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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Alexander Kipnis Vol 4


Release Date: 03/02/1999 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89166   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Richard WagnerPeter CorneliusWolfgang Amadeus MozartOtto Nicolai,   ... 
Performer:  Alexander KipnisFritz WolffPaul Reinicke
Conductor:  Siegfried WagnerHans RosbaudJoseph StopakFritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraFrankfurt Radio OrchestraOrchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The artistry of Alexander Kipnis, the celebrated Russian bass whose career reached its peak between the two world wars, was distinguished by infallible technical control of his vocal material. This allowed him to find the necessary consistency of tone production to permit the organ-like splendor of his dark voice to unfold at his bidding. A special characteristic was the apparently limitless range of colors in a powerful voice capable of sustained dramatic statements. The result was a diversity of artistic expression which was reflected in the broad range of his many stage opera roles and also in his extensive song repertory. His astonishing ability to sing softly enabled him to seamlessly connect dramatic outbursts with delicately colored Read more lyric passages. It also served him well in moments demanding a cryptic or secretive atmosphere. In addition to this came the guttural handling of words, a characteristic of his mother tongue, which never distracted, indeed rather heightened the attractiveness of his extraordinary voice. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Parsifal: Wie dünkt mich doch die Aue heut so schön! "Good Friday Music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass), Fritz Wolff (Tenor)
Conductor:  Siegfried Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "So ward es uns verhiessen..." 
2.
Der Barbier von Bagdad: Mein Sohn, sei Allahs Frieden by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Paul Reinicke (Tenor), Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1932 
Language: German 
3.
Der Barbier von Bagdad: So schwärmet Jugend by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1932 
Language: German 
4.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Madamina, il catalogo č questo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Joseph Stopak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1943 
Language: Italian 
5.
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Als Büblein klein by Otto Nicolai
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Joseph Stopak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1943 
Language: German 
6.
Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amň...Dormirň sol sul manto mio regal by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Joseph Stopak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1943 
Language: Italian 
7.
When the King went forth to war, Op 7 no 6 by Feodor Koeneman
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Joseph Stopak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1943 
8.
Oh, my field by Lev Knipper
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Joseph Stopak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 1943 
9.
Mephistopheles' song of the flea by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Joseph Stopak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1943 
10.
Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/23/1944 
Notes: Orchestrated: Shostakovich 
11.
Boris Godunov: Ugh, it's oppressive "Clock Scene" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/23/1944 
Notes: Orchestrated: Shostakovich 
12.
Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son, I am dying "Death of Boris" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/23/1944 
Notes: Orchestrated: Shostakovich 
13.
Der Barbier von Bagdad: Mars und Merkur schauen auf dich by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass), Paul Reinicke (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1932 
Language: German 
14.
Der Barbier von Bagdad: Wehe! Wie bin ich empört by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass), Paul Reinicke (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1932 
Language: German 
15.
Der Barbier von Bagdad: Ich seh', durch Strenge by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass), Paul Reinicke (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1932 
Language: German 
16.
Der Barbier von Bagdad: Lass dir zu Füssen wonnesam by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass), Paul Reinicke (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1932 
Language: German 
17.
Der Barbier von Bagdad: He! Ali, Sadi, Abbas, Achmet..Hinaus! Aus Hof und Haus! by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Paul Reinicke (Tenor), Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1932 
Language: German 

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