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The Very Best Of Kirsten Flagstad


Release Date: 04/26/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 86326   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard WagnerChristoph W. GluckHenry PurcellEdvard Grieg
Performer:  Kirsten FlagstadGerald MooreSet SvanholmBlanche Thebom,   ... 
Conductor:  Issay DobrowenGeorges SebastianHermann WeigertWilhelm Furtwängler,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1.
Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 19 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Tannhäuser: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau "Elisabeth's Prayer" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Tannhäuser: Ewig war ich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Length: 11 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1845 - 1861). 
4.
Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Thaten, theurer Helde! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Götterdämmerung: Helle Wehr! heilige Waffe! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Set Svanholm (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hermann Weigert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Length: 19 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Songs (6), Op. 48: no 6, Ein Traum by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Songs (4), Op. 21: no 4, Thanks for your advice by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Romances (6), Op. 39: no 1, From Monte Pincio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Melodies (12), Op. 33: no 1, The youth by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
Songs (5), Op. 70: no 1, Eros by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Melodies (12), Op. 33: no 9, At Rundarne by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 - Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Length: 11 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Tristan und Isolde: O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ludwig Suthaus (Tenor), Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano), Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Length: 25 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
17.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Tannhäuser (2004 Digital Remaster): Gebet der Elisabeth: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau. hor mein Flehen!...(Act 3)
Wesendonck-Lieder (2004 Digital Remaster): I. Der Engel
Wesendonck-Lieder (2004 Digital Remaster): II. Stehe still
Wesendonck-Lieder (2004 Digital Remaster): III. Im Treibhaus
Wesendonck-Lieder (2004 Digital Remaster): IV. Schmerzen
Wesendonck-Lieder (2004 Digital Remaster): V. Träume
Siegfried (2004 Digital Remaster): Ewig war ich (III.Akt)
Götterdämmerung (1987 Digital Remaster): Zu neuen Taten, teurer Helde (Prologue)
Götterdämmerung (1987 Digital Remaster): Helle Wehr! Heilige Waffe (Siegfried, Brünnhilde)
Götterdämmerung (1993 Digital Remaster): Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort (Immolation Scene), 3.Aufzug
Orfeo ed Euridice (1993 Digital Remaster): Che farò senza Euridice (Act III)
Dido and Aeneas, Z626 (1993 Digital Remaster): Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth
En Drøm Op. 48 No. 6 (orch. Kleven) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Tak for dit Råd Op. 21 No. 4 (orch. Kleven) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Fra Monte Pincio Op. 39 No. 1 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Guten Op .33 No. 1 (orch. Gunstrom) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Eros Op. 70 No. 1 (orch. Reger) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Ved Rundarne Op. 33 No. 9 (orch. Kleven) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Tristan und Isolde (2001 Digital Remaster): Doch nun von Tristan! (Act I)
Tristan und Isolde (2001 Digital Remaster): O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (Act II)
Tristan und Isolde (2001 Digital Remaster): Mild und leise wir er lächelt (Act III)

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