Label : DG
Format : Flac track
Cover : Front
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
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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).
Abbado, Ansermet, Ashkenazy, Bartok, Beethoven, Bernstein, Bloch, Bonynge, Brahms, Britten, Bruckner, Cesar Franck, Chopin, Copland, Curzon, David Oistrakh, Debussy, Dorati, Dutoit, Dvorak, Fistoulari, Fitzwilliam Quartet, Fjeldstad, Fruhbeck de Burgos, Gardelli, Gershwin, Grieg, Gustav Holst, Haitink, Haydn, Hindemith, Horenstein, Horst Stein, Karajan, Karl Munchinger, Kertész, Kodaly, Krips, Kyung Wha Chung, Maazel, Mahler, Massenet, Mehta, Mendelssohn, Monteux, Montsalvatge, Mozart, Offenbach, Pascal Roge, Piero Gamba, Previn, Prokofiev, Puccini, Radu Lupu, Ravel, Ricci, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rostropovich, Saint-Saëns, Schmidt-Isserstedt, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, Serafin, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Solti, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Walter Weller, Walton, Wolf-Ferrari
Label : Decca
Format : Flac track
Cover : Front
In the late 1940s, the pioneering Decca recording engineers perfected a new set of microphone techniques that allowed the full range of frequencies to be fully heard by listeners for the first time, and the term ‘full frequency range recording’ was launched. It was a major revolution in sound quality, and the beginnings of high fidelity.
Perfected with the birth of stereo in the mid-1950s, Decca’s ‘Full Frequency Stereophonic Sound’ became a worldwide hallmark of sonic excellence and a golden age of classical recorded music was born. THE ANALOGUE YEARS presents a 50-Album overview across 53 CDs, in original jackets, of the celebrated international recordings that emerged from the London-based record label in that pre-digital era.