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  • Conductor: Herbert von Karajan, Leopold Ludwig, Eugen Jochum, Hans Knappertsbusch
  • Composer: Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Audio CD (30 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Documents
  • ASIN: B00DV1DEAI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Nun Zäume Dein Ross/Hojotohoh! Hojotohoh!
  2. O Sag, KÃ1/4nde!/Was Soll Nun Dein Kind? So Sah Ich Siegvater Nie
  3. Siegmund! Sieh Auf Mich!
  4. Der Dir Nun Folgt, Wohin FÃ1/4hrst Du Den Helden!
  5. Du Sahest Der WalkÃ1/4re Sehrenden Blick
  6. So Wenig Achtest Du Ewige Wonne? Zauberfest Bezähmt Ein Schlaf
  7. Kehrte Der Vater Nun Heim/ZurÃ1/4ck Vor Dem Speer! - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  8. Wo Ist BrÃ1/4nnhild'? - Hier Bin Ich, Vater/Nicht Straf Ich Dich Erst
  9. War Es So Schmählich, Was Ich Verbach
  10. Deinen Leichten Sinn Lass Dich Denn Leiten
  11. Du Zeugtest Ein Edies Geschlecht - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Disc: 2

  1. Ein Fremder Mann? Ihn Muss Ich Fragen
  2. KÃ1/4hlende Labung Gab Mir Der Quell
  3. Einen Unseligen Labtest Du
  4. MÃ1/4de Am Herd Fand Ich Den Mann
  5. Friedmund Darf Ich Nicht Heißen
  6. Ein Starkes Jagen Auf Uns
  7. Ein Traurgies Kind
  8. Ich Weiß Ein Wildes Geschlecht
  9. Ein Schwert Verhieß Mir Der Vater
  10. Schläfst Du, Gast/Der Männer Sippe Saß Hier Im Saal
  11. WinterstÃ1/4rme Wichen Dem Wonnemond/Du Bist Der Lenz/Siegmund Heiß Ich Und Siegmund Bin Ich - Astrid - Astrid Varnay/Orchestra of the New York Met.
  12. Der Männer Sippe Saß Hier Im Saal - Astrid Varnay/Niederösterreichisches TonkÃ1/4nstler-Orcheste - Astrid Varnay/Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstler-Orcheste
  13. Siegmund, Sieh Auf Mich/Der Dir Nun Folgt, Wohin FÃ1/4hrst Du Den Helden/Du Sahest Der WalkÃ1/4resehrend - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Disc: 3

  1. Heil Dir, Sonne! Heil Dir, Licht! / Du Wonniges Kind/Kein Gott Nahte Mir Je! - Astrid Varnay/Bayreut - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  2. Ewig War Ich, Ewig Bin Ich - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  3. Zu Neuen Taten, Teurer Helde - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  4. Starke Scheite Schichtet Mir Dort - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Disc: 4

  1. Mild Und Leise Wie Er Lächelt - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra
  2. Brangäne, Du? Sag - Wo Sind Wir?/Entartet Geschlecht! Unwert Der Ahnen!/Frisch Weht DerWind/Mir Erk
  3. Weh, Ach Wehe! Dies Zu Dulden/Wie Lachend Sie Mir Lieder Singen/Der Mutter Rat Gemahnt Michrecht
  4. Begehrt, Herrin, Was Ihr WÃ1/4nscht/War Morold Dir So Wert - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  5. O Sink Hernieder, Nacht Der Liebe
  6. Einsam Wachend in Der Nacht/Lass Den Tag Dem Tode Weichen - Astrid Varnay/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
  7. Mild Und Leise Wie Er Lächelt - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Disc: 5

  1. Einsam in TrÃ1/4ben Tagen - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra
  2. Erhebe Dich, Genossin Meiner Schmach
  3. Was Macht Dich in So Wilder Klage Doch Vergehn?
  4. Du Wilde Seherin/Der Rache Werk Sei Nun Beschworen - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  5. Elsa! - Wer Ruft? Wie Schauerlich Und Klagend Klingt Mein Name Durch Die Nacht
  6. Entweihte Götter! Helft Jetzt Meiner Rache!
  7. Könntest Du Erfassen, Wie Dessen Art So Wundersam - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  8. Das SÃ1/4ße Lied Verhallt
  9. Wie Hehr Erkenn' Ich Unsrer Liebe Wesen!
  10. Atmest Du Nicht Mit Mir Die SÃ1/4ßen DÃ1/4fte/Ach! Könnt' Ich Deiner Wert Erscheinen
  11. Höchstes Vertraun Hast Du Mir Schon Zu Danken
  12. Ich Sah Das Kind an Seiner Mutter Brust - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra
  13. Gelobter Held! Entflieh Dem Wahn!
  14. Ich Sah Ihn Und Lachte...
  15. Auf Ewigkeit Wärst Du Verdammt/Vergeh, Unseliges Weib! - Astrid Varnay/Orchestra of the New York Me - Astrid Varnay/Orchestra of the New York Met.

Disc: 6

  1. Johohoe!...Traft Ihr Das Schiff Im Meere An - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  2. Wie Aus Der Ferne Längst Vergang'ner Zeiten/Wirst Du Des Vaters Wahl Nicht Schelten?/Verzeiht!Mein - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  3. Erfahre Das Geschick/Wohl Kenn Ich Dich - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
  4. Dich, Teure Halle, GrÃ1/4ß Ich Wieder - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Philharmonia Orchestra
  5. O FÃ1/4rstin!/Gesegnet Sei Die Stunde
  6. Allmächt'ge Jungfrau, Hör' Mein Flehen! - Astrid Varnay/Orchestra of the New York Met. - Astrid Varnay/Orchestra of the New York Met.

