Icon - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Perfect Prima Donna

Release Date: 3/22/2011
Catalog Number: 5099991845924
Number of Discs: 10

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
A very special collection of lieder, opera and operetta from one of the great post-war sopranos.

This extensive 10 disc boxed set is part of EMI’s Icon line - a series of which I am becoming a very big fan. This respect and affection has increased with every new set I have become acquainted with. The present collection, like the others, includes a broad selection of songs and arias from widely dispersed dates. One can learn a good deal about post-war singers from listening to some of these albums including figures such as Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi and Franco Corelli.

The present album ranges principally across the music of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Wolf, Strauss, Puccini, Wagner and Rossini. Recording dates are included throughout and the album is organised with songs from the same composer being together even if the recording details are decades(!) apart. This allows for some interesting comparisons.

The discs are organised in broad categories: Mozart Lieder/Concert Arias, Mozart Opera Arias, Wolf Lieder and so on. CD 10 is a mixture of arias which would not quite fit into the other more compartmentalised selections. Most of the discs have programmes that are varied enough so that you can enjoy listening to them in one complete sitting. Alternatively there’s the opportunity to jump about to the dictates of your own choice - there are, as you can see, many tracks on each disc. I am going to discuss just the CDs I find most interesting but I believe that the strengths and criticisms I highlight are stand for all the content.

The marriage of text and music was always a particular talent of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with a special intelligence evident in her records. Having said that, I believe the balance shifted somewhat throughout her career. If we listen to CD5 there is a mixture of dates from 1950, 1951, 1954, 1956 and 1959 through 1965-1968 and as late as 1970 and 1974. Track No.1 - 'Auf Flugeln des Gesanges' Op 34 No.2 by Mendelssohn - finds Schwarzkopf at near her peak form in 1956. The words and music are allied in an ideal mix providing tonal pleasure and clarity of words; consequently their meaning is nicely communicated. Moving on through tracks 2-7 from 1974 I find the results a little disappointing. In the Schumann songs the musical line disappears altogether with the words over-emphasised. Add to this the extent that the voice is not allowed to ring out - the introvert nature of the music a factor here - and the shift from 1956 to 1974 does not seem a change for the better. The voice, or what you can hear of it, sounds in quite good fettle if a little looser and less shining than two decades years earlier; hardly surprising! The trajectory is so typical of intelligent artists as they age; somewhat over-compensating for any, sometimes slight, decline in vocal opulence. There are many examples. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Jon Vickers, as they got older, became more fussy regarding diction and phrasing. Their earlier recordings provide the more 'straightforward' rich-toned-singing. Their later recordings were more 'mannered' if sometimes providing fresh insights.

Another Schumann song from much earlier in Schwarzkopf's career - 'Auftrage' (Track 8) - from 1951, an extrovert piece, enjoys a tonal beauty greater than any of the 1974 set. I say this even making concessions for the earlier mono sound. The words seem no less clear or the interpretation less intelligent. I find the works from the early/mid 1950s the most satisfying of all with the exception of really wonderful sessions in 1970 . The rapport with Gerald Moore makes their recordings especially cherishable in all the repertoire they perform - Schumann, Brahms, Grieg Dvorák and more on this CD alone. In 'Widmung' (9 on CD5) the voice is captured in clear stereo sound and the singer is in excellent form. The diction and phrasing are perhaps more fussy than some would find ideal but I enjoy hearing the singer's tone still sounding youthful. Brahms is a composer who draws the very best from Schwarzkopf as the 1960s progress into the 1970s. Tracks 12-16 enjoy more refulgent tone than the Schumann records. The folk-song influence on 'Der Jager' brings a joyful and smiling performance and the years seem to fall away - the voice could be mistaken for 1954 (the date of Track 11) not 1970! Geoffrey Parsons is an excellent accompanist - in Track 16 really charming and flexible. The lack of texts is unfortunate but with the generous selection included it would quickly have out-grown the cardboard box. I enjoy the Grieg songs from 1968 less than those from 1970 which are incidentally from the same session as the excellent Brahms selection (Tracks 12 -16). 'Ertes Begegnen' (Track 23) is the highlight of this CD for me. Before this review becomes interminable I must move onto other discs.

