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The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

The Best of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Catalogue Number: ALC 1163
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: A/DD, 1951/61, 69:44 mins
Price: £6.99



“Elisabeth Schwarzkopf possessed one of the most distinctive voices of the post-war era….her range of vocal colouring was quite staggering, and few sopranos before or since have possessed a similar ability to act with their voices.” (J. Murray)

  • 1. Porgi amor (Le Nozze di Figaro:Mozart) 4:01
  • 2. Dove sono (Le Nozze di Figaro:Mozart) 4:49
    (both above as Countess Almaviva) with Vienna State Opera,
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan Rec.1950
  • 3. Come scoglio (Cosi fan Tutte:Mozart) 4:38
    Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan Rec.1954
  • 4. In quali eccessi..Mi tradi (Don Giovanni:Mozart) 5:34
    Phiharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini Rec.1960
  • 5. Evening Hymn: Abends will ich schlafen gehn 2:51
    (Hansel und Gretel: Humperdinck) with Elisabeth Grummer
    Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan Rec.1953
  • 6. Da geht er hin (Der Rosenkavalier: R. Strauss) 5:26
    Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan Rec.1956
  • 7. Der Musensohn (Schubert: with Edwin Fischer (Piano) Rec.1953 1:58
  • 8. Die Forelle (Schubert: with Edwin Fischer (Piano) Rec.1953 2:06
  • 9. Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert: with Edwin Fischer (Piano) Rec.1953 3:18
  • 10. Der Nussbaum (Schumann: with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1954 3:01
  • 11. Wiegenlied (R. Strauss: with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1957 4:17
  • 12. Viljalied (Die Lustige Witwe:Lehár) 5:13
    Chorus & Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Ackermann Rec.1953
  • 13. Sei nicht bös (Don’t be Cross) (Der Obersteiger:Zeller) 4:15
  • 14. Meine Lippen sie küsen so heiss (Giuditta:Lehár) 5:04
    (both above) Philharmonia Orchestra / Otto Ackermann Rec.1959
  • 15. Czardas:Klänge der Heimat (Die Fledermaus:J.Strauss) 4:40
    Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan Rec.1955
  • 16. Songs My Mother Taught Me (Dvorak) 2:21
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1957
  • 17. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (Trad.:Johnson/arr.Quilter) 3:00
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1957
  • 18. ’S Schätzli (Trad. Swiss) 1:58
    with Gerald Moore (Piano) Rec.1951