Elisabeth Schwarzkopf 1915-2006

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/2007
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 094638027324
  • Catalog Number: 80273
  • Sales rank: 89,575

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Elfenlied ("Bei Nacht im Dorf der Wächter reif"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Gerald Moore (1:59)
  2. 2 Die Spröde ("An dem reinsten Frühlingsmorgen"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2:01)
  3. 3 Die Bekehrte ("Bei dem Glanz der Abendröte"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2:53)
  4. 4 Mignon I ("Heiß mich nicht reden"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (3:58)
  5. 5 Mignon II ("Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2:19)
  6. 6 Mignon III ("So lasst mich scheinen"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (4:09)
  7. 7 Philine ("Singet nicht in Trauertönen"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (3:18)
  8. 8 Mignon ("Kennst du das Land"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (6:58)
  9. 9 Ganymed ("Wie im Morgenglanze"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (5:11)
  10. 10–15 Sechs Lieder für eine Frauenstimme, for voice & piano - Hugo Wolf & Friedrich Hebbel (14:18)
  11. 11 Wie glänzt der helle Mond, song for voice & piano (Alte Weisen) - Gottfried Keller & Hugo Wolf (3:28)
  12. 12 Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst, song for voice & piano (Spanische Liederbuch) - Hugo Wolf & Paul Heyse (2:48)
  13. 13 Die Zigeunerin ("Am Kreuzweg, da lausche ich"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder) - Joseph (Karl Benedikt) Freiherr von Eichendorff & Hugo Wolf (3:02)
  14. 14 Im Frühling ("Hier lieg ich"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Gerald Moore (5:09)
  15. 15 Auf einer Wanderung ("In ein freudliches Städtchen"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Eduard Mörike (3:40)
  16. 16 Begegnung ("Was doch heut Nacht ein Sturm"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Eduard Mörike (1:44)
  17. 17 Denk' es, o Seele! ("Ein Tännlein grünet wo"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Eduard Mörike (3:22)
  18. 18 Sonne der Schlummerlosen, song for voice & piano (Vier Gedichte) - Hugo Wolf & Geoffrey Parsons (2:39)
  19. 19 An eine Äolsharfe ("Angelehnt an die Efeuwand"), song for voice & piano (Möricke Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Eduard Mörike (6:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Die Vögel ("Wie lieblich und fröhlich"), song for voice & piano, D. 691 (Op. posth. 172/6) - Franz Schubert & Gerald Moore (0:54)
  2. 2 Liebhaber in allen Gestalten ("Ich wollt', ich wär' ein Fisch"), song for voice & piano, D. 558 - Franz Schubert & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1:12)
  3. 3 Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3) - Franz Schubert & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2:11)
  4. 4 Die Forelle ("In einem Bächlein helle"), song for voice & piano, D. 550 (Op. 32) - Franz Schubert & Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (2:01)
  5. 5 Der Einsame ("Wenn meine Grillen schwirren"), song for voice & piano, D. 800 (Op. 41) - Franz Schubert & Carl Gottlieb Lappe (4:33)
  6. 6 Der Jüngling an der Quelle ("Leise, rieseln der Quell"), song for voice & piano, D. 300 - Franz Schubert & Gerald Moore (1:54)
  7. 7 Seraphine an ihr Klavier ("Sanftes Clavier"), song for voice and piano, D. 342 - Franz Schubert & Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (2:50)
  8. 8 Erlkönig ("Wer reitet so spät"), song for voice & piano, D. 328 (Op. 1) - Franz Schubert & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (3:53)
  9. 9 Suleika I ("Was bedeutet die Bewegung"), song for voice & piano, D. 720 (Op. 14/1) - Franz Schubert & Geoffrey Parsons (6:05)
  10. 10 Suleika II ("Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen"), song for voice & piano, D. 717 (Op. 31) - Franz Schubert & Geoffrey Parsons (4:16)
  11. 11 Hänflings Liebeswerbung ("Ahidi, ich liebe"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 552 (Op. 20/3) - Franz Schubert & Johann Friderich Kind (2:06)
  12. 12 Meeres Stille ("Tiefe Stille herrscht im Wasser"), song for voice & piano, D. 216 (Op. 3/2) - Franz Schubert & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2:01)
  13. 13 Gretchen am Spinnrade ("Meine Ruh'..."), song for voice & piano, D. 118 (Op. 2) - Franz Schubert & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (3:15)
  14. 14 Der Nussbaum ("Es grünet ein Nussbaum vor dem Haus"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/3 - Robert Schumann & Julius Mosen (4:55)
  15. 15 Aufträge ("Nicht so schnelle, nicht so schnelle!"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/5 - Robert Schumann & Christian L'Egru (2:21)
  16. 16 Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 17 - Thomas Moore & Robert Schumann (1:46)
