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Elisabeth Grümmer sings
Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Wolf
Original SWR Tapes Remastered 1956 • 1958
1 CD | 68min | Nr. SWR19415CD
CD 1: » Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Non più, tutto ascoltai - Non temer, amato bene K 490
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Basta vincesti – Ah, non lasciarmi K 486a K 295a
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Im Frühlingsanfang K 597
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Abendempfindung an Laura K 523
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Verschweigung K 518
» Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Das Veilchen K 476
» Franz Schubert: Suleika II D 717 (Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen)
» Franz Schubert: Daß sie hier gewesen D 775
» Franz Schubert: Rastlose Liebe D 138
» Franz Schubert: Wiegenlied D 867
» Franz Schubert: Frühlingsglaube D 686
» Johannes Brahms: An eine Äolsharfe op. 19 No. 5
» Johannes Brahms: Von waldbekränzter Höhe op. 57 No. 1
» Johannes Brahms: Geheimnis op. 71 No. 3
» Johannes Brahms: The Girl op. 95 No. 1
» Hugo Wolf: Sie blasen zum Abmarsch (1889 - from: Spanisches Liederbuch – Weltliche Lieder)
» Hugo Wolf: Liebe mir im Busen zündet (1890)
» Hugo Wolf: Mögen alle bösen Zungen (1890 - from: Spanisches Liederbuch – Weltliche Lieder)
» Hugo Wolf: Bedeckt mich mit Blumen (1889 - from: Spanisches Liederbuch – Weltliche Lieder)
» Hugo Wolf: In dem Schatten meiner Locken (1889 - from: Spanisches Liederbuch – Weltliche Lieder)

One of the few available recordings of the wonderful soprano Elisabeth Grümmer. There is no other recording of her singing this repertoire. Arthur Grumiaux and Karl Münchinger provide first-rate accompaniments. Re-release of an SWR Classic bestseller (94.209).

Elisabeth Grümmer was discovered by Herbert von Karajan, then a young general music director at the Aachen opera, who offered her a role as a flower girl in Parsifal in 1941. More roles followed and finally she was engaged at the Städtische Oper Berlin in 1946, where she evolved into an excellent lyric soprano. In 1951, she debuted in London as Eva in Die Meistersinger under Sir Thomas Beecham, subsequently appearing as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni under Furtwängler in 1953 in Salzburg. From 1957 to 1961, she appeared each year at the Bayreuth Festival. She made guest appearances at all the major opera houses in the world, but remained true to the Berlin Opera until her final appearance onstage in 1972.

“Whoever has heard Elisabeth Grümmer singing cannot forget the way this lovely voice, at once ethereal and yet full sounding, effortlessly flows along,” wrote Lanfranco Rasponi.