Lotte Lehmann, Vol. 2 (WILL BE MAILED WHEN AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER)
Odeon Electrical Recordings: 1927-1933

56004-2 (6 CDs)  | $ 72.00
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Lotte Lehmann, Vol. 2 (WILL BE MAILED WHEN AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER)
Lotte Lehmann (1888–1976) was a lyric soprano with a beautiful, rich voice, combined with impeccable musicianship and an innate skill for poetry and storytelling. This six-CD set presents Lehmann’s complete electrical recordings for the Odeon label, all made in Berlin between 1927 and 1933. Lehmann embraced and took full advantage of the new medium of electrical recording while still in her vocal prime. Remembered especially for her portrayals of Wagner and Strauss roles and as a consummate interpreter of German Lieder, her Odeon electrical recordings do not disappoint. Here, Lehmann expands her more famous repertoire to include selections from French and Italian opera to operetta, popular favorites of the time, and some lovely hymns and chorales accompanied by organ. This collection offers selections from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Die Walküre, and Lehmann’s only recording of Isolde’s Liebestod. Selections from Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Arabella may also be enjoyed. Many gems are included on this set, including: “Leise, leise” from Der Freischütz; “Komm’ Hoffnung” from Fidelio; “Porgi amor” from Le nozze di Figaro; “Kennst du das Land” from Mignon; and Rosalinde’s two songs from Die Fledermaus. There is also a substantial selection of Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Strauss. The recordings have all been meticulously remastered from original pressings, adding luster to Lehmann’s incomparable singing. The set is completed by a substantial booklet containing an abundance of photos, a biographical overview by Dr. Daniel Jacobson, essays on the recordings by Michael Aspinall and Gary Hickling, and a technical note by Ward Marston.

CD 1 (77:47)

16 February 1927
Members of the Berlin City Opera Orchestra1, conducted by Fritz Zweig
1.TURANDOT: In questa reggia, or son mill’anni e mille (In diesem Schlosse, vor vielen tausend Jahren) (Puccini)4:01
(WxxB 7609) O-9602 a 
2.TURANDOT: Del primo pianto (Die ersten Tränen) (Puccini-Alfano)3:00
(WxxB 7610) O-9602 b 
3.OBERON: Ocean, thou mighty monster (Ozean, du Ungeheuer) (Weber)7:40
(WxxB 7611 and WxxB 7612) O-8742 a/b 
4.OBERON: Ocean, thou mighty monster (Ozean, du Ungeheuer) (Weber)7:38
(WxxB7611-2 and WxxB 7612) Parlophone R 20024.2 
5.ANDREA CHÉNIER: La mamma morta m’hanno alla porta (Von Blut gerötet war meine Schwelle) (Giordano)4:03
(WxxB 7613) Parlophone R20025 
18 February 1927
Members of the Berlin City Opera Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Zweig
6.JOCELYN: Cachés dans cet asile où Dieu nous a conduit … Oh! ne t’éveille pas encore (Am stillen Zufluchtsort … O Kind, erwache mir noch nicht) [Berceuse] (Godard)3:37
(WxxB 7618-2) O-8709 a 
7.O lass dich halten, gold’ne Stunde, Op. 35, No. 3 (Jensen)3:23
(WxxB 7619) O-8709 b 
8.Murmelndes Lüftchen, Op. 21, No. 4 (Jensen)3:34
(WxxB 7620-2) Parlophone R 20025 
9.Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34, No. 2 (Mendelssohn)3:36
(WxxB 7621) O-8713 a 
10.Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43, No. 1 (Brahms)3:56
(WxxB 7622) O-8713 b 
6 December 1927
Chamber orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
11.An die Musik, D. 547 (Schubert)3:35
(WxxB 7873) O-8724 a 
12.Ave Maria, D. 839 (Schubert)4:27
(WxxB 7874) O-8719 a 
13.Du bist die Ruh’, D. 776 (Schubert)4:23
(WxxB 7875) O-8724 b 
14.Sei mir gegrüßt, D. 741 (Schubert)3:35
(WxxB 7876) O-8725 a 
15.Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D. 774 (Schubert)3:20
(WxxB 7877) O-8725 b 
16.Der Spielmann, Op. 15, No. 1 (Hildach)4:21
(WxxB 7879) O-8727 b 
17.Ständchen (Leise flehen meine Lieder), No. 4 from SCHWANENGESANG, D. 957 (Schubert)4:07
(WxxB 7880) O-8719 b 
18.Der Tod und das Mädchen, D. 531 (Schubert)3:03
(WBe 6397) O-4800 a 
9 December 1927
Chamber orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
19.Geheimes, D. 719 (Schubert)2:23
(WBe 6400) O-4800 b 

Languages: All tracks are sung in German.

