The Art of Edith Mathis | Deutsche Grammophon 4798337

The Art of Edith Mathis


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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4798337

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 7

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 12th January 2018



7 CDs celebrating Edith Mathis’s 80th birthday (11 February 2018), through a selection of her most treasured recordings from 1960 to 1984, of opera, oratorio and Lied.

First CD and digital releases of a selection from Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch with Karl Engel.

The admired Swiss soprano, Edith Mathis, received her musical training at the Lucerne Conservatory, and completed her studies in Zurich. Following successful debuts in Zurich, Bayreuth, Cologne, and Hamburg she was cast by Karl Böhm as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and Cherubino proved to be the central role in Edith Mathis’s repertory during her early career. Böhm was also undoubtedly the conductor who left a decisive mark on Edith Mathis’ aesthetic parameters and it was he who introduced her to Deutsche Grammophon.

Mathis’s versatility is displayed in her recordings of Bach with Karl Richter; celebrated recordings of Mozart with Karl Böhm; Carlos Kleiber’s legendary Der Freischütz; Mahler Symphonies with Kubelik; Berlioz’s Damnation de Faust with Seiji Ozawa; and the role she created in Henze’s 1965 opera Der junge Lord with Christoph von Dohnányi. Alongside her operatic roles, Edith Mathis also has an extensive Lieder and oratorio repertory. This collection includes her complete Schumann with Christoph Eschenbach, Mozart songs with Bernhard Klee, vocal ensembles by Brahms and Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch with Karl Engel.

40pp booklet (English & German) with liner notes by Peter Hagmann based on an interview with Ms Mathis exclusively made for this edition.


Bach - “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”; excerpts from: Cantatas · Matthäus-Passion
Handel/Mozart - Der Messias (excerpts)

CD2 Excerpts from:
Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten · Die Schöpfung
Mozart - Requiem
Dvorák - Stabat Mater
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem
Mahler - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8

CD3 Mozart
Concert Arias
Excerpts from: Ascanio in Alba · Lucio Silla · Zaide · Idomeneo · Le nozze di Figaro · Don Giovanni · La clemenza di Tito

CD4 Excerpts from:
Beethoven - Fidelio
Weber - Der Freischütz
Mendelssohn - Ein Sommernachtstraum
Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust
Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier
Henze - Der junge Lord

CD5 Schumann
Lieder · Frauenliebe und Leben

Selection of Mozart Lieder
Excerpts from Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch

CD7 Brahms
Volkslieder · Duets
Selection of Liebeslieder-Walzer opp. 52 & 65

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