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February 2014 NEW RELEASES


Music and Arts

CD-1279(4) LOTTE LEHMANN: A 125th Birthday Tribute. CD 1 (77:39) December 1927-January 1938 recordings. R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: excerpts; Ariadne auf Naxos:: excerpts; Beethoven: Egmont: Die Trommel & Freudvoll; Gounod: Vierge; Wagner: Lohengrin: Du Ärmste; H. Wolf: 20 Lieder from 18 Jan. 1938 recital. CD 2 (66.45) January 1938-July 1941 recordings. Beethoven: Wonne der Wehmut; Andenken; Blech: Heimkehr vom Feste; Brahms: Therese; Vergebliches Ständchen; Mendelssohn: Morgengruß; Venetianisches Gondellied; Neue Liebe; Pfitzner: Gretel; Rogers: The Star; Schubert: Die junge Nonne; Der Doppelgänger; Liebesbotschaft; Schumann: Aufträge; R. Strauss: Ständchen; Zueignung; Traum durch die Dämmerung; Ständchen; Das Mädchen spricht; Wiegenlied; Ständchen; Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart. CD 3 (79:48) July 1941-January 1948 recordings. Beethoven: Neue Liebe, neues Leben; Brahms: Die Kränze; Es träumte mir; Frühlingslied; Willst du, dass ich geh'?; Gounod/Bach: Ave Maria; Mendelssohn: Schilflied; Frage; Der Mond ; Lieblingsplätzchen; Gruß; Pagenlied; DieLiebendeschreibt; Schubert: An eine Quelle; Der Tod und das Mädchen; Auflösung; Die Forelle; Der Wanderer; Im Frühling; Schwanengesang; Schumann: 4 Dichterliebe performed on24 Jan.1943; Der Jüngling und der Tod; Dass sie hier gewesen!; Wagner: Der Engel; Im Treibhaus; Schmerzen; Träume. CD 4 (70:53) June 1941-July 1949 recordings. Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte; Egmont: Freudvoll und leidvoll; Brahms: 12 Lieder from 27 Feb. 1949; Groos: Freiheit die ich meine; Mozart: Als Luise die Briefe; Abendempfindung; Dans un bois solitaire; Die Verschweigung; Das Veilchen; Schubert: An die Musik; Wolf: Anakreons Grab; Gesang Weylas; Lehmann reads her poem: In alten Partituren and speaks about her singing. Bruno Walter speaks about Lotte Lehmann.Produced by Gary Hickling. Restored in 2013 by engineer Lani Spahr. 10 previously unreleased recordings! Total time: 04:55:05. UPC # 0-17685-12792-2. Special offer: 4 CDs for the price of 3 plus a bonus CD-ROM containing discographical information, liner notes, photos, texts and translations!

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Lotte Lehmann had genius. She knew how to win not just the admiration, but the love of her audience. Few performers in the world of classical music have been so loved. Her enthusiasm, commitment, and ardor come across in spite of the limitations of the recording and the performance. She seemed to be in touch with the same power that had inspired the poets and musicians whose work she brought to life. Those who heard her felt that, and it lifted them up. That is the greatest gift that art can give.

This marvelous collection of "rarities" has been selected by producer Gary Hickling from archival radio performances and studio "test pressings." Included are 10 previously unreleased recordings. All selection have been superbly restored in 2013 by engineer Lani Spahr.



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