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Voices Of German Opera

Voices Of German Opera / Various
Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 40497   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenCarl Maria von WeberHeinrich Marschner,   ... 
Performer:  Natalie DessayEdda MoserKurt MollWalter Berry,   ... 
Conductor:  Louis LangréeWolfgang SawallischBerislav KlobucarRudolf Moralt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentBavarian State Opera OrchestraBerlin Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These five CDs present a sampling of the many outstanding voices captured on record by EMI over the past 80 years in the field of German opera, including material from the early catalogues of the Gramophone Company, British Columbia, Parlophone and Odeon. Not all of the singers are German, but the tradition of performing German opera has been clearly defined over the years under the guidance of the composers themselves, and the performance style has been handed down to the present day by the great singers heard in this collection

CD 1 Opera was invented in around 1600 in Italy, and the Italian influence spread to Germany, but eventually a genuine German tradition evolved and this collection of voices of the German opera
Read more tradition begins with the German operas of Mozart from the latter part of the 18th century. The first opera represented is Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which brought Mozart success in Vienna in 1782, and we ear contributions from three distinguished tenors: the French-Canadian Léopold Simoneau, the legendary Spaniard Plácido Domingo and the German Gerhard Unger. The three sopranos who sing arias from this opera are the American-Italian Anna Moffo, the German-born Anneliese Rothenberger and Lucia Popp from Slovakia; the inimitable German bass Gottlob Frick completes the group. The French soprano Natalie Dessay brings us up to the present with an aria from the unfinished Zaïde, which is followed by a selection of popular arias from Die Zauberflöte featuring among others the characterful Viennese baritone Erich Kunz, the German tenor Fritz Wunderlich, whose accidental death at the height of his career was a huge loss to the world of opera, and the distinguished German soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, one of the great divas of the post-war period. The remaining tracks cover Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio and feature outstanding performances by the American soprano Helen Donath, the Germans Paul Schoeffler (baritone) and Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) and the Canadian heldentenor Jon Vickers.

CD 2 presents a group of 19th century German composers beginning with Weber (1786–1826), who was responsible for establishing a truly German operatic tradition, and include Marschner, Lortzing, Flotow and Humperdinck. The singers heard here were among the most popular in the German repertoire in the 1950s and 60s like the soprano Elisabeth Grümmer, the tenors Rudolf Schock, Fritz Wunderlich and Peter Schreier and the baritones Hermann Prey and Fritz Ollendorff. The soprano Margarete Teschemacher and the tenor Richard Tauber represent an earlier generation of outstanding singers active before the second world war, and the American soprano Barbara Bonney brings us to more recent times. Then come arias by Richard Wagner (1813–1883), whose operas today form the cornerstone of the international operatic repertoire. The singers are led by the Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, whose strong, bright dramatic soprano voice was ideally suited to the vocal demands of Wagner’s heroines, as witnessed by her fearless performance as Senta in Der fliegende Höllander.

CD 3 continues with more Wagner, and we hear a contrasting selection of singers who have been at the forefront of Wagnerian singing in the second half of the 20th century, many of them having performed at the annual Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, the home of the Wagnerian tradition to this day. In fact, the recording of Otto Edelmann on track 9 is from a live recording of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Herbert von Karajan, made in 1951 at the opening of the Bayreuth Festival after the war. Karajan later made a famous studio recording of Meistersinger in Dresden in 1970 and on track 10 we hear the tenor René Kollo singing part of the role of Walther von Stolzing. Today’s Wagnerian singers are represented by the New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill on track 15 in an extract from Parsifal recorded in 2009.

CD 4 stays with Wagner and covers mainly the four operas of Der Ring des Nibelungen. On this disc we hear some of the greatest Wagnerian singers of earlier times including the legendary sopranos Frida Leider, Florence Austral and Lotte Lehmann, the last partnered by the equally legendary tenor Lauritz Melchior in the conclusion of Act I of Die Walküre. No bass-baritone has ever been more memorable than Hans Hotter as Wotan, and his recording of Wotan’s Farewell from Die Walküre demonstrates why. The disc ends with Brünnhilde’s Immolation from Götterdämmerung sung by the acclaimed Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler in a recording from 1948 that sets the seal on Wagnerian performance at its best.