1 Originally Deutsches Opernhaus, it was renamed Städtische Oper after the incorporation of Charlottenburg into Greater Berlin. Today called Deutsche Oper Berlin.

2 The alternative take 2 of side 1 is presented here with a repeat of side 2, take 1, so that the entire performance can be heard with either take of side 1.

CD 2 (78:40)

10 December 1927
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
1.TOSCA: Qual’occhio al mondo (Puccini)4:08
 with Jan Kiepura, tenor  
(WxxB 7881) O-9603 a 
2.TOSCA: Qual’occhio al mondo (Puccini)4:03
 with Jan Kiepura, tenor 
(WxxB 7881-2) O-9603 a  
3.TOSCA: Amaro sol per te m’era il morire (Puccini)4:12
 with Jan Kiepura, tenor 
(WxxB 7882-2) O-9603 b 
13 December 1927
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
4.FIDELIO: Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern (Beethoven)6:09
(WxxB 7885 and WxxB 7886) O-8721 a/b 
5.DER ROSENKAVALIER: O sei er gut, Quinquin … Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar Ding (Richard Strauss)4:13
(WxxB 7887) O-8726 a 
6.LE NOZZE DE FIGARO: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro (Heil’ge Quelle reiner Triebe) (Mozart)4:15
(WxxB 7888) O-8726 b 
13 March 1928
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
7.LE NOZZE DE FIGARO: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro (Heil’ge Quelle reiner Triebe) (Mozart)4:13
(LWxxB 7888-2) O-8726 b  
8.Lenz, Op. 19, No. 5 (Hildach)3:19
(LWxxB 7878-2) O-8727 a  
9.DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE: Ich ging zu ihm (Korngold)7:07
(LWxxB 7997-2 and LWxxB 7998-2) O-8722 a/b 
3 September 1928
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Hermann Weigert
10.EVA: So war meine Mutter … Wär’ es auch nichts als ein Augenblick (Lehár)3:57
(WxxB 8150) O-8730 b 
11.Das Zauberlied, Op. 21, No. 2 (Meyer-Helmund)3:57
(WxxB 8151) O-8730 a 
3 September 1928
Instrumental quartet, conducted from the piano by Hermann Weigert
12.Eine kleine Liebelei (Harry Ralton [born Karl Heinz Rosenthal])3:02
(WBe 7176) O-4801 a 
13.Frühling ist es wieder (Willy Engel-Berger)3:19
(WBe 7177) O-4801 b 
14.Der Nussbaum, No. 3 from MYRTEN, Op. 25 (Schumann)3:02
 with piano only 
(WBe 7178) O-4821 a 
4 September 1928
with Hermann Weigert, piano
15.Aufträge, Op. 77, No. 5 (Schumann)2:17
(WBe 7184-2) O-4821 b 
16.Morgen!, Op. 27, No. 4 (Richard Strauss)3:15
 with unidentified violinist 
(WBe 7189) O-4846 a 
17.Mit deinen blauen Augen, Op. 56, No. 4 (Richard Strauss)2:41
 with unidentified violinist 
(WBe 7183) O-4846 b 
4 September 1928
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Hermann Weigert
18.Zur Drossel sprach der Fink, Op. 9, No. 4 (d’Albert)2:31
(WBe 7185) O-4823 a 
19.Ach, wer das doch könnte, Op. 30, No. 7 (Wilhelm Berger)2:44
(WBe 7186-2) O-4823 b 
20.O du fröhliche (Christmas carol based on hymn “O sanctissima”)3:07
(WBe 7187) O-4810 b 
21.Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Gruber)3:07
(WBe 7188) O-4810 a 

Languages: All tracks are sung in German except tracks 1-3, which are sung in Italian.

