The Art of Edith Mathis

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The Art of Edith Mathis
Edith Mathis (soprano) with Otto Wiener (bass), Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano), Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) etc

[ Deutsche Grammophon Originals / 7 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019

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The admired Swiss soprano, Edith Mathis, received her musical training at the Lucerne Conservatory, and completed her studies in Zurich. Following successful debuts in Zurich, Bayreuth, Cologne, and Hamburg she was cast by Karl Böhm as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and Cherubino proved to be the central role in Edith Mathis's repertory during her early career. Böhm was also undoubtedly the conductor who left a decisive mark on Edith Mathis' aesthetic parameters and it was he who introduced her to Deutsche Grammophon.

Mathis's versatility is displayed in her recordings of Bach with Karl Richter; celebrated recordings of Mozart with Karl Böhm; Carlos Kleiber's legendary Der Freischütz; Mahler Symphonies with Kubelik; Berlioz's Damnation de Faust with Seiji Ozawa; and the role she created in Henze's 1965 opera Der junge Lord with Christoph von Dohnányi. Alongside her operatic roles, Edith Mathis also has an extensive Lieder and oratorio repertory. This collection includes her complete Schumann with Christoph Eschenbach, Mozart songs with Bernhard Klee, vocal ensembles by Brahms and Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch with Karl Engel.

40pp booklet (English & German) with liner notes by Peter Hagmann based on an interview with Ms Mathis exclusively made for this edition.

"Mathis could deliver soubrette of youthfully lively music without sounding cutesy…Zerlina emerges winningly from two live readings…Richter-led Bach selections are of their time but beautifully sung…This collections gives a fine overview of her impressive artistry" Opera

NOTE; Outer box has some very slight damage


Bach; Cantata BWV51 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'
Bach: Cantata BWV199 'Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut'
Bach:  Bach, J S: Cantata BWV10 'Meine Seel erhebt den Herren' [excerpt]
Bach: Cantata BWV21 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis' [excerpt]
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244 [excerpt]

Handel: Messiah [2 excerpts]

Haydn: The Seasons [excerpt]
Haydn: The Creation [3 excerpts]

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626 [excerpt]
Mozart: Ascanio in Alba K111 [excerpt]
Mozart: Lucio Silla, K135 [excerpt]
Mozart: Zaïde, K344 [excerpt]
Mozart: Idomeneo, K366 [ 2 excerpts]
Mozart: Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K492 [3 excerpts]
Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527 [2 excerpts]
Mozart: Vado, ma dove? oh Dei!, K583
Mozart: Alma grande e nobil core K578

Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72 [2 excerpts]

Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op. 58 [excerpt]

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 [excerpt]

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand' [excerpt]
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' [excerpt]

Weber: Der Freischütz [excerpt]

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61 [excerpt]

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 [2 excerpts]

Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier [2 extended scenes]

Henze, H: Der Junge Lord

and much much more