The Recordings of Elisabeth Schumann on CD
 
No attempt has been made to publish Elisabeth Schumann's complete recordings systematically on CD. A number of CDs appeared in the late 1980s and 1990s but often with the same contents, perhaps spoiling the market for more comprehensive issues. Some of her recordings have never appeared, others have appeared six or seven times! Other HMV artists such as Tauber, Lotte Lehmann and McCormack have been published in a similarly haphazard way.
 
The total number of studio recordings made by Elisabeth Schumann was 272. This includes 38 acoustic records, listed as 1-38 in the discography, and 234 HMV electrics (sometimes grouped) listed as 39-231 in the discography. Some 195 of these recordings had been released at least once on CD (see below):
 
Recordings on CD/discography numbers: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59a, 59b, 60a, 60b, 61a, 61b, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 83a, 83b, 84, 85, 86, 87a, 87b, 88a, 88b, 89a, 89b, 95a, 95b, 96, 98a, 98b, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 114a, 114b, 115a, 115b, 116, 117, 118, 119, 122a, 122b, 127a, 127b, 130a, 130b, 132, 136, 137, 138, 139a, 139b, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152a, 152b, 153a, 153b, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 165, 166, 168a, 168b, 169a, 169b, 170, 171a, 171b, 172, 173a, 173b, 175, 176, 177, 178, 181, 182a, 182b, 182c, 183, 186a, 186b, 189a, 189b, 190, 191a, 191b, 192a, 192b, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206a, 206b, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 220, 221, 222, 223a, 223b, 224, 225a, 225b, 226(?), 227, 228a, 228b, 229, 230, 231a, 231b (June 2003)
 
The following list has all known issues on CD, arranged by publisher, including solo discs and the abridged Der Rosenkavalier of 1933, but not all the many anthologies and collections in which Schumann is represented by only one or two items.
 
Some comments on the selections, presentation and transfers follow at the foot of the page.
 
Arkadia
 
Bruno Walter W. A. Mozart, Requiem in Re Min. K. 626, Serenata in Sol Magg. K.525
Released 1998, recorded HMV 29 June 1937, CD 8293776
 
Elisabeth Schumann (sop.), Kerstin Thorborg (mezzo), Anton Dermota (ten.), Alexander Kipnis (bass), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter (conductor)
 
Discography: 160
 
Includes the Mozart Requiem KV 626 (also available on Sirio) and the Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
 
 
Bel Age
 

The Historic 1950 & 1951 Lecture-Recitals of Elisabeth Schumann on the art of lieder interpretation
Released 1998, 75 minutes, BBC broadcasts in 1950, 1951, BLA 103.008
 
Discography: includes 89a, 208, 85, 207, 210

Contents: introduction by Elisabeth Schumann, Das Veilchen (Mozart), Lachen und Weinen (Schubert), Mausfallen Sprüchlein (Wolf), Vergebliches Ständchen (Brahms) (1951); Morgen (R. Strauss), Die Forelle (Schubert), In dem Schatten meiner Locken (Wolf) (1952) Ernest Lush, piano, L'amerò, sarò costante (II Re Pastore - Mozart) (8 Sept 1936), and Alleluia (Exsultate, jubilate, K.165 Mozart) (8 Sept 1936) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood, Warnung (Mozart) (18 February 1930) George Reeves, piano, Abendempfindung (Mozart) (30 August 1945) Gerald Moore, piano, Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf' ein") (Gotter - Flies, formerly attributed to Mozart) (21 January 1930) orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Collingwood, She never told her love, Hob. XXVIa:34 (Haydn) (29 August 1945), The Sailor's Song, Hob. XXVIa:31 (Haydn) (30 August 1930) Gerald Moore, piano

 

 
EMI
 

Elisabeth Schumann: Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben & 9 Lieder, and Brahms 19 Lieder
Released 1995, 79 minutes, recorded HMV 1930-49, 7243 5 65498 2 1 /CDH 565498 
 
Discography: 96, 88a, 88b, 87a, 87b, 168a, 168b, 114a, 114b, 227, 223a, 223b, 228a, 228b, 224, 225a, 225b, 141, 140, 169a, 169b, 122a, 122b, 127a, 127b, 172, 186a, 186b, 183, 191a, 191b, 192a, 192b, 189a, 189b, 190

