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I used to have his Magic Flute on LP - more for Popp than for him

This may have been Popp's first commercial recording (at least for a big label - although I believe she was on a couple of Westminster Handel recordings from around that time). I remember a few years later hearing her as QotN on a Met broadcast (conducted by Skrowaczewski IIRC?), wherein she sounded more assured (and even more accurate) than on this recording, but I still think she's a real attraction here. Later on of course, she sang the role of Pamina on the Haitink recording. (BTW, I also liked Janowitz as Pamina on this Klemperer recording.)

I felt at the time that, typically, some of Klemperer's tempos dragged. But, overall, the performance was OK. Maybe I wouldn't be so bothered by the tempos if I heard the performance again today.



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