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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Blanche Thebom


Release Date: 12/24/2002 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89559   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiCamille Saint-SaënsAmilcare PonchielliRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Blanche ThebomWilliam Hughes
Conductor:  Warwick BraithwaiteFrieder WeissmannSir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraRCA Victor Symphony OrchestraOrchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Blanche Thebom was born in Pennsylvania to family with strong Swedish roots. During a visit to Sweden, her voice was discovered by Kosti Vehanen, the piano accompanist for Marian Anderson. Back in New York, she studied music and made her debut in 1941. On the occasion of a guest performance with the Metropolitan Opera Ensemble in Philadelphia in 1944, she made her operatic debut as Brangane in Tristan und Isolde. Some weeks later, back in New York, she again appeared as Brangane. She stayed at the Met for the next 22 seasons until 1967. She had 26 roles in her repertoire and appeared in the American premieres of The Rake's Progress, Arabella and The Dialogue of the Carmelites. At the Covent Garden premiere of Les Troyens she sang Dido. She Read more was the first American to sing at the Bolshoi and also established herself as an important interpreter of contemporary music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Don Carlos: Nel giardin del bello "Veil Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: Italian 
2.
Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: Italian 
3.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Printemps, qui commence by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: French 
4.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre ŕ ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: French 
5.
La Gioconda: Voce di donna by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: Italian 
6.
Tristan und Isolde: Einsam wachend...Habet Acht! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
7.
Das Rheingold: Weiche, Wotan, weiche by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
8.
Die Walküre: So ist es denn aus mit den ewigen Göttern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
9.
Götterdämmerung: Seit er von dir geschieden by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
10.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
11.
Mörike Lieder: no 15, Auf einer Wanderung by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  William Hughes (Piano), Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
12.
Eichendorff Lieder: no 3, Verschwiegene Liebe by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  William Hughes (Piano), Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
13.
Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 45, Verschling' der Abgrund by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano), William Hughes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
14.
Mörike Lieder: no 19, Um Mitternacht by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano), William Hughes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
15.
Mörike Lieder: no 16, Elfenlied by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano), William Hughes (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
16.
Mörike Lieder: no 25, Schlafendes Jesuskind by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  William Hughes (Piano), Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 
17.
Spanisches Liederbuch: no 15, Auf dem grünen Balkon by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  William Hughes (Piano), Blanche Thebom (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1945-50 
Language: German 

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