Irmgard Seefried Recordings 1944-67 | Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or C877134

Irmgard Seefried Recordings 1944-67

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Label: Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or

Cat No: C877134

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 13th January 2014

Contents

Works

Anonymous

Pierrot im Mondenschein

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» Armer Jaquino ...O war' ich schon mit dir vereint
» Jetzt Schatzchen, jetzt sind wir allein

Brahms, Johannes

Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO33
» no.12 Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuss gehn
» no.15 Schwesterlein
In stiller Nacht
Lieder and Songs (8), op.57
» no.8 Unbewegte laue Luft
Lieder and Songs (8), op.59
» no.2 Auf dem See
» no.8 Dein blaues Auge halt so still

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Chi vive amante, Hob.XXIVb:13
Piercing Eyes, Hob.XXVIa:35
She never told her love, Hob.XXVIa:34
The Spirit's Song, Hob.XXVIa:41

Kosma, Joseph

Die beiden Schnecken
Fabel
Im Garten
Kinderlied im Winter
Lied des Vogelstellers
Schone Jahreszeit

Milhaud, Darius

Der Apfel und die Schnecke

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ch'io mi scordi di te ...Non temer, amato bene, K505
Cosi fan tutte, K588
» Ei parte senti! ... Per pieta, ben mio, perdona
» Temerari! Sortite fuori ... Come scoglio immoto resta
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
» Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden (Act 2)
» Du bist also mein Brautigam? (Act 2)
Exsultate, jubilate, K165
Il re pastore, K208
» L'amero, saro costante
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Endlich naht sich ...O saume langer nicht
» Giunse al fin il momento ...Deh vieni, non tardar
» Voi che sapete (Act 2)
Non piu, tutto ascoltai. Non temer, amato bene, K490
Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhling, K596
Vado, ma dove? oh Dei!, K583
Zaide, K344
» Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Act 1)

Mussorgsky, Modest

The Nursery (Detskaya)

Puccini, Giacomo

Suor Angelica
» Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto

Renard, Antoine

Susskirschenzeit

Schubert, Franz

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, op.72 D774
Ave Maria, D839 (Ellens Gesang III, op.52 no.6)
Fischerweise, D881
Ganymed, D544 op.19 no.3
Gretchen am Spinnrade, op.2 D118
Im Fruhling, D882
Seligkeit, D433

Schumann, Robert

Myrthen, op.25
» no.1 Widmung
» no.3 Der Nussbaum
Romanzen und Balladen vol.3 (3), op.53
» no.3 Der arme Peter

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60
» Lieber Freund! Verschaffen sie mir die Geigen
» Seien wir wieder gut ...Musik ist eine heilige Kunst

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Gut'n Abend, Meister
» Hat man mit dem Schuhwerk ...O Sachs! Mein Freund!

Weber, Carl Maria von

Der Freischutz, J277
» Wie nahte mir der Schlummer ...Leise, leise, fromme Weise

Artists

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Annemarie Bohne (piano)
Erik Werba (piano)
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener Symphoniker
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener Philharmoniker
London Mozart Players
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Kolner Rundfunk-Symphonieorchester

Conductors

Leopold Ludwig
Karl Bohm
Herbert von Karajan
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Ferdinand Leitner
Harry Blech
Bruno Walter
Ernest Ansermet
Heinz Geese

Works

Anonymous

Pierrot im Mondenschein

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» Armer Jaquino ...O war' ich schon mit dir vereint
» Jetzt Schatzchen, jetzt sind wir allein

Brahms, Johannes

Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO33
» no.12 Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuss gehn
» no.15 Schwesterlein
In stiller Nacht
Lieder and Songs (8), op.57
» no.8 Unbewegte laue Luft
Lieder and Songs (8), op.59
» no.2 Auf dem See
» no.8 Dein blaues Auge halt so still

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Chi vive amante, Hob.XXIVb:13
Piercing Eyes, Hob.XXVIa:35
She never told her love, Hob.XXVIa:34
The Spirit's Song, Hob.XXVIa:41

Kosma, Joseph

Die beiden Schnecken
Fabel
Im Garten
Kinderlied im Winter
Lied des Vogelstellers
Schone Jahreszeit

