The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (177): The real Marietta

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (177): The real Marietta


norman lebrecht

September 08, 2020

A recording from before the composer’s wildnerness years.



  • Alferbeck Lorder says:

    Incomparable – never bettered

    • Edgar Self says:

      Lotte Lehmann and Richard Tauber! Charm, style, taste, tradition even with a slightly decadent cast, beautifully matched and sung; two immortals from another world, with Korngold’s bitter-sweet genius and a recording that must be almost a century old. And what a century. Still remembered, still admired, wo of the most communicative singers.

  • Mathias Broucek says:

    My first exposure to Korngold was Kiri singing this at the last night of the Proms. I couldn’t believe I’d never come across this amazing composer before!

  • Has-been says:

    The conductor of this classic recording was George Szell

  • fflambeau says:

    Thanks much for this, it is brilliant. Great singing and nice pics. The Nazis gave Tauber hell.

  • C Deazely says:

    Why wilderness years? He was still at the peak of renown in 1924. Things started to go a bit south after that time. I find this version a bit slow as with the many versions which wallow in the voices rather than creating the scene from the opera.