The folk songs and poems of the collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn The Youth's Magic Horn , first published in the early 19th century, played a crucial role in Mahler's development as a composer.
Encompassing the vast range of expression in these 12 settings - from hauntingly dark tragedy to exuberant comedy - are the two defining lieder singers of the second half of the 20th century, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Like Mahler himself, the Budapest-born, Vienna-trained conductor George Szell exemplified the rich musical tradition of Central Europe.
In addition he studied composition and music theory with Foerster, Mandyczewski and Reger. He signed a ten-year contract with the Viennese music publishing company Universal Edition in , and in the same year gave the first performance of his Piano Quartet Op. Szell was then appointed first conductor at the Berlin State Opera under Erich Kleiber, remaining there for five years before returning to Prague to take up the position of chief conductor at the German Opera House, conducting in addition the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
He made his American debut with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in , and he also appeared as a guest conductor with the Courtauld-Sargent concerts in London and with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.
EMI Music Distribution. Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Angel Records. EMI Classics. Mahler: Symphony No. Christmas Album. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro. Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem. Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder; Orchesterlieder. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro. Verona Records. Wolf: Lieder Recital. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Songbook [3 CDs].
Wolf: Lieder-Recital. Lieder Recital, Salzburg Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Sings Pamina. Gala Records. Wolf: Spanish Songbook. Deutsche Grammophon. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf Farewell Recital Bella Voce. Handel: Hercules. Golden Melodram. East coast Rap. Others US Rap. French Rap. International Rap. Hip Hop Movies. Other Electro. European Movies. TV Shows. Sound Library. World Music. African Traditional.
Indian Ocean. Others South American Traditional. West Indies. Visual Kei. Shibuya Kei. Sound Tracks. Others Countries. Old Music. Ancient Music. Various Items. Postal Cards. Accessories for protection and cleaning. Transport packaging. All are memorable and impressive. They are quite varied and give Schwarzkopf opportunities to show off her technique and considerable expressive powers, and Szell the opportunity to provide equally persuasive and glowing accompaniments.
The most famous, perhaps, and the most beguiling are "Morgen" Tomorrow heartrendingly beautiful again with a beautifully conceived violin solo over flowing harp arpeggios ; and the sublime little lullaby, "Wiegenlied" Cradle Song. It is shadowy, brooding and foreboding and Schwarzkopf and Szell penetrate its dark soul. Rush out and buy this great reissue. Lieder 3 , Op. Three days later, he died. After retiring almost immediately after her husband's death , Schwarzkopf taught and gave master classes around the world, notably at the Juilliard School in New York City.
After living in Switzerland for many years, she took up residence in Austria. Schwarzkopf died in her sleep during the night of 2—3 August at her home in Schruns , Vorarlberg , Austria, aged She left a discography that is considerable both in quality and in quantity and will be mostly remembered for her Mozart and Richard Strauss operatic portrayals, her two commercial recordings of Strauss's Four Last Songs , and her countless recordings of lieder, especially those of Wolf.
Schwarzkopf is considered by many to be the greatest German lyric soprano of the twentieth century and one of the finest Mozart singers of all time, with an "indescribably beautiful" voice. Schwarzkopf's entry in The Grove Book of Opera Singers concludes: "Although she dismissed her [Nazi Party] membership as a professional necessity, her reputation has remained tarnished by what seems to have been an active party membership.
She can be seen in two videotaped performances as the Marschallin :. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Schruns , Vorarlberg , Austria. You are currently listening to samples. See More. On sale now The Lion King Various Artists. ECM Atmospheres. Afternoon Siesta: Classical Chillout. Qobuz Top Albums.Jul 10, · This is from a worn LP with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. I thought it was a little too worn for YT, actually I was a little worried about the pickup on my gramofon. But here's a little, quite charming.