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Germaine Lubin: The Complete Recordings

Germaine Lubin
Release Date: 01/25/2016 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 52070  
Number of Discs: 2 
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The French dramatic soprano, Germaine Lubin (1890-1979) will be remembered for her stunning Wagnerian portrayals, her striking beauty, and the accusations of Nazi sympathies that shaped her later life and career. Lubin received her initial training at the Paris Conservatory; debuted at the Op?ra-Comique as Antonia in Les contes d?Hoffmann; studied with Felia Litvinne; sang Isolde at Covent Garden under Thomas Beecham, to Lauritz Melchior?s Tristan (1939); appeared in Berlin singing Kundry, Sieglinde and Strauss?s Ariadne with the composer conducting (1939); and depicted Sieglinde to Flagstad?s Br?nnhilde under Furtwaengler (1939). This 2-CD set features Lubin's complete recorded output and includes two important essays that provide insight Read more into the woman whose life was inextricably woven with her art: an essay by the French scholar Vincent Giroud on her life and career and a personal memoir by Andr? Tebeuf. To complete this two-CD set, Marston included recordings by Lucienne de M?o whose first name has sometimes been incorrectly listed as Cl?ontine. Read less

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