Contents: R Schumann: Op. 39: no 5, Mondnacht, Alwin, Karl (piano); Op. 79: no 23, Er ist's; Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge; Op. 79: no 26, Schneeglöckchen; Op. 25: no 3, Der Nussbaum; Op. 37: no 3, O ihr Herren; Op. 89: no 6, Röslein, Röslein!; Op. 53: no 2, Loreley; Op. 36: no 2, Ständchen, Reeves, George (piano); Frauenliebe und Leben Op. 42 Moore, Gerald (piano); Brahms; Op. 96: no 1, Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht; Volkskinderlieder (15), WoO 31: no 4, Sandmännchen, Moore, Gerald (piano); Op. 107: no 3, Das Mädchen spricht; Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen; Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied; Op. 84: no 4, Vergebliches Ständchen; Op. 97: no 1, Nachtigall; Op. 95: no 4, Der Jäger, Reeves, George (piano); Op. 33: no 9, Ruhe, Süssliebchen; Op. 32: no 7, Bitteres zu sagen denkst du; Op. 58: no 1, Blinde Kuh; Op. 19: no 5, An eine Äolsharfe; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: Excerpt(s); Bk IV, 25, Bk I, 6, BkIII, 15, Bk V, 33, Bk I, 2, Bk V 34, Bk VI, 42, Rosenek, Leo (piano).

 

Elisabeth Schumann: Schubert der Hirt auf dem Felsen & 48 Lieder (2 CDs)
Released 1989, 137 minutes, recorded HMV 1927-49, CHS 7 63040 2
 
Discography: 59a, 59b, 60a, 60b, 99. 98a, 98b, 115a, 115b, 130a, 130b, 136, 118, 137, 139a, 139b, 138, 146, 147, 150, 151, 149, 148, 153a, 153b, 152a, 152b, 155, 154, 173a, 173b, 171a, 171b, 170, 162-163, 181, 182a, 182b, 182c, 211, 212, 213, 215, 220, 222, 229, 230, 231a, 231b
 
Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs)
Released 1993(?), 147 minutes, recorded HMV 20-24 September 1933, Vienna, CHS 7 64487 2
 
Cast: Lotte Lehmann (Marschallin), Maria Olszewska (Octavian), Richard Mayr (Ochs), Elisabeth Schumann (Sophie), Victor Madin (Faninal), Anne Michalsky (Marianne), Hermann Gallos (Valzacchi), Bella Paalen (Annina), Karl Ettl (Polizeikommissar), William Wernigk (Wirt)
 
Discography: 100 to 110
 
 
EMI-Toshiba
 

Elisabeth Schumann sings Mozart and Schubert Lieder
77 minutes, recorded HMV 1927-45, TOCE-8569
 
Discography: 208, 209, 89a, 85, 59a, 59b, 60a, 60b, 99. 98a, 98b, 115a, 115b, 130a, 130b, 136, 118, 137, 139a, 139b, 138, 146, 147, 150, 151, 149, 148, 153a, 153b
 
Contents: Mozart: 1. Abendempfindung, K.523, 2. Das Veilchen, K.476, Gerald Moore (Piano), 30 August 1945, 3. Warnung, K.433, George Reeves (Piano), 7 October 1929, 4. Wiegenlied (Flies, formerly attributed to Mozart), Orchestra cond. by Lawrence Collingwood, 21 January 1930, Schubert: 5. Die Post-"Winterreise" D.911-13, 6. Wohin? - "Die schöne Müllerin" D.795-2, 7. lm Abendrot, D.799, 8. Die Vögel, D.691 Karl Alwin (Piano), 14 November 1927, 9. Du bist die Rub', D.776, 10. Heidenröslein, D.257, 11. Das Lied im Grünen, D.917 Karl Alwin (Piano), 7 November 1932, 12. An die Nachtigall. D.497, 13. Liebhaber is allen Gestuttee, D.558 George Reeves (Piano), 29 November 1933 14. Frühlingsglaube, D.686, 15. Die Forelle, D.550, George Reeves (Piano), 19 November 1935, 16. Horch!. Horch!, die Lerch'!, D.889, Gerald Moore (Piano), 7 September 1936, 17. Ave Maria, D.839, Orchestra cond. by Leo Rosenek, 23 June 1934, 18. An die Musik, D.547, Gerald Moore (Piano), 7 September 1936, 19. Der Jüngling an der QuelIe, D.300, 20. Geheimes, D.719, 21. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774, Elizabeth Coleman (Piano), 7 September 1936, 22. Des Fischers Liebesglück, D.933, 23. Der Musensohn, D.764, 24. Fischerweise, D.891, 25. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118, 26. Liebesbotschaft-"Schwanengesang", D.957-I, 27. Litanei, D.343, Gerald Moore (Piano), 26 November 1936, 28. Nacht und Träume D.827, 29. Seligkeit, D.433, Gerald Moore (Piano), 10 March 1937
  

Elisabeth Schumann sings Schubert and R Strauss Lieder
75 minutes, recorded HMV 1927-46, TOCE-8570
 
Discography: 152a, 152b, 155, 154, 173a, 173b, 171a, 171b, 170, 162-163, 181, 182a, 182b, 182c, 211, 212, 220, 222, 229, 230, 66, 65, 95a, 95b, 61b
 
