|A1||Prologue (Part 1)|
|D1||Opera (Part 3)|
|E1||Opera (Part 1)|
|2BB 112-4||Richard Strauss / Rysanek*, Berry*, Peerce*, Peters*, Jurinac*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Leinsdorf*||Richard Strauss / Rysanek*, Berry*, Peerce*, Peters*, Jurinac*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Leinsdorf* - Ariadne Auf Naxos (3xLP + Box)||Decca||2BB 112-4||UK||1961|
|SOR 640.679/681, LDS 6152||Richard Strauss, Leonie Rysanek, Roberta Peters, Sena Jurinac, Jan Peerce, Orchestre Philharmonique De Vienne*, Erich Leinsdorf||Richard Strauss, Leonie Rysanek, Roberta Peters, Sena Jurinac, Jan Peerce, Orchestre Philharmonique De Vienne*, Erich Leinsdorf - Ariane À Naxos (3xLP + Box)||Soria Series, RCA Victor||SOR 640.679/681, LDS 6152||France||1961|
|LDS 6152||Richard Strauss||Ariadne Auf Naxos (3xLP, Album)||RCA Victor||LDS 6152||US||Unknown|
|2BB 112-4||Richard Strauss / Rysanek*, Berry*, Peerce*, Peters*, Jurinac*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Leinsdorf*||Richard Strauss / Rysanek*, Berry*, Peerce*, Peters*, Jurinac*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Leinsdorf* - Ariadne Auf Naxos (2xCD + Box)||Decca||2BB 112-4||Germany||1995|
|OSA 13100||Richard Strauss||Ariadne Auf Naxos (3xLP)||London Records||OSA 13100||UK||Unknown|
Richard Strauss, Rysanek, Berry, Peerce, Peters, Jurinac, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Leinsdorf – Ariadne Auf Naxos. Label: Decca – 2BB 112-4. 32pp booklet containing full libretto in German and English and an essay on Ariadne auf Naxos by Joseph Wechsberg. Box-top and booklet illustrations: "Ariadne dans l'île de Naxos" J. F. de Troy (1679-1752) Musée de Montpelier Stage and costume design by Ernst Stern. Other (Cat sides A & B): 2BB 112.
Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos), Op. 60, is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Combining slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music, the opera's theme is the competition between high and low art for the public's attention. The opera was originally conceived as a 30-minute divertissement to be performed at the end of Hofmannsthal's adaptation of Molière's play Le Bourgeois gentilhomme
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos. The Vienna Philharmonic plays beautifully for Leinsdorf and it's all captured by the Decca engineers in sound that hardly shows its age after nearly forty years. The LP issue was in RCA's prestige Soria Series. The orchestra, under the late Sir Georg Solti, a great Wagner and Strauss conductor, plays lovingly and powerfully. I believe this was recorded in 1992, but the sound is truly incredible. Any time I've seen this at The Met, I still can't believe what a brilliant orchestrator Strauss was. At times, the score seems almost Mozartean in its clarity; at other times, as in Bacchus' entrance and the final apotheosis, the small orchestra sounds like double the number of players.
Richard Strauss Composer. Erich Leinsdorf Conductor. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Leonie Rysanek (sop) Ariadne. Sena Jurinac (mez) Composer. Roberta Peters (sop) Zerbinetta. Jan Peerce (ten) Bacchus. Hilde Rössl-Majdan (cont) Dryad. Liselotte Maikl (sop) Echo. Peerce, if you'll forgive the pun, has a piercing tenor and he's none too fond of following Strauss's dynamic markings, but he exudes the right kind of heroic fervour. Berry is, as ever, a sympathetic Music Master, but a shade heavy as Harlequin. Dickie is a fleet Dancing Master and Brighella.
Leonie Rysanek, Sena Jurinac, Roberta Peters, Jan Peerce, Walter Berry. Erich Leinsdorf, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Audio CD: Decca Cat: 443 675-2. Hildegard Hillebrecht, Sena Jurinac, Reri Grist, Jess Thomas, Paul Schöffler, Cast also includes: Gerhard Unger, Kurt Equiluz, Lisa Otto. Karl Böhm, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded live at Salzburg, August 21, 1965. DVD video: ORF, TDK. 1968.
Ariadne auf Naxos discography. The work was first performed at the Hoftheater in Stuttgart on 25 October 1912. A radically revised version was performed in at the Hofoper in Vienna on 4 October 1916. Leonie Rysanek, Sena Jurinac, Roberta Peters, Jan Peerce, Walter Berry. DVD (video): ORF, TDK.
LyricsAriadne auf Naxos, Op. 60. ichard Strauss, Wiener Philharmoniker, Erich Leinsdorf, Leonie Rysanek, Liselotte Maikl, Walter Berry, Roberta Peters, Murray Dickie, Gunter Adam.
Rysanek, Jurinac, Peerce, Berry. Vienna Philharmonic, Leinsdorf. Rigoletto (1956, RCA Victor). "Music: Italian Opera Night at Stadium; Roberta Peters and Jan Peerce Are Soloists" by Howard Klein, The New York Times, July 30, 1962, p. 14 (subscription required). Roberta Peters collection, 1881–1998 (her personal papers) in the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.