Teresa Stich-Randall;  Hans Rosbaud       (Memoire Vive 262008)
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Teresa Stich-Randall;  Hans Rosbaud       (Memoire Vive 262008)
V2339. TERESA STICH-RANDALL, w.Hans Rosbaud (Pf.): Songs by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss & Debussy. (France) Memoire Vive 262008, Live Recital, 31 July, 1956, Aix-en-Provence. [An exceedingly beautiful recital!] Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy. - 329184680820


"Teresa Stich-Randall, an American soprano whose reputation was won and maintained in European opera houses, made her first appearances at the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival. After 1955, she was a frequent principal at summer events in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Noted for her clarity of voice and diction, Ms. Stich-Randall gravitated toward Mozart, Handel and Bach, repertory she recorded with conductors like Lorin Maazel, Hermann Scherchen, Felix Prohaska and Mogens Woldike. In 1947 in New York, she made her operatic debut as Henrietta M. in the premiere of Virgil Thomson's MOTHER OF US ALL and the next year took the title role in Otto Luening's EVANGELINE. Arturo Toscanini engaged her for performances with his NBC Symphony Orchestra in New York. Her Metropolitan Opera debut, in 1961, was as Fiordiligi in Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE. She remained on the Met roster until 1966. But Europe became the center of her activity, beginning in Florence in Weber's OBERON in 1951 followed by appearances at the Basel Opera in Switzerland."

- Bernard Holland, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 24 July, 2007

"It was a perfect Mozart voice, not only because it had the cleanness that one associates with Mozart roles, but also that it could convey the emotions of the characters more convincingly than most....We are...lucky that the French National Audiovisual Institute has seen fit to issue this recital from its archives."

- David Mason Greene, FANFARE, March/April, 1995