Contents: Schubert: 1. Nähe des Geliebten, D.162, 2. Lachen und Weinen, D.777, 3. FrUhlingstraum -"Winterreise", D.91 I-Il, 4. Der Einsame, D.800, Gerald Moore (piano), 10 March 1937, 5. Nachtviolen, D.752, 6. An die Geliebte, D.303, Leo Rosenek (piano), I June 1938, 7. Wiegenlied, D.498, 8. Der Schmetterling, D.633, 9. Des Baches Wiegenlied -"Die schöne Müllerin" D795-20, George Reeves (piano), 29 November 1937, 10. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D.965, George Reeves (piano), Reginald Kell (clarinet), 20 September 1937, 11. Der Jüngling und der Tod, D.545, 12. Das Heimweh, D.456, 13. Hin und wieder fliegen Pfeile -"Claudine von Villa Bella", D.239-3, 14. Liebe schwärmt - "Claudine von Villa Bella", D.239-6, Leo Rosenek (piano), 2 July 1938, 15. Dass sic hier gewesen, D.775 Gerald Moore (piano), 30 August 1945, 16. Der Vollmond strahlt aus Bergeshöhen-Romanze from "Rosamunde", D.797, Gerald Moore (piano), 26 November 1945, 17. Das Mädchen, D.652, 18. An meine Klavier, D.342, Gerald Moore (piano), 17 June 1946, 19. Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt - "Song of Mignon" D.877-4, 20. So lässt mich scheinen -"Song of Mignon" D.877-3, Gerald Moore (piano), 13 October 1949 R. Strauss: 21. Muttertändelei, Op.43-2, 22. Die heiligen drei Könige ous Morgenland, Op.56-6, Vienna State Opera Orchestra cond. by Karl Alwin, 15 October 1928, 23. Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op.29-1, 24. Ich schwebe, Op.48-2, Karl Alwin (piano), 7 November 1932, 25. Ständchen, Op.17-2, Karl Alwin (piano), 14 November 1927

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, KV 626, Bruckner: Te Deum in C
Recorded HMV 29 June 1937, TOCE 9099
 
Discography: 160, 161

Elisabeth Schumann (sop.), Kerstin Thorborg (mezzo), Anton Dermota (ten.), Alexander Kipnis (bass), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter (conductor)

Bruno Walter, Bruckner: Te Deum / Palestrina: Stabat Mater
Recorded HMV 29 June 1937, BCD 24
 
Discography: 161

Elisabeth Schumann (sop.), Kerstin Thorborg (mezzo), Anton Dermota (ten.), Alexander Kipnis (bass), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter (conductor)


Bruno Walter Mozart Collection

TOCE 9612-4 (3 discs)

Includes Mozart: Requiem in D minor, KV 626, Bruckner: Te Deum in C, recorded HMV 29 June 1937, with Elisabeth Schumann (sop.), Kerstin Thorborg (mezzo), Anton Dermota (ten.), Alexander Kipnis (bass), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter (conductor)

Discography: 160, 161

Going for a Song Ltd. UK (Audio Archive Classics)

Elisabeth Schumann Soprano
'Performs Mozart (including Requiem in D-M KV626) & Schubert (including Ave Maria D839 & Die Forelle D550), Rare Recordings from 1934' CLA036
 
Contents: Mozart Requiem (Recordae, Domine Jesu, Benedictus). Schubert: Die Forelle, Fruhlingstraum, D.91 I, An die Nachtigall. D.497, Ave Maria, D.839, Des Fischers Liebesglück, D.993, Liebesbotschaft, D.957, Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118, Das Heimweh, D.456, An die Musik, D.547, Seligkeit, D.433, An die Geliebte, D.303, Der Jüngling und der Tod, D.545, Der Vollmond strahlt aus Bergeshöhen, D.797, Nacht und Träume D.827, Des Baches Wiegenlied, D795

No documentation.

Liner notes taken without permission from this website! (The publishers have ignored letters from ElisabethSchumann.org.)

Grammofono 2000

Franz Schubert: 26 Lieder, Elisabeth Schumann
Released: 1996, 76 minutes, recorded HMV 1933-45, AB 78679
 
Discography: 115a, 130, 118, 137, 138, 146, 147, 150, 151, 149, 153a, 153b, 152a, 152b, 155, 154, 173a, 173b, 171a, 171b, 170, 181, 182a, 211, 212, 215
 
