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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 1915-2006
     

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 1915-2006

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by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
 
What was it that made Elisabeth Schwarzkopf such a fabulous singer? The answer is supplied by this five-disc set EMI released after her death in 2006. With a disc of songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Strauss; a disc of arias by Mozart, Puccini,

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What was it that made Elisabeth Schwarzkopf such a fabulous singer? The answer is supplied by this five-disc set EMI released after her death in 2006. With a disc of songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Strauss; a disc of arias by Mozart, Puccini, and Strauss; a disc of encores by Debussy, Hahn, and Tchaikovsky as well as Wagner, Brahms, and Mahler; a disc of bigger works including Bach's "Cantata Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut" and Strauss' "Vier letze Lieder"; and, the prize of the set, a full disc given to 24 songs by Hugo Wolf, this set generously covers the roles and repertoire for which Schwarzkopf was best known. So what was it that made Schwarzkopf such a fabulous singer? It's her technique -- effortless and utterly elegant -- her intonation -- pure and right on the sweet spot -- and her tone -- clear, bright, and filled with light. And it's her interpretations -- fully considered from the least inhalation of breath to the deepest meaning of the fusion of words and music yet always fresh, warm, and uniquely her own. Like a great actor of the old school, Schwarzkopf inhabited the part, got inside the aching pain of Wolf's Mignon, inside the searing fury of Schubert's Gretchen, inside the bittersweet love of Strauss' Feldmarschallin, but at the same time, she always stood slightly back from the part, expressing pain, fury, and love through her artistry and thereby transforming them from individual emotion to universal art. Mention should be made of Schwarzkopf's superlative accompanists from redoubtable pianists Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons to formidable conductors Wilhelm Furtwängler and Herbert von Karajan. And mention should likewise be made of the magnificent production of Walter Legge, who contrived to put his wife's voice center stage with a separate spotlight microphone without in any way distorting or diminishing the balance of the whole. But in the end, it's Schwarzkopf's artistry that will make this set mandatory listening for fans of great singers of the twentieth century.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/16/2007
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
0094638027324
catalogNumber:
80273