CD 5 is devoted entirely to the music of Richard Strauss (1864–1949), who is the last great composer of German opera since Wagner to establish himself in the international operatic repertoire. Strauss began as an opera composer with his two spectacularly brutal, if controversial, one-act operas Salome (1905) and Elektra (1909). The romantic Der Rosenkavalier (1911) followed in complete contrast and remains Strauss’s most popular opera to this day. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s memorable Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier is represented here by the Marschallin’s Monologue on track 1, and a brief extract from the Bulgarian soprano Ljuba Welitsch’s thrilling Salome is heard on track 7. Another famous Strauss interpreter was the soprano Elisabeth Schumann, who is heard as Sophie in ‘The Presentation of the Silver Rose’ in a uniquely beautiful performance recorded in 1933. Other singers heard here include the sopranos Maria Cebotari, Leonie Rysanek, Sylvia Geszty and Cheryl Studer; the mezzo-soprano Kerstin Meyer; the baritone Hermann Prey; and the basses Otto Edelmann and José Van Dam. The collection ends with the closing scene from Strauss’s final opera Capriccio, performed in fine Straussian style by the Swedish soprano Nina Stemme.
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Works on This Recording

1. Zaide, K 344 (334b): Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Louis Langrée
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779-1780; Salzburg, Austria 
2. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O zittre nicht...Zum Leiden bin ich by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edda Moser (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
3. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kurt Moll (Bass)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
4. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
5. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
6. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erich Kunz (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
7. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
8. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Warwick Braithwaite
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
9. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Welche Wonne, welche Lust by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
10. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Martern aller Arten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
11. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Hier soll ich dich denn sehen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
12. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Frisch zum Kampfe! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
13. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Ach, ich liebte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
14. Fidelio, Op. 72: O, wär ich schon mit dir vereint by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Helen Donath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
15. Fidelio, Op. 72: Ha! Welch ein Augenblick by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Schoeffler (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
16. Fidelio, Op. 72: Gott! welch Dunkel hier!...In des Lebens... by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
17. Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
18. Oberon, J 306: Ozean! du Ungeheuer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
19. Der Freischütz, J 277: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Elisabeth Grümmer (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
20. Der Freischütz, J 277: Nein! Länger trag'...Durch die Wälder by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
21. Der Freischütz, J 277: Leise, leise fromme Weise by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Elisabeth Grümmer (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
22. Hans Heiling: An jenem Tag by Heinrich Marschner
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832 
23. Zar und Zimmermann: Lieblich röten sich die Wangen by Albert Lortzing
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Heinz Fricke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837 
24. Undine: Vater, Mutter, Schwestern, Brüder by Albert Lortzing
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
25. Der Wildschütz: Fünftausend Taler by Albert Lortzing
Performer:  Fritz Ollendorff (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
26. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
27. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
28. Der Evangelimann, Op. 45: Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden by Wilhelm Kienzl
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odeon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bad Aussee, Austria 
29. Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Joan Hammond (Soprano)
Conductor:  Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
30. Die Königin von Saba, Op. 27: Magische Töne by Karl Goldmark
Performer:  Richard Tauber (Tenor)
Conductor:  Heinrich Bender
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1875; Vienna, Austria 
31. Tristan und Isolde: Tot denn alles by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
32. Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Deborah Voigt (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
33. Tannhäuser: Gar viel und schön by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ludwig Weber (Bass)
Conductor:  Issay Dobrowen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
34. Tannhäuser: Dir töne Lob! Die Wunder sei'n gepriesen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Klaus König (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
35. Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
36. Parsifal: Nur eine Waffe taugt by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Simon O'Neill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pietari Inkinen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
37. 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 
38. 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 
39. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jess Thomas (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
40. Lohengrin: Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Régine Crespin (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
