Elisabeth Schumann        (Naxos 8.111098)
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Elisabeth Schumann        (Naxos 8.111098)
V0919. ELISABETH SCHUMANN: Early Recordings (1915-23), incl. Songs by Mozart & Strauss; Arias from Nozze, Don Giovanni, Entführung, Zauberflöte, Mignon, Faust, Fra Diavolo, Hänsel und Gretel, Der Freischütz & Fidelio. (E.U.) Naxos 8.111098, recorded 1915-23. Transfers by Ward Marston. Final copy! - 747313309825

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“This group of early recordings by Elisabeth Schumann is sure to please those who really listen to singing. There have been any number of sopranos with bigger and showier voices, but very few who communicate so beguilingly her pleasure in the music she sings….Her earlier German Mozart discs, with their tell-tale portamenti, so typical of Mozart style in the early 1920s, capture the soprano’s voice, full of youthful charm and brightness….a beguiling and technically proficient lyric soprano in all its youthful freshness.”

- William Ashbrook, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2006



“[Schumann] was the last great concert singer of noble tradition. Blessed is the invention of the recording machine! Many of her lieder are captured forever and will delight many generations to come….Hers was the infinitely fine and perfect glow of purity. Her concerts were a lesson in style and beauty.”

- Lotte Lehmann, in Puritz’ ELISABETH SCHUMANN, p.342