Tracks

  1. Elfenlied ("Bei Nacht im Dorf der Wächter reif"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)
  2. Die Spröde ("An dem reinsten Frühlingsmorgen"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  3. Die Bekehrte ("Bei dem Glanz der Abendröte"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  4. Mignon I ("Heiß mich nicht reden"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  5. Mignon II ("Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  6. Mignon III ("So lasst mich scheinen"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  7. Philine ("Singet nicht in Trauertönen"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  8. Mignon ("Kennst du das Land"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  9. Ganymed ("Wie im Morgenglanze"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  10. Sechs Lieder für eine Frauenstimme, for voice & piano
  11. Wie glänzt der helle Mond, song for voice & piano (Alte Weisen)
  12. Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst, song for voice & piano (Spanische Liederbuch)
  13. Die Zigeunerin ("Am Kreuzweg, da lausche ich"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
  14. Im Frühling ("Hier lieg ich"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)
  15. Auf einer Wanderung ("In ein freudliches Städtchen"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)
  16. Begegnung ("Was doch heut Nacht ein Sturm"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  17. Denk' es, o Seele! ("Ein Tännlein grünet wo"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)
  18. Sonne der Schlummerlosen, song for voice & piano (Vier Gedichte)
  19. An eine Äolsharfe ("Angelehnt an die Efeuwand"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder)
  20. Die Vögel ("Wie lieblich und fröhlich"), song for voice & piano, D. 691 (Op. posth. 172/6)
  21. Liebhaber in allen Gestalten ("Ich wollt', ich wär' ein Fisch"), song for voice & piano, D. 558
  22. Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3)
  23. Die Forelle ("In einem Bächlein helle"), song for voice & piano, D. 550 (Op. 32)
  24. Der Einsame ("Wenn meine Grillen schwirren"), song for voice & piano, D. 800 (Op. 41)
  25. Der Jüngling an der Quelle ("Leise, rieseln der Quell"), song for voice & piano, D. 300
  26. Seraphine an ihr Klavier ("Sanftes Clavier"), song for voice and piano, D. 342
  27. Erlkönig ("Wer reitet so spät"), song for voice & piano, D. 328 (Op. 1)
  28. Suleika I ("Was bedeutet die Bewegung"), song for voice & piano, D. 720 (Op. 14/1)
  29. Suleika II ("Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen"), song for voice & piano, D. 717 (Op. 31)
  30. Hänflings Liebeswerbung ("Ahidi, ich liebe"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 552 (Op. 20/3)
  31. Meeres Stille ("Tiefe Stille herrscht im Wasser"), song for voice & piano, D. 216 (Op. 3/2)
  32. Gretchen am Spinnrade ("Meine Ruh'..."), song for voice & piano, D. 118 (Op. 2)
  33. Der Nussbaum ("Es grünet ein Nussbaum vor dem Haus"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/3
  34. Aufträge ("Nicht so schnelle, nicht so schnelle!"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/5
  35. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 17
  36. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 18
  37. Die Kartenlegerin ("Schlief die Mutter endlich ein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 31/2
  38. Lied der Suleika ("Wie mit innigstem Behangen"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/9
  39. Hat gesagt--bleibt' nicht dabei ("Mein Vater hat gesagt"), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/3 (TrV 186/3)
  40. Schlechtes Wetter ("Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter"), song for voice & piano, Op. 69/5 (TrV 237/5)
  41. Wiegenliedchen ("Bienchen, Bienchen wiegt sich im Sonnenschein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/3 (TrV 204/3)
  42. Meinem Kinde ("Du schläfst und sachte neig' ich mich"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 37/3 (TrV 187/3)
  43. Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1 (TrV 195/1)
  44. Songs (3) for voice & piano (after Shakespeare's "Hamlet;" "Ophelia Lieder"), Op. 67/1-3 (TrV 238/1-3)
  45. Die Nacht ("Aus dem Walde tritt die Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 10/3 (TrV 141/3)
  46. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi, amor
  47. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Ei parte...Per pietà, ben mio
  48. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata
  49. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Libera me
  50. Hänsel und Gretel, opera: Wo bin ich? Wach' ich?
  51. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Nun laßt uns aber wie deheim...Vilja, o Vilja, du
  52. Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Csárdás: Klänge der Heimat
  53. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta!
  54. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-I (TrV 228) (original version): Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist
  55. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Quinquin, er soll jetzt geh'n...Ich werd jetzt in
  56. Capriccio, opera, Op. 85 (TrV 279): Final Scene. Morgen mittag um elf!...Kein Andres,
  57. Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508
  58. La rencontre imprévue (or, "The Pilgrim of Mecca"), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 32: Act 3. Einem Bach, der fließt
  59. Wonne der Wehmut, song for voice & piano, Op. 83/1
  60. Kleiner Haushalt, lyric fantasia for voice & piano, Op 71
  61. Träume ("Sag, welch wunderbare Träume"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Wesendonk Lieder), WWV 91/5
  62. Ständchen ("Der Mond steht über dem Berge"), song for voice & piano, Op. 106/1
  63. German folk songs (49) for voice & piano (Nos. 44-49 w/ chorus ad lib), WoO 33: No. 6. Da unten im Tale
  64. German folk songs (49) for voice & piano (Nos. 44-49 w/ chorus ad lib), WoO 33: No. 33. Och Mod'r, ich well en Ding han!
  65. German folk songs (49) for voice & piano (Nos. 44-49 w/ chorus ad lib), WoO 33: No. 42. In stiller nacht
  66. Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen, song for voice & piano in E major (Aus der Jungendzeit Vol. 2, No. 1)
  67. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in D major (Rückert Lieder No. 2)
  68. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in C minor (Des Knaben Wunderhorn No. 6)
  69. Pimpinella (The Florence Song), for voice & piano, Op. 38/6
  70. Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: I. Giovanottino che passi per via
  71. Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: II. Vo' fa' 'na palazzina alla marina
  72. Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: III. Dio ti facesse star tanto digiuno
  73. Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: IV. Dimmi, bellino mio, com'io ho da fare
  74. Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: V. Quando a letto vo' la sera
  75. Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: VI. Vado di notte, come fra la luna
  76. Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: VII. Giovanetti, cantate ora che siete
  77. Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  78. Si mes vers avaient des ailes!, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book I")
  79. Mandoline ("Les donneurs de sérénades"), song for voice & piano, L. 29
  80. Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, for voice & piano
  81. When Daisies pied and Violets blue, song
  82. Where the Bee sucks, there lurk I, song
  83. Gsätzli, folksong
  84. O du liebs Ängeli, folksong
  85. Maria auf dem berge
  86. Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
  87. Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410)
  88. Cantata No. 199, "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut," BWV 199 (BC A120): Recitative. Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut. Aria. Stu
  89. Cantata No. 199, "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut," BWV 199 (BC A120): Recitative. Doch Gott muß mir gnädig sein. Aria. T
  90. Cantata No. 199, "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut," BWV 199 (BC A120): Recitative. Auf diese Schmerzens Reu. Chorale. Ich
  91. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Christe eleison
  92. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Laudamus te
  93. Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): It in unum Dominum
  94. Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner, aria for soprano & orchestra. K. 383
  95. Kinderlieder: 1. Geht leise. 2. Witte woll schlafen
  96. Kinderlieder: 3. Seereise. 4. Mein Wagen. 5. Heilsprüchel
  97. Kinderlieder: 6. Wenn Rumpumpel brummig ist. 7. Der Pudding. 8.
  98. Kinderlieder: 9. Mückebold 10. Das Scherchen. 11. Tintenheinz un
  99. Kinderlieder: 13. Trösterchen. 14. Drei Bäumchen. 15. Schabernac
  100. Kinderlieder: 16. Hänsel und Gretel. 17. Kinderküche. 18. Der Re
  101. Kinderlieder: 19. Käferlied. 20. Puhstemuhme. 21. Gutenachtliedc
  102. Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150)

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