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Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 & Wolf: Lieder

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 & Wolf: Lieder

Recorded live at Semperoper Dresden, September 2012


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Strauss, R:

Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Wolf, H:

Verborgenheit (No. 12 from Mörike-Lieder)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Er ist's (No. 6 from Mörike-Lieder)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Elfenlied (No. 16 from Mörike-Lieder)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Anakreons Grab (No. 29 from Goethe-Lieder)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Mignon II 'Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt' (No. 6 from Goethe-Lieder)

Renée Fleming (soprano)


The Dresden Staatskapelle has a living Bruckner tradition, stretching back a century and more, which is lovingly curated by its new music director, Christian Thielemann, who is himself a powerful advocate for the composer’s symphonies as the pinnacle of the Austro-German tradition; and in particular for the Wagnerian resonances of the Seventh, whose Adagio was shaped by news of Wagner’s death in Venice. Hugo Wolf was also deeply affected by that news; his songs, like Bruckner’s symphonies, can be seen as oblique reflections on the influence of Wagner, especially when sung, as they are here by Renée Fleming, with the utmost delicacy and intimacy.

Christian Thielemann’s first concert as Principal Conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Both Thielemann and Fleming are renowned interpreters of Romantic repertoire.

Bruckner’s 7th Symphony premiered in 1884 to universal acclaim & established him as a serious composer of symphonic music, Wolf’s Songs were composed four years later.

Wolf was a great admirer of Bruckner and both idolized Wagner, whose influence is felt in the 7th Symphony.

Running time: 106 minutes

Subtitles N/A

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“Thielemann's interpretation of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony is majestic and clean, as expected, though it falls just short of the cumulative power that the audience's warm reception suggests. The camera's close scrutiny underlines how minimal his conducting can be.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2013 ****

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Conversations à Rechlin

Conversations à Rechlin

Grand Théâtre de Genève, 2009


Music by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann & Hugo Wolf


Marie-Claude Chappuis (mezzo-soprano), Inna Petcheniouk (piano) & Nicolas Brieger (actor)

Written & Directed by François Dupeyron

"Conversations à Rechlin" is a superb blend of music and theatre.

The concept, scenario and staging are the work of the French director and scriptwriter François Dupeyron, famous for The Officer’s Ward and Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran with Omar Sharif. The production is enhanced by an excellent cast: the well known mezzo-soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis, with Inna Petcheniouk, who brings with her a wealth of experience as an accompanist, and the actor Nicolas Brieger.

Set against a backdrop of Europe in 1944, the end of the Second World War and the collapse of Nazi Germany, the story shows three people brought together by a daily ritual that overcomes the differences between them. Marie-Claude Chappuis performs lieder by Schubert, Schumann and Wolf that form a contrast with the actors‘ situation in the labour camp at Rechlin. An intimate, spiritual interaction among a trio of human beings caught up in a moment of history.

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Subtitle Languages: FR, GB, DE

Running Time: 91 mins

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Christa Ludwig - Lieder Recital

Christa Ludwig - Lieder Recital

Directed by Enrique Sánchez Lansch


 

A Master Class with Christa Ludwig, Part II

Bonus

Directed by Claus Viller

Bernstein:

I Hate Music, a cycle of five 'kid songs'

Mahler:

Ich ging mit Lust (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Scheiden und Meiden (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Schubert:

Im Abendrot, D799

Die Forelle, D550

Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531

Geheimnis, D491 (Mayrhofer)

Sehnsucht, D636 (Schiller)

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Strauss, R:

Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Op. 21 No. 2

Begegnung (Meeting), AV 72

Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Wolf, H:

Anakreons Grab (No. 29 from Goethe-Lieder)

Der Gärtner (No. 17 from Mörike-Lieder)

Bedeckt mich mit Blumen (No. 26 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)

In dem Schatten meiner Locken (No. 2 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)

Mein Liebster hat zu Tische mich geladen (No. 25 from Italienisches Liederbuch)

Wie lange schon war immer mein Verlangen (No. 11 from Italienisches Liederbuch)


Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) & Charles Spencer (piano)

