100th birthday Elisbeth Schwarzkopf

Dec 8, 2015 | Sabine Wiedemann News 100th birthday Elisbeth Schwarzkopf

​In addition, Elisabteh Schwarzkopf is also featured in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL series in the production of Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Wilhelm Furtwängler.

The productions in detail:

aud. 95633 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf interprets songs by Wolf, Schubert, Strauss, Purcell, Arne & Quilter

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
Michael Raucheisen, piano

A document out of the ordinary: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's Lied recordings with her accompanist Michael Raucheisen, made on 6 January 1958 at the RIAS studios in Berlin, are an impressive example of the fruitful cooperation between these two artists. They performed together as early as 1942, at the beginning of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's glittering career, and more than one and a half decades later this artistic partnership drew to a close with these recordings.

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on LP
LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. VI

Furtwängler's last Ninth: Wilhelm Furtwängler conducted Beethoven's Ninth Symphony more than one hundred times. Three months before his death in 1954, he gave his last performance in Lucerne which is now newly re-mastered. Together with the superb Philharmonia Orchestra and a stellar cast of soloists, Furtwängler accentuates the visionary character of the monumental score in his passionate interpretation.

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf | Elisa Cavelti | Ernst Haefliger | Otto Edelmann
Philharmonia Orchestra | Luzerner Festwochenchor
Wilhelm Furtwängler

Available in three formats and as high resolution downloads (on product sites):

aud. 92.641 SACD

aud. 95.641 CD

aud. 80.461 2 LP
Extraordinary artists in extraordinary recordings on an extraordinary format: these are the criteria for audite's LP releases. Hot off the press is Furtwängler's last performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, now also available on premium 180g vinyl (DMM).

(photo: LUCERNE FESTIVAL Archives)