ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF SINGS LIEDER
Label: Regis Records
Budget Periods: Classical, Romantic
Composers: Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performers: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915-2006)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Sings Lieder with Wilhelm Furtwangler (1886-1954), Walter Gieseking (l895-1956), Edwin Fischer (1886-1960) and Gerald Moore (1899-1987)
"(with Furtwangler) from the 1953 Salzburg Festival...intensity of the occasion was breathtaking, especially in the blazing rage of 'Was soll der Zorn' of the heartbreak of 'Herr, was tragt der Boden hier'...the recording brings alive a unique partnership - the young Schwarzkopf captured in lovely fresh voice early in her career and Furtwangler in a rare appearance as accompanist...nothing like her live recordings to show her as she was at her best...Wolf recitals like this do not come round very often." (with Fischer) "listen to this recital, one of the greatest discs of Schubert singing ever...truly inspired by Fischer, who at once overawed and inspired the singer...she throws caution utterly to the winds, forgets herself and astonishes us" (with Gieseking)..."the voice seems even fresher and younger; perhaps an accident of time and place but a happy one since it corresponds to the nature of the music." (all (c) Gramophone).