Christa Ludwig is acknowledged as one of the twentieth century’s most explorative and complete vocal artists. Her professional singing career spanned five decades and, as a star of the international operatic stage, she made roles as diverse as Rosina, Dorabella, Cherubino, Leonore, Amneris, Eboli, Kundry, Ortrud, Clytemnestra and the Marschallin her own, excelling in soprano, mezzo and coloratura mezzo repertoire. She also established her reputation as a fine lieder singer. The intimate auditorium of the magnificent neo-baroque Volkstheater in Vienna was packed with a discerning and enthusiastic audience when Christa Ludwig gave a master class there. The intimate auditorium of the magnificent neo-baroque Volkstheater in Vienna was packed with a discerning and enthusiastic audience when Christa Ludwig gave a master class there. The young singers who took part – Valerij Serkin (tenor), Stella Grigorian (mezzo) and Marcus Pelz (baritone) – were all studying at an advanced level, with their sights set on fi nding success as professionals on the operatic stage. Christa Ludwig focused the time she spent with each singer on helping them to find the dramatic truth expressed in the aria of their choice and advising on how they could communicate this in their interpretation. The master class includes pieces by Beethoven, Bizet and Massenet and, at the end, the greatness of her art is recalled as she is seen singing Mistress Quickly in a production of Verdi’s Falstaff (1982).

“Filmed in Athens in 1994, this is one of the great German mezzo's final Lieder recitals. With her voice still in fine fettle and her interpretative powers undiminished, it's an impressive token of her artistry.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2009 ****

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Great Voices of the Golden Age

Great Voices of the Golden Age


Beethoven:

Ah! Perfido, Op. 65

Gundula Janowitz (soprano)

Brahms:

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Christa Ludwig (soprano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Christa Ludwig (soprano)

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Rita Streich (soprano)

Geheimnis, Op. 71 No. 3

Rita Streich (soprano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Rita Streich (soprano)

Egk:

Quattro Canzoni

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Mahler:

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Christa Ludwig (soprano)

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Rita Streich (soprano)

Mozart:

Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge, K596

Rita Streich (soprano)

Schubert:

Seligkeit D433 (Holty)

Rita Streich (soprano)

Lachen und Weinen, D777

Rita Streich (soprano)

Die Vogel D691

Rita Streich (soprano)

Schumann:

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

Rita Streich (soprano)

Strauss, R:

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Rita Streich (soprano)

Tchaikovsky:

Otchevo? (Why?), Op. 6 No. 5

Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)

O ditya, pod okoshkom tvoim (Serenade), Op. 63 No. 6

Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)

Wagner:

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Tristan und Isolde, Act III

Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano)

Schmerzen (No. 4 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Träume (No. 5 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano)

Wolf, H:

Bescheidene Liebe

Rita Streich (soprano)


"On wings of song" - Heine's words and Mendelssohn's immortal melody, sung here by the inimitable Rita Streich, perfectly encapsulate the spirit of this collection. Six of the greatest voices of the last half-century perform a range of familiar music: romantic Wagner from Gré Brouwenstijn and collectors' items such as Egk's four Italian songs from the matchless Irmgard Seefried. These were the commanding voices of their day, from Christa Ludwig's warm mezzo, to Gundula Janowitz's crystalline soprano and the dramatic brilliance of Galina Vishnevskaya, all captured in their prime.

“With Vishnevskaya the odd-Russian-out, these 1960s films preserve the art of female singers mostly in the German Lied repertoire. Visual and sonic quality is variable, platform manners quaint, but the vocalism regularly excellent.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2009 ****

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

broadcasts from 1961-1970


Works by:

Brahms, Gluck, Mahler, Menotti, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Verdi & Wolf


Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano) & Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Berislav Klobucar

Booklet Notes:Tracklisting in English, French, German.

Among the rediscovered treasures of the BBC archives are two recitals by soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, filmed in 1961 and 1970.At the time, she was at the peak of her powers and was accompanied by the world's greatest accompanist: Gerald Moore. Footage of a public concert, filmed exclusively 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 Mozart Verdi and Strauss. Her anthology of German Lieder takes us on a journey through the imaginative world of Mozart, Schubert and Wolf. These two recitals allow us to re-encounter Schwarzkopf in her favourite repertoire.

"The pristine beauty of her lyric soprano and the charm of her person, combined with hard work and innate intelligence, lent her performances a compelling authority" The Guardian

"…one of the most dazzling artists of her time" The New York Times

“In two recitals with Gerald Moore Schwarzkopf is incomparable in her communication of German art-song. She is handicapped in the orchestral recital by Klobucar's poor conducting.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2009 ****

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Elena Nikolaidi in Recital

Elena Nikolaidi in Recital


Canteloube:

Songs of the Auvergne: Baïlèro

Malurous qu’o uno fenno (3rd series, no.5) from Chants d’Auvergne

La fileuse

Gluck:

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

trad.:

Chant du berger - L'agnelet

Sérénade de Crête

Wolf, H:

Das verlassene Mägdlein (No. 7 from Mörike-Lieder)

In dem Schatten meiner Locken (No. 2 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)

Elfenlied (No. 16 from Mörike-Lieder)


Elena Nikolaidi (mezzo), Guy Bourassa (piano)

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.

