(featuring Gerald Moore on piano, Schwarzkopf with soprano vocals, conducted by Geoffrey Parsons).
Elisabeth Friederike Schwarzkopf made her operatic debut, at the age of 22, in 1938, when she played the part of a Flower Maiden in Richard Wagner's 'Parsifal'.
She continued to sing at the Deutsche Oper for four years, leaving the city of Berlin only once during that time (to perform in Paris in 1941, in a Deutsche Oper production of Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss II). She left Deutsche Oper in 1946, and then worked with a Viennese company for a further four years. By this time, she had become a world famous soprano.
She married Walter Legge, one of the most respected names in the classical music recording business, in 1953. The same year, she became a naturalized British subject. She was made a Dame of the British Empire, DBE, in 1992.
On this album, from 1971, Elisabeth sings a variety of works, by various European composers ; from German composers Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss , and Johann Loewe ; to Hungarian, Franz Liszt ; to Austrians, Franz Schubert & Gustav Mahler ; to Norwegian Edvard Grieg ; to the Polish pianist-composer Frederic Chopin.
Side One :-
1) Was bedeutet die Bewegung ? (composed by Franz Schubert) 2) Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen (composed by Schubert) 3) Hanflings Liebeswerbung (composed by Franz Schubert) 4) Wie mit innigstem Behagen (composed by Robert Schumann) 5) Madchens Wunsch (composed by Frederic Chopin) 6) Litauisches Lied (composed by Chopin) 7) Kleiner Haushalt (composed by Johann Loewe)
Side Two :-
1) Letzter Fruhling (composed by Edvard Grieg) 2) Mit einer Wasserlilie (composed by Grieg) 3) Ich liebe dich (composed by Grieg)
4) Ophelia's songs from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' (composed by Richard Strauss) : a) Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulieb ? b) Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag c) Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
5) Die drei Zigeuner (composed by Franz Liszt) 6) Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen (composed by Gustav Mahler)
Records graded visually to RRPG grades
(record /sleeve / lyric sheet - photo 4) EX / EX- / EX.