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Schubert, Schumann, Strauss: Lieder / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 63656   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertRobert SchumannRichard Strauss
Performer:  Elisabeth SchwarzkopfGeoffrey ParsonsGerald Moore
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To mark her seventy-fifth birthday EMI have produced this formidable tribute to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's art. Each of these CDs is very generously filled and the transfers, with the few reservations expressed below, are well made. They provide an admirable conspectus of her extensive career of recording: the sheer breadth of the material is astonishing as is the consistency of the musical know-how shown...

The disc of Lieder by Schubert, Schumann and Richard Strauss revives several subtle and lovely performances. The first two Schuberts show the voice fresh and the style lively; so does the much later performance of Hanflings Liebeswerbung, a song and performance new to me. Schwarzkopf is also matchless in the fragile sadness
Read more of An mein Kiavier and the strange peace of Meerestille, the latter a late and deeply considered performance. But best of all here is her realization of the two Suleika songs, which show her command of colour, line and phrasing at their most potent. Erlkonig is finely characterized, Gretchen receives a reading full of yearning, though the voice is fresher in an earlier version.

The choice of Schumann is not so happy. Why pick the late and too self-indulgent version of Nussbaum when either of the two earlier performances would have been preferable? The two Venetian songs and Die Karlenlegerin show the soprano at her most self-conscious and artificial, pouting her way through their pawky texts. All the Strauss items are, by contrast, welcome, especially Wiegenlied with its hushed, sustained mezzo voce and an account of Die Nacht that had eluded me: it captures the mood to perfection.

-- Gramophone [12/1990, reviewing a series of Schwarzkopf reissues that includes Wolf Lieder (EMI 63653), Unpublished Recordings (EMI 63655), and Opera Arias (EMI 63657)]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Vögel, D 691/Op. 172 no 6 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Language: German 
2.
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D 558 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Language: German 
3.
Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
4.
Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
5.
Der Einsame, D 800 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
6.
Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
7.
An mein Klavier, D 342 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
8.
Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
9.
Hänflings Liebeswerbung, D 552 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
10.
Meerestille, D 216/Op. 3 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Language: German 
11.
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Language: German 
12.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 3, Der Nussbaum by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Language: German 
13.
Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Language: German 
14.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 17, Leis rudern hier by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
15.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 18, Wenn durch die Piazzetta by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
16.
Gesänge (3), Op. 31: no 2, Die Kartenlegerin by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Language: German 
17.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 9, Lied der Suleika by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
18.
Lieder (4), Op. 36: no 3, Hat gesagt, bleibts nicht dabei by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
Language: German 
19.
Lieder (5), Op. 69: no 5, Schlechtes Wetter by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
Language: German 
20.
Lieder (8), Op. 49: no 3, Wiegenliedchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Germany 
Language: German 
21.
Lieder (6), Op. 37: no 3, Meinem Kinde by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Germany 
Language: German 
22.
Lieder (6), Op. 67: Nos 1-3 "Ophelia Lieder" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
Language: German 
23.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 3, Die Nacht by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Language: German 
24.
Suleika no 1, D 720 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
25.
Suleika no 2, D 717/Op. 31 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

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