1961

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The Art of Grace Bumbry

The Art of Grace Bumbry


Brahms:

Auf dem Kirchhofe, Op. 105 No. 4

O liebliche Wangen, Op. 47 No. 4

John Newmark (piano)

Liszt:

Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S. 314

John Newmark (piano)

Massenet:

Pleurez, mes yeux (Le Cid)

Schumann:

Wenn ich in deine Augen seh' (No. 4 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Der Sandmann, Op. 79 No. 13

John Newmark (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Adieu, forêts (from Jeanne d'Arc)

Verdi:

Ecco l'orrido campo … Ma dall'arido stelo divulsa (from Un ballo in maschera)

Wolf, H:

Schlafendes Jesuskind (No. 25 from Mörike-Lieder)

John Newmark (piano)


Grace Bumbry

Orchestra of Radio-Canada, Montréal, Jacques Beaudry

39 minutes, black & white

Program taped for Radio-Canada, 1972. Originally telecast January 7, 1973

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Russell Oberlin: America's Legendary Counter-tenor

Russell Oberlin: America's Legendary Counter-tenor


Britten:

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Handel:

Pompe vane di morte! (from Rodelinda)

Dove sei, amato bene? (from Rodelinda)

Purcell:

Music for a while, Z583

Scarlatti, A:

Pensieri, oh Dio, qual pena

Schumann:

Sängers Trost Op. 127 No. 1 (Justinus Kerner)

Meine Rose, Op. 90 No. 2

Wolf, H:

Auch kleine Dinge (No. 1 from Italienisches Liederbuch)

Verschwiegene Liebe (No. 3 from Eichendorff-Lieder)

Ach, im Maien war's, im Maien (No. 20 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)


Russell Oberlin (countertenor)

The renowned countertenor displays his art in two television recitals from 1961 and 1962. As a bonus feature, the DVD includes a fascinating interview with Mr. Oberlin produced especially for this release.

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Peter Schreier - The 80th Birthday Edition

Peter Schreier - The 80th Birthday Edition


Abraham:

Reich mir zum Abschied noch einmal die Hände (from Victor und ihr Husar)

Sylvia Geszty (soprano)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Heinz Rögner

Albert, M:

Frühling

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Ariosti:

O quam suavis est

Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler

Bach, C P E:

Magnificat in D, Wq. 215 (H772): Quia fecit

Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen

Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV214 'Tönet, ihr Pauken'

Berliner Solisten

Kammerorchester Berlin

Cantata BWV208 'Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!': Entzücket uns beide ihr Strahlen der Freude

Edith Mathis (soprano), Walter Heinz Bernstein (organ), Hartmut Friedrich (trombone), Siegfried Lotz (double bass), Uwe-Karl Kraehnke (bassoon)

Kammerorchester Berlin

Sinfonia from Cantata BWV209

Kammerorchester Berlin

Deposuit potentes

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Cantata BWV61 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet (from Christmas Oratorio)

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Martin Fläming

Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis': Sinfonia

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis': Wie hast du dich, Gott

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis': Bäche von gesalznen Zähren

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Petrus aber sass draussen im Palast

Erika Wustmann (soprano), Gerda Schriever (mezzo-soprano), Siegfried Vogel (bass), Dresdner Kreuzchor, St Thomas's Boys Choir Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Rudolf Mauersberger

Cantata BWV134 'Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss': Auf, Glaubige, singet die lieblichen Lieder

Ortrun Wenkel (contralto)

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Cantata BWV134 'Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss': Wohl dir, Gott hat an dich gedacht

Ortrun Wenkel (contralto)

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Cantata BWV134 'Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss': Wir danken und preise

Ortrun Wenkel (contralto)

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Osanna

Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Hans Joachim Rotzsch

Cantata BWV213 'Laßt uns sorgen. Laßt uns wachen' (Hercules auf dem Scheidewege)

Berliner Solisten

Kammerorchester Berlin

Beethoven:

An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), Op. 98

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Adelaide, Op. 46

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Brahms:

All mein Gedanken, die ich hab (No. 30 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33

Peter Rösel (piano)

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Britten:

War Requiem: Agnus Dei

Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig, Herbert Kegel

Capua:

