Mozart: Cosi fan tutte- Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, Kraus, Berry, Karl Bohm, Philharmonia Orchestra (3CD)
This celebrated Così fan tutte, recorded in 1962, is imbued with the spirit of its conductor, Karl Böhm, an exemplar of Viennese music-making. His stylish cast, amalgamating Mozart singers from both the Austro-German and Latin traditions, is led by the luminous and sensitive Fiordiligi of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
Mozart: Così fan tutte, K588
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Fiordiligi), Christa Ludwig (Dorabella), Giuseppe Taddei (Guglielmo), Alfredo Kraus (Ferrando), Hanny Steffek (Despina), Walter Berry (Don Alfonso)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Karl Böhm