Elena Nikolaidi In Recital

Release Date: 8/2/2005
Catalog Number: 4342
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This 1961 Radio-Canada telecast preserves the art of the Greek mezzo-soprano Elena Nikolaidi in a program of music by Gluck, Wolf and Canteloube, ending with a set of two traditional Greek songs. Her accompanist is the pianist Guy Bourassa. Madame Nikolaidi was celebrated in her time for her operatic portrayals, but she was also acclaimed as a recitalist who performed with subtly imaginative acting, as is demonstrated in this video. The DVD also includes an audio-only bonus of Nikolaidi in a fascinating 1989 interview. An important document of a virtuoso who made very few recordings. 28 minutes, Black and White.
Works on This Recording
1. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Mörike Lieder: no 16, Elfenlied by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Mörike Lieder: no 7, Das verlassene Mägdlein by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Spanisches Liederbuch: no 12, In dem Schatten meiner Locken by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
6. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 5, Malurous qu'o uno fenno by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
7. Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 1, Lo fiolairé by Joseph Canteloube
Performer: Elena Nikolaidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923-1930 ; France
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