Lisa Della Casa: In Recital | Australian Eloquence ELQ4820276

Lisa Della Casa: In Recital

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4820276

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 4th December 2015

Contents

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Lieder (4), op.43
» no.1 Von ewiger Liebe
Lieder (5), op.105
» no.1 Wie Melodien zieht es mir
» no.2 Immer leiser wird mein schlummer
Lieder (5), op.106
» no.1 Standchen (Der Mond steht uber dem Berge)

Schubert, Franz

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, op.72 D774
Du bist die Ruh', D776, op.59 no.3
Gretchen am Spinnrade, op.2 D118
Im Fruhling, D882

Strauss, Richard

Kleine Lieder (5), op.69
» no.3 Einerlei
» no.5 Schlechtes Wetter
Lieder (5), op.39
» no.4 Befreit
Lieder (6), op.68
» no.2 Ich wollt ein Strausslein binden
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), AV150

Wolf, Hugo

Morike-Lieder
» no.6 Er ist's
» no.8 Begegnung
» no.17 Der Gartner
Spanisches Liederbuch
» no.44 Geh, Geliebter, geh jetzt!

Artists

Lisa Della Casa (soprano)
Karl Hudez (piano)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Karl Bohm

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Lieder (4), op.43
» no.1 Von ewiger Liebe
Lieder (5), op.105
» no.1 Wie Melodien zieht es mir
» no.2 Immer leiser wird mein schlummer
Lieder (5), op.106
» no.1 Standchen (Der Mond steht uber dem Berge)

Schubert, Franz

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, op.72 D774
Du bist die Ruh', D776, op.59 no.3
Gretchen am Spinnrade, op.2 D118
Im Fruhling, D882

Strauss, Richard

Kleine Lieder (5), op.69
» no.3 Einerlei
» no.5 Schlechtes Wetter
Lieder (5), op.39
» no.4 Befreit
Lieder (6), op.68
» no.2 Ich wollt ein Strausslein binden
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), AV150

Wolf, Hugo

Morike-Lieder
» no.6 Er ist's
» no.8 Begegnung
» no.17 Der Gartner
Spanisches Liederbuch
» no.44 Geh, Geliebter, geh jetzt!

Artists

Lisa Della Casa (soprano)
Karl Hudez (piano)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Karl Bohm

About

Lisa Della Casa’s complete recital recordings for Decca, including the first studio recording ever to be made of Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs.

That Richard Strauss loved and understood the soprano voice is an inescapable fact. He was married to a soprano, Pauline de Ahna, and thus had a living laboratory for his song-writing. Even after Pauline had retired from the stage, he continued to favour sopranos in his operas and other vocal compositions. And sopranos repaid him with wonderful performances.

Lisa Della Casa had only fleeting contacts with Strauss, but she inherited the great tradition and after his death, she became the pre-eminent singer of his music in the 1950s and 1960s. She made the first recording of his Four Last Songs and, although many versions have jostled for our attention since then, her achievement has not been surpassed. She had the inestimable advantages of the Vienna Philharmonic and an experienced Strauss interpreter, Karl Böhm, as her partners.

She and her conductor also came to the songs without preconceptions: they looked at the music and deduced from Strauss’s markings that it should not be performed too slowly. As a result, they brought a freshness to songs.

A rare recital disc recorded for Decca brings immaculate performances of music by Schubert, Brahms, Wolf and Strauss. Her purity of utterance and lack of sentimentality make for a mesmerising experience.

Lisa Della Casa brings notable gifts to Lieder singing, a clear and lovely voice, good intonation […] She gives great enjoyment in most of these songs’ - (Song Recital) Gramophone, March 1957

Although the performances of Strauss and Brahms are very brilliant, the most profound singing is to be found in the songs of Schubert and Wolf. Della Casa seems to be most deeply moved by them, and consequently the listener is moved as well.’ - (Song Recital) Fanfare, September/October 2005

Lisa Della Casa sings most beautifully, with pure tone and most musicianly phrasing, above all in September, which exhales a quiet and most poignant rapture. Beim Schlafengehen is as lovely […] in Im Abendrot everything is perfect. […] This is an important issue and one that no lover of Strauss’s music must miss.’ - (Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder) Gramophone, December 1953

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