O sole mio

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Curtis, E:

Non ti scordar di me

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Dessau:

Dreistrophig (from 27 Lieder)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Philosophen der Liebe (from 27 Lieder)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Rundgesang (from 27 Lieder)

Annelies Burmeister (contralto), Walter Olbertz (piano)

Dvorak:

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Marian Lapsansky (piano)

Struna naladena (Rein gestimmt die Saiten), Op. 55, No. 5

Marian Lapsansky (piano)

Im tiefen Walde steh' ich hier, Op. 83 No. 6

Marian Lapsansky (piano)

Fux:

Plaudite, sonat tuba, K165

Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler

Giordani, G:

Caro mio ben

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Haas,  J:

Krippenlieder (6), Op. 49

Hansjörn Albrecht (piano)

Hasse, J A:

Arminio: Tradir sapeste, o perfidi

Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch

Heinichen:

Lamentation No. 1

Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler

Hindemith:

Sonnenuntergang

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Ehmals und jetzt

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Jacobi, C A:

Christmas cantata Der Himmel steht uns wieder offen

Capella Sagittariana Dresden, Dietrich Knothe

Lehár:

Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Sylvia Geszty (soprano)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Heinz Rögner

Liszt:

Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S. 314

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Lortzing:

Lied: Vater, Mutter, Schestern, Bruder (from Undine)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Siegfried Kurz

Love:

Das Alte Lied (from The Third Man)

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Mahler:

Der Trunkene im Frühling (Das Lied von der Erde)

Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Kurt Sanderling

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Gruß, Op. 19a No. 5

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Frühlingslied 'Durch den Wald, den dunkeln', Op. 47 No. 3

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Frage Op. 9/1

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Meyer, E H:

Mir träumte wieder der alte Traum

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Schuld

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Weihnacht

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Mittergradnegger:

Heiteres Herbarium

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Mozart:

Abendempfindung an Laura, K523

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro (from Così fan tutte)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner

Dalla sua pace (from Don Giovanni)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner

Del più sublime soglio (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner

Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben (from Die Zauberflöte)

Theo Adam (bass-baritone)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner

Nicolai, C O:

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Staatskapelle Berlin, Bernhard Klee

Prokofiev:

Summer Elderberries (from Russian Folksongs, Op. 104)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

The Ugly Duckling, Op. 18

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Raymond:

Schau einer schonen Frau nie zu tief in die Augen (from Maske in Blau)

Sylvia Geszty (soprano)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Heinz Rögner

Scarlatti, A:

Cantata 'Su le sponde del Tebro'

Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler

Schubert:

Sei mir gegrüsst! D741 (Rückert)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Dass sie hier gewesen! D775 (Rückert)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Lachen und Weinen, D777

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Greisengesang, D778

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Die Liebe hat gelogen D751 (Platen)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Du liebst mich nicht D756 (Platen)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Der Zwerg, D771 (Collin)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Das Fischermädchen D957 No. 10

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Am Meer, D 957 No. 12

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Die Stadt, D957 No. 11

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Der Doppelgänger D957 No. 13

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Ihr Bild, D957 No. 9

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Der Atlas, D957 No. 8

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Ständchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Wohin? (No. 2 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Mein! (No. 11 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Trockne Blumen (No. 18 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Der Müller und der Bach (No. 19 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)

Walter Olbertz (piano)

Der Lindenbaum (No. 5 from Winterreise, D911)

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Alfonso und Estrella, D732

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner

Schulz, J A P:

Der Mond ist aufgegangen

Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Mitglieder des Thomanerchors

Gewandhausorchesters Leipzig, Horst Neumann

Schumann:

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (No. 1 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Aus meinen Tränen sprießen (No. 2 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Ich will meine Seele tauchen (No. 5 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen (No. 12 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Ich hab' im Traum geweinet (No. 13 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Die alten, bosen Lieder (No. 16 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Intermezzo (No. 2 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Schöne Fremde (No. 6 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Auf einer Burg (No. 7 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Zwielicht (No. 10 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Im Walde (No. 11 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Fröhlicher Landmann, Op. 68 No. 10

Norman Shetler (piano)

Ich wandelte unter den Baumen (No. 3 from Liederkreis, Op. 24)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Mit Myrten und Rosen (No. 9 from Liederkreis, Op. 24)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Kommen und Scheiden, Op. 90 No. 3

Norman Shetler (piano)

