Eleanor Steber;  Biltcliffe  - 1958 Carnegie Hall Recital      (2-VAI 1005)
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Eleanor Steber;  Biltcliffe  - 1958 Carnegie Hall Recital      (2-VAI 1005)
V1846. ELEANOR STEBER, w.Edwin Biltcliffe (Pf.): In Concert, 1956-58, incl. Les Nuits d'Été; Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Scenes from Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Idomeneo, Entführung, I Puritani, Ernani, Louise, Madama Butterfly, Tosca & The Telephone (Menotti); Songs by Schubert, Wolf, Strauss, Canteloube, Copland, etc. [includes the inimitable 'O whistle and I'll come to you, my lad', from the justly celebrated 10 Oct., 1958 Carnegie Hall recital.] 2-VAI 1005. – 089948100522


"Steber definitely possessed the most glorious instrument of all, with its classically organized technique, impeccable management of breath support, easy agility and, above all, that phosphorescent top register….She was a singer who possessed a rare combination of vocal radiance, technical mastery and personal charisma, and during her best years, the distinctive purity, spinning tone and easy sweetness of her soprano [which] made her the Mozart-Strauss soprano of one’s dreams."

- Peter G. Davis, OPERA NEWS, Nov., 2003

“…among brilliantly successful singers in full career [in 1956] it is possible to name Eleanor Steber, one of the loveliest sopranos in existence….”

- Vincent Sheean, FIRST AND LAST LOVE, p.155