Lisa Della Casa in Recital
Lisa Della Casa
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4820276
Barcode
00028948202768
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
Im Frühling, D.882
Du bist die Ruh’, D.776
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1
Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer, Op. 105 No. 2
Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43 No. 1
Ständchen, Op. 106 No. 1

HUGO WOLF
Der Gärtner
Begegnung
from Spanisches Liederbuch:
Geh’, Geliebter, geh’ jetzt
Er ist’s

RICHARD STRAUSS
Einerlei, Op. 69 No. 3
Ich wollt’ einen Sträusslein binden, Op. 68 No. 2
Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5
Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4
Vier letzte Lieder+

Lisa Della Casa, soprano
Karl Hudez, piano
Wiener Philharmoniker+
Karl Böhm+

Recording information

Recording Producers: John Culshaw (1–16); Victor Olof (17–20)
Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry (1–16); Cyril Windebank (17–20)
Recording Locations: Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, June 1953 (17–20); Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, June 1956 (1–16)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘Lisa Della Casa brings notable gifts to Lieder singing, a clear and lovely voice, good intonation … She gives great enjoyment in most of these songs’ (Lieder recital) Gramophone

‘Although the performances of Strauss and Brahms are very brilliant, the most profound singing is to be found in the songs of Schubert and Wolf. Della Casa seems to be most deeply moved by them, and consequently the listener is moved as well.’ (Lieder recital) Fanfare

‘Lisa Della Casa sings most beautifully, with pure tone and most musicianly phrasing, above all in September, which exhales a quiet and most poignant rapture. Beim Schlafengehen is as lovely … in Im Abendrot everything is perfect … This is an important issue and one that no lover of Strauss’s music must miss.’ (Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder) Gramophone