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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf / 6 Complete Operas


Release Date: 10/16/2007 
Label:  Bravissimo Opera Library   Catalog #: 9908   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenEngelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Peter KleinElisabeth SchwarzkopfEmmy LooseAnton Dermota,   ... 
Conductor:  Rudolf MoraltWilhelm FurtwänglerHerbert von KarajanGuido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Radio Symphony OrchestraAustrian Radio ChorusVienna State Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 14 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Six complete operas starring the great Elisabeth Schwarzkopf at budget price in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic photos! Exciting live recordings taped 1945–1956. German soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915–2006) was glamorous, talented, and intelligent. Her spectacular career encompassed seventy-four roles.

R E V I E W S:

... Die Entführung aus dem Serail received three commercial recordings in quick succession in the mid 1950s, but in several respects they didn’t better what we have here, from 1944... To listen to Anton Dermota’s Belmonte is to listen to a fastidious and stylish art that transcends soapbox pronouncements of
Read more authenticity... Few of Dermota’s many successors have approached his detailed musicianship and characterization in this music.

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is at her freshest here, the voice bright, poised, and floating freely... Her “Martern aller Arten” is both supremely confident and (one snatched extra breath aside) agile as could be wished... Moralt conducts sensitively with a chamber music-like sparkle.

-- Barry Brenesal, FA
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Works on This Recording

1. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Klein (Tenor), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Emmy Loose (Soprano),
Anton Dermota (Tenor), Herbert Alsen (Bass)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Austrian Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
2. Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Anton Dermota (Tenor), Hans Braun (Baritone),
Paul Schöffler (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Julius Patzak (Tenor),
Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 
3. Don Giovanni, K 527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erich Kunz (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Josef Greindl (Bass),
Alfred Poell (Baritone), Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano), Tito Gobbi (Baritone),
Anton Dermota (Tenor), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague 
4. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (), Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone),
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Luisa Villa (Mezzo Soprano), Mario Petri (Bass),
Irmgard Seefried (Soprano), Mariella Adani (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
5. Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Sena Jurinac (Soprano), Bruna Ronchini (Mezzo Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone),
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Rita Streich (Soprano), Vittoria Palombini (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin,  Italian Radio Chorus Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
6. Così fan tutte, K 588 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Graziella Sciutti (Soprano), Luigi Alva (Tenor), Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Franco Calabrese (Bass)
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 

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