The Art of Irmgard Seefried – Vol. 1: Arias
Irmgard Seefried
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4807227
Barcode
00028948072279
Format
1-CD
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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Il re pastore: L’amero, saro costante
Non temer, amato bene, KV 490 (Concert aria)
Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin

Così fan tutte:
Temerari! Sortite … Come scoglio
Ei parte … Per pietà

GEORGES BIZET
Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante
Wiener Symphoniker
Ferdinand Leitner

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
Giulio Cesare in Egitto:
Tu la mia stella sei
Caro! Più amabile beltà
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Karl Böhm

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Le nozze di Figaro: Giunse alfin … Deh vieni, non tardar

Don Giovanni: Zitto! … Vedrai carino
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Ivan Sardi, bass
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Ferenc Fricsay

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Fidelio: O wär ich schon mit dir vereint
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Ferenc Fricsay

OTTORINO RESPIGHI
Il tramonto
Festival Strings Lucerne
Rudolf Baumgartner

Irmgard Seefried, soprano

Recording information

Recording Producers: Karl-Heinz Schneider (1–2); Heinz Reinicke (3–5); Wolfgang Lohse (6–7); Hans Weber (8); Otto Gerdes (9–10); Hans Ritter (11)
Recording Engineers: Heinrich Keilholz (1–5); Harald Baudis (6–7); Werner Wolf, Günter Hermanns (8); Werner Wolf (9); Alfred Steinke, Peter Niemann (10); Gerhard Henjes (11)
Recording Locations: Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, Austria, 15 September 1952 (1–2); Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria, 14 September 1953 (3), 15–16 September 1953 (4), 16 September 1953 (5); Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany, 10–12 April 1960 (6–7), 12–22 September 1960 (8), 15–26 September and 9 October 1958 (9); Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany, 2 June 1957 (10); Schloss Klessheim, Salzburg, Austria, 3 August 1959 (11)

Reviews

‘suits Seefried to perfection, in the mezzo quality of her tone, the developing moods’ (Respighi) Gramophone

‘combine vocal certainty with ardour, freshness and energy … Her Marzelline in ‘Fidelio’ is lively and detailed … there is also a fine reminder of her partnership with her husband, the violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan’ Gramophone