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Die Verschworenen, Der Vierjahrige Posten

The Spirit of Schubert. Penny Gore presents 2 dramatic works by Schubert: First, Die Verschworenen (D.787) a one act Singspiel which translates roughly as "Domestic Warfare". It is an adaption of the bawdy comedy "Lysistrata" by the fifth century BC Athenian Aristophanes, transposed to Medieval Germany, where the knights, on their way home from war, encounter a very personal, but effective type of "industrial action" by their neglected womenfolk.

Secondly, another one act Singspiel "Der Vierjahrige Posten" (The 4 year posting) at just half an hour, it relates the tale of an army deserter and his wife, a local girl. 4 years on and the army returns to the village and the crafty deserter manages to convince his superiors that he has been on sentry duty for the whole 4 years - awaiting further orders. Suitably impressed by his dedication to duty, the soldier is rewarded by being given his release papers.

2.10 Die Verschworenen - Singspiel in 1 act (D.787)

Kurt Moll ................Count Heribert von Ludenstein (a baronet)
Edda Moser ............Countess Ludmila
Elke Schary.............Isella (Ludmila's maid)
Adolf Dallapozza ......Udolin (Heribert's page)
Martin Finke.............Astolf von Reisenberg (a knight)
Gabriele Fuchs ........Helene (Astolf's wife)
Gudrun Greindl-Rosner .....Luitgarde
Sunhild Rauschkolb .........Camilla

Chorus of Bavarian Radio
Munich Radio Orchestra
Heinz Wallberg (conductor)

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3pm
Schubert Lab

4pm
Der Vierjahrige Posten - singspiel in 1 act (D.190)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau .......Walther (A village judge)
Helen Donath .......................Katchen (his daughter)
Peter Schreier ......................Duval (her husband and former soldier)
Friedrich Len ........................a peasant
Willi Brokmeier .....................The Captain
Fritz Strassner .....................The General (speaking role)

Chorus of Bavarian Radio
Munich Radio Orchestra
Heinz Wallberg (conductor).

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 29 Mar 2012 14:10