Christa Ludwig: The Complete Recitals on Warner Classics

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Christa Ludwig: The Complete Recitals on Warner Classics
Christa Ludwig (mezzo) with Walter Berry (bass-baritone) Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Geoffrey Parsons, Gerald Moore, Leonard Bernstein (pianos)

[ Warner Classics / 11 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Thursday 1 March 2018

Over a performing career spanning half a century, Christa Ludwig, born in 1928, consistently proved her greatness. "A source of as deep a satisfaction and fulfilment as the greatest of my operatic roles," is how she described the place of song in her life, and at the heart of this collection are the emblematic composers of the Austro-German repertoire. Throughout, Christa Ludwig's interpretative insight is as rich and compelling as her voice, exceptional for its beauty, range and flexibility. This 11-disc collection includes recordings never before released or new to CD, and all items have been remastered in 24BIT/96KHZ from original tapes.

"I cannot strongly enough recommend this example of perfect Lieder singing, word and tone, and piano accompanying (Geoffrey Parsons is the perfect partner) of some of the finest songs ever composed. It is a joy from start to finish." Gramophone on the Schubert Lieder


CD 1: Schubert / Brahms / Wolf / Richard Strauss / Mahler
CD 2: Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Ruckert Lieder
CD 3: Schumann / Brahms
CD 4: Schubert
CD 5: Beethoven / Haydn / Rossini / Brahms / Reger / etc
CD 6 Brahms / Schubert / Ravel / Saint-Saens / Rachmaninov
CD 7 & 8: Brahms
CD 9: Mahler / Wagner
CD 10: Wagner / Brahms / Mahler / Reger
CD 11: Mahler / Berg