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Christa Ludwig

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This eleven hour box set marks the 90th birthday of German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, whose phenomenal career, which ran from 1950 to 1990, still inspires admiration in her colleagues (of course) and a growing number of music fans. She has collaborated with the greatest musicians of her age, most notably Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein and Otto Klemperer. She also shone in the genre of the Lied, with a brilliance comparable to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's or Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's – and of course she regularly performed with both – and these recordings with Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons bear witness to her talents.

A note on the brand-new releases that form part of this edition: some performances are published here for the first time*: these are Lieder with orchestra by Alban Berg (tracks 144 to 146), Max Reger (track 137) and Richard Wagner (track 124) as well as Lieder with piano by Hugo Wolf (track 14), Franz Schubert (tracks 15 and 16, 62 to 66) and Stille Nacht (track 89), which were left aside when they were first recorded, either because of the limits of the 33rpm format, or just because of a decision by the artistic director. This collection also sees some pieces re-published for the first time since their release on LP, such as the piece by Gluck (track 88), several of Brahms' Lieder (tracks 15 to 19, tracks 104 and 107). The recital of Brahms which Christa Ludwig would record alongside Walter Berry appears here in its entirety for the first time since it was first released (from track 67 to track 89, see above). © Qobuz

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1
Die Allmacht, D. 852
00:05:46

Franz Schubert, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Johann Ladislaus Pyrker, Poet

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2
Fischerweise, D. 881
00:03:56

Franz Schubert, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Franz von Schlechta, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

3
6 Songs, Op. 3: I. Liebestreu
00:02:19

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Robert Reinick, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

4
5 Lieder, Op. 94: IV. Sapphische Ode
00:02:29

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hans Schmidt, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

5
4 Songs, Op. 43: II. Die Mainacht
00:03:55

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Hölty, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

6
5 Poems, Op. 19: IV. Der Schmied
00:01:25

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Ludwig Uhland, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

7
Mörike-Lieder, Book 4: No. 46 Gesang Weylas
00:01:43

Hugo Wolf, Composer - Eduard Mörike, Poet - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

8
Mörike-Lieder, Book 2: No. 15 Auf einer Wanderung
00:03:30

Hugo Wolf, Composer - Eduard Mörike, Poet - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

9
8 Gedichte aus "Letzte Blätter", Op. 10: III. Die Nacht
00:03:10

Richard Strauss, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hermann Von Gilm, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

10
8 Gedichte aus "Letzte Blätter", Op. 10: VIII. Allerseelen
00:03:10

Richard Strauss, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hermann Von Gilm, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

11
Rückert Lieder: IV. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
00:06:44

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Friedrich Rückert, Poet - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

12
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: VI. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
00:04:49

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

13
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: VII. Rheinlegendchen
00:03:10

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1959 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

14
Mörike-Lieder, Book 2: No. 19 Um Mitternacht
00:03:46

Hugo Wolf, Composer - Eduard Mörike, Poet - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

15
Im Frühling, D. 882
00:04:36

Franz Schubert, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Ernst Schulze, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

16
Dithyrambe, D. 801
00:03:00

Franz Schubert, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Friedrich Schiller, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2018 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

17
Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 2: VII. Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald
00:03:46

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

18
Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: III. Hans und Grethe
00:02:09

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

19
Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1: I. Frühlingsmorgen
00:01:55

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

20
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: IX. Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
00:06:29

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

21
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: I. Der Schildwache Nachtlied
00:06:11

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

22
Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit, Book 2: VI. Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen
00:01:44

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

23
Rückert Lieder: I. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
00:02:22

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Friedrich Rückert, Poet - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

24
Rückert Lieder: II. Liebst du um Schönheit
00:02:31

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Friedrich Rückert, Poet - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

25
Rückert Lieder: V. Um Mitternacht
00:05:55

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Friedrich Rückert, Poet - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

26
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: V. Das irdische Leben
00:03:05

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

27
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: IV. Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
00:02:14

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

28
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: X. Lob des hohen Verstandes
00:02:47

Gustav Mahler, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

29
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: I. Seit ich ihn gesehen
00:02:15

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

30
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: II. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
00:02:58

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

31
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: III. Ich kann's nicht fassen
00:01:43

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

32
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: IV. Du Ring an meinem Finger
00:02:41

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

33
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: V. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
00:01:37

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

34
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: VI. Süsser Freund, du blickest
00:04:17

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

35
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: VII. An meinem Herzen
00:01:29

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

36
Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42: VIII. Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan
00:04:14

Robert Schumann, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Adelbert von Chamisso, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

37
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: I. He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten
00:00:59

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

38
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: II. Hochgetürmte Rimaflut
00:01:30

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

39
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: III. Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen
00:01:20

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

40
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: IV. Lieber Gott, du weisst
00:01:25

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

41
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: V. Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze
00:01:23

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

42
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: VI. Röslein dreie in der Reihe
00:01:28

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

43
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: VII. Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn
00:02:49

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

44
Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103: XI. Rote Abendwolken ziehn
00:01:24

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hugo Conrat, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

45
6 Lieder, Op. 86: II. Feldeinsamkeit
00:03:44

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Hermann Allmers, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

46
5 Lieder, Op. 107: V. Mädchenlied
00:01:53

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Paul Heyse, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

47
5 Lieder, Op. 106: I. Ständchen
00:01:33

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Franz Kugler, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

48
7 Lieder, Op. 95: VI. Mädchenlied
00:01:53

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Paul Heyse, Poet

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

49
5 Romances and Songs, Op. 84: IV. Vergebliches Ständchen
00:02:02

Johannes Brahms, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Gerald Moore, Piano, FeaturedArtist

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1960 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

50
An die Musik, D. 547
00:02:45

Franz Schubert, Composer - Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Vocals, MainArtist - Geoffrey Parsons, Piano, FeaturedArtist - Taeguk Mun, Arranger

© 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 1967 Parlophone Records Limited. Remastered (p) 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

Album Description

This eleven hour box set marks the 90th birthday of German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, whose phenomenal career, which ran from 1950 to 1990, still inspires admiration in her colleagues (of course) and a growing number of music fans. She has collaborated with the greatest musicians of her age, most notably Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein and Otto Klemperer. She also shone in the genre of the Lied, with a brilliance comparable to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's or Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's – and of course she regularly performed with both – and these recordings with Gerald Moore and Geoffrey Parsons bear witness to her talents.

A note on the brand-new releases that form part of this edition: some performances are published here for the first time*: these are Lieder with orchestra by Alban Berg (tracks 144 to 146), Max Reger (track 137) and Richard Wagner (track 124) as well as Lieder with piano by Hugo Wolf (track 14), Franz Schubert (tracks 15 and 16, 62 to 66) and Stille Nacht (track 89), which were left aside when they were first recorded, either because of the limits of the 33rpm format, or just because of a decision by the artistic director. This collection also sees some pieces re-published for the first time since their release on LP, such as the piece by Gluck (track 88), several of Brahms' Lieder (tracks 15 to 19, tracks 104 and 107). The recital of Brahms which Christa Ludwig would record alongside Walter Berry appears here in its entirety for the first time since it was first released (from track 67 to track 89, see above). © Qobuz

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