V0324. FRIDA LEIDER: Schmerzen; Träume (Wagner); Arias from Don Giovanni, Armide, Parsifal, Tristan, Siegfried & Fidelio. (Austria) Preiser 89004, recorded 1927-31. Long out-of-print, Final Copy!
“I suspect one would have to go back to Lilli Lehmann to find another soprano who has delivered the music with such perfection of phrasing and shading, so sure a sense of design, such subtlety and such nobility of expression, and so firm a control of her vocal resources.”
- Pitts Sanborn, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 23 Feb., 1934
"The intensity of [Leider's] singing is unmistakeable at the great moments….a singer with presence, and one is aware of it, majestic and human throughout. Leider was an adored singer….”
- J. B. Steane, THE GRAND TRADITION, pp.240-41