail paired with constant observance of the overarching line. Convincing – and refreshing – is the lack of bathos.