Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
soprano

Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

  • December 9, 1915 Jarotschin (Poland) - August 2, 2006 Schruns (Austria)

Biography

The singing of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf embodied aristocratic charm and finely nuanced artistry allied with an unmistakable lyric soprano timbre. From an early broad repertoire that included Italian roles, she came to concentrate on a small core of operatic parts, giving performances in works by Mozart and Strauss that were considered definitive. She devoted herself equally to lieder, focusing particularly on the songs of Hugo Wolf, where her perfectionism and attention to detail paid huge dividends. A prolific recording artist, in collaboration with her husband Walter Legge, she left behind a legacy of matchless recorded performances, many of them under the baton of Herbert von Karajan.

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Karajan, or Beauty As I See It
Karajan, or Beauty As I See It

A film by Robert Dornhelm

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Das Lied: A Journey's Tale — With André Tubeuf (1/7)
Das Lied: A Journey's Tale — With André Tubeuf (1/7)

Mozart and Beethoven: The Lied's Dawn

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NEW VOD: Magic Moments of Music: Herbert von Karajan conducts Der Rosenkavalier
NEW VOD: Magic Moments of Music: Herbert von Karajan conducts Der Rosenkavalier

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Lieder
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Lieder

Gerald Moore (piano) - Geoffroy Parsons (piano)...

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier

London Philharmonia Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

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