  17. 17 Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 18 - Thomas Moore & Robert Schumann (1:10)
  18. 18 Die Kartenlegerin ("Schlief die Mutter endlich ein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 31/2 - Robert Schumann & Geoffrey Parsons (3:06)
  19. 19 Lied der Suleika ("Wie mit innigstem Behangen"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/9 - Robert Schumann & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2:57)
  20. 20 Hat gesagt--bleibt' nicht dabei ("Mein Vater hat gesagt"), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/3 (TrV 186/3) - Richard Strauss & Gerald Moore (2:00)
  21. 21 Schlechtes Wetter ("Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter"), song for voice & piano, Op. 69/5 (TrV 237/5) - Richard Strauss & Heinrich Heine (2:18)
  22. 22 Wiegenliedchen ("Bienchen, Bienchen wiegt sich im Sonnenschein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/3 (TrV 204/3) - Richard Strauss & Richard Dehmel (2:17)
  23. 23 Meinem Kinde ("Du schläfst und sachte neig' ich mich"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 37/3 (TrV 187/3) - Richard Strauss & Gustav Falke (2:52)
  24. 24 Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1 (TrV 195/1) - Richard Strauss & Richard Dehmel (4:23)
  25. 25–27 Songs (3) for voice & piano (after Shakespeare's "Hamlet;" "Ophelia Lieder"), Op. 67/1-3 (TrV 238/1-3) - Richard Strauss & William Shakespeare (7:42)
  26. 26 Die Nacht ("Aus dem Walde tritt die Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 10/3 (TrV 141/3) - Richard Strauss & Hermann von Gilm (3:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi, amor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (4:11)
  2. 2 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Ei parte...Per pietà, ben mio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Herbert von Karajan (9:21)
  3. 3 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata - Wilhelm Furtwangler & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (6:25)
  4. 4 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Libera me - Giuseppe Verdi & La Scala Theater Chorus (14:16)
  5. 5 Hänsel und Gretel, opera: Wo bin ich? Wach' ich? - Engelbert Humperdinck & Elisabeth Grummer (6:00)
  6. 6 Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Nun laßt uns aber wie deheim...Vilja, o Vilja, du - Franz Lehár & Otto Ackermann (5:46)
  7. 7 Die Fledermaus (The Bat), operetta (RV 503): Csárdás: Klänge der Heimat - Johann Strauss II & Herbert von Karajan (4:46)
  8. 8 Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta! - Giacomo Puccini & La Scala Theater Chorus (2:31)
  9. 9 Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-I (TrV 228) (original version): Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist - Richard Strauss & Herbert von Karajan (6:46)
  10. 10 Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Quinquin, er soll jetzt geh'n...Ich werd jetzt in - Richard Strauss & Herbert von Karajan (3:43)
  11. 11 Capriccio, opera, Op. 85 (TrV 279): Final Scene. Morgen mittag um elf!...Kein Andres, - Richard Strauss & New Philharmonia Orchestra (15:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gerald Moore (3:00)
  2. 2 La rencontre imprévue (or, "The Pilgrim of Mecca"), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 32: Act 3. Einem Bach, der fließt - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Gerald Moore (2:27)
  3. 3 Wonne der Wehmut, song for voice & piano, Op. 83/1 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2:49)
  4. 4 Kleiner Haushalt, lyric fantasia for voice & piano, Op 71 - Carl Loewe & Geoffrey Parsons (4:45)
  5. 5 Träume ("Sag, welch wunderbare Träume"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Wesendonk Lieder), WWV 91/5 - Richard Wagner & Gerald Moore (5:11)
  6. 6 Ständchen ("Der Mond steht über dem Berge"), song for voice & piano, Op. 106/1 - Johannes Brahms & Franz Kugler (1:42)
  7. 7 German folk songs (49) for voice & piano (Nos. 44-49 w/ chorus ad lib), WoO 33: No. 6. Da unten im Tale - Johannes Brahms & Gerald Moore (2:25)
  8. 8 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! - Johannes Brahms & Gerald Moore (1:45)
  9. 9 German folk songs (49) for voice & piano (Nos. 44-49 w/ chorus ad lib), WoO 33: No. 42. In stiller nacht - Johannes Brahms & Gerald Moore (3:22)
  10. 10 Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen, song for voice & piano in E major (Aus der Jungendzeit Vol. 2, No. 1) - Gustav Mahler & Geoffrey Parsons (2:10)
  11. 11 Ich atmet' einen linden Duft, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in D major (Rückert Lieder No. 2) - Gustav Mahler & Geoffrey Parsons (2:50)
  12. 12 Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in C minor (Des Knaben Wunderhorn No. 6) - Gustav Mahler & Geoffrey Parsons (4:42)
