Label : CPO
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney, Bartoli, Berganza, Bergonzi, Birgit Nilsson, Burchuladze, Carissimi, Cesare Siepi, Del Monaco, di Stefano, Diego Flórez, Fassbaender, Fernando Corena, Flagstad, Fleming, Gerard Souzay, Gheorghiu, Ghiaurov, Gwyneth Jones, Hans Hotter, Hermann Prey, Hilde Gueden, James McCracken, Jennifer Vyvyan, Jonas Kaufmann, Joseph Calleja, Josephine Barstow, Kathleen Ferrier, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leo Nucci, Lisa della Casa, Lorengar, Maria Chiara, Marilyn Horne, Matthias Goerne, Mirella Freni, Paul Schoeffler, Pavarotti, Peter Pears, Régine Crespin, Regina Resnik, Robert Merrill, Scotto, Sherrill Milnes, Simionato, Soderstrom, Souliotis, Sumi Jo, Susan Dunn, Sutherland, Suzanne Danco, Sylvia Sass, Talvela, Tebaldi, Tom Krause, Tourangeau, Virginia Zeani
Label : Decca
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes
Authoritative and comprehensive, this 55CD set presents a unique period in human history: a period when brilliant recorded sound on LP & CD, plus radio, TV, film and live all combined to offer huge new opportunities for singers, record labels and producers to expand the audience for classical music.
This box set puts the spotlight on fifty-five unique voices whose music and art shaped the century. Included are also the debut recitals of some of today’s biggest names, underlining Decca’s unparalleled ability at spotting vocal talent. The artists in this encyclopaedic set are a who’s who of the greatest singers from 1950 to the present day.
Presented in chronological order with their original cover artwork, this set proudly takes its place as the fifth in the hugely successful Decca Sound series which documents the label’s story from the early years of mono to the present day.
55 acclaimed recitals from Decca – many original LP recitals are complemented with bonus material.
Original cover art used for each sleeve and presented in chronological order of recording date.
Ackermann, Alceo Galliera, Bach JS, Beethoven, Brahms, Brendel, Carissimi, de los Angeles, Dvorak, Edwin Fischer, Fischer-Dieskau, Geoffrey Parsons, Gerald Moore, Gieseking, Gluck, Grieg, Hugo Wolf, Karajan, Lehar, Mackerras, Mahler, Matacic, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, Pritchard, Puccini, Richard Strauss, Rossini, Schubert, Schumann, Schwarzkopf, Seefried, Suppe, Susskind, Szell, Verdi, Wagner, Walton, Weber, Wolf-Ferrari
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).