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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Lotte Lehmann


Release Date: 03/28/2000 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89189   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenRichard WagnerCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann
Conductor:  Manfred GurlittFrieder WeissmannFritz ZweigHermann Weigert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird though never were that from Heaven, or near it, pourest thy full heart in profuse strains of unpremeditated art." Shelley's To a Skylark might have been dedicated to Lotte Lehmann, so evocatively does the poem recall the phenomenon of her voice. Indeed, the enchantment of this unique voice, a velvety, dark-hued, charmismatic soprano had an almost indescribable effect. The timbre and the rare quality of this youthful dramatic voice to which, by dint of hard work, an upper extension of three tones had been added, permeated the whole tonal range with the greatest intensity and seemed thus virtually predestined for Romantic Opera, all the more so as Lotte Lehmann was not only a beautiful woman and a very Read more talented actress but also had pellucid diction. Over and above these gifts, she also had a special ability to transport the poetic qualities of the text into her singing. When she apostrophized spring one could hear, as it were, the scent of bursting buds; when she sang about a rose, the fragrance became apparent. The singer's musical empathy was so great that the listener became totally involved in the poetic mood. Now you know the real secret of enjoying this magnificent disc to the fullest. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Manfred Gurlitt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/13/1928 
Language: German 
2. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Manfred Gurlitt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/23/1932 
3. Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Manfred Gurlitt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/13/1927 
Language: German 
4. Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1930 
Language: German 
5. Tannhäuser: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau "Elisabeth's Prayer" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1930 
Language: German 
6. Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1930 
Language: German 
7. Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1930 
Language: German 
8. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1930 
Language: German 
9. Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 06/18/1930 
Language: German 
10. Jocelyn, Op. 100: Ah! ne t'éveille pas encor "Berceuse" by Benjamin Godard
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Zweig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Language: German 
11. Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Zweig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/16/1927 
Language: German 
12. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/16/1929 
Language: German 
13. Turandot: Del primo pianto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Zweig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/16/1927 
Language: German 
14. Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Sie atmet leicht by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hermann Weigert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Date of Recording: 06/04/1928 
Language: German 
15. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Manfred Gurlitt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/13/1927 
Language: German 
16. Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20: Ich ging zu ihm by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Manfred Gurlitt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/13/1928 
Language: German 
17. Lohengrin: Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1930 
Language: German 
18. Oberon, J 306: Ozean! du Ungeheuer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Zweig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/16/1927 
Language: German 

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