Annotation

Recorded at various times and places, some tracks in mono. Details in the track annotations.

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-30 17:57 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le nozze di Figaro: Atto IV. "Giunse alfin il momento ... Deh vieni, non tardar"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:19
2 Fidelio: Akt I. "Ach wär ich schon"
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:53
3 Le nozze di Figaro: Atto II. "Porgi, amor"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:46
4 Don Giovanni: Atto II. "In quali eccessi ... Mi tradì"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:40
5 Così fan tutte: Atto I. "L'intatta fede ... Come scoglio"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:26
6 Der Freischütz: Akt II. "Wie nahte mir der Schlummer ... Leise, leise, fromme Weise"
Carl Maria von Weber 8:41
7 Lohengrin: Akt. I. "Einsam in trüben Tagen"
Richard Wagner 6:04
8 Die verkaufte Braut: Akt. III "Endlich allein ... Wie fremd und tot"
Bedřich Smetana 5:48
9 Der Rosenkavalier: Akt I. "Da geht er hin, der aufgeblasene schlechte Kerl"
Richard Strauss 5:31
10 Ariadne auf Naxos: "Es gibt ein Reich, wo alles rein ist"
Richard Strauss 6:48
11 Arabella: Akt III. "Das war sehr gut"
Richard Strauss 6:03
12 Der Opernball: Akt II. "Im chambre séparée"
Richard Heuberger 3:08
13 Die Fledermaus: Akt II. "Klänge der Heimat"
Johann Strauss II 4:40

Credits

CD 1

additional librettist:
Max Kalbeck (track 8)
balance engineer:
Douglas Larter (1954-06-30 – 1954-07-07) (track 10)
baritone vocals:
Josef Metternich (1954-10-06) (track 11)
composer:
Richard Heuberger (track 12)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 1, 1, 3–4, 4–5)
Bedřich Smetana (track 8)
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, "Walzerkönig", Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (track 13)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (track 10)
Richard Wagner (1846 – 1848) (track 7)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1909 – 1910) (track 9)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1932) (track 11)
conductor:
Alceo Galliera (1950-10) (track 2)
Sir John Pritchard (1952-07) (track 1)
Herbert von Karajan (1954-06-30 – 1954-07-07) (track 10)
Lovro von Matačić (1954-10-06) (track 11)
Herbert von Karajan (1955-04) (track 13)
Walter Süsskind (1956-04) (track 6)
Heinrich Schmitz (1956-09) (track 8)
Herbert von Karajan (1956-12) (track 9)
Otto Ackermann (1957-07) (track 12)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (1959-09 – 1959-11) (track 3)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (1959-10) (track 4)
Karl Böhm (Austrian conductor) (1962-09) (track 5)
engineer:
Douglas Larter (track 12)
Christopher Parker (classical recording and balance engineer, active from 1950s) (track 9)
librettist:
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 1, 3–4, 4–5)
Hugo von Hofmannsthal (tracks 9–11)
Victor Léon (librettist) (track 12)
Karel Sabina (track 8)
Richard Wagner (track 7)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1950-10) (track 2)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1952-07) (track 1)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1954-06-30 – 1954-07-07) (track 10)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1954-10-06) (track 11)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1955-04) (track 13)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1956-04) (tracks 6–7)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1956-09) (track 8)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1956-12) (track 9)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1957-07) (track 12)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1959-09 – 1959-11) (track 3)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1959-10) (track 4)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1962-09) (track 5)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 1–13)
soprano vocals:
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (track 5)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1954-10-06) (track 11)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1957-07) (track 12)
soprano vocals [Primadonna/Ariadne]:
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1954-06-30 – 1954-07-07) (track 10)
sound engineer:
Harold Davidson (classical sound engineer, active from late 1950's) (track 4)
Douglas Larter (tracks 1–3, 5–8, 12–13)
Douglas Larter (1954-10-06) (track 11)
vocals:
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1950-10) (track 2)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1952-07) (track 1)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1955-04) (track 13)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1956-04) (tracks 6–7)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1956-09) (track 8)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1956-12) (track 9)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1959-09 – 1959-11) (track 3)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1959-10) (track 4)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (1962-09) (track 5)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1954-06-30 – 1954-07-07) (track 10)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1954-10-06) (track 11)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1955-04) (track 13)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1956-04) (tracks 6–7)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1956-09) (track 8)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1956-12) (track 9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1957-07) (track 12)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1959-09 – 1959-11) (track 3)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1962-09) (track 5)
arrangements:
is the basis for:
part of:
Der Freischütz: Akt II (number) (track 6)
Arabella (op. 79; TrV 263) (track 11)
recording of:

Release

liner notes: Tony Locantro
photography: Reg Wilson
ASIN: UK: B000002S6C [info]