The Gundula Janowitz Edition (14CD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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Artist:
Gundula Janowitz

Limited Edition 14-CD Box Set

The Comprehensive Edition From Deutsche Grammophon

Including Previously Unreleased Material From A Legendary And Much-Loved Singer!

Marking the 80th birthday of Gundula Janowitz in August 2017, this limited edition box set celebrates her clear and honest soprano voice through a selection of her opera, oratorio and Lieder recordings. The favourite lyric soprano of Herbert von Karajan, Janowitz set the standard for sopranos with her legendary recordings of Mozart and R. Strauss which are still unsurpassed in the catalogue.

Born August 2, 1937 in Berlin, Janowitz débuted at the Vienna State Opera in 1960, after auditioning for Karajan the previous year having been recommended to him by Walter Legg. Karajan was so impressed with her that he promised to mentor the young soprano. Their partnership lasted for twenty years.

In Vienna, she studied the operatic roles of Mozart under Karl Böhm, Karajan and Josef Krips. Janowitz made her first recording in 1964 with Otto Klemperer, and in 1967, she opened the very first Saltzburg Easter Festival.

Janowitz’ voice was a clear and pure lyric soprano with a controlled and fast vibrato, instrumental in tone. Always subservient to the music, her perfect breath control allowed her to effortlessly draw phrases with the most subtle distinctions of timbre and dynamics.

Set Contains:

A 14-CD original jackets collection

The ultimate selection of Gundula Janowitz’s recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Philips including opera and sacred arias, oratorio and Lieder

The first CD release of an interview from 1969 with Janowitz about singing the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and about her foundation for young singers

Includes two recordings of Richard Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder: Bernard Haitink (1968) and Herbert von Karajan (1973)

60-page booklet with new liner notes in English/German/French and previously unpublished artist photos

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Reviews:

"[The] great honesty, vulnerability and beauty … noble sense of musicality, luminosity and truth in her lustrous sound are... unparalleled" 
- Elizabeth Watts

"Janowitz characterises with real feeling and a wide palette of vocal colours … one of the finest Mozart and Strauss singers of the last four decades of the 20th century" 
- Gramophone

"Even among the remarkable number of first-rate recordings of Richard Strauss' "Four last songs" … Gundula Janowitz still excels. Janowitz bewitches and enchants like no other as she interweaves her soprano line around Karajan's sublimely paced and immaculately played orchestral accompaniment" 
BBC Music Magazine

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Tracklisting:

Bach, J S:

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Herr dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen

Flosst, mein Heiland, flosst dein Namen (from Christmas Oratorio)

Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen

Mass in B minor, BWV232 (excerpts)

St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (excerpts)

Beethoven:

Die Trommel geruhret

Freudvoll und leidvoll from Egmont

Mass in C major, Op. 86: excerpts

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 - Sanctus

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 - Benedictus

Mir ist so wunderbar (Quartet) (Fidelio)

Gut, Söhnchen, gut (from Fidelio)

Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin? (from Fidelio)

Nur hurtig fort (from Fidelio)

Euch werde lohn in bessern Welten (from Fidelio)

O namenlose Freude! (from Fidelio)

Brahms:

Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45)

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice: Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte!

Qual vita è questa mai...Che fiero momento (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Handel:

Messiah: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion

Messiah: He shall feed His flock

Messiah: How beautiful are the feet

Messiah: I know that my Redeemer liveth
sung in German

Haydn:

The Seasons (extracts)
sung in German

The Creation (extracts)
sung in German

Lortzing:

Er schläft! Wir alle sind in Angst und Not...Er ist so gut (from Der Waffenschmied)

Wir armen, armen Mädchen (from Der Waffenschmied)

Mendelssohn:

Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, from Paulus, Op. 36
sung in German

Mozart:

Ah, lo previdi... Ah, l'invola agl'occhi miei, K272

A questo seno deh vieni…Or che il cielo, K374

Alma grande e nobil core K578

Grabmusik, K42: Betracht dies Herz

Vado, ma dove? oh Dei!, K583

Bella mia fiamma, addio... Resta, oh cara, K528

Misera, dove son? - Ah! non son' io che parlo! K369

Quando avran fine omai ... Padre, germani, addio! (from Idomeneo)

Ei parte...Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)

Porgi amor (from Le nozze di Figaro)

E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Sull' aria che soave zeffiretto (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

Missa Solemnis in C minor K139 'Waisenhausmesse': excerpts

Soave sia il vento (from Così fan tutte)

Come scoglio (from Così fan tutte)

Ah, che tutta in un momento (from Così fan tutte)

Prenderò quel brunettino (from Così fan tutte)

Per pietà (from Così fan tutte)

Fra gli amplessi (from Così fan tutte)

Orff:

Carmina Burana: Stetit puella

Carmina Burana: In trutina

Schubert:

Klaglied D23

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Des Mädchens Klage D191b

An die Sonne D270

Kennst du das Land (Mignons Gesang), D321

Klage der Ceres, D323 (Schiller)

Abendlied der Fürstin D495

An die Nachtigall, D497

Wiegenlied, D498

Blanka, D631 (Schlegel)

Die Liebende schreibt D673

Suleika II, D717

Suleika I, D720

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Die junge Nonne, D828

Lied der Anne Lyle, D830

Gesang der Norna D831 (Scott, Spiker)

Raste Krieger, Krieg ist aus (Ellens Gesang I), D837

Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd (Ellens Gesang II), D838

Ave Maria, D839

Die Männer sind méchant, D866 No. 3

So lasst mich scheinen, D877 No. 3

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D877/4

Im Freien D880

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (Von Chezy / Muller)

Hagars Klage, D5

Des Mädchens Klage I, D6

Thekla, D73 (Schiller)

Kolmas Klage, D217

Liebe schwarmt auf allen Wegen, D239 No. 6 (Goethe)

Lilla an die Morgenröte, D273

Lambertine, D301 (Stoll)

Der König in Thule, D367

Des Mädchens Klage D389 (Schiller)

Die Forelle, D550

Gretchens Bitte D564 (Goethe)

Iphigenia, D573 (Mayrhofer)

Thekla, D595 (Schiller)

Vom Mitleiden Maria D632 (Schlegel)

Das Mädchen D652 (Schlegel)

Berthas Lied in der Nacht, D653

Der Fluss, D693

Die gefangenen Sänger D712 (Schlegel)

Die Rose, D745

Schwestergruss, D762 (Bruchmann)

Vergissmeinnicht D792 (Schober)

Lied der Delphine, D857 No. 1

Lied der Delphine, D857 No. 1

Wiegenlied D867 (Seidl)

Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)

Im Frühling, D882

Heimliches Lieben D922 (Klenke)

Strauss, J, II:

Dieser Anstand, so manierlich (from Die Fledermaus)

Klänge der Heimat (from Die Fledermaus)

Strauss, R:

Capriccio: Intermezzo (Moonlight Music)

Wo ist mein Bruder? (from Capriccio)

Vier letzte Lieder
(two recordings)

Telemann:

Ino, dramatic cantata, TWV 20:41

Wagner:

Dich, teure Halle (from Tannhauser)

Allmächt’ge Jungfrau! (from Tannhäuser)

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen (from Lohengrin)

Gerechter Gott! (from Rienzi)

Komm, komm, holder Knabe! (from Parsifal)

Die Walküre: Act 1

Die Walkure: Act 2 Scene 3

Nicht sehre dich Sorge um mich...O hehrstes Wunder! (from Die Walküre)

Lohengrin (excerpts)

War das sein Horn? (from Götterdämmerung)

Schweigt eures Jammers jauchzenden Schwall (from Götterdämmerung)

Weber:

Wie nahte mir der Schlummer … Leise, leise, fromme Weise (from Der Freischütz)

Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle (from Der Freischütz)

Ozean, du Ungeheuer (from Oberon)

Trauere, mein Herz (from Oberon)