Muttertraum (No. 2 from 5 Lieder Op. 40)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Anfangs wollt ich fast verzagen (No. 8 from Liederkreis, Op. 24)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Sängers Trost Op. 127 No. 1 (Justinus Kerner)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Der Einsiedler, Op. 83 No. 3

Norman Shetler (piano)

Einsamkeit, Op. 90 No. 5

Norman Shetler (piano)

Wanderlied (No. 3 from 12 Gedichte, Op. 35)

Norman Shetler (piano)

An den Mond, Op. 95

Norman Shetler (piano)

Nachtlied, Op. 96 No. 1

Norman Shetler (piano)

Schneeglöckchen Op. 96 No. 2 (anonymous)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Loreley Op. 53 No. 2 (August Wilhelmine Lorenz)

Norman Shetler (piano)

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

Norman Shetler (piano)

Was will die einsame Träne, Op. 25 No. 21

Norman Shetler (piano)

Zum Schluß, Op. 25 No. 26

Norman Shetler (piano)

Shostakovich:

Abschied (from Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79/79a)

Maria Croonen (soprano), Annelies Burmeister (contralto)

Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Kurt Sanderling

Die grosse Not (from From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79/79a)

Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Kurt Sanderling

Das schöne neue Leben (from From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79/79a)

Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester, Kurt Sanderling

Smetana:

Komm mein Söhnchen (Die verkaufte Braut)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Otmar Suitner

Spoliansky:

Heute Nacht oder nie (from Das Lied einer Nacht)

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Stolz, R:

Zwei Herzen im Dreivierteltakt

Sylvia Geszty (soprano)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Heinz Rögner

Strauss, R:

Kein andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (from Capriccio)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Siegfried Kurz

Leises Lied, Op. 39 No. 1

Norman Shetler (piano)

Es liebte einst ein Hase, Op. 66 No. 3

Norman Shetler (piano)

Hast du ein Tongedicht vollbracht, Op. 66 No. 5

Norman Shetler (piano)

O lieber Kunstler sei ermahnt, Op. 66 No. 6

Norman Shetler (piano)

Vivaldi:

Concerto in G minor, RV 104 'La notte'

Eckart Haupt (flute)

Dresdner Barocksolisten

Weill, K:

The Seven Deadly Sins: No. 5. Gluttony

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch (tenor), Günther Leib (baritone), Hermann Christian Polster (bass)

Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig, Herbert Kegel

Werner, H:

Heidenroslein

Konrad Ragossnig (lute)

Winkler, G:

Chianti-Lied - Ja ja der Chiantiwein

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Wolf, H:

Schlafendes Jesuskind (No. 25 from Mörike-Lieder)

Hansjörn Albrecht (piano)

Zum neuen Jahr (No. 27 from Mörike-Lieder)

Hansjörn Albrecht (piano)

Youmans:

Without a Song

Grosses Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Robert Harnell

Zelenka:

Laudate pueri in D major, ZWV81

Virtuosi Saxoniae, Ludwig Güttler


8 CD +1 BONUS DVD

Peter Schreier – "Eight at 80" On July 29 this year, Peter Schreier celebrates his 80th birthday – an opportunity for the Berlin Classics label to honour the legendary singer with a generous box set. What concepts do we most readily associate with this outstanding musician? Being himself mattered to Peter Schreier, and he also liked to be easily understood. His pronunciation was always clear, but in addition to that, he sang the lyrics so as to make sense of them. Without ever sounding affected, he could bring out the inner meaning of a Schubert song as effectively as when he sang the part of a Bach Evangelist. In this sense, he was an unchallenged authority who was never dependent on pretentious gestures. This is surely one reason why he was so popular beyond the classical-music scene.

In the course of his dazzling operatic career, Peter Schreier made a special name for himself as an exceptional Mozart tenor. But operetta and folksong were also in his repertoire. His first love, however, was the art song, and he sang lieder of all periods up to the present day. Bach's works were another great love of his. Nor must we forget that from 1970 onwards, Peter Schreier had a conducting career. He still conducts occasionally, despite having bowed out as a singer in 2005.

The music on these eight CDs has been selected from the extensive Eterna archive in close consultation with Peter Schreier. It covers all the essential aspects of his repertoire, all the fields in which He laid down benchmark interpretations as a singer. The set includes a recording of Schubert lieder that is receiving its very first release on CD. The included DVD features a recent half hour interview with the singer, in which he looks back on a rich artistic life. Film excerpts of a 1971 lieder recital with Rudolf Buchbinder round off the DVD and the complete set – which will delight fans of the tenor and those keen to discover his many facets!

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