CD 3 is a special joy for it showcases Schwarzkopf in Mozart opera arias from the very beginning of her career (1946-1952). Karajan is an exceptionally fine accompanist from arguably the finest period of his career: c.1946-1956. 'Matern aller Arten' is an early recording (1946) but it shows off Schwarzkopf in a role which is very demanding. Arguably she lacks the impact of delivery which made Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland's recordings so dramatic but the voice is projected with far more drama than Rothenberger or some other contemporaries. The sound is rather limited but well enough re-mastered. Schwarzkopf sounds just as idiomatic in Italian as Cherubino as Fiorenza Cossotto on the complete set with Giulini. Arguably her voice had the ideal weight for the youthful role at that point in her career. 'Porgi, amor' sounds fresher and fuller than in the complete set from around seven years later. It is a classic performance from one of her great roles; indeed she was one of the greats in the post-war generation. 'Dove sono' is beautiful if a little studio-bound compared to the stereo set. Schwarzkopf sounds at her absolute best in 'Non mi dir'. So odd to think that Callas at her biggest and the voice at its darkest and heaviest also sang this aria for Walter Legge only a year later. This shows the variety of voices that can find success in the grateful roles Mozart created for his prima donnas. A short excerpt from the 1962 Cosi fan tutte with Bohm is included on CD 10 . I might have picked from the 1954 Karajan set instead but this is really splitting hairs given the success of the recording.

CD 6 is a complete concert of Lieder from Hugo Wolf recorded live in 1953 with Wilhelm Furtwängler at the piano. A historic collaboration if ever there was one!

Among the most grateful roles for soprano voice are those of Richard Strauss's Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier - which is included in extended extracts with Karajan and Christa Ludwig - or the operetta roles essayed on CD 9. Schwarzkopf promptly steals the show in all these performances and it helps that they were all recorded in her absolute prime. The quality of conductors and colleagues must have made other sopranos of the time - or indeed most sopranos of any era! – envious indeed.

I cannot begin to cover all the variety of songs and arias here in the detail they rightly deserve - I can only wholeheartedly endorse this set and hope that as a result you may at your leisure become acquainted with it.

This is certainly a very special collection of lieder, opera and operetta from one of the great post-war sopranos.

