Elisabeth Schwarzkopf   (Sanders & Steane)    (9780931340994)
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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf   (Sanders & Steane)    (9780931340994)
B0001. (SCHWARZKOPF) Alan Sanders & J. B. Steane. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - A Career on Record. Portland, OR, Amadeus, 1995. 184pp. Indices; Exhaustive Sanders Discography; Photos; DJ. Long out–of–print, final copy! - 9780931340994

CRITIC REVIEWS:

"...a complete Schwarzkopf discography by Alan Sanders, with pertinent comments - frequently drawing upon Sanders' own interviews with the soprano - introducing the listing for each year's worth of recordings and cumulatively serving as a comprehensive overview of the soprano's career....let me close by emphasizing that you don't need to be a Schwarzkopf fan to like this book."

- Marc Mandel, FANFARE, March/April, 1996



“This complete discography of all Elisabeth Schwarzkopf's recordings is illuminatingly enhanced by the singer's own candid comments and reflections. Schwarzkopf is the only recording musician ever to have examined her own legacy of recordings in any detail, and her discussions with John Steane, which form the first part of this book, are fascinating for her legendary self-criticism and delight in her art. Alan Sanders' discography listing includes worldwide issues of records, cassettes and CDs, and covers Schwarzkopf's entire recording career from 1937 to 1979. This is interspersed with a commentary setting the scene for the recordings and putting them in the context of Schwarzkopf's live performances. The whole pattern of her singing activities is thus clearly conveyed. The book includes photographs of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and her colleagues in the recording studios, some never previously published, and comprehensive indexes. It will be an essential and continual source of reference for all her admirers.”

- Ned Ludd



(After being asked about Peter Sellars) "There are names I do not want mentioned in my home. Do not say that name in my presence. I have seen what he has done, and it is criminal. As my husband used to say, so far no one has dared go into the Louvre Museum to spray graffiti on the Mona Lisa, but some opera directors are spraying graffiti over masterpieces."

— Newsweek interview, 15 October, 1990