CD 3 (78:45)

4 September 1928 (continued)
1.ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Sie lebt hier ganz allein ... Es gibt ein Reich (Richard Strauss)7:24
(WxxB 8169 and WxxB 8168) O-8731 a/b3 
2.ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Sie atmet leicht ... Es gibt ein Reich (Richard Strauss)7:04
(WxxB 8169-2 and WxxB 8168) O-8731 a/b4 
10 November 1928
Chamber orchestra, conducted from the piano by Frieder Weissmann
FRAUENLIEBE UND -LEBEN, Op. 42 (Schumann)
3.Seit ich ihn gesehen2:24
(WBe 7601) O-4806 a 
4.Er, der Herrlichste von allen3:14
(WBe 7602) O-4806 b 
5.Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben2:21
(WBe 7603) O-4807 a 
6.Du Ring an meinem Finger2:48
(WBe 7604) O-4807 b 
7.Helft mir, ihr Schwestern2:33
(WBe 7605) O-4808 a 
8.Süßer Freund, du blickest3:15
(WBe 7606) O-4808 b 
9.An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust2:00
(WBe 7607) O-4809 a 
10.Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan3:04
(WBe 7608) O-4809 b 
11.Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)2:49
(WBe 7174-2) O-4802 a5 
12.SERSE: Ombra mai fu (Handel)2:46
(WBe 7175-2) O-4802 b 
12 November 1928
with Paul Mania, organ (Welte organ in Lindström Studio 2)
13.Halleluja (Ferdinand Hummel)4:01
(WxxB 8220) O-8733 a 
14.Wo du hingehst (Trauungsgesang), Op. 21 (Louis Roessel)4:11
(WxxB 8221-2) O-8733 b 
17 December 1928
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Frieder Weissmann
15.DIE FLEDERMAUS: Herr Chevalier, ich grüße Sie! (Finale, Act 2) (Johann Strauss, Jr.)7:49
 with Richard Tauber; Karin Branzell; Grete Merrem-Nikisch; Waldemar Stägemann 
(WxxB 8266-2 and WxxB 8267-2) O-8734 a/b 
16.DER ZIGEUNERBARON: Er ist Baron (Finale, Act 1) (Johann Strauss, Jr.)4:04
 with Richard Tauber; Karin Branzell; Grete Merrem-Nikisch; Waldemar Stägemann 
(WxxB 8269) O-8735 b 
17.DER ZIGEUNERBARON: Ein Fürstenkind (Finale, Act 2) (Johann Strauss, Jr.)3:38
 with Richard Tauber; Karin Branzell; Grete Merrem-Nikisch; Waldemar Stägemann 
(WxxB 8268-2) O-8735 a 
26 February 1929
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
18.DER FREISCHÜTZ: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer … Leise, leise, fromme Weise (Weber)7:38
(LxxB 8305 and LxxB 8306) O-8741 a/b 
26 February 1929
with Paul Mania, organ (Welte organ in Lindström Studio 2)
19.O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (Hymn) (Hans Leo Hassler; arranged by J. S. Bach)3:07
(LBe 8038) O-4811 a 
20.Christi Mutter stand mit Schmerzen (Hymn) (anonymous, Cologne 1638)2:58
(LBe 8039) O-4811 b 

Languages: All tracks are sung in German.

3 The two sides comprising this aria were recorded in reverse matrix order. Takes 1 and 2 of the first side were both issued, but take 1 is rarely seen. The major difference between these takes is that take 1 begins eight bars earlier in the score than take two.

4 The second take of side one is presented here with a repeat of side two, take one, so that the entire performance can be heard with either take of the first side.

5 Hermann Weigert is mentioned in error on some labels of O-4802; he and the BSO were only employed for the unissued first takes.

CD 4 (79:52)

