Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) - Richard Strauss
The last recording made by the outstanding partnership of Herbert von Karajan and producer Walter Legge, with a perfect cast. Despite its age, the recording is as good as many digital recordings, even on headphones. Highly recommended.
Loughton Girls School Chorus, Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1956.
Cast: Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Die Feldmarschallin), Christa Ludwig (Octavian), Otto Edelmann (Baron Ochs), Teresa Stich-Randall (Sophie), Eberhard Wächter (Faninal).
EMI Classics 7243 CMS5 67605-2