Eleanor Steber;    Karl Bohm;    James Levine      (VAIA 1012)
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Eleanor Steber;    Karl Bohm;    James Levine      (VAIA 1012)
V1944. ELEANOR STEBER, w.Böhm & Levine Cond.: Richard Strauss Program, incl. Four Last Songs - Live Performance, 5 May, 1970, Cleveland, plus Excerpts from Die Frau ohne Schatten - Live Performance, 4 June, 1953, Munich. VAIA 1012. - 089948101222


“[Eleanor] had an innate feeling for Mozart and Strauss, and had a loveliness of tone that recalled the voice of a great predecessor, Edith Mason.”

- Rosa Ponselle, A SINGER’S LIFE, p.203

“…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

"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