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Classic Archive - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 3085268  
Composer:  Various
Performer:  Elisabeth SchwarzkopfGerald Moore
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With “Classic Archive”, Medici Arts has added a new series to its catalogue. It features great performances by legendary artists, lovingly restored using the finest state-of-the-art technology. The series highlights our outstanding classical music heritage on DVD at a mid-range price. Among the rediscovered treasures are recitals by soprano legend Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915-2006), filmed by the BBC and French Television between 1961 and 1971. The German born singer was a timeless beauty and one of the leading soprano voices of the 20th century. She was admired for her Mozart, Strauss and Wolf interpretations and was one of the most influential opera singers and lieder recitalists from the post-war period way into the seventies. These Read more recitals – retrieved from the archives - allow us to re-encounter Schwarzkopf in her favourite lieder repertoire with arias and songs by Gluck, Menotti, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Verdi and Hugo Wolf. In the BBC recitals captured in this compilation, Dame Schwarzkopf was accompanied by the world’s most renowned accompanist Gerald Moore. The concert recording by French television further illustrates Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s musical excellence. Here, the soprano’s voice melds wonderfully with the orchestra’s instrumental sonorities in works by W.A. Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Strauss. The collection of archival treasures, which were remastered for this DVD, allows the viewer a glimpse into the mastery of the unforgettable Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Featuring works by Johannes Brahms, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Gustav Mahler, Gian Carlo Menotti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, Hugo Wolf.

Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
Gerald Moore, piano

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: LPCM 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: Tracklisting in English, French, German
Running time: 102 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1. Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)

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