Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/27/2012

Stepan Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Wagner, Richard Wie Todesahnung Great Baritone Arias BIS
Wagner, Richard Tannhauser London
Wagner, Richard Entweihte Götter Lohengrin EMI Classics
Wagner, Richard Mild und Leise The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics
Strauss, Richard Finale Capriccio EMI Classics
Schubert, Franz An Die Musik The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics
Schubert, Franz Erlkonig The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics

Wagnerian Night starting with Tannhauser. To contrast the demands of the Wagnerian soprano, Ortrud's Curse from Lohengrin was played alongside Isolde's Liebestod. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world premiere of Richard Strauss's Capriccio, the program included the opera's finale.

1. Wie Todesahnung-Peter Mattei (baritone). Lawrences Renes (conductor). Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
2. Tannhauser-Helga Dernesch (soprano). Christa Ludwig (mezzo). Rene Kollo (tenor). Victor Braun (baritone). Hans Sotin (bass). Sir Georg Solti (conductor). Vienna Philharmonic.
3. Entweihte Götter-Elisabeth Grummer (soprano). Christa Ludwig (mezzo in soprano role). Rudolf Kempe (conductor). Vienna Philharmonic.
4. Mild und Leise-Christa Ludwig (mezzo in soprano role). Otto Klemperer (conductor). Philharmonia Orchestra.
5. Capriccio-Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano). Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor). Philharmonia Orchestra.
6. An Die Musik-Christa Ludwig (mezzo). Geoffrey Parsons (pianist).
7. Erlkonig-Christa Ludwig (mezzo). Geoffrey Parsons (pianist).