Frida Leider, Vol. I         (Truesound Transfers 3008)
Item# V1722
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Frida Leider, Vol. I         (Truesound Transfers 3008)
V1722. FRIDA LEIDER, Vol. I, incl. Ah! Perfido! (Beethoven); Arias & Duets (w.Carl Günther) from Nozze, Fidelio, Oberon, Aïda, Tosca, Der Fliegende Holländer, Rienzi, Tristan & Tannhäuser. (Germany) Truesound Transfers 3008, recorded 1921-25. Transfers by Christian Zwarg.

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“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



“[Truesound] transfers have been an absolute revelation to me….Amazingly, Christian Zwarg has managed to unlock the sound of these recordings in such a way as to present [voices] such as I have never heard before. Here the sound has a sheen and glow which is quite beautiful. It is as if an old masterpiece painting has been cleaned and restored, allowing rays of brilliant light to emerge….”

- Davyd Booth, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2012