Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  -  Flower Maiden   (Liese)    9781574671759
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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  -  Flower Maiden   (Liese)    9781574671759
B0063. (SCHWARZKOPF) Kirsten Liese. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – From Flower Maiden to Marschallin. Milwaukee, WI, Amadeus, 2009. 169pp. Index; Selected Discography; Numerous Photos; DJ. Final Copy! - 9781574671759


“Dame Schwarzkopf (1915-2006) was a Flower Maiden in Wagner's PARSIFAL in her opera début. As the Marschallin in Strauss' DER ROSENKAVALIER she made history. This book is a homage to one of the greatest singers of the last century. Honored by Queen Elisabeth II, she possessed not only an unmistakable timbre, but also a bewitching beauty. This pictorial volume, on which the soprano collaborated right up until the time of her sudden death, contains hundreds of costume and portrait photographs from her private estate that together provide a lasting reflection of her personality and elegance. The core pictures were taken by the Viennese photographer, Lillian Fayer, who for many years was the trusted companion of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.”

- 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