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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - The Complete Recitals 1952-1974 - Warner 31CDs

Label : Warner
Format : Flac (image + cue)
Cover : Yes
Contribution from bruckner13 – Pedro

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: The Complete Recitals 1952-1974 presents the soprano in collaborations with some of the other greatest artists of her time, such as: sopranos Irmgard Seefried and Victoria de los Angeles; baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; pianists Walter Gieseking, Edwin Fischer, Gerald Moore (Schwarzkopf’s favoured accompanist), Geoffrey Parsons and Alfred Brendel, and conductors Herbert von Karajan, George Szell, Charles Mackerras, Otto Ackermann and William Walton – who originally composed the role of Cressida in his opera Troilus and Cressida for Schwarzkopf, though she never sang it in the theatre. The recording of scenes from the opera constitutes one of the more unexpected CD in this landmark collection.

This collection respects the original format of each program conceived by Schwarzkopf and her husband, the legendary producer Walter Legge. In newly remastered sound, the soprano’s art emerges in all its exquisite refinement and detail. Each individual recital in the box is presented in a sleeve with its original artwork. The comprehensive illustrated booklet features essays by three distinguished writers, all acknowledged experts on Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: Alan Sanders (English); André Tubeuf (French) and Thomas Voigt (German).

CD1 Schubert Song Recital with Edwin Fischer
CD2 Mozart Operatic Arias with John Pritchard
CD3 R. Strauss Capriccio – closing scene; Vier letzte Lieder with Otto Ackermann
CD4 R. Strauss Scenes from Arabella with Lovro von Matacic
CD5 A Lieder Recital with Gerald Moore
CD6 A Mozart Song Recital with Walter Gieseking
CD7 A Recital of Duets with Irmgard Seefried & Gerald Moore
CD8 Walton Scenes from Troilus and Cressida with William Walton
CD9 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in Songs You Love with Gerald Moore
CD10 More Songs You Love aka The Christmas Album with Charles Mackerras
CD11 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings Operetta with Otto Ackermann
CD12 Wolf Goethe Lieder with Gerald Moore
CD13 Wolf From the Italian Song Book with Gerald Moore
CD14 Wolf Songs from the Romantic Poets with Gerald Moore
CD15 Schwarzkopf portrays Romantic Heroines with Walter Susskind
CD16 Favourite Scenes and Arias with Alceo Galliera
CD17 R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder; Five Songs with Orchestra with George Szell
CD18 Mozart, R. Strauss Concert Arias and Lieder with Alfred Brendel and George Szell
CD19 Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and George Szell
CD20 Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore
CD21–22 Brahms Deutsche Volkslieder with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore
CD23–26 The Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Songbook Vols. 1–4 with Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons
CD27 Songs I Love with Geoffrey Parsons
CD28 Schumann Frauenliebe und leben; Liederkreis with Geoffrey Parsons
CD29 A Hugo Wolf Recital with Wilhelm Furtwängler
CD30–31 Homage to Gerald Moore with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Victoria de los Angeles
CD31 Beethoven Fidelio – excerpts; Ah! perfido with Herbert von Karajan

Complete tracklist : Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – The Complete Recitals 1952-1974