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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Margarete Matzenauer


Release Date: 12/14/1999 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89183   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Friedrich von FlotowRichard WagnerGaetano DonizettiAmilcare Ponchielli,   ... 
Performer:  Margaret MatzenauerPaul BenderPasquale AmatoHeinrich Knote,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In his book Memories of the Opera , Giulio Gatti-Casazza, for many years the director of the Metropolitan Opera, writes about Margarete Matzenauer that she possessed a wonderful appearance, a wonderful voice, and a truly unique musicality. He goes on to give a telling example of her musicality, an episode which occurred in her very first Metropolitan season (1911/12): "The Metropolitan," writes Gatti-Casazza, "had announced a performance of Parsifal with Fremstad as Kundry. Two days before the performance, Fremstad rang him up to say that she would have to cancel because of illness. This created a difficult situation because the Metropolitan had in its company no other singer for the role. But somebody advised Gatti-Casazza to ask Miss Read more Matzenauer whether she had studied the part. That he did not consider necessary, Gatti-Casazza replied, for he knew she had never sung it; at the time, Parsifal was performed only in Bayreuth. Alfred Hertz, who was scheduled to conduct the Metropolitan's Parsifal, told him to try anyway; if Miss Matzenauer had in fact studied the role, they could risk it with a couple of piano rehearsals, for she had an incredible security. The gamble paid off. Margarete Matzenauer, who had studied the role of Kundry years before but had never sung it on the stage, saved the performance thanks to her musical security - and not only that: from the first performance on, Kundry was one of her most brilliant accomplishments." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Martha: Ja, was nun? by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Bender (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1907 
2.
Das Rheingold: Weiche, Wotan, weiche by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1909 
3.
Parsifal: Ich sah' das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/08/1912 
4.
La Favorita: Ah, l'alto ardor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano), Pasquale Amato (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/22/1912 
5.
La Gioconda: Voce di donna by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/26/1923 
6.
Lucrezia Borgia: Il segreto per esser felice "Brindisi" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/12/1924 
Language: Italian 
7.
Le Prophète: Ah, mon fils! by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1925 
8.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1925 
9.
Faust: Faites lui mes aveux! Portez mes voeux! by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 10/05/1926 
10.
Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Date of Recording: 10/05/1926 
11.
Rienzi: Gerechter Gott! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1907 
12.
Mignon: Je connais un pauvre enfant by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
Language: German 
13.
Il trovatore: Stride la vampa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Date of Recording: 12/07/1910 
Language: German 
14.
Il trovatore: Ai nostri monti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano), Heinrich Knote (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1909 
Language: German 
15.
Götterdämmerung: Seit er von dir geschieden by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1909 
16.
Le Prophète: Un pauvre pèlerin by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano), Melanie Kurt (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1910 
Language: German 
17.
L'Africaine: Sur mes genoux by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1910 
Language: German 
18.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Aria(s) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 12/07/1910 
Language: German 
19.
Carmen: Si tu m'aimes, Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano), Pasquale Amato (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 03/22/1912 
Length: 0 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20.
Les Huguenots: Nobles seigneurs, salut! by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Margaret Matzenauer (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; France 
Date of Recording: 02/12/1924 
Language: Italian 

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