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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Fritzi Jokl, Maria Gerhart


Release Date: 04/25/2000 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89191   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelWolfgang Amadeus MozartGaetano DonizettiFriedrich von Flotow,   ... 
Performer:  Fritzi JoklMaria Gerhart
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fritzi Jokl was having a fine career in Germany, but, she was Jewish and was forced to leave in 1936. She went to America but found no chance to continue her career. In Europe she had been a leading soprano, appearing with top orchestras, colleagues and conductors. Now she found that in the United States Mozart was performed only rarely. At the Met, Fritzi Jokl's roles were the property of Lily Pons and Bidu Sayao, who had gotten there first. Then came the war. It was a loss for opera lovers that the entrancing silvery voice with its exquisite carrying tone and flawless technique was now heard only in private circles. Only a handful of recordings have kept these gifts alive and fresh. The collection on this CD includes almost everything Read more Fritzi Jokl put on records. This CD also contains four selections by Maria Gerhart who lent a Viennese charm to all the roles she sang. Hers was a high soprano possessed of a silvery, lustrous timbre, a velvety head register and above all an absolutely secure high fifth. She was right at home at altitudes that proved daunting to many of her competitors. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: Excerpt(s) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1925 
2.
Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1925 
Language: German 
3.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Aria(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1924 
Language: German 
4.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/26/1925 
Language: German 
5.
Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1928 
Language: German 
6.
Alessandro Stradella: Seid meiner Wonne stille Zeugen by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/01/1928 
Language: German 
7.
Martha: Letzte Rose "The last rose of summer" by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1924 
Language: German 
8.
Les Huguenots: Nobles seigneurs, salut! by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; France 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1924 
Language: German 
9.
Un ballo in maschera: Aria(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/26/1925 
Language: German 
10.
Mignon: Je suis Titania la blonde by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 03/26/1925 
Language: German 
11.
Le pardon de Ploërmel "Dinorah": Ombre legère by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1925 
Language: German 
12.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410: Die Lerche in blau Höh'entschwebt by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1925 
13.
Rigoletto: Il nome vostro ditemi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Gerhart (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/06/1924 
Language: German 
14.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Grossmächtige Prinzessin by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Maria Gerhart (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1924 
Language: German 
15.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Contro un cor by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Fritzi Jokl (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1925 
Language: German 
16.
Abu Hassan, J 106: Wird Philomele trauern by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Maria Gerhart (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810-1811; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1925 
17.
Abu Hassan, J 106: Hier liegt, welch' martervolles Los by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Maria Gerhart (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810-1811; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/17/1924 

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