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Subject: Re: Hänsel und Gretel - a masterpiece
From: David Shengold <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:David Shengold <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 16 Nov 2006 08:33:52 -0500
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On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 00:00:07 -0500, Niel Rishoi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


>As to recordings.
>My favorite Hansel: Helen Donath. Perfect. Voice and
>manner, faultless
>Gretel: Elisabeth Grümmer. Endearinmgly boyish, fresh.
>The Witch: undoubtedly – Christa Ludwig. A scream. The most
>hilarious, relishedly “evil” witch on record.



Agreed in principle, though Donath in fact sings Gretel  (" perfect" is not too strong a word) and 
Gruemmer Haensel! Wish they were paired...

And Ludwig is indeed phenommenal.

I'm a big H & G fan.

Best-- David Shengold

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