1. An die Nachtigall, D 497/Op. 98 no 1, 2. Die Forelle, D 550, Date: 11/19/1933, London, George Reeves-Piano, 3. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria", Date: 6/23/1934, Vienna, Orchestra, Conductor: Leo Rosenek, 4. An die Musik, D 547, Date: 9/7/1936, London, Gerald Moore-Piano, 5. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774/Op. 72, Date: 9/7/1936, London, Elizabeth Coleman-Piano, 6. Des Fischers Liebesglück, D 933, 7. Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1, 8. Fischerweise, D 881, 9. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2, 10. Schwanengesang, D 957: no 1, Liebesbotschaft, Date: 11/26/1936, 11. Nacht und Träume, D 827, 12. Seligkeit, D 433, 13. Nähe des Geliebten, D 162, 14. Lachen und Weinen, D 777/Op. 59 no 4, 15. Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89: no 11, Frühlingstraum, 16. Der Einsame, D 800, Date: 3/10/1937, London, Gerald Moore-Piano, 17. Nachtviolen, D 752, 18. An die Geliebte, D 303, Date: 6/1/1938 London, Leo Rosenek-Piano, 19. Wiegenlied, D 498/Op. 98 no 2, 20. Der Schmetterling, D 633/Op. 57 no 1, 21. Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25: no 20, Das Baches Wiegenlied, Date: 11/29/1937, London, George Reeves-Piano, 22. Der Jüngling und der Tod, D 545, 23. Das Heimweh, D 456, Date: 7/2/1938, London, Leo Rosenek-Piano, 24. Dass sie hier gewesen, D 775/Op. 59 no 2, Date: 8/30/1945, 25. Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: no 5, Romance "Der Vollmond strahlt", Date: 11/26/1945, 26. Die junge Nonne, D 828/Op. 43 no 1, Date: 11/27/1945, London Gerald Moore-Piano
  
The International Music Company AG
 

The Art of Schubert Lieder CD 1/Elisabeth Schumann
Released 2001, 56 minutes, recorded HMV 1933-45(?), 205157-303
 
Discography: 151, 152a, 173b, 153b, 182a, 171a, 181, 130b, 171b, 173a, 147, 138, 152b, 170, 212, 153a, 118, 150, 146, 149
 
Contents: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118, Nähe des Geliebten, D.162, An die Geliebte, D.303, Seligkeit, D.433, Das Heimweh, D.456,Wiegenlied, D.498, Der Jüngling und der Tod, D.545, Die Forelle, D.550, Der Schmetterling, D.633, Nachtviolen, D.752, Der Musensohn, D.764, Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774, Lachen und Weinen, D.777, Des Baches Wiegenlied, D795, Der Vollmond strahlt, D.979, Nacht und Träume D.827, Ave Maria, D.839, Fischerweise, D.891, Des Fischers Liebesglück, D.933, Liebesbotschaft, D.957-I
 
Naxos
 

Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs)
Released September 2002, recorded HMV 20-24 September 1933, Vienna, 8.110191-92

Cast: Lotte Lehmann (Marschallin), Maria Olszewska (Octavian), Richard Mayr (Ochs), Elisabeth Schumann (Sophie), Victor Madin (Faninal), Anne Michalsky (Marianne), Hermann Gallos (Valzacchi), Bella Paalen (Annina), Karl Ettl (Polizeikommissar), William Wernigk (Wirt)

Discography: 100 to 110

Contents include various excerpts from Die Rosenkavalier recorded 1920 -31, sung by Richard Tauber, Lotte Lehmann, Barbara Kemp, Conchita Supervia, Richard Mayr and Anni Andrassy, Alexander Kipnis and Else Ruziczka, Barbara Kemp, Delia Rheinhardt and Marion Claire.

 

Elisabeth Schumann Schubert Lieder CD
Released 2002, recorded HMV 1927-45, 8.110731
 
Discography: 59a, 59b, 60a, 60b, 99, 98a, 98b, 115a, 115b, 136, 137, 139a, 139b, 138, 146, 147, 150, 151, 153a, 153b, 152a, 152b, 154, 171a, 171b, 170, 162-163, 213

Contents: 01. Die Post, 02:27, 02. Wohin? 01:56, 03. Im Abendroth 03:29 04. Die Vogel 00:56  Karl Alwin, piano 14 November, 1927, 05. Du bist die Ruh' 04:28, 06. Heidenroslein 02:01, 07. Das Lied im Grunen 02:35, Karl Alwin, piano, 7 November, 1932, 08. An die Nachtigall 01:29, 09. Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, 01:22, George Reeves, piano, 29 November, 1933, 10. Horch! Horch! die Lerch' 02:55, 11. An die Musik 03:02, Gerald Moore, 7 September, 1936, 12. Der Jungling an der Quelle 01:20, 13. Geheimes 02:01, 14. Auf dem Wasser zu singen 03:20, Elizabeth Coleman, piano, 7 September, 1936, 15. Des Fischers Liebesgluck 03:17, 16. Der Musensohn 02:21, 17. Fischerweise 03:00, 18. Gretchen am Spinnrade 03:31 Gerald Moore, 26 November, 1936, 19. Nacht und Traume 03:04, 20. Seligkeitt 01:30, 21. Nahe des Geliebten 02:40, 22. Lachen und Weinen 01:39, 23. Der Einsame 03:55 Gerald Moore 10 March, 1937, 24. Wiegenlied 02:34, 25. Der Schmetterling 01:29, 26. Des Baches Wiegenlied 04:02, George Reeves, piano, 29 November 1937, 27. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen 08:53, Reginald Kell, clarinet George Reeves, piano, 20 September 1937, 28. Die Forelle 02:07, Gerald Moore, piano 26 September 1945

