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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Germaine Lubin


Release Date: 10/26/1999 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89176   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Charles GounodErnest ReyerFrédéric ChopinRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Germaine Lubin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Germaine Lubin, the greatest dramatic soprano France produced in this century, was born in Paris. For a period of time she thought about following in her father's footsteps and becoming a doctor, but she soon decided to study the voice with de Martini and Isnardon at the Conservatorie de Paris. Gabriel Faure himself, then director of the Conservatorie, taught her a large part of his songs which she kept in her concert repertoire until she retired. When she died on October 27, 1979, the press celebrated her as one of France's immortal national treasures. "Germaine Lubin had everything," the French critic Andre Tubeuf, raves, "a rich and warm soprano voice of great volume and luminosity which could also produce the softest pianissimo. Her Read more voice had a remarkable agility and apart from a wonderful high c she could sing a genuine trill. Her close friendships with Hofmannsthal and Reinhardt give evidence of her intellectual culture and hardly anybody could escape the spell of the noble and radiant beauty of this great personality." 717281891776 Preiser 89177 VARIOUS Legendary Voices Luise Willer $10.55 CD Classical "Luise Willer was born in Bavaria. After the early death of her father, a teacher, her mother moved to Munich with her five children. Luise Willer's musical gifts were soon evident; she loved to sing and intended from the start to pursue a singing career. Financial circumstances demanded that she earn her own living, so she took a job as a bookkeeper. The choirmaster of the Munich Court Opera heard Luise sing at a small private gathering and advised her to audition for the opera chorus, where she would earn more and have more time to study. When Felix Mottl heard her sing, his response was: "We'll take her." One of her major supporters became Bruno Walter, who at the time was chief house conductor of the Vienna Court Opera. He was so impressed by her Erda in Siegfried and Amneris in the dungeon scene from Aida that he told the young chorister, "If they do not hire you as a soloist here in Munich, I will take you to Vienna right away." But it was Walter who went to Munich as successor to Felix Mottl, who had died in the meantime. His first official act as general music director of the Munich Opera was to engage Luise Willer for alto roles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 06/22/1928 
Language: French 
2.
Sigurd: Salut, splendeur du jour by Ernest Reyer
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Language: French 
3.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Notes: Arranged: Litvinne 
4.
Tannhäuser: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau "Elisabeth's Prayer" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Language: French 
5.
Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Language: French 
6.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Language: French 
7.
Die Walküre: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Language: French 
8.
Siegfried: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Language: French 
9.
Götterdämmerung: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Language: French 
10.
Tosca: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Language: French 
11.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Language: French 
12.
Cantata(s): Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
13.
Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 9, Lied der Suleika by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
15.
Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 5, Liebeslied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
16.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Language: French 

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