The Gundula Janowitz Edition: A Voice of Silver & Gold

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The Gundula Janowitz Edition: A Voice of Silver & Gold
Gundula Janowitz (soprano) / with Irwin Gage (piano), James King (tenor), Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, etc

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 14 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 6 March 2020

This box set celebrates the beloved Gundula Janowitz's clear and honest soprano voice through a selection of her opera, oratorio and Lieder recordings. The favourite lyric soprano of Herbert von Karajan, Janowitz set the standard for sopranos with her legendary recordings of Mozart and Richard Strauss which are still unsurpassed in the catalogue.

The ultimate selection of Gundula Janowitz' recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Philips including opera and sacred arias, oratorio and Lieder

The first CD release of an interview from 1969 with Janowitz about singing the Countess in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and about her foundation for young singers

Includes two recordings of R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder: Bernard Haitink (1968) and Herbert von Karajan (1973)

60-page booklet with liner notes in English/German/French

"Flawlessly pure yet as strong as steel … one of those rare voices from heaven that leave us simply astonished." Die Welt

50 GREATEST RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME (No 42) - BBC MUSIC (Four Last Songs/Karajan)


CD 1:
7 Concert Arias
Arias from Idomene & Cosi fan Tutte

CD 2:
Telemann: Ino, TWV 20:41
Handel: Der Messias, HWV 56
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

CD 3:
Beethoven: Egmont, Op.84; Mass In C, Op.86 / Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45

CD 4:
Opera Arias from
Weber, Der Freischütz & Oberon
Wagner, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Parsifal & Rienzi
Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied
J Strauss II: Die Fledermaus

CD 5:
R. Strauss: Capriccio, Op.85, TrV 279; Vier letzte Lieder, TrV 296 [Haitink]
Orff: Carmina Burana
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492; Missa solemnis, K.139
Mendelssohn: Paulus, Op.36, MWV A14
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45

CD 6:
Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten - Hob. XXI:3 [6 excerpts]; Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2[9 excerpts]
Beethoven: Mass In D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis" - Sanctus: Benedictus

CD 7:
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30
Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 [6 excerpts]
Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72 [6 excerpts]

CD 8:
Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B - Act 1 Scenes 1 - 3

CD 9:
Wagner: Die Walküre, WWV 86B [excerpts from Aucts 2 & 3]
Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 [excerpts from Act 1, 2 & 3]
Weber: Der Freischütz, J. 277 [excerpts from Acts 2 & 3]

CD 10-13:
Schubert: Lieder

CD 14:
Bach: Mass In B Minor, BWV 232; St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, WWV 86D
R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, TrV 296 [Herbert von Karajan]
Bonus Interview

R Strauss
Interview with Gundula Janowitz

Gundula Janowitz - The Gundula Janowitz Edition