-- David Bennett, MusicWeb International
Works on This Recording
1. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: J. Edward Merret (Double Bass), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geraint Jones (Organ), Gerald Emms (Violin), Manoug Parikian (Violin), Haydn Rogerson (Cello), Raymond Clark (Cello), Harold Jackson (Trumpet)
Conductor: Peter Gellhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1730 ;
2. Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 "Wedding Cantata" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1718-1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
3. Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Thurston Dart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1714 ; Cöthen, Germany
4. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Karl Maurer (Cello), Karl Renicek (Flute), Josef Niedermayer (Flute), Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713 ; Cöthen, Germany
5. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68: no 2, Mein gläubiges Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geraint Jones (Organ), Manoug Parikian (Violin), Raymond Clark (Cello), Sidney Sutcliffe (Oboe)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
6. Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Baroque
7. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": no 8, Soll denn der Pales Opfer hi by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Karl Maurer (Cello), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Karl Renicek (Flute), Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord), Josef Niedermayer (Flute)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713 ; Cöthen, Germany
8. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of folly by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Josef Niedermayer (Flute)
Conductor: Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1740 ; London, England
9. Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1773 ; Milan, Italy
10. Ridente la calma, K 152 (210a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1772-1775 ; Italy
11. Oiseaux, si tous les ans, K307/K284d by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Written: 1777-78 ;
12. Dans un bois solitaire, K 308 (295b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1777-1778 ; Mannheim, Germany
13. Die kleine Spinnerin, K 531 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Als Luise die Briefe, K 520 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Abendempfindung, K 523 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Das Kinderspiel, K 598 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Die Alte, K 517 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Das Traumbild, K 530 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
19. Das Veilchen, K 476 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Der Zauberer, K 472 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Im Frühlingsanfang, K 597 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Das Lied der Trennung, K 519 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Die Zufriedenheit, K 349 (367a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1780-1781 ; Munich, Germany
24. An Chloë, K 524 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling, K 596 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Ch'io mi scordi di te...Non temer, amato bene, K 505 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Vado, ma dove?, K 583 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Alma grande e nobil core, K 578 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gönner, K 383 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Fritz Sedlak (Violin)
Conductor: Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1775 ; Salzburg, Austria
31. Idomeneo, K 366: Solitudini amiche...Zeffiretti lusinghieri by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Munich, Germany
32. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Welcher Kummer herrscht...Traurigkeit ward by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Martern aller Arten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
34. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
35. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
36. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
37. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
38. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
39. Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
40. Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino se sei buonino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
41. Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
42. Don Giovanni, K 527: Crudele?...Non mi dir, bell' idol mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
43. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
44. Die Vögel, D 691/Op. 172 no 6 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1820 ; Vienna, Austria
45. Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D 558 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
46. An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
47. Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826 ; Vienna, Austria
48. Wehmut, D 772/Op. 22 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
49. Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
50. 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
51. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1814 ; Vienna, Austria
52. Nähe des Geliebten, D 162 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
53. Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
54. An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1826 ; Vienna, Austria
55. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774/Op. 72 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
56. Nachtviolen, D 752 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
57. Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
58. Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
59. Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25: no 7, Ungeduld by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
60. Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
61. Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D 300 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
62. Der Einsame, D 800 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
63. Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
64. Claudine von Villa Bella, D 239: Liebe schwärmt by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
65. Seligkeit, D 433 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
66. An mein Klavier, D 342 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
67. Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
68. Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836 ; Germany
69. Mörike Lieder: no 13, Im Frühling by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
70. Mörike Lieder: no 16, Elfenlied by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
71. Mörike Lieder: no 36, Lebe wohl by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
72. Mörike Lieder: no 25, Schlafendes Jesuskind by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
73. Goethe Lieder: no 32, Phänomen by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
74. Goethe Lieder: no 26, Die Spröde by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
75. Goethe Lieder: no 27, Die Bekehrte by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
76. Goethe Lieder: no 29, Anakreons Grab by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
77. Goethe Lieder: no 24, Blumengruss by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
78. Goethe Lieder: no 19, Epiphanias by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
79. Italienisches Liederbuch I: no 11, Wie lange schon by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Vienna, Austria
80. Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 32, Was soll der Zorn by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Vienna, Austria