26 February 1929 (continued)
1.Geleite durch die Welle (Hymn) (Johann Caspar Aiblinger)2:57
(LBe 8040) O-4803 a 
2.Es blüht der Blumen eine (Hymn) (P. A. Schubiger)3:00
(LBe 8041) O-4803 b 
16 April 1929
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Frieder Weissmann
3.Es gibt eine Frau die dich niemals vergisst (Jim Cowler [born Karl Gustav Herbert Noack])3:20
(WBe 8143) O-4805 a 
4.Der Duft, der eine schöne Frau begleitet (Hans May)3:18
(WBe 8144) O-4804 a 
5.Wenn du einmal dein Herz verschenkst (Willy Rosen)2:46
(WBe 8145) O-4804 b 
6.Ich hol’ dir vom Himmel das Blau (Lehár6)3:00
(WBe 8146) O-4805 b 
13 June 1929
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Frieder Weissmann
7.TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Nur der Schönheit) (Puccini)3:08
(LxxB 8321-3) O-8736 a 
8.LA BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì (Man nennt mich jetzt Mimi) (Puccini)3:51
(LxxB 8322-2) O-8736 b 
9.Schmerzen, No. 4 from FÜNF GEDICHTE FÜR EINE FRAUENSTIMME [WESENDONCK LIEDER] (Wagner)2:38
(LBe 8299-2) O-4812 b 
10.Träume, No. 5 from FÜNF GEDICHTE FÜR EINE FRAUENSTIMME [WESENDONCK LIEDER] (Wagner)3:17
(LBe 8300-2) O-4812 a 
11.Widmung, No. 1 from MYRTEN, Op. 25 (Schumann)2:18
(LBe 8301-2) O-4824 a 
12.Du bist wie eine Blume, No. 24 from MYRTEN, Op. 25 (Schumann)2:43
(LBe 8302) O-4824 b 
13.Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op. 29, No. 1 (Richard Strauss)2:47
(LBe 8303) O-4820 a 
14.Ständchen, Op. 17, No. 2 (Richard Strauss)2:49
(LBe 8304) O-4820 b 
3 October 1929
Paul Mania, organ (Welte organ in Lindström Studio 2)
15.O heil’ger Geist, kehr bei uns ein (Hymn) (Philipp Nikolai)3:01
(LBe 8590) O-4814 a 
16.Aus tiefer Not (Hymn) (Wolfgang Dachstein)3:13
(LBe 8591) O-4815 b 
17.Ach bleib’ mit deiner Gnade (Hymn) (Melchior Vulpius)2:58
(LBe 8592) O-4815 a 
18.Jesus, meine Zuversicht (Hymn) (Johann Crüger)3:05
(LBe 8593) O-4816 a 
19.Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott (Hymn) (Fifteenth century, arranged by Johann Walter)3:08
(LBe 8594) O-4816 b 
20.DIOMEDES: Bist du bei mir (Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel; arranged by J. S. Bach BWV 508)3:14
(LBe 8595-2) O-4814 b 
20 February 1930
Members of the Berlin State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Ernst Römer
21.Scheiden und Meiden (Es ritten drei Reiter zum Tore hinaus) (German folk song; arranged by Römer)3:20
(LBe 8878) O-4817 a 
22.Krasny sarafan (Der rote Sarafan) (Aleksandr E. Varlamov; arranged by Römer)3:22
(LBe 8879) O-4822 a 
23.Es stieß ein Jäger wohl in sein Horn (German folk song; arranged by Römer)3:07
(LBe 8880) O-4817 b 
21 February 1930
Members of the Berlin State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Ernst Römer
24.Es waren zwei Königskinder (German folk song; arranged by Römer)3:16
(LBe 8881) O-4822 b 
21 February 1930
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Frieder Weissman
25.TANNHÄUSER: Dich, teure Halle (Wagner)2:59
(LBe 8882) O-4813 a 
26.TANNHÄUSER: Allmächt’ge Jungfrau (Wagner)3:15
(LBe 8883) O-4813 b 

Languages: All tracks are sung in German.

6 This selection has often erroneously been ascribed to Lehár’s “Die lustige Witwe”; in fact, it is an arrangement of the tune “Gigolette” from Lehár’s Italian operetta “La Danza delle Libellule”. The confusion has arisen because in earlier times this song was occasionally interpolated into “Lustige Witwe” performances.

CD 5 (81:02)

