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Stratas Sings Weill / Schwarz, New York Chamber Symphony


Release Date: 06/25/1991 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79131   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[Stratas'] dark sensual soprano is a voice of such commanding richness that it imparts a grand musicality, along with an aura of high drama, to everything she touches. And on ''Stratas Sings Weill''...[she] makes a compelling case that the composer's theater songs...should be performed with a rigorous musical attentiveness that transcends the informal cabaret approach that is still standard. ...''Stratas Sings Weill'' has a multitude of voices, many colors. It is a record filled with the richness of life.

-- Stephen Holden, The New York Times [11/30/1986]
[Stratas'] dark sensual soprano is a voice of such commanding richness that it imparts a grand musicality, along with an aura of high drama, to everything she touches. And on ''Stratas Sings Weill''...[she] makes a compelling case that the composer's theater songs...should be performed with a rigorous musical attentiveness that transcends the informal cabaret approach that is still standard. ...''Stratas Sings Weill'' has a multitude of voices, many colors. It is a record filled with the richness of life.

-- Stephen Holden, The New York Times [11/30/1986] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. One touch of Venus: I'm a stranger here myself by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; New York, USA 
2. Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Ach bedenken sie, Herr Jakob Schmidt "Havanna Song" by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
3. Happy End: Der kleine Leutnant des lieben Gottes by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Berlin, Germany 
Language: German 
4. Der Silbersee: Ich bin eine arme Verwandte "Fennimores Lied" by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Germany 
5. Lady in the Dark: One life to live by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Language: English 
6. Marie Galante: J'attends un navire by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Language: French 
7. Street Scene: Lonely house by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Language: English 
8. Die Dreigroschenoper: Lied von der Unzulänglichkeit menschlichen Strebens by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Language: German 
9. Knickerbocker Holiday: It never was you by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Language: English 
10. One touch of Venus: Foolish heart by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; New York, USA 
Language: English 
11. Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Meine Herren, meine Mutter prägte...Denn wie Man sich bettet by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Language: German 
12. Happy End: Surabaya Johnny by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
13. Happy End: Das Lied von der harten Nuss by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Berlin, Germany 
14. Marie Galante: Le roi d'Aquitaine by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Language: French 
15. Marie Galante: Le train du ciel by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Chamber Symphony
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Paris, France 
Language: French 

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