WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Schubert: 24 Lieder / Schwarzkopf, Fischer, Moore, Parsons


Release Date: 04/06/2004 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 62773   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth SchwarzkopfGerald MooreEdwin FischerGeoffrey Parsons
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Schwarzkopf is in her gorgeous, silvery prime, while Fischer matches the singer's seamless legato at every turn, his sublime introductions and interludes sounding like collaborations with God.

There's little anyone can add to nearly 50 years worth of praise and awe-inspired reverence for Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Edwin Fischer's 1952 Schubert song recital. Simon Gibson's new digital remastering reduces the tape hiss a notch or two while bringing the mid-range into sharper focus. Schwarzkopf is in her gorgeous, silvery prime. In each of these 12 songs she welds beauty and meaning into an inevitable whole, without one arch or self-conscious phrase. Fischer matches the singer's seamless legato at every turn, and his
Read more sublime introductions and interludes sound like collaborations with God. Add these qualities to some of Schubert's greatest utterances in the genre like An die Musik, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Auf dem Wasser zu singen, Wehmut, An Silvia, and you've got a gramophone classic that will never go out of date.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the Schwarzkopf/Fischer performances previously reissued as EMI 67494
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Vögel, D 691/Op. 172 no 6 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
2.
Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D 558 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
3.
An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
4.
Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
5.
Wehmut, D 772/Op. 22 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
6.
Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
7.
Das Lied im Grünen, D 917/Op. 115 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
8.
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
9.
Nähe des Geliebten, D 162 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
10.
Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
11.
An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
12.
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774/Op. 72 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
13.
Nachtviolen, D 752 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
14.
Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
15.
Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
16.
Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25: no 7, Ungeduld by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
17.
Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
18.
Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
19.
Der Einsame, D 800 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
20.
Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
21.
Claudine von Villa Bella, D 239: Liebe schwärmt by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
22.
Seligkeit, D 433 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
23.
An mein Klavier, D 342 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
24.
Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title