21 February 1930 (continued)
1.LOHENGRIN: Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen (Wagner)3:10
(LBe 8884) O-4819 b 
2.LOHENGRIN: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Wagner)3:24
(LBe 8885) O-4819 a 
18 June 1930
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Frieder Weissmann
3.FAUST: Je voudrais bien savoir quel était ce jeune homme … Il était un roi de Thulé (Ich gäb’ was drum, wenn ich nur wüsst’ … Es war ein König in Thule) (Gounod)4:09
(LxxB 8494) O-8747 b 
4.MIGNON: Connais-tu le pays? (Kennst du das Land?) (Thomas)3:34
(LxxB 8495) O-8747 a 
5.DIE WALKÜRE: Du bist der Lenz (Wagner)1:53
(LxxB 8497) O-8745 a 
6.TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Mild und leise [Liebestod] (Wagner)5:11
(LxxB 8497 and LxxB 8498) O-8745 a/b 
7.MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Piangi? Perchè? … Un bel dì, vedremo (Weh’ mir, du weinst! … Eines Tages seh’n wir) (Puccini)3:36
(LxxB 8499; re-recorded to 10-inch matrix LBe 9935-0) O-4834 b 
19 June 1930
Members of the Berlin State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Ernst Römer, and unidentified organist (Welte organ in Lindström Studio 2)
8.The sacred hour (Andachtsstunde) (Ketèlbey; arranged by Ernst Römer)3:24
 with with Karl Zander, speaker 
(LBe 8876-2) O-4818 a 
9.Sanctuary of the heart (Heiligtum des Herzens) (Ketèlbey; arranged by Ernst Römer)3:13
(LBe 8877-2) O-4818 b 
19 June 1930
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Frieder Weissmann
10.Ich grolle nicht, No. 7 from DICHTERLIEBE, Op. 48 (Schumann)2:13
(LBe 9044) O-4825 a 
19 June 1930
with Frieder Weissmann, piano
11.Erlkönig, D. 329 (Schubert)2:50
(LBe 9045) O-4825 b 
23 May 1931
Berlin State Opera Chorus and unidentified organist (Welte organ in Lindström Studio 2)
12.Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott (Hymn) (Martin Luther)3:11
(LBe 9488) O-4828 a 
13.Ich bete an die Macht der Liebe (Hymn) (Bortniansky)3:06
(LBe 9489-2) O-4828 b 
23 May 1931
with instrumental trio, conducted from the piano by Frieder Weissmann
14.Die Mainacht, Op. 43, No. 2 (Brahms)3:17
(LBe 9490) O-4829 a 
15.Schlaf, Herzenssöhnchen [Wiegenlied] Op. 13, No. 2 (Weber)2:41
(LBe 9491-2) O-4838 a 
16.‘s Zuschau’n [Lied im bayrischen Volkston], Op. 326, No. 37 (Carl Bohm)2:56
(LBe 9492) O-4838 b 
26 May 1931
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Frieder Weissmann
17.MIGNON: Elle est là, près de lui (Dort bei ihm ist sie jetzt) (Thomas)3:15
(LBe 9493) O-4826 a 
18.MIGNON: Je connais un pauvre enfant (Kam ein armes Kind von fern) [Styrienne] (Thomas)3:01
(LBe 9494) O-4826 b 
19.DIE FLEDERMAUS: Klänge der Heimat [Czardas] (Johann Strauss, Jr.)2:47
(LBe 9495-2) O-4831 a 
20.DIE FLEDERMAUS: Mein Herr, was dächten Sie von mir? (Johann Strauss, Jr.)2:54
(LBe 9496) O-4831 b 
21.Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84, No. 4 (Brahms)2:37
 with instrumental trio, conducted from the piano by Frieder Weissmann 
(LBe 9497) O-4829 b 
23 April 1932
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
22.DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden (Mozart)3:17
(LBe 9905) O-4832 b 
23.DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER VON WINDSOR: Nun eilt herbei, Witz, heit’re Laune (Nicolai)5:25
(LBe 9906 and LBe 9907) O-4833 a/b 
24.MADAME BUTTERFLY: Ah! Quanto cielo! … Ancora un passo or via (Oh! Weiter Himmel! … Bald sind wir auf der Höhe) [Entrance of Butterfly] (Puccini)2:37
 with female members of the Berlin State Opera chorus 
(LBe 9908) O-4832 a 
25.OTELLO: Piangea cantando nell’erma landa (Sie saß mit Leide auf öder Heide) [Willow Song] (Verdi)3:20
(LBe9909) O-4834 a 

Languages: All tracks are sung in German.