 
 
Opera D'Oro
 
Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs)
Released 9 November 1999, recorded HMV 20-24 September 1933, Vienna, OPD 1221
 
Cast: Lotte Lehmann (Marschallin), Maria Olszewska (Octavian), Richard Mayr (Ochs), Elisabeth Schumann (Sophie), Victor Madin (Faninal), Anne Michalsky (Marianne), Hermann Gallos (Valzacchi), Bella Paalen (Annina), Karl Ettl (Polizeikommissar), William Wernigk (Wirt)
 
Discography: 100 to 110
 
 
Pearl (Pavilion Records)
 

Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs)
Released 1989, 115 minutes, recorded HMV 20-24 September 1933, Vienna, GEMM CDS 9365
 
Cast: Lotte Lehmann (Marschallin), Maria Olszewska (Octavian), Richard Mayr (Ochs), Elisabeth Schumann (Sophie), Victor Madin (Faninal), Anne Michalsky (Marianne), Hermann Gallos (Valzacchi), Bella Paalen (Annina), Karl Ettl (Polizeikommissar), William Wernigk (Wirt)
 
Discography: 100 to 110
 
Contents: Disc 1: 1. Act I: Prelude, 2. Wie du warst!, 3. Die Stimm! (arrival of Ochs), 4. Hat Sie schon einmal, 5. Geben mir Euer Gnaden, 6. Da geht er hin, 7. Act II: In dieser feierlichen Stundeden, 8. Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren, 9. Ihm hätt ich ein Zutraun, 10. Wart', Dich hau' i' zsamm, Disc 2: 1. Act III: Prelude To Act III, 2. Nein, nein, nein, nein!, 3. Muss jetzt partout zu ihr, 4. Weiss bereits nicht. 5. Ist ein traum, 6. Die Agyptische Helena: Helen's Awakening (Act I), 7. Die Agyptische Helena: Funeral March (Act II) Berlin State Opera orchestra, Fritz Busch, 8. Die Agyptische Helena: Bei Jener Nacht (Act I), 9. Die Agyptische Helena: Zweite Brautnacht! Zaubernacht! Rose Pauly-Dreesen, Berlin State Opera orchestra, Fritz Busch, 10. Breit Uber Mein Haupt, Op19/2, 11. Morgen, Op27/4 Robert Hutt (tenor), R Strauss (Piano)
 

Elisabeth Schumann
Released 1990, 73 minutes, recorded HMV 1927-38, GEMM CD 9379
 
Discography: 50, 51, 65, 66, 55, 54, 95a, 95b, 83a, 83b, 61a, 61b, 68, 166, 165, 67, 116, 84, 86, 178, 158, 175, 159, 142, 143
 
Contents: R Strauss: 1. Ständchen (Op. 17/2) 2. Morgen (Op. 27/ 4) 3. Die heiligen drei Könige (Op. 56/6) 4. Muttertändelei (Op. 43/2) 5. Wiegenlied (Op. 41/1) 6. Freundliche Vision (Op. 48/1) 7. Traum durch die Dämmerung Op. (29/1) 8. Ich schwebe (Op. 48/2) 9. All'mein Gedanken (Op.21/1) 10. Hat's gesagt (Op. 36/3) 11. Schlechtes Wetter (Op. 69/5) 12. Ständchen (Op.17/2); Handel: 13. O hätt ich Jubals Harf (Joshua); Reger: 14. Maria Wiegenlied (Op. 76/52), 15. Zum Schlafen (Op. 76/59); 16. Marx: Maria Wiegenlied; J Strauss: 17. Sphären-Klänge (Op. 235); Zeller 18.: Sei nicht bös (Der Obersteiger) 19. Wir mein Anh'l (Der Vogelhändler); Heuberger: 20. Im chambre séparée (Der Opernball); Ziehrer: 21. Sei gepriesen (Der Landstreicher) Benatzky: 22. Ich muss wieder einmal in Grinzing sein; Ziehrer: 23. O Wien, mein liebes Wien (Der Fremdenführer); Schubert: 24. Lied aus Wien; Sieczynski: 25. Wien, Wien
 

Elisabeth Schumann, Volume 2 Mozart Opera: Polydors of 1920-3, Schumann Lieder Recital
Released 1990, 74 minutes, recorded Polydor 1920-3 (Mozart), otherwise HMV 1920-38, GEMM CD 9445
 
Discography: 58, 56, 119, 23, 24, 37, 38, 30, 25, 144, 118, 87a, 87b, 88a, 88b, 114a, 114b, 168a, 168b, 96, 177, 176, 145, 57
 

