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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Erna Berger Vol 3


Release Date: 10/30/2001 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89537   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Strauss Jr.Franz Schubert
Performer:  Erna BergerGeorge SchickOscar ShumskyDavid Oppenheim
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The voice of Erna Berger evokes Shelley's poem "To a Skylark". Which begins "Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!/Bird thou never wert/That from Heaven, or near it/Pourest thy full heart/In profuse strains of unpremeditated art," for, despite the evident schooling and technical finesse, Erna Berger's soprano does indeed seem so unpremeditated, that its very naturalness conveys itself directly to the listener. What exactly constitutes the effectiveness of the singing voice has never been - nor will it ever be - fully explained. In Erna Berger's case one could cite the effortless ease of vocal production, the lithe limpidity throughout the range as well as the unusually youthful timbre. Her voice was, moreover, blessed with an expressive warmth only Read more too rare in stratospheric coloratura voices. All these characteristics, in combination with the utmost artistic diversity and unflagging industry have firmly established Erna Berger as one of the pre-eminent German operatic artists. Apart from her operatic activities Erna Berger was also an outstanding concert artist, on an equal footing with the most renowned lieder singers of her time. Special mention must be made of the fact that she was able to retain the youthfulness and individuality of her voice for an extraordinarily long time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Missa solemnis in C minor, K 139 (47a) "Waisenhausmesse": Et incarnatus est by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768 
Date of Recording: 10/08/1947 
Language: Latin 
2. Idomeneo, K 366: Solitudini amiche...Zeffiretti lusinghieri by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/08/1947 
Language: German 
3. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Martern aller Arten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1947 
Language: German 
4. Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/25/1949 
Language: German 
5. Das Veilchen, K 476 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  George Schick (Piano), Erna Berger (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
6. Dans un bois solitaire, K 308 (295b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), George Schick (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777-1778; Mannheim, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: French 
7. Warnung, K 433 (416c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), George Schick (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
8. Der Zauberer, K 472 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), George Schick (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
9. Abendempfindung, K 523 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), George Schick (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
10. Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), George Schick (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
11. Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Oscar Shumsky (Violin), George Schick (Piano), Erna Berger (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
12. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  David Oppenheim (Clarinet), George Schick (Piano), Erna Berger (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
13. Suleika no 1, D 720 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  George Schick (Piano), Erna Berger (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 
14. Suleika no 2, D 717/Op. 31 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), George Schick (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Language: German 

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