  13. 13 Pimpinella (The Florence Song), for voice & piano, Op. 38/6 - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Geoffrey Parsons (2:59)
  14. 14 Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: I. Giovanottino che passi per via - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari & Gerald Moore (0:57)
  15. 15 Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: II. Vo' fa' 'na palazzina alla marina - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari & Gerald Moore (2:16)
  16. 16 Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: III. Dio ti facesse star tanto digiuno - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari & Gerald Moore (1:02)
  17. 17 Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: IV. Dimmi, bellino mio, com'io ho da fare - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari & Gerald Moore (0:57)
  18. 18 Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: V. Quando a letto vo' la sera - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari & Gerald Moore (1:35)
  19. 19 Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: VI. Vado di notte, come fra la luna - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari & Gerald Moore (1:09)
  20. 20 Il Canzoniere (Italian Song Book) for voice & piano, Op .17: VII. Giovanetti, cantate ora che siete - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari & Gerald Moore (0:46)
  21. 21 Plaisir d'amour, for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Jean-Paul-Gilles Martini (aka J.P. Schwarzendorf) & Jean Pierre Claris de Florian (4:26)
  22. 22 Si mes vers avaient des ailes!, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book I") - Reynaldo Hahn & Victor Hugo (2:18)
  23. 23 Mandoline ("Les donneurs de sérénades"), song for voice & piano, L. 29 - Claude Debussy & Gerald Moore (1:42)
  24. 24 Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, for voice & piano - Roger Quilter & Ben Jonson (3:05)
  25. 25 When Daisies pied and Violets blue, song - William Shakespeare & Thomas Arne (1:55)
  26. 26 Where the Bee sucks, there lurk I, song - William Shakespeare & Thomas Arne (1:45)
  27. 27 Gsätzli, folksong - Swiss Traditional & Gerald Moore (1:49)
  28. 28 O du liebs Ängeli, folksong - Swiss Traditional & Gerald Moore (1:29)
  29. 29 Maria auf dem berge - Silesian Traditional & Gerald Moore (1:56)
  30. 30 Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) - Hamilton Harty & Gerald Moore (3:49)
  31. 31 Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz for orchestra (with voice ad lib), Op. 410 (RV 410) - Johann Strauss II & Josef Krips (2:40)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Cantata No. 199, "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut," BWV 199 (BC A120): Recitative. Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut. Aria. Stu - Johann Sebastian Bach & Thurston Dart (7:32)
  2. 2 Cantata No. 199, "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut," BWV 199 (BC A120): Recitative. Doch Gott muß mir gnädig sein. Aria. T - Johann Sebastian Bach & Thurston Dart (7:09)
  3. 3 Cantata No. 199, "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut," BWV 199 (BC A120): Recitative. Auf diese Schmerzens Reu. Chorale. Ich - Johann Sebastian Bach & Thurston Dart (5:06)
  4. 4 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Christe eleison - Kathleen Ferrier & Johann Sebastian Bach (3:36)
  5. 5 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Laudamus te - Johann Sebastian Bach & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (4:53)
  6. 6 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): It in unum Dominum - Kathleen Ferrier & Johann Sebastian Bach (4:21)
  7. 7 Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner, aria for soprano & orchestra. K. 383 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Alceo Galliera (4:26)
  8. 8 Kinderlieder: 1. Geht leise. 2. Witte woll schlafen - Walter Gieseking & Walter Gieseking (4:02)
  9. 9 Kinderlieder: 3. Seereise. 4. Mein Wagen. 5. Heilsprüchel - Walter Gieseking & Walter Gieseking (2:23)
  10. 10 Kinderlieder: 6. Wenn Rumpumpel brummig ist. 7. Der Pudding. 8. - Walter Gieseking & Walter Gieseking (2:34)
  11. 11 Kinderlieder: 9. Mückebold 10. Das Scherchen. 11. Tintenheinz un - Walter Gieseking & Walter Gieseking (3:06)
  12. 12 Kinderlieder: 13. Trösterchen. 14. Drei Bäumchen. 15. Schabernac - Walter Gieseking & Walter Gieseking (2:59)
  13. 13 Kinderlieder: 16. Hänsel und Gretel. 17. Kinderküche. 18. Der Re - Walter Gieseking & Walter Gieseking (3:06)
  14. 14 Kinderlieder: 19. Käferlied. 20. Puhstemuhme. 21. Gutenachtliedc - Walter Gieseking & Walter Gieseking (4:32)
  15. 15–18 Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), for soprano & orchestra, o.Op. 150 (TrV 296, AV 150) - Richard Strauss & Joseph (Karl Benedikt) Freiherr von Eichendorff (18:44)
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