 

Elisabeth Schumann, the Complete Bach Recordings (2 CDs)
Released 1991, 156 minutes, Mass in B Minor with Schorr etc., cond. Coates (1929) and other HMV recordings 1927-39, GEMM CDS 9900
 
Discography: 119, 199, 200, 203, 204, 201, 202, 58, 56, 71, 72, 74, 75, 73
 
Contents (Disc 1) 1. Bist du bei mir (from the Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook), BWV508, orchestra conducted by Leo Rosenek, 23 June 1934, 2. 'Wedding' Cant, 'Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten' BWV202: Aria: Weichet nur, Betrübte Schatten, 3. 'Wedding' Cant, Recitative: Die Welt wir wieder neu/Aria.., 4. 'Wedding' Cant,' Recitative: Drum sucht auch Amor sein..., 5. 'Wedding' Cant,' Recitative: Das Gluck es ist gefunden..., 6. 'Wedding' Cant, Recitative: So sei das Band der keuchen... with Yella Pessl, harpsicord, Philip Sklar, bass-viol, The Stuyvesant Quartet, Bruno Reibold Conductor 10 October and 22 November, 1939, 7. Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben (From St. Matthew Passion), BWV244, with orchestra conducted by Karl Alwin with flute obbligato by John Amadio, 11 November 1927, 8. Es ist vollbracht (From Cant, BWV159) with orchestra conducted by Karl Alwin with oboe obbligato by Leon Goosens, 11 November 1927, 9. Mass in B Minor, BWV232: Kyrie: Kyrie eleison, 10. Christe eleison, 11. Kyrie eleison, 12. Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo, 13. Laudamus te, 14. Gratias agimus tibi, 15. Domine Deus  (Disc 2) 1. Qui tollis peccata mundi, 2. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, 3. Quoniam tu solus sanctus, 4. Cum Sancto Spiritu, 5. Credo: Credo in unum Deum, 6. Patrem omnipotentem, 7. Et in unum Dominum, 8. Et incarnatus est, 9. Crucifixus, 10. Et resurrexit, 11. Et in Spiritum Sanctum, 12. Confeteor una Baptisma, 13. Sanctus: Sanctus, 14. Osanna in excelsis, 15. Benedictus, qui venit, 16. Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei, 17. Dona nobis pacem, Elisabeth Schumann, soprano, Margaret Balfour, contralto, Walter Widdop, tenor, Friedrich Schorr, baritone, Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony Orchestra, Albert Coates, conductor, 18 March to 31 May 1929
 
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Elisabeth Schumann
Released 1990, 65 minutes, recorded HMV 1926-30, 89031
 
Discography: 45, 42, 47, 52, 41, 43, 44, 40, 58, 56, 68, 65, 66, 67, 85, 89a, 89b, 88a, 88b, 87a, 87b
 
Contents: Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio Mozart, Byng, George (conductor)1926; Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 58, Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben Bach Alwin, Karl (conductor) 1927 ;Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor Mozart, Byng, George (conductor)1926; Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem, BWV 159: Es ist vollbracht, das Leid ist alle Bach, Alwin, Karl (conductor) 1927; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Venite, inginocchiatevi Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 1926; Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79: no 26, Schneeglöckchen R Schumann, Reeves, George (Piano) 1930; Joshua, HWV 64: O had I Jubal's lyre Handel, Alwin, Karl (conductor) Vienna State Opera Orchestra 1928; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar Mozart, Byng, George (conductor)1926; Myrthen, Op. 25: no 3, Der Nussbaum R Schumann, Reeves, George (Piano) 1930; Lieder (6), Op. 56: no 6, Die heiligen drei Könige R Strauss, Alwin, Karl (conductor) Vienna State Opera Orchestra 1928; Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto Mozart, Byng, George (conductor)1926; Lieder (3), Op. 43: no 2, Muttertändelei R Strauss, Alwin, Karl (conductor) Vienna State Opera Orchestra 1928; Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino se sei buonino Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 1926; Marienlied Joseph Marx, Alwin, Karl (conductor) Vienna State Opera Orchestra 1928; Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 1926; Wiegenlied Bernhard Flies. Collingwood, Lawrance (conductor) 1930; Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 1926; Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 4, Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? Mahler, Reeves, George (Piano) 1930; Warnung, K 433 (416c) Mozart, Reeves, George (Piano) 1930; Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79: no 23, Er ist's R Schumann, Reeves, George (Piano) 1930; Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge R Schumann. Reeves, George (Piano) 1930
 

Elisabeth Schumann II
Released 1995, 77 minutes, recorded Favorite, Odeon and Polydor 1914-23, 89122
 
Discography: 28, 29, 30, 25, 23, 24, 37, 38, 34, 35, 36, 26, 31, 27, 32, 14, 6, 5, 20, 19, 33
 
