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Re: arsclist Wranitzky's Oberon

On 17-May-01, Dr. Steven Jan wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> I wonder if anyone might be able to help me with a query. I'm trying
> to determine if a recording has ever been made of the opera Oberon,
> König der Elfen (Oberon, King of the Elves) (1789) by Paul Wranitzky
> (1756-1808), a contemporary of Mozart.
> I've tried the London National Sound Archive and they cannot trace any
> recordings of the work. It's a long shot, but does anyone know of a
> recording, or can anyone suggest where I might try looking next?

A live recording was broacast on BBC Radio 3 some time in the early 1980s.  
IIRC it was from a performance given at a music festival in Germany.

I taped about 30 minutes of it, but the tape was lost in a burglary some
years ago.  Very likely the original tape will still exist either at the
BBC or some other radio station.

I've always remembered that broadcast as the opera was highly enjoyable.
Please let me know if you find a recording.

Don Cox

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