81. Italienisches Liederbuch I: no 12, Nein, junger Herr by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Vienna, Austria
82. Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 25, Mein Liebster hat zu Tische by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Vienna, Austria
83. Spanisches Liederbuch: no 36, Bedeckt mich mit Blumen by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
84. Spanisches Liederbuch: no 9, Herr, was trägt der Boden hier by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
85. Spanisches Liederbuch: no 12, In dem Schatten meiner Locken by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
86. Spanisches Liederbuch: no 23, Mögen alle Bösen Zungen by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Vienna, Austria
87. Alte Weisen (6): no 6, Wie glänzt der helle Mond by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Vienna, Austria
88. Lieder (6) für eine Frauenstimme: no 4, Wiegenlied im Sommer by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882 ; Vienna, Austria
89. Eichendorff Lieder: no 8, Nachtzauber by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Vienna, Austria
90. Eichendorff Lieder: no 7, Die Zigeunerin by Hugo Wolf
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Wilhelm Furtwängler (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Vienna, Austria
91. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 1, In der Fremde by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
92. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 2, Intermezzo by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
93. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 3, Waldesgespräch by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
94. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 4, Die Stille by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
95. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 8, In der Fremde II by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
96. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 11, Im Walde by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
97. Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
98. Myrthen, Op. 25: no 1, Widmung by Robert Schumann
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
99. Die drei Zigeuner, S 320 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1860 ; Weimar, Germany
100. Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84: no 4, Vergebliches Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1877-79 ; Austria
101. Songs (5), Op. 105: no 2, Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Austria
102. Songs (5), Op. 105: no 1, Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; Austria
103. Songs (7), Op. 95: no 4, Der Jäger by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1884 ; Austria
104. Songs (6), Op. 3: no 1, Liebestreu by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Germany
105. Songs (5), Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1888 ; Austria
106. Gesänge (7) aus dem Spanischen Liederbuch, Op. 21: no 4, Murmelndes Lüftchen by Adolf Jensen
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1864 ; Germany
107. Children's songs (7), Op. 61: no 3, Farmyard song by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; Norway
108. Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Bohemia
109. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 6, None but the lonely heart by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Russia
110. Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 10, Lob des hohen Verstandes by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1898 ; Hamburg, Germany
111. Heart's melodies, Op. 5: no 3, I love thee by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863-1864 ; Norway
112. Songs (6), Op. 25: no 4, With a waterlily by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Norway
113. Melodies (12), Op. 33: no 2, Spring by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Norway
114. Songs (4), Op. 21: no 1, The first meeting by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1870 ; Norway
115. Songs (6), Op. 48: no 5, Zur Rosenzeit by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Norway
116. Songs (5), Op. 26: no 4, With a primrose by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Norway
117. Songs (6), Op. 48: no 3, Lauf der Welt by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Norway
118. Gathering mushrooms by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Russia
119. Goethe-Lieder (12), Op. 15: no 3, Selbstbetrug by Nikolai Medtner
Performer: Nikolai Medtner (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905-1907 ; Russia
120. Goethe-Lieder (12), Op. 15: no 5, Aus 'Lila' by Nikolai Medtner
Performer: Nikolai Medtner (Piano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905-1907 ; Russia
121. Four Last Songs, AV 150 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Otto Ackermann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1948 ; Germany
122. Capriccio, Op. 85: Morgenmittag um elf! by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Otto Ackermann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1940-1941 ; Germany
123. Arabella, Op. 79: Ich danke, Fräulein by Richard Strauss
Performer: Anny Felbermayer (Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929-1932 ; Germany
124. Arabella, Op. 79: Mein Elemer...Nach dem Matteo by Richard Strauss
Performer: Anny Felbermayer (Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929-1932 ; Germany
125. Arabella, Op. 79: Sie woll'n mich heiraten...So wie Sie sind by Richard Strauss
Performer: Josef Metternich (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
126. Arabella, Op. 79: Und jetzt sag' ich adieu by Richard Strauss
Performer: Walter Berry (Bass), Murray Dickie (Tenor), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Harald Pröglhöf (Baritone)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929-1932 ; Germany
127. Arabella, Op. 79: Das war sehr gut, Mandryka by Richard Strauss
Performer: Josef Metternich (Baritone), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929-1932 ; Germany
128. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
129. Lieder (3), Op. 43: no 2, Muttertändelei by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
130. Lieder (8), Op. 49: no 1, Waldseligkeit by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901 ; Germany
131. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Germany
132. Lieder (5), Op. 48: no 1, Freundliche Vision by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
133. Lieder (6), Op. 56: no 6, Die heiligen drei Könige by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1906 ; Germany
134. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 1, Ruhe, meine Seele by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
135. Lieder (6), Op. 37: no 3, Meinem Kinde by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; Germany
136. Lieder (5), Op. 41: no 1, Wiegenlied by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Germany
137. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer: Edith Peinemann (Violin), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
138. Lieder (3), Op. 88: no 1, Das Bächlein by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1933 ; Germany
139. Lieder (4), Op. 36: no 1, Das Rosenband by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897 ; Germany
140. Lieder (5), Op. 48: no 4, Winterweihe by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
141. Arabella, Op. 79: Ich danke, Fräulein by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Anny Felbermayer (Soprano)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929-1932 ; Germany
142. Arabella, Op. 79: Mein Elemer...Nach dem Matteo by Richard Strauss
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Anny Felbermayer (Soprano)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1929-1932 ; Germany
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