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Strauss, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Etc/ Leonie Rysanek

Tchaikovsky / Verdi / Rysanek / Prevedi / Lilowa
Release Date: 05/29/2007 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 696072   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniBedrich Smetana,   ... 
Performer:  Leonie RysanekGeorge LondonWalter BerryLudwig Welter,   ... 
Conductor:  Berislav KlobucarRafael KubelikNino VerchiJosef Krips,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 40 Mins. 

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PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (1840 – 1893): Eugen Onegin: Oh, bang ist mir ums Herz - With George London; Berislav Klobucar, conductor; Theater an der Wien, June 17, 1955 GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813- 1901): Aida: Als Sieger kehre heim! - Rafael Kubelik, conductor; November 11, 1955 GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858 – 1924): Tosca: Mario? Mario? – Il pittor Cavaradossi? - With Walter Berry; Ludwig Welter; Nino Verchi, conductor; May 28, 1962 BEDRICH SMETANA (1824 – 1884): Dalibor: Ist es wahr? Oh, wie plötzlich - Josef Krips, cond.; October 19, 1969 LUIGI CHERUBINI (1760 – 1842): Medea: Taci, Giason… Dei tuoi figli la madre - With Bruno Prevedi; Horst Stein, conductor; January 31, 1971 RICHARD WAGNER (1813 – 1883): Lohengrin: Elsa! – Wer ruft?... Entweihte Read more Götter! - With Catarina Ligendza; Peter Schneider, conductor; January 4, 1985; Parsifal: Dies alles hab’ich nun geträumt?... Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust - With Siegfried Jerusalem; Horst Stein, conductor; March 18, 1979 PIETRO MASCAGNI (1863 – 1945): Cavalleria rusticana: Voi lo sapete, o Mamma - With Margarita Lilowa; Julius Rudel; June 12, 1981 LEOS JANACEK (1854 – 1928): Jenufa: Ja, in all den zwanzig Wochen… Im Augenblick? - With Gabriela Benackova-Cap; Heinz Zednik; Peter Lindroos; Vaclav Neumann, conductor; April 15, 1991 RICHARD STRAUSS (1864 – 1949): Die Frau ohne Schatten; “Hörst du den Ton? Der lädt zu Gericht!” - With Elisabeth Hongen; Karl Bohm, conductor; November 9, 1955; “Aus unsern Taten steigt ein Gericht!” - Herbert von Karajan, conductor; June 11, 1964; “Vater, bist Du’?” - With Lotte Rysanek; Birgit Nilsson; Walter Berry; Karl Bohm, conductor; January 16, 1977; Elektra: “Ich kann nicht sitzen und ins Dunkel starren” - With Birgit Nilsson; Karl Bohm, cond.; Dec. 16, 1965; Ariadne auf Naxos: “Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist” - Karl Bohm, conductor; November 20, 1967; Der Rosenkavalier: “Da geht er hin”; “Marie Theres’! – Hab mir’s gelobt” - With Christa Ludwig; Hilda de Groote; Wiener Staapsoper/Josef Krips; Moscow, October 3, 1971; Salome: “Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen” - With Grace Hoffmann; Hans Hopf; Karl Bohm, conductor; December 22, 1972

She was a prima donna who in the course of a long and immensely eventful career repeatedly reinvented herself, starting with her early sensational successes when she was barely thirty. After a series of spectacular débuts at many of the world’s leading opera houses, she suffered a number of crises that she rapidly overcame, before finally going on to explore the fascinating world of character roles. Throughout it all, Leonie Rysanek enjoyed to the full her life in the theatre. The present collection of excerpts from her forty-year association with the Vienna State Opera conveys something of the intensity and multifaceted aspect of that career. (2 CDs)
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Works on This Recording

1. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: O, how distressed I am! by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano), George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 6/17/1955 
Venue:  Live Vienna Theater, Austria 
2. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/11/1955 
Venue:  Live 
3. Tosca: Mario! Mario! Mario!...Son qui. by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Leonie Rysanek (Soprano), Ludwig Welter (Bass)
Conductor:  Nino Verchi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 5/28/1962 
4. Dalibor, B 133/T 96: Oh, goodness! Now so quickly came to me by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865/1870; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 10/19/1969 
Venue:  Live 
5. Aida, opera: Act 1. Als Sieger kehre heim! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871 
Date of Recording: 11/11/1955 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6. Tosca, opera: Act 1. Scene 9. Mario? Mario? - Il pittor Cavaradossi? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ludwig Welter (Voice), Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Walter Berry,  Nino Verchi
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/28/1962 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7. Dalibor, opera, JB 1:101: Act 2. Ist es wahr? Oh, wie plötzlich by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1867-1870; Czechoslovakia 
Date of Recording: 10/19/1969 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8. Médée (Medea), opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Taci, Gaison... Dei tuoi figli la madre by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (), Bruno Prevedi (Voice)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1797; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/31/1971 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Act 4. Elsa! - Wer ruft? ... Entweihte Götter! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Catarina Ligendza (Voice), Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/04/1985 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 2. Dies alles hab' ich nun geträumt? ... Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mu by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Voice), Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/18/1979 
Length: 13 Minutes 29 Secs. 
11. Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete, o Mamma by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (), Margarita Lilowa (Voice)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/12/1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
12. Jenufa, opera, JW 1/4: Act 2. Ja, in all den zwanzig Wochen ... Im Augenblick? by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Peter Lindroos (Voice), Leonie Rysanek (), Heinz Zednik (Voice),
Gabriela Benacková (Voice)
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1894-1903; Czechoslovakia 
Date of Recording: 04/15/1991 
Length: 20 Minutes 7 Secs. 
13. Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow), opera, Op. 65 (TrV 234): Act 3. Scene 2. Hörst by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Elisabeth Höngen (Voice), Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1914-1917 
Date of Recording: 11/09/1955 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
14. Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow), opera, Op. 65 (TrV 234): Act 3. Scene 2. Aus un by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1914-1917 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1964 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
15. Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow), opera, Op. 65 (TrV 234): Act 3. Scene 3. Vater, by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Leonie Rysanek (), Lotte Rysanek (Voice),
Walter Berry (Voice)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1914-1917 
Date of Recording: 01/16/1977 
Length: 11 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16. Elektra, opera, Op. 58 (TrV 223): Ich kann nicht sitzen und ins Dunkel starren by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908 
Date of Recording: 12/16/1965 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17. Ariadne auf Naxos, opera, Op. 60-I (TrV 228) (original version): Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein is by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek ()
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1911-1912 
Date of Recording: 11/20/1967 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
18. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 1. Da geht er hin by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Hilda De Groote (Voice), Leonie Rysanek (), Christa Ludwig (Voice)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1971 
Venue:  Live  Moscow, Russia 
Length: 24 Minutes 53 Secs. 
19. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 3. Marie Theres'! - Hab mir's gelobt by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Hilda De Groote (Voice), Leonie Rysanek (), Christa Ludwig (Voice)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1971 
Venue:  Live  Moscow, Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
20. Salome, Op. 54: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (), Hans Hopf (Voice), Grace Hoffmann (Voice)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1972 
Length: 16 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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