41. Lohengrin: Entweihte Götter! Helft jetzt meine Rache! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
42. Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen "Elsa's dream" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Astrid Varnay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hermann Weigert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
43. Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Taten by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Walter Widdop (Tenor), Florence Austral (Soprano)
Conductor:  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
44. Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
45. Die Walküre: Siegmund heiss' ich by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
46. Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hans Hotter (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
47. Die Walküre: Ho-jo-to-ho! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Martha Mödl (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
48. Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
49. Die Walküre: Der Männer Sippe sass hier im Saal by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Schneider
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
50. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Otto Edelmann (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
51. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
52. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Am stillen Herd by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Michael Schade (Tenor), Siegfried Lorenz (Baritone), Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
53. Der fliegende Holländer: Jo-ho-joe! Traft ihr das Schiff by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
54. Das Rheingold: Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano), James Morris (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
55. Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Franz Konwitschny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
56. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Abendlich glühend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 
57. Tristan und Isolde: Soll ich lauschen? by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor), Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
58. Die Walküre: O süsseste Wonne! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor), Lotte Lehmann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
59. Götterdämmerung: Schläfst du, Hagen, mein Sohn? by Richard Wagner
Performer:  John Tomlinson (Bass), Theo Adam (Bass)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1874; Germany 
60. Salome, Op 54: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
61. Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
62. Elektra, Op. 58: Ich kann nicht sitzen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Germany 
63. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Da lieg' ich...Herr Kavalier by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Otto Edelmann (Bass), Kerstin Meyer (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
64. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Da geht er hin, der aufgeblasene by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
65. Daphne, Op. 82: O wie gerne blieb ich bei dir by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Margarete Teschemacher (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936-1937; Germany 
66. Capriccio, Op. 85: Morgenmittag um elf! by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jeremy White (Bass)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940-1941; Germany 
67. Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Grossmächtige Prinzessin by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
68. Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Es gibt ein Reich by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Maria Cebotari (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
69. Arabella, Op. 79: Mein Elemer...Nach dem Matteo by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Tiana Lemnitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
70. Arabella, Op. 79: Das war sehr gut, Mandryka by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929-1932; Germany 
71. Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Ach, so versuchet doch ein kleines Lied by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
72. Salome, Op. 54: Wo ist er, dessen Sündenbecher jetzt voll ist? by Richard Strauss
Performer:  José Van Dam (Bass Baritone), Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
73. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Mir ist..."Rose Presentation" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Maria Olszewska (Alto), Elisabeth Schumann (Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 

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 IF YOU LOVE GERMAN OPERA.... July 26, 2013 By Stanley R. H. (Wyoming, OH) See All My Reviews "As a lover of German opera this set fills the bill for me. There are lots of great arias, which of course, include pieces by Mozart and Wagner. However, the coverage is not limited to these two composers." Report Abuse
 The Best German Opera Anthology of All Time November 28, 2012 By George Pilcher (Westerville, OH) See All My Reviews "I've been an active opera lover and record/CD collector for over 50 years, and I cannot count the number of anthologies that I have, including many that are specifically devoted to German, French, Italian, etc., repertory. This is without question the finest single "German Opera" anthology that I have ever encountered, and I would say the same thing about EMI's "Voices of Italian Opera" antholoogy that was released at the same time. Extraordinary thought went into not only the selection of the works and performers (some of whom are the "usual suspects," but a delightful number of whom are not), but also into the sequencing of the various selections in this set. If you haven't already acquired this box, you owe yourself to do so--and, at EMI's bargain-basement price--you really can't afford not to. No one investing in this set will be disappointed." Report Abuse
 Too bad they didn't enter the digital track info August 29, 2012 By Louis Galie (Leander, TX) See All My Reviews "Great recording of an excellent selection of singers. Unfortunately, the people at EMI did not make the track information available in digital form, so using these discs digitally is a real pain." Report Abuse
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