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Favourite Schwarzkopf recordings

Mr. P. H. Murray "Tsaraslondon"
 
Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier
"Schwarzkopf's Marschallin - her greatest role. This Rosenkavalier remains a gramophone classic and is still unbeatable"
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
"After the Marschallin, the role of Elvira is one with which Schwarzkopf will always be identified."
Strauss - Four Last Songs 12 Orchestral Songs
Strauss - Four Last Songs 12 Orchestral Songs
"One of 3 performances of the 4 Last Songs, this is the final and best one."
Operetta Arias
Operetta Arias
"An absolute winner. This outclasses every other operetta recital in the ctatlogue."
R Strauss: Capriccio
R Strauss: Capriccio
"Even the Schwarzkopf detractors agree that she is marvellous as the Countes Madeleine"
Romantic Opera Arias
Romantic Opera Arias
"Pretty hard to get hold of these days, but worth the struggle. The Weber arias have rarely, if ever, been bettered."
R Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
R Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
"A marvellous all round performance of this opera, as treaurable for the other singers and the conducting of Karajan as for Schwarzkopf herself."
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
"This classic performance of Cosi still earns plaudits. Schwarzkopf's singing in the final scenes is sublime."
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
"The 3rd of Schwarzkopf's 3 great Mozart roles. She is a most dignified and aristocratic Countess"
Lehár: Die lustige Witwe
Lehár: Die lustige Witwe
"Both of the Schwarzkopf recordings of this operetta are worth having, but this one has an extra theatrical flair, helped by the better stereo sound."
Die Fledermaus
Die Fledermaus
"A great Fledermaus all round. It shouldn't have a tenor Orlovsky of course but Christ is so good he almost convinces."
Schubert: Lieder
Schubert: Lieder
"An example of the early Schwarzkopf in Lieder, perfectly at one with the marvellous Fischer."
Verdi: Falstaff
Verdi: Falstaff
"Schwarzkopf's Alice bubbles with good humour and hugh spirits"
Eine Nacht in Venedig (Schwarzkopf)
Eine Nacht in Venedig (Schwarzkopf)
"Another example of her delectable operetta"
Verdi: Messa da Requiem/Four Sacred Pieces
Verdi: Messa da Requiem/Four Sacred Pieces
"Another example of Schwarzkopf in Verdi, not perhaps Italianate in tone, but beautifully and intelligently sung."