In 1946, the young Elisabeth Schwarzkopf made her first recording with the British producer Walter Legge in Vienna. He became her husband in 1953.
All the recordings in this 5-CD collection date from the first six years of their professional and personal relationship, as Schwarzkopf, with the captivating freshness of her voice and finesse of her artistry, established herself as one of the leading sopranos of her time.
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Mozart • R Strauss • Puccini Arias and Duets • Brahms Requiem — “Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit” • (Karajan)
Stille Nacht and Christmas songs in German • Schubert •
Dowland • Arne • Morley Songs (Hudez)
Mozart • Handel Arias • J Strauss II Frühlingsstimmen,
Humperdinck Duets from Hänsel und Gretel (Seefried •
Mozart • Verdi Arias (Braithwaite)
Mozart Exultate, jubilate, K165 (Susskind)
Bach “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”, BWV 51 (Gelhorn)
Charpentier “Depuis le jour” (Dobrowen)
Puccini • Verdi • Beethoven • Bizet Arias (Galliera)
Wagner “Tot denn alles!” (Weber • Schüchter)
Silent Night and Christmas songs in English (Pritchard)
Medtner Songs (Medtner)
Mozart • Arne Songs • Folk Songs • Schumann • Brahms
Songs • Stölzel/Bach “Bist du bei mir” •
Wolf Songs (Moore)
Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria” • Schubert • Mozart • Wolf • R.