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Brahms: Lieder / Bumbry, Glass


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 941171  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace BumbryBeaumont Glass
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the great and fascinating singers of her day was the “black Venus” of Bayreuth, Grace Bumbry, who demonstrated her exceptionally wide range at the Salzburg Festival with a gripping Lady Macbeth by the Wagner antipode Verdi as well as with the impressive Lieder recital on this recording, exclusively devoted to the Wagner antipode Brahms – from an age that was more friendly towards Lieder recitals than today, yet still one full decade before Jessye Norman. This album was recorded live on Juli 28, 1965. “Dark, how dark” resounds like a viola the mellifluous voice of the “black Venus” and Lady Macbeth of those years, intelligently shaping her Brahms recital with impeccable diction and great expressiveness. One of the great and fascinating singers of her day was the “black Venus” of Bayreuth, Grace Bumbry, who demonstrated her exceptionally wide range at the Salzburg Festival with a gripping Lady Macbeth by the Wagner antipode Verdi as well as with the impressive Lieder recital on this recording, exclusively devoted to the Wagner antipode Brahms – from an age that was more friendly towards Lieder recitals than today, yet still one full decade before Jessye Norman. This album was recorded live on Juli 28, 1965. “Dark, how dark” resounds like a viola the mellifluous voice of the “black Venus” and Lady Macbeth of those years, intelligently shaping her Brahms recital with impeccable diction and great expressiveness. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 1, Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
2.
Songs (4), Op. 46: no 4, An die Nachtigall by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
3.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 4, Auf dem Kirchhofe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
4.
Songs (5), Op. 72: no 1, Alte Liebe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Austria 
5.
Songs (5), Op. 47: no 4, O liebliche Wangen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1868; Austria 
6.
Songs (4), Op. 96: no 1, Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Austria 
7.
Songs (8), Op. 59: no 8, Dein blaues Auge by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
8.
Songs (5), Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1888; Austria 
9.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 2, Feldeinsamkeit by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
10.
Songs (4), Op. 43: no 1, Von ewiger Liebe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
11.
Poems (5), Op. 19: no 5, An eine Äolsharfe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
12.
Songs (9), Op. 32: no 2, Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
13.
Songs (6), Op. 85: no 1, Sommerabend by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
14.
Songs (6), Op. 85: no 2, Mondenschein by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
15.
Songs (9), Op. 63: no 5, Junge Lieder I "Meine Liebe ist grün" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
16.
Songs (5), Op. 94: no 4, Sapphische Ode by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Austria 
17.
Songs (4), Op. 96: no 2, Wir wandelten, wir zwei zusammen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Austria 
18.
Songs (5), Op. 72: no 3, O kühler Wald by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
19.
Songs (8), Op. 57: no 4, Ach, wende diesen Blick by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Austria 
20.
Poems (5), Op. 19: no 4, Der Schmied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Beaumont Glass (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 

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