Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Aida: Ritorna vincitor!
6:58
2 Don Carlo: O don fatale
4:39
3 La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio!
6:29
4 Macbeth: Nel di della vittoria io le incontrai ... Ambizioso spirto ... Vieni t'affretta!
8:06
5 Tosca: Vissi d'arte
3:19
6 Lohengrin: Einsam in trüben Tagen
5:54
7 Götterdammerung: Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort
9:02
8 Elektra: Allein! Weh, ganz allein
9:38
9 Die Frau ohne Schatten: Ein Handwerk verstehst du sicher nicht
5:24
10 Salome: Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen, Jokanaan! ... Sie ist ein Ungeheuer, deine Tochter ... Ah! Ich habe deinen Mund geküsst
17:19
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
4:56
2 Tristan und Isolde - Liebestod: Mild und leise wie er lächelt
7:02
3 Wesendonk Lieder - Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme: Der Engel - "In der Kindheit frühen Tagen"
4:03
4 Wesendonk Lieder - Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme: Stehe still! - "Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit"
4:15
5 Wesendonk Lieder - Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme: Im Treibhaus - "Hochgewölbte Blätterkronen"
7:05
6 Wesendonk Lieder - Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme: Schmerzen - "Sonne, weinest jeden Abend Dir die schönen Augen rot"
2:43
7 Wesendonk Lieder - Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme: Träume - "Sag, welch wunderbare Träume"
4:57
8 Var det en dröm? (Was it a dream?)
2:25
9 Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The tryst)
3:11
10 Svarta rosor (Black roses)
1:56
11 Säv, Säv, susa (Sigh, rushes, sigh)
2:37
12 Diamanten på marssnön (The diamon on the March snow)
2:29
13 Höstkväll (Autumn evening)
5:18
14 Våren flyktar hastigt (Spring flies fast)
1:49
15 En svane (A swan)
2:58
16 Fra Monte Pincio (From Monte Pincio)
4:43
17 Edvard Grieg: Våren (Spring)
5:15
18 Melodi (Melody)
1:51
19 Bön till natten (Prayer to the night)
2:53
20 Sköldmön (Valkyrie)
2:56
21 En gammal dansrytm (An old dance rhythm)
1:49
22 My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night
2:24

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Richard Strauss (German composer) (track 8)
conductor:
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (1967-06) (track 8)
librettist:
orchestra:
Wiener Philharmoniker (1967-06) (track 8)
producer:
John Culshaw (track 8)
soprano vocals:
Birgit Nilsson (1967-06) (track 8)
sound engineer:
James Brown (Decca engineer, 1960s) (track 8)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (track 8)
publisher:
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1967-06) (track 8)
part of:
Elektra (op. 58; TrV 223) (track 8)
recording of:

CD 2

arranger:
Ivar Hellman (track 11)
Jussi Jalas (track 8)
Ernest Pingoud (tracks 9–10)
Jean Sibelius (1904) (track 13)
Jean Sibelius (1913) (track 14)
composer:
Edvard Grieg (track 16)
Richard Wagner (1857-10 – 1859-08) (track 2)
Jean Sibelius (1891) (track 14)
Jean Sibelius (1899) (track 10)
Jean Sibelius (1900) (tracks 11–12)
Jean Sibelius (1901) (track 9)
Jean Sibelius (1902) (track 8)
Jean Sibelius (1903) (track 13)
conductor:
Hans Knappertsbusch (1959-09-22 – 1959-09-25) (track 2)
Bertil Bokstedt (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (tracks 8–21)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (1857-08-20 – 1857-09-18) (track 2)
lyricist:
Gustaf Fröding (track 11)
Ernst Josephson (track 10)
Johan Ludvig Runeberg (tracks 9, 14)
Viktor Rydberg (track 13)
Josef Julius Wecksell (tracks 8, 12)
orchestra:
Wiener Philharmoniker (1959-09-22 – 1959-09-25) (track 2)
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera Orchestra) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (tracks 8–21)
orchestrator:
Jean Sibelius (1916 – 1917) (track 12)
producer:
Christopher Raeburn (tracks 8–21)
recording engineer:
James Brown (Decca engineer, 1960s) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (tracks 8–21)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (tracks 8–21)
soprano vocals:
Birgit Nilsson (1959-09-22 – 1959-09-25) (track 2)
Birgit Nilsson (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (tracks 8–21)
publisher:
Breitkopf & Härtel (1912) (track 12)
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (tracks 8–21)
arrangement of:
Demanten på marssnön, op. 36 no. 6 (for voice and piano) (track 12)
Säv, säv, susa, op. 36 no. 4 (for voice and piano) (track 11)
Var det en dröm?, op. 37 no. 4 (for voice and piano) (track 8)
arrangements:
Isoldens Tod (track 2)
Isoldes Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde” (for organ, Lemare) (track 2)
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (concert piece) (track 2)
orchestration of:
Svarta rosor, op. 36 no. 1 (for voice and piano) (track 10)
part of:
Romancer (ældre og nyere) (op. 39) (track 16)
recording of:
Seven Songs, op. 13 no. 4: Våren flyktar hastigt (for voice and orchestra) (1965-04-08) (track 14)
Demanten på marssnön, op. 36 no. 6 (for voice and orchestra, orch. Sibelius) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (track 12)
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte, op. 37 no. 5 (for voice and orchestra, arr. Pingoud) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (track 9)
Fra Monte Pincio, op. 39 no. 1 (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (track 16)
Höstkväll, op. 38 no. 1 (for voice and full orchestra) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (track 13)
Svarta Rosor, op. 36 no. 1 (for voice and orchestra, arr. Pingoud) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (track 10)
Säv, säv, susa, op. 36 no. 4 (for voice and orchestra, arr. Hellman) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (track 11)
Var det en dröm?, op. 37 no. 4 (for voice and orchestra, arr. Jalas) (1965-04-08 – 1965-04-12) (track 8)
version of:
Höstkväll, op. 38 no. 1 (for voice and piano) (track 13)
Våren flyktar hastigt, op. 13 no. 4 (for voice and piano) (track 14)