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Les Introuvables Du Chant Wagnèrien


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Studio Catalog #: 64008   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Arthur EndrèzeElisabeth RethbergHans HotterFriedrich Schorr,   ... 
Conductor:  Selmar MeyrowitzRosario BourdonLeopold LudwigAlbert Coates,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraBerlin State Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 5 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here we have more than five hours of music on four jam-packed CDs that were first released in 1991 (from LPs) but have lately been unavailable in any form. Aside from four of the 49 selections, all were recorded between 1927 and 1939 (the exceptions are Senta's Ballad sung by Marta Fuchs from 1940; a Nilsson/Hotter duet from Dutchman from 1957; Elisabeth's Prayer sung by Flagstad from 1948; and the long Lohengrin Scene between Elsa and Ortrud with Tiana Lemnitz and Margarete Klose recorded in 1948). All are in respectable-to-good sound. You can see from the list of artists that this is an impressive group; of course people will complain that their favorite versions of pieces were left out, but for a relatively inexpensive collection, now Read more available through Arkivmusic.com's "on demand" reissue program, this is spectacular.

There are not as many pieces in French as the album's title would suggest, but they are fascinating nevertheless: Arthur Endreze's resigned "L'heure a sonné" ("Die Frist ist um"); a charming duet from Meistersinger with Georges Thill and Germaine Martinelli; Ortud and Telramund sung with nuance by Marjorie Lawrence and Martial Singher; Lawrence and Marcel Journet in the last act of Walküre; Isolde's Liebestod and "Ewig war ich" with a stunning Germaine Lubin; and Marjorie Lawrence's shattering Immolation Scene. One wishes for more Thill in particular.

A thrilling duet from the Götterdämmerung prelude with Florence Austral and Walter Widdop is a must; everything out of Frida Leider's mouth has warmth, commitment, and womanly--but not matronly--tone; the young Nilsson as Senta is fascinating (and Elisabeth Rethberg's Ballad is perfect); Walther's Prize Song and ensemble under Beecham with Torsten Ralf and Tiana Lemnitz is glorious, and so on. I guess the point is that this is a treasure-trove, reasonably priced, and should be in the collection of every Wagnerian.

--Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Der fliegende Holländer: Die Frist ist um [Monologue] by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Arthur Endrèze (Baritone)
Conductor:  Selmar Meyrowitz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/02/1936 
Length: 8 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Der fliegende Holländer: Jo-ho-joe! Traft ihr das Schiff by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1930 
Venue:  Liederkranz Hall, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Der fliegende Holländer: Wie aus der Ferne by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hans Hotter (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/16/1957 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 15 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Wirst du des Vaters Wahl..." 
4.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Friedrich Schorr (Baritone)
Conductor:  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1930 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Jerum! Jerum! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf Bockelmann (Baritone)
Conductor:  Clemens Schmalstich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1930 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Friedrich Schorr (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/21/1929 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Selig wie die Sonne (Quintet) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Friedrich Schorr (Baritone), Ben Williams (Tenor), Gladys Parr (Mezzo Soprano),
Elisabeth Schumann (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/16/1931 
Venue:  London 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf Bockelmann (Baritone), Tiana Lemnitz (Soprano), Torsten Ralf (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1936 
Venue:  Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marjorie Lawrence (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1930 
Venue:  Live  Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Tannhäuser: O Fürstin...So stehet auf...Den Gott der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Max Lorenz (Tenor), Maria Reining (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1940 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Tannhäuser: Blick' ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Herbert Janssen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1930 
Venue:  Live  Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Tannhäuser: Wohl wusst' ich hier sie im Gebet zu finden by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Gerhard Hüsch (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hanns Udo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1936 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Tannhäuser: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau "Elisabeth's Prayer" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/01/1948 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
14.
Tannhäuser: Als du im kühnem Sange by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Gerhard Hüsch (Baritone)
Conductor:  Hanns Udo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1936 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is erroneously labeled "Wie Todesahnung...O du mein holder Abenstern (Lied an der Abendstern)." Thus the information concerning this selection, excepting the soloist and the track timing, may be questionable. 
15.
Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Zweig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/09/1927 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Lohengrin: Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwann! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Aureliano Pertile (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Sabajno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/21/1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Lohengrin: Erhebe dich, Genossin meiner Schmach by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marjorie Lawrence (Soprano), Martial Singher (Baritone)
Conductor:  Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gramophone Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/29/1933 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
18.
Lohengrin: Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/21/1930 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Lohengrin: Das süsse Lied verhallt...Atmest du nicht mit mir by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Tiana Lemnitz (Soprano), Margarete Klose (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Johannes Schüler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1948 
Venue:  Church of the 12 Apostles, Berlin 
Length: 13 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
20.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marcel Wittrisch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fritz Zaun
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1933 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
21.
Lohengrin: Mein lieber Schwan "Lohengrin's Farewell" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1942 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 
22.
Tristan und Isolde: Dein Werk? O thör'ge Magd! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Nanny Larsen-Todsen (Soprano), Anny Helm (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Elmendorff
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1928 
Venue:  Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
23.
Tristan und Isolde: Isolde! Tristan!...O sink' hernieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor), Frida Leider (Soprano)
Conductor:  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Venue:  Berlin and Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 16 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This abridged selection cuts all of Brangäne's music. 
24.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Germaine Lubin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Philippe Gaubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/06/1938 
Venue:  Studio Albert, Paris 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
25.
Parsifal: Ich sah' das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Frida Leider (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1931 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
26.
Das Rheingold: Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Friedrich Schorr (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1927 
Venue:  Singakademie, Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
27.
Die Walküre: Der Männer Sippe sass hier im Saal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Meta Seinemeyer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1929 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
28.
Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Max Lorenz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ernst Viebig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1927 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
29.
Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Meta Seinemeyer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1929 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
30.
Die Walküre: War es so schmählich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marjorie Lawrence (Soprano)
Conductor:  Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pasdeloup Concert Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1933 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: French 
31.
Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf Bockelmann (Baritone)
Conductor:  Clemens Schmalstich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1930 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
32.
Siegfried: Auf wolkigen Höh'n wohnen die Götter by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hans Hermann Nissen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1939 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: German 
33.
Siegfried: Wirr wird mir seit ich erwacht by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto), Emil Schipper (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Alwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1928 
Venue:  Vienna 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
34.
Siegfried: Heil dir, Sonne! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Frida Leider (Soprano), Rudolf Laubenthal (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/27/1927 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
35.
Siegfried: Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf Laubenthal (Tenor), Frida Leider (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/27/1927 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "O Siegfried, dein war ich von je!" 
36.
Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Thaten, theurer Helde! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Florence Austral (Soprano), Walter Widdop (Tenor)
Conductor:  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/18/1928 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
37.
Götterdämmerung: Nun lass das Lachen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Herbert Janssen (Baritone), Ludwig Weber (Bass)
Conductor:  Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1936 
Venue:  Live  Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
38.
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marjorie Lawrence (Soprano)
Conductor:  Piero Coppola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pasdeloup Concert Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/23/1933 
Length: 15 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 
39.
Der fliegende Holländer: Wirst du des Vaters Wahl nicht schelten by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Hans Hotter (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/19/1957 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Wie aus der ferne..." 
40.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wer seid Ihr? by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Georges Thill (Tenor), Germaine Martinelli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugène Bigot
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/16/1935 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
41.
Tristan und Isolde: Wie lachen sie mir "Narrative and Curse" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Frida Leider (Soprano), Elfriede Marherr-Wagner (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leo Blech
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/08/1938 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "Doch nun von Tristan!" 
42.
Tristan und Isolde: O König, das kann ich dir nicht sagen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1930 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
43.
Tristan und Isolde: Und drauf Isolde by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/13/1930 
Venue:  Queen's Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
44.
Parsifal: Wie dünkt mich doch die Aue heut so schön! "Good Friday Music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Fritz Wolff (Tenor), Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Siegfried Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/15/1927 
Venue:  Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: The text for this selection begins with "So ward es uns verhiessen..." 
45.
Götterdämmerung: Hoiho! Ihr Gibichsmannen, wachet euch auf! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Emanuel List (Bass)
Conductor:  Eduard Mörike
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Berlin Staatskapelle Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/05/1928 
Venue:  Berlin 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 

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