The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf | Alto ALC1163

The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1163

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 6th February 2012

Contents

Artists

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
Elisabeth Grummer
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Gerald Moore (piano)
Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductors

Herbert von Karajan
Carlo Maria Giulini
Otto Ackermann

Works

Dvorak, Antonin

Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) (7), op.55 B104
» no.4 Als die alte Mutter (Songs my mother taught me)

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Hansel und Gretel
» Evening Prayer: Abends will ich schlafen gehn

Lehar, Franz

Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
» Viljalied (Act 2)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Cosi fan tutte, K588
» Come scoglio
Don Giovanni, K527
» In quali eccessi ...Mi tradi
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Dove sono
» Porgi amor

Quilter, Roger

Drink To Me Only (traditional)

Schubert, Franz

Der Musensohn, op.92 no.1 D764
Die Forelle (The Trout), op.32 D550
Gretchen am Spinnrade, op.2 D118

Schumann, Robert

Myrthen, op.25
» no.3 Der Nussbaum

Strauss II, Johann

Die Fledermaus
» Klange der Heimat

Strauss, Richard

Der Rosenkavalier, op.59
» Da geht er hin
Lieder (5), op.41
» no.1 Wiegenlied

Traditional

’S Schatzli

Zeller, Carl

Der Obersteiger (The Foreman)
» Sei nicht bos
Giuditta
» Meine Lippen sie kusen so heiss

Artists

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
Elisabeth Grummer
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Gerald Moore (piano)
Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductors

Herbert von Karajan
Carlo Maria Giulini
Otto Ackermann

About

Contents:
1. Porgi amor (Le Nozze di Figaro: Mozart)                                                             
2. Dove sono (Le Nozze di Figaro: Mozart)                                                               
(both as Countess Almaviva)
Vienna State Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
Rec.1950

3. Come scoglio (Cosi fan Tutte: Mozart)                                                                   
Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan
Rec.1954

4. In quali eccessi..Mi tradi (Don Giovanni: Mozart)                                                 
Phiharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini  
Rec.1960

5. Evening Hymn: Abends will ich schlafen gehn (Hansel und Gretel:  Humperdinck) with Elisabeth Grummer
Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan  
Rec.1953

6. Da geht er hin (Der Rosenkavalier:  R Strauss)                                                      
Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan  
Rec.1956

7. Der Musensohn (Schubert), with Edwin Fischer (piano)   
Rec.1953                        

8. Die Forelle (Schubert), with Edwin Fischer (piano)   
Rec.1953                                

9. Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert), with Edwin Fischer (piano)  
Rec.1953            

10. Der Nussbaum (Schumann), with Gerald Moore (piano)  
Rec.1954                         

11. Wiegenlied (R Strauss), with Gerald Moore (piano)
Rec.1957                            
    
12. Viljalied (Die Lustige Witwe: Lehár)                                                                        
Chorus & Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Ackermann  
Rec.1953

13. Sei nicht bös (Don’t be Cross) (Der Obersteiger: Zeller)                                         
14. Meine Lippen sie küsen so heiss (Giuditta: Lehár)                                                  
Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Ackermann
Rec.1959

15. Czardas: Klänge der Heimat  (Die Fledermaus: J Strauss)                                       
Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan  
Rec.1955

16. Songs My Mother Taught Me (Dvorak), with Gerald Moore (piano)
Rec.1957

17. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (Trad.: Johnson/arr.Quilter), with Gerald Moore (piano)
Rec.1957   

18. ’S Schätzli (Trad. Swiss), with Gerald Moore (piano)
Rec.1951

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf possessed one of the most distinctive voices of the post-war era….her range of vocal colouring was quite staggering, and few sopranos before or since have possessed a similar ability to act with their voices.” - J Murray

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