Contents: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Durch Zärtlichkeit Mozart,1920; Der Wildschütz: Auf des Lebens raschen Wogen Lortzing, 1920; Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Welche Wonne, welche Lust Mozart,1920; Fra Diavolo: Quel bonheur Auber, 1920; Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto Mozart,1920; Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle 'Jewel Song' Gounod, 1920; Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino se sei buonino Mozart, 1920; Hänsel und Gretel: Wo bin ich? Wach'ich? Ist es eim Traum? Humperdinck, 1920; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor Mozart, 1920; Fidelio, Op. 72: O, wär ich schon mit dir vereint Beethoven,1917; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio Mozart, 1920; Mignon: Connais-tu le pays? Ambroise Thomas,. 1914; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar Mozart,1923; Mignon: Je connais un pauvre enfant Ambroise Thomas, 1914; Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden Mozart,1923; Mörike Lieder: no 35, Frage und Antwort Hugo Wolf, 1917; Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a) Mozart, 1922; Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen R Strauss, 1917; Lieder (6), Op. 56: no 6, Die heiligen drei Könige R Strauss, 1922
 
Naxos (formerly Romophone)

 

 

 

 

Elisabeth Schumann, Lieder Recordings 1930-1938
Released 2006, 68 minutes, recorded HMV, 8.111099
 
Discography: 117, 87a, 87b, 88a, 88b, 96, 114a, 114b, 168a, 168b, 122a, 122b, 127a, 127b, 140, 141, 156, 157, 169a, 169b, 172, 183, 186a, 186b, 189a, 189b, 190, 191a, 191b, 192a, 192b
 
Contents: Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Mendelssohn, Rosenek, Leo 6/23/1934; Gesänge (6), Op. 89: no 6, Röslein, Röslein! R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 11/29/1937; Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79: no 26, Schneeglöckchen R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 2/18/1930; Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied Brahms, Reeves, George (piano) 2/26/1935; Myrthen, Op. 25: no 3, Der Nussbaum R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 2/18/1930; Songs (5), Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen Brahms, Reeves, George (piano) 11/29/1937; Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84: no 4, Vergebliches Ständchen; Brahms, Reeves, George (piano) 2/26/1935; Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79: no 23, Er ist's R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 2/18/1930; Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33: no 9, Ruhe, Süssliebchen   Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano);6/1/1938; Songs (6), Op. 97: no 1, Nachtigall   Brahms, Reeves, George (piano) 11/19/1935; Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge; R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 2/18/1930; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 15, Schwesterlein, Schwesterlein Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/8/1938; Poems (5), Op. 19: no 5, An eine Äolsharfe   Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/2/1938 Songs (7), Op. 95: no 4, Der Jäger   Brahms, Reeves, George (piano) 11/19/1935; Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 5, Mondnacht  R Schumann Alwin, Karl (piano) 11/7/1932; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 33, Och Moder, ich well en Ding han  Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/8/1938; Songs (9), Op. 32: no 7, Bitteres zu sagen denkst du Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/6/1938; Volkskinderlieder (15), WoO 31: no 4, Sandmännchen  Brahms, Moore, Gerald (piano) 9/7/1936; Romances and Ballades iii, Op. 53: no 2, Loreley  R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 11/27/1933; ; Songs (8), Op. 58: no 1, Blinde Kuh  Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/6/1938; Songs (4), Op. 96: no 1, Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht   Brahms, Moore, Gerald (piano) 9/7/1936; Gedichte (6), Op. 36: no 2, Ständchen  R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 11/27/1933; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 2, Erlaube mir, fein's mädchen Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/8/1938; Gedichte (12) aus 'Liebesfrühling', Op. 37: no 3, O ihr Herren   R Schumann, Reeves, George (piano) 11/29/1937; Songs (5), Op. 105: no 2, Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer  Brahms, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 3/11/1937; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 34, Wie komm ich denn zur Tür herein?  Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/8/1938; Songs (5), Op. 49; no 4, Wiegenlied  Brahms, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 3/11/1937; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 42, In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht  Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/8/1938; Songs (5), Op. 107: no 3, Das Mädchen spricht Brahms, Reeves, George (piano) 11/29/1937; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 25, Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund  Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/8/1938; Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 6, Da unten im Tale  Brahms, Rosenek, Leo (piano) 7/8/1938

Formerly released by Romophone in 1995 as Elisabeth Schumann, Lieder by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms 81018-2

 

Elisabeth Schumann, Aria Recordings 1926-1938
Released 2006, 72 minutes, recorded HMV, 8.111100
 
Discography: 40, 44, 45, 47, 42, 52, 41, 43, 57, 78, 76, 86, 84, 158, 159, 142, 178, 132, 116, 175, 143
 
