Lotte Lehmann - 125th Birthday Tribute | Music and Arts MACD1279

Lotte Lehmann - 125th Birthday Tribute

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Label: Music and Arts

Cat No: MACD1279

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd June 2014

Contents

Artists

Lotte Lehmann (soprano)
Erno Balogh (piano)
Bruno Walter (piano)
Paul Ulanowsky (piano)
NBC Symphony Chorus
NBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra

Conductors

Frank Black
Nathaniel Shilkret
Richard Lert

Artists

Lotte Lehmann (soprano)
Erno Balogh (piano)
Bruno Walter (piano)
Paul Ulanowsky (piano)
NBC Symphony Chorus
NBC Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra

Conductors

Frank Black
Nathaniel Shilkret
Richard Lert

About

Lotte Lehmann had genius. She knew how to win not just the admiration, but the love of her audience. Few performers in the world of classical music have been so loved.

Her enthusiasm, commitment and ardour come across in spite of the limitations of the recording and the performance. She seemed to be in touch with the same power that had inspired the poets and musicians whose work she brought to life. Those who heard her felt that, and it lifted them up. That is the greatest gift that art can give.

This marvellous collection of 'rarities' has been selected by producer Gary Hickling from archival radio performances and studio 'test pressings' Included are 10 previously unreleased recordings. All the selection have been superbly restored in 2013 by engineer Lani Spahr.

Contents:
CD 1 (77:39) December 1927-January 1938 recordings

- R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: excerpts
- R Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos: excerpts
- Beethoven: Egmont: Die Trommel & Freudvoll
- Gounod: Vierge
- Wagner: Lohengrin: Du Ärmste
- H Wolf: 20 Lieder from 18 January 1938 recital

CD 2 (66.45) January 1938-July 1941 recordings
- Beethoven: Wonne der Wehmut; Andenken
- Blech: Heimkehr vom Feste
- Brahms: Therese; Vergebliches Ständchen
- Mendelssohn: Morgengruß; Venetianisches Gondellied; Neue Liebe
- Pfitzner: Gretel
- Rogers: The Star
- Schubert: Die junge Nonne; Der Doppelgänger; Liebesbotschaft
- Schumann: Aufträge
- R Strauss: Ständchen; Zueignung; Traum durch die Dämmerung; Ständchen; Das Mädchen spricht; Wiegenlied; Ständchen
- Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart

CD 3 (79:48) July 1941-January 1948 recordings
- Beethoven: Neue Liebe, neues Leben
- Brahms: Die Kränze; Es träumte mir; Frühlingslied; Willst du, dass ich geh'?
- Gounod/Bach: Ave Maria
- Mendelssohn: Schilflied; Frage; Der Mond; Lieblingsplätzchen; Gruß; Pagenlied; DieLiebendeschreibt
- Schubert: An eine Quelle; Der Tod und das Mädchen; Auflösung; Die Forelle; Der Wanderer; Im Frühling; Schwanengesang
- Schumann: 4 Dichterliebe performed on 24 January 1943; Der Jüngling und der Tod; Dass sie hier gewesen!
- Wagner: Der Engel; Im Treibhaus; Schmerzen; Träume

CD 4 (70:53) June 1941-July 1949 recordings
- Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte; Egmont: Freudvoll und leidvoll
- Brahms: 12 Lieder from 27 February 1949
- Groos: Freiheit die ich meine
- Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe; Abendempfindung; Dans un bois solitaire; Die Verschweigung; Das Veilchen
- Schubert: An die Musik
- Wolf: Anakreons Grab; Gesang Weylas
Lehmann reads her poem 'In alten Partituren' and speaks about her singing.
Bruno Walter speaks about Lotte Lehmann.

Produced by Gary Hickling.
Restored in 2013 by engineer Lani Spahr.

10 previously unreleased recordings!
Total time: 04:55:05
Special offer: Bonus CD-ROM containing discographical information, liner notes, photos, texts and translations

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