CD 6 (79:11)

25 April 1932
Odeon Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Gurlitt
1.Die Lotosblume, No. 7 from MYRTEN, Op. 25 (Schumann)2:14
(LBe 9910) O-4839 a 
2.An den Sonnenschein, Op. 36, No. 4 (Schumann)1:16
(LBe 9911) O-4839 b 
3.Marienwürmchen, Op. 79, No. 13 (Schumann)1:37
(LBe 9911) O-4839 b 
4.Die Trommel gerühret!, No. 2 from EGMONT, Op. 84 (Beethoven)2:21
(LBe 9912) O-4835 a 
5.Freudvoll und leidvoll, No. 4 from EGMONT, Op. 84 (Beethoven)2:59
(LBe 9913) O-4835 b 
6.Sandmännchen, No. 4 from VOLKSKINDERLIEDER, WoO 31 (Brahms)2:59
(LBe 9914) O-4836 b 
7.Gruß (Leise zieht durch mein Gemüt), Op. 19a, No. 5 (Mendelssohn)1:21
(LBe 9915) O-4836 a 
8.Der Schmied, Op. 19, No. 4 (Brahms)1:12
(LBe 9915) O-4836 a 
20 June 1933
Odeon Opera Orchestra, conducted by Frieder Weissmann
9.WERTHER: Werther, Werther! Qui m’aurait dit la place (Werther, Werther! Nicht kann ich mir’s verhehlen) (Massenet)6:35
(LBe 10384-2 and LBe 10385) O-4845 a/b 
10.LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN: Elle a fui, la tourterelle (Sie entfloh, die Taube so minnig) (Offenbach)3:08
(LBe 10386) O-4844 a 
11.MANON: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle … Profitons bien de la jeunesse (Folget dem Ruf … Nützet die schönen, jungen Tage) [Gavotte] (Massenet)2:53
(LBe 10387) O-4844 b 
12.DIE TOTEN AUGEN: Psyche wandelt durch Säulenhallen (d’Albert)3:03
(LBe 10388) O-4841 a 
13.LE NOZZE DE FIGARO: Deh vieni, non tardar (O säume länger nicht) (Mozart)3:25
(LBe 10389) O-4841 b 
11 November 1933
Members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Richard Jäger
14.ARABELLA: Mein Elemer! (Richard Strauss)6:17
(PBe 10468 and PBe 10469) O-4842 a/b 
15.ARABELLA: Er ist der Richtige nicht für mich (Richard Strauss)5:59
 with Käte Heidersbach 
(PBe 10470 and PBe 10471) O-4843 a/b 
Appendix
A selection of off-the-air recordings
24 November 1935
The Magic Key
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frank Black
16.LOHENGRIN: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Wagner)8:13
17.Wiegenlied, Op. 41, No. 1 (Richard Strauss)4:09
15 February 1943
CBS radio broadcast with Paul Ulanowsky, piano
18.Aufträge, Op. 77, No. 5 (Schumann)2:11
7 March 1948
Town Hall recital with Paul Ulanowsky, piano
19.Andenken (Beethoven)3:15
20.Faithfu’ Johnie (Der treue Johnie), No. 20 from 25 Scottish Songs, Op. 108 (Beethoven))3:57
21.Neue Liebe, Op. 19a, No. 4 (Mendelssohn)2:03
22.Suleika, Op. 34, No. 4 (Mendelssohn)2:39
23.Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34, No. 2 (Mendelssohn)2:36
[incomplete] 
24.Venezianisches Gondellied, Op. 57, No. 5 (Mendelssohn)2:49

Languages: All tracks are sung in German.

 

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Producer: Gary Hickling

Associate Producers: Ward Marston and Scott Kessler

Audio Conservation: Ward Marston and J. Richard Harris

Photos: Girvice Archer, Gregor Benko, and Gary Hickling

Booklet Coordinator: Mark S. Stehle

Booklet Design: Takeshi Takahashi

Booklet Notes: Michael Aspinall, Daniel Jacobson, and Gary Hickling

Project sponsorship has been provided by the Lotte Lehmann Foundation and Peter Askim, Janet R. Cooke, Vincent Gioia, Gary Hickling, and Dr. Herman Schornstein.

 

Acknowledgements

Marston would like to thank the following for making recordings available for the production of this set: The estate of Richard Bebb with help from Owen Williams; Gregor Benko; Gary Hickling; Lawrence F. Holdridge; Karsten Lehl; Andreas Schmauder; and Axel Weggen.

Marston would like to thank Herbert Gruy for providing the transfers for CD 5, tracks 15 and 16.

Marston would like to thank Christian Zwarg for providing important discographic information.

would like to thank Jolyon Hudson, David Mason, and Christian Zwarg for providing technical research assistance on the Lindström Company.

Marston is grateful to the Estate of John Stratton (Stephen R. Clarke, Executor) for its continuing support.

Liner Notes coming soon!