Disc: 7

  1. A Te Grave Cagion M'adduce, Aida - Astrid Varnay/Munich Radio Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Munich Radio Orchestra
  2. Ritorna Vincitor!
  3. D'amor Sull'ali Rosee
  4. Come in Quest'ora Bruna
  5. La Luce Langue
  6. O Don Fatale
  7. Suicidio!
  8. Voi Lo Sapete, O Mamma
  9. Ah! Je Suis Seule Enfin!/Dis-moi Que Je Suis Belle
  10. Il Va Venir - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian TonkÃ1/4nstler Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra

Disc: 8

  1. Frieden, Frieden, Mein Heiland
  2. Es Sei, Doch Eine Gnade
  3. Der Tod Sei Mir Willkommen - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  4. Voller Ehrgeiz Bist Du/Komme, Beeil Dich/Erhebt Euch, Ihr Geister
  5. Rings Liegt Alles Im Schlafe/Hörst Du Da Drinnen Den Klagelaut/Hier Den Dolch, Gib Ihn DenWachen/Sa
  6. Heil Dir, Herr! Den Vollen Becher Lasst Froh Uns Heben!/Du Willst Blut, Du Bleicher Schatten/DieserF

Disc: 9

  1. Wie Du Warst! Wie Du Bist!
  2. Da Geht Er Hin, Der Aufgeblasene Schlechte Kerl
  3. Ach, Du Bist Wieder Da!
  4. Die Zeit, Die Ist Ein Sonderbar Ding
  5. Allein. Weh' Ganz Allein - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian TonkÃ1/4nstler Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
  6. Elektra! Ah, Das Gesicht/Ich Kann Nicht Sitzen Und Ins Dunkel Starren
  7. Was Willst Du, Fremder Mensch/Orest! Orest! - Astrid Varnay/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
  8. Ah, Du Wolltest Mich Nicht Deinen Mund Kussen Lassen - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian TonkÃ1/4nstler Orc - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra

Disc: 10

  1. Abscheulicher, Wo Eilst Du Hin?
  2. Ah Perfido!, Op. 65 - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian TonkÃ1/4nstler Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
  3. Der Engel - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  4. Stehe Still - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  5. Im Treibhaus - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  6. Schmerzen - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  7. Träume - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Astrid Varnay/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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One of the most famous dramatic sopranos of her day, Astrid Varnay was highly regarded and championed by all the great conductors of the time. The recordings on this 10-CD collection all come from the 1950s and present her at the peak of her powers. They include some of her greatest performances in the operas of Wagner, Verdi, Richard Strauss, and Beethoven.

Astrid Varnay began her European career at Bayreuth in 1951. Although still only 30, there had already been ten successful years in the USA. Her triumphant debut took place on the stage of the New York Metropolitan Opera. The young singer was preparing her first stage role, Elsa in 'Lohengrin' when Erich Leinsdorf engaged her to take the place of Lotte Lehmann, who through illness had cancelled her appearance as Sieglinde in a 'Walküre' performance on 6 December 1941. A few days later, for the second performance, Helen Traubel (Brünnhilde) was indisposed and Astrid Varnay took on this formidable role at short notice. This double debut is still today a unique chapter in the history of the 'Met'.

This comprehensive anthology features excerpts from Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Der Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde, Electra, Salome, Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio, Macbeth, Aida, Il Trovatore, Don Carlos, A Masked Ball, The Force of Destiny, La Gioconda, Thaïs, Cavalleria Rusticana and other operas.

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The Swedish-American singer, Astrid Varnay, 1918-2006, was the quintessential dramatic soprano who, in the mid-20th century, was the favoured Wagnerian soprano alongside Martha Mödl, 1912-2001, and her almost exact contemporary, Birgit Nilsson, 1918-2005. Varnay’s voice had a remarkable range of expressiveness that she wedded to the text and music with great subtlety and dramatic understanding. She was ideally suited to Wagner’s flawed heroines with their moving dignity and recklessness.

In this 10 CD set the singer is heard in her familiar Wagnerian roles of Sieglinde, Brünnhilde [in Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdammerung], Elsa, Ortrud [perhaps her greatest role alongside Brünnhilde}, Elisabeth, Isolde, Senta and Kundry, as well as in Strauss’ Electra, Salome and Der Rosenkavalier, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Verdi’s Macbeth, Aida, Il Travatore, Don Carlo, A Masked Ball and The Force of Destiny, Ponchielli’s La Giaconda, Massenet’s Thaïs, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Halévy’s La Juive. She are also performances of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Beethoven’s Ah perfido, op. 65.

In many recordings, Varnay is heard with her mentor, coach and, latterly, husband, the conductor, Hermann Weigert, 1890-1955, whom she met in 1937 through Flagstad, who was also a mentor to the younger singer. Many of the Wagnerian excerpts are taken from live performances at Bayreuth [under Knappertsbusch (1951 and 1955), Karajan (1951), Jochum (1953), Keilberth (1955 and 1956), von Matačić (1959) and Maazel (1960)] and the Met [under Leinsdorf (1941 and 1943), Fritz Tiedry (1954) and Kempe (1955)]. She is also heard as the Marschallin in Reiner’s live 1953 Met performance of Der Rosenkavelier.
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A glorious tribute to a Bayreuth heldensoprano.
This is one of the top quality box sets of 10 CDs,of which I already have (1)Franco Corelli and (2) Jussi Bjorling.All cost in the region of £11,including postage,and are well worth the low cost.
ou will not regret it !
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Wonderful to hear the recordings of her singing with Melchior during the early 1940s in Walkure and Lohengrin, when her voice was really fresh. Other recordings also enjoyable.
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