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Eleanor Steber Sings Richard Strauss


Release Date: 11/06/1995 
Label:  Vai Audio   Catalog #: 1012   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard StraussLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eleanor SteberIlona SteingruberOtto WienerChristel Goltz,   ... 
Conductor:  James LevineKarl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The "Frau ohne Schatten" excerpts on this CD are monaural recordings. The "Frau ohne Schatten" excerpts on this CD are monaural recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Four Last Songs, AV 150 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1970 
Venue:  Live  Cleveland 
Length: 19 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Sieh, Amme, sieh by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano), Ilona Steingruber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/04/1953 
Venue:  Live  Munich 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection features Act 2 Scene 4 in its entirety, beginning with the orchestral introduction. 
3.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Vater, bist du's? by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Otto Wiener (Bass Baritone), Christel Goltz (Soprano), Eleanor Steber (Soprano),
Ilona Steingruber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/04/1953 
Venue:  Live  Munich 
Length: 12 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Wenn das Herz aus Kristall zerbricht by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano), Set Svanholm (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/04/1953 
Venue:  Live  Munich 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Nun will ich jubeln by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Otto Wiener (Bass Baritone), Christel Goltz (Soprano), Eleanor Steber (Soprano),
Set Svanholm (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/04/1953 
Venue:  Live  Munich 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/05/1970 
Venue:  Live  Cleveland 
Length: 12 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Introduction to Act 2, Scene 4 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
8.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Wehe, mein Mann! by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
9.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Ich will nicht! by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
10.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Hört, wir gebieten euch by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Set Svanholm (Tenor), Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
11.
Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op. 65: Trifft mich sein Lieben nicht by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Otto Wiener (Bass), Christel Goltz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1918; Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Steber, Full of Sound and Substance March 30, 2012 By Basil De Pinto (Piedmont, CA) See All My Reviews "Eleanor Steber had one of the most beautiful voices in the history of American opera. I would characterize it as a true lyric-spinto, capable of moving with ease through both lighter and heavier roles in the repertory. She was a notable Countess in Mozart's Figaro, a memorable Butterfly, and a pure-sounding Elsa in a Bayreuth Lohengrin. In the recording under review she tackles the very demanding role of the Empress in Strauss's Frau ohne Schatten. While missing some of the deeper emotional resonance of the role (Leonie Rysanek practically owned this part), Steber's fresh, youthful sound does impart much of the impulsive, yearning character of the Empress, and she is aided by a fine supporting cast, including the still handsome voice of Set Svanholm. The Four Last Songs of Strauss and Beethoven's Ah, perfido are less satisfying, due to a somewhat weak lower register in the voice. Still, this is a CD not to be missed. " Report Abuse
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