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CRQ057​-​058: Julius Bittner; Der Musikant

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Act I 40:41


An unpublished 1949 broadcast from Vienna of Julius Bittner's luscious romantic opera, first performed at the Vienna Court Opera under Bruno Walter in 1909. A crack Viennese cast of the period is led by echt Viennese maestro Felix Prohaska.


released April 8, 2017

Julius Bittner (1874-1939)
Der Musikant
Opera in two acts (1909)

Lamprecht (Graf von Uttensperg): Karl Schmitt-Walter (baritone)
Wolfgang Schönbichler (itinerant musician); Günther Treptow (tenor)
Friederike (violinist): Elfriede Riegler (soprano)
Violetta (singer): Esther Réthy (soprano)
Kaspar Oberstierberger (itinerant bassoon player using the name Gasparo de Protoromonte): Franz Bierbach (bass)
Xaver Pamperl (landlord): Josef Schmidinger (tenor)

Johann Jakob Rindsbichler (mayor): Erich Kaufmann (bass)
Christian Windweilinger (clerk): Adolf Vogel (bass)
Matthäus Zöpf (landowner): August Jaresch (tenor)
Wendeln Wagerä: (teacher): Erich Majkut (tenor)
Kathi (waitress): Bertha Seidel (mezzo-soprano)
Nightwatchman: Harald Prögelhöf (baritone)

Vienna Radio Orchestra (RAVAG) / Felix Prohaska
Recording of the broadcast by Austrian Radio of 19th September 1949

Der Musikant was first performed at the Vienna Court Opera in 1909, conducted by Bruno Walter
A pdf of the original vocal score may be accessed without charge at the Internet Archive:




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