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World Singers / Schwarzkopf, Sutherland, Ludwig, Gedda, Et Al

Schwarzkopf / Sutherland / Ludwig / Gedda / Stich-randall / Borg
Release Date: 09/24/2002 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2241  
Composer:  Franz SchubertEdvard GriegFranz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Nicolai GeddaGerald MooreTeresa Stich-RandallDame Joan Sutherland,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes performances by six operatic luminaries – Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Joan Sutherland, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Teresa Stitch-Randall, and Kim Borg – singing songs by Handel, Schubert, Mozart, Dvorak, Strauss, Haydn, Brahms, and more. Featuring accompaniment and commentary by Gerald Moore.

Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda displaying his lyrical style and bright, expressive voice on Handel’s Tell Fair Irene She’s Breaking My Heart, Schubert’s Nacht und Traume, Grieg’s The Swan Song, and more. Soprano Teresa Stich-Randall, the first American to be made an Austrian Kammersangerin, singing Piercing Eyes by Haydn, Mozart’s To Chloe, and more. Dame Joan Sutherland, the esteemed Australian coloratura soprano, awarded the Order
Read more of Merit in 1991 – an honor very rarely given to musicians – singing Handel’s Oh, Lovely Woods, Arne’s The Cuckoo Song, Songs My Mother Taught Me by Dvorak, and others. Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, the illustrious German coloratura soprano, brilliantly performing such favorites as Die Kleine Spinnerin by Mozart, Gluck’s A Little Stream, and Wolf’s Every Day Has Its Troubles, among others. Kim Borg – the Finnish bass who received a diploma in biochemistry before his career in opera – performing several songs including Haydn’s The Sailor Song and Come Away, Death by Sibelius. And, celebrated German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig singing exquisite renditions of many wonderful pieces, including Brahms’ Sapphic Ode, Mahler’s Rhine Legend, and Cecilia by Strauss.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Nacht und Träume, D 827 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Songs (6), Op. 25: no 2, A swan by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Norway 
3.
Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a: no 35, Piercing eyes by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
4.
An Chloë, K 524 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
6.
Die kleine Spinnerin, K 531 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a: no 31, Sailor's Song by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Kim Borg (Bass), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
8.
Twelfth Night, Op. 60: no 1, Come away, death by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Kim Borg (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Finland 
9.
Songs (5), Op. 94: no 4, Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Austria 
10.
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 7, Rheinlegendchen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 
11.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 

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