Milhaud, Darius

Der Apfel und die Schnecke

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ch'io mi scordi di te ...Non temer, amato bene, K505
Cosi fan tutte, K588
» Ei parte senti! ... Per pieta, ben mio, perdona
» Temerari! Sortite fuori ... Come scoglio immoto resta
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
» Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden (Act 2)
» Du bist also mein Brautigam? (Act 2)
Exsultate, jubilate, K165
Il re pastore, K208
» L'amero, saro costante
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Endlich naht sich ...O saume langer nicht
» Giunse al fin il momento ...Deh vieni, non tardar
» Voi che sapete (Act 2)
Non piu, tutto ascoltai. Non temer, amato bene, K490
Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhling, K596
Vado, ma dove? oh Dei!, K583
Zaide, K344
» Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Act 1)

Mussorgsky, Modest

The Nursery (Detskaya)

Puccini, Giacomo

Suor Angelica
» Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto

Renard, Antoine

Susskirschenzeit

Schubert, Franz

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, op.72 D774
Ave Maria, D839 (Ellens Gesang III, op.52 no.6)
Fischerweise, D881
Ganymed, D544 op.19 no.3
Gretchen am Spinnrade, op.2 D118
Im Fruhling, D882
Seligkeit, D433

Schumann, Robert

Myrthen, op.25
» no.1 Widmung
» no.3 Der Nussbaum
Romanzen und Balladen vol.3 (3), op.53
» no.3 Der arme Peter

Strauss, Richard

Ariadne auf Naxos, op.60
» Lieber Freund! Verschaffen sie mir die Geigen
» Seien wir wieder gut ...Musik ist eine heilige Kunst

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Gut'n Abend, Meister
» Hat man mit dem Schuhwerk ...O Sachs! Mein Freund!

Weber, Carl Maria von

Der Freischutz, J277
» Wie nahte mir der Schlummer ...Leise, leise, fromme Weise

Artists

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Annemarie Bohne (piano)
Erik Werba (piano)
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener Symphoniker
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener Philharmoniker
London Mozart Players
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Kolner Rundfunk-Symphonieorchester

Conductors

Leopold Ludwig
Karl Bohm
Herbert von Karajan
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Ferdinand Leitner
Harry Blech
Bruno Walter
Ernest Ansermet
Heinz Geese

About

It was 25 years since the death of Irmgard Seefried on 24 November 2013, yet this soprano’s magnificent artistry is still remembered well by music-lovers today. She came originally from Swabia, and after making her stage debut in Aachen (where she worked for the first time with Herbert von Karajan) she moved to the Vienna State Opera in 1943 and remained attached to the house for more than 30 years.

She developed into one of the most important singers of her time, especially in Mozart repertoire. Her performances and recordings as Pamina, Susanna and Fiordiligi under conductors such as Karl Böhm and Joseph Krips made her into a role model for generations after her. Excerpts from these roles can now be heard in this anniversary box from Orfeo in fully restored sound: many were hitherto unavailable, or available only in poor copies on the grey market.

The collection begins in the year 1944 and features excerpts from well-known radio productions under Karl Böhm (Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Beethoven’s 'Fidelio', Wagner’s 'Meistersinger' and Strauss’s 'Ariadne auf Naxos') alongside other, less well-known recordings of individual arias by Haydn, Weber and Puccini under the baton of Leopold Ludwig.

Her Mozart performances, which took her all over the globe, are documented here with various conductors including Ernest Ansermet, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Bruno Walter. Besides her star roles mentioned above we find works here such as the motet 'Exsultate, jubilate' and the aria 'Non temer, amato bene', in which her husband Wolfgang Schneiderhan took the violin solo part, as he often did during those years when Seefried was at the height of her career.

Naturally, a homage to Irmgard Seefried cannot omit her song repertoire. This is documented here by a selection of radio recordings from the 1950s and ’60s. Whether in songs by Haydn and Mozart or by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, her diction is always remarkable. Furthermore, her musical approach was thoroughly natural (in the best sense of the word) and this always allowed Seefried to establish a direct connection with her audience.

This is especially the case for the programme chosen for the last CD, which at first glance seems a little odd: Mussorgsky’s 'Nursery songs', recorded in 1958 with her 'constant' accompanist Erik Werba, and 'Chansons from three centuries', a German Radio broadcast from 1967. These add new, fascinating aspects to round off Irmgard Seefried’s artistic profile.

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