SCHUMANN, Elisabeth: Mozart and Viennese Operetta Aria Recordings
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A star member of the Vienna State Opera from 1919 to 1938, Elisabeth Schumann's r??les ranged widely from Mozart to Wagner, Richard Strauss and Viennese operetta. Her pure, silvery voice and innate gift for communicating with audiences were legendary. \In songs of a youthful, spring-like, artless nature, she was, and remains in some respects, supreme. There is an outgoing spontaneity, a pearly tone and absence of sophistication that appeal to the heart of the listener and that today's singers find hard to emulate". 'Gramophone' on 8.110731
Full of vitality and exuberance, warmth and tenderness, favourites such as 'Mein Herr Marquis' from Johann Strauss' 'Die Fledermaus' and 'Im chambre s?®par?®e' from Heuberger's 'Der Opernball' are the perfect illustration that Elisabeth Schumann was an artist born to sing in the Viennese style.
Also featured are excerpts from lesser known works by Zeller, Ziehrer and Bert?®, and the disc closes with nostalgic Viennese popular songs."