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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Maria Olszewska


Release Date: 04/24/2001 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89526   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Christoph W. GluckGiacomo MeyerbeerGiuseppe VerdiRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Maria OlszewskaGeorge ReevesEmil SchipperElse Knepel,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir John BarbirolliFritz ZweigLeo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraBerlin State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The distinct need for independence of Maria Olszewska's self-willed personality strongly influenced her remarkable singing career. Apart from her artistic achievements, her hot-tempered character and her seductive appearance, which led to several affaires in her private life, contributed much to the timeless popularity of this fine artist. She appeared as Brigitte in the world premiere performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt. The distinct need for independence of Maria Olszewska's self-willed personality strongly influenced her remarkable singing career. Apart from her artistic achievements, her hot-tempered character and her seductive appearance, which led to several affaires in her private life, contributed much to the timeless popularity of this fine artist. She appeared as Brigitte in the world premiere performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Alceste: Divinités du Styx by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Language: German 
2. Le Prophète: Ah, mon fils! by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Language: German 
3. Il trovatore: Stride la vampa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Date of Recording: 1922 
Language: German 
4. Das Rheingold: Weiche, Wotan, weiche by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Language: German 
5. Götterdämmerung: Seit er von dir geschieden by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1925 
Language: German 
6. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
7. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/14/1928 
Language: Italian 
8. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/14/1928 
Language: Italian 
9. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Conductor:  Fritz Zweig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1928 
Language: French 
10. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 10/27/1922 
Language: French 
11. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Conductor:  Fritz Zweig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1928 
Language: Italian 
12. Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531/Op. 7 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  George Reeves (Piano), Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1929 
Language: German 
13. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 5, Aufenthalt by Franz Schubert
Performer:  George Reeves (Piano), Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1929 
Language: German 
14. Songs (5), Op. 94: no 4, Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  George Reeves (Piano), Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1929 
Language: German 
15. Songs (4), Op. 43: no 2, Die Mainacht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  George Reeves (Piano), Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/14/1929 
Language: German 
16. Il trovatore: Condotta ell' era in ceppi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Language: German 
17. Aida: L'abborita rivale a me sfuggia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1922 
Language: German 
18. Carmen: Tu ne m'aimes donc plus...Non, tu ne m'aimes pas by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Emil Schipper (Baritone), Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1925 
Language: German 
19. Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 10/28/1927 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
20. Carmen: En vain pour éviter les réponses amères "Card Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Else Knepel (Soprano), Genia Guszalewicz (Soprano), Maria Olszewska (Alto)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 10/28/1927 
Language: German 

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