Contents: Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 5/19/1926 ; Die Fledermaus: Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande Johann Strauss Jr., Alwin, Karl (conductor) Vienna State Opera Orchestra 9/6/1929 ; Il rè pastore, K 208: L'amerò, sarò costante Mozart Byng, George (conductor) 6/7/1926 ; Der Vogelhändler: Wie mein Ahnl zwanzig Jahr "Nightingale" Carl Zeller, Alwin, Karl (conductor) Vienna State Opera Orchestra 9/6/1929 ; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio; Mozart, Collingwood, Lawrance (conductor) 2/1/1927 ; Ich muss wieder einmal in Grinzing sein Ralph Benatzky, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 6/8/1938 ; Der Vogelhändler: Wie mein Ahnl zwanzig Jahr 'Nightingale' Carl Zeller, Collingwood, Lawrance (conductor) 2/17/1930 ; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Venite, inginocchiatevi Mozart, Collingwood, Lawrance (conductor) 2/1/1927 ; Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume Rudolf Sieczynski, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 11/25/1936 ; Der Obersteiger: Sei nicht bös Carl Zeller, Collingwood, Lawrance (conductor) 2/17/1930 ; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 5/19/1926 ; Der Landstreicher: Sei gepriesen Carl Michael Ziehrer, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 3/11/1937 ; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar Mozart, Collingwood, Lawrance (conductor) 2/4/1927 ; Der Fremdenführer: O Wien, mein liebes Wien Carl Michael Ziehrer, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 3/11/1937 ; Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 5/19/1926 ; Das Dreimäderlhaus: Was macht glücklich Heinrich Berté, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 11/25/1936 ; Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino se sei buonino Mozart, Byng, George (conductor) 6/7/1926 ; Der Opernball: Geh'n wir in's Chambre separée Richard Heuberger, Goehr, Walter (conductor) 6/11/1938 ; Die Fledermaus: Mein Herr Marquis Johann Strauss Jr. , Alwin, Karl (conductor) 11/11/1927 ; Ich glaub' das Glück Sissy, Collingwood, Lawrance (conductor) 11/20/1935 ; Sphärenklänge, Op. 235 Josef Strauss, Rosenek, Leo (conductor) 6/23/1934

Formerly released by Romophone in 1995 as Elisabeth Schumann, Mozart opera and Viennese operetta arias 81019-2

Elisabeth Schumann, Early Recordings 1915-1923
Released 2005, 77 minutes, 8.111098
 
Discography: 8, 12, 7, 10, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
 
Contents: Fidelio, Op. 72: O, wär ich schon mit dir vereint, Beethoven 1915; Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Durch Zärtlichkeit, Mozart 1920 ; Der Freischütz, J 277: Trübe Augen, Liebchen..., Weber 1915 ; Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Welche Wonne, welche Lust, Mozart 1920 ; Der Freischütz, J 277: Kommt ein schlanker Bursch "Polacca", Weber 1915 ; Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto, Mozart 1920 ; Mignon: Connais-tu le pays? Thomas 1915 ; Fra Diavolo: Quel bonheur, Auber 1920 ; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio, Mozart 1920 ; Hänsel und Gretel: Wo bin ich? Wach'ich? Ist es eim Traum? Humperdinck 1920 ; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor, Mozart 1920 ; Lieder (6), Op. 56: no 6, Die heiligen drei Könige, Richard Strauss 1922 ; Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino se sei buonino, Mozart 1920 ; Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a), Mozart 1922 ; Der Wildschütz: Auf des Lebens raschen Wogen, Lortzing 1920 ; Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento . . . Deh vieni, non tardar, Mozart 1923 ; Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song", Gounod 1920 ; Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden, Mozart 1923  

Formerly released by Romophone in 1997 as Elisabeth Schumann, the Complete Edison and Polydor recordings 1915-23 81028-2
 
Sirio
 
Mozart Requiem KV 626
Recorded HMV 29 June 1937, CD 1678428
 
Elisabeth Schumann (sop.), Kerstin Thorborg (mezzo), Anton Dermota (ten.), Alexander Kipnis (bass), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter (conductor)
 
Discography: 160
 
Includes the Mozart Requiem KV 525 (also available on Arkadia) and the Wagner Siegfried-Idyll
 
 
Symposium
 
A Salute to Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944)
Recorded 8 September 1936 at a Promenade Concert given in the Queen's Hall, London, 78 minutes (total) CD1150
 
Includes Elisabeth Schumann singing 'L'amerò, sarò costante' (II Re Pastore - Mozart) (I), and Alleluia (Exsultate, jubilate, K.165 Mozart), with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood.

Elisabeth Schumann in Recital
Recital of Goethe-Lieder, New York Town Hall, February 4th 1950 accompanied by Bruno Walter and from a concert in South Africa, Easter 1951, accompanied by Hubert Greenslade. 74 minutes CD 1339
 
Contents, New York: 1. Das Veilchen K 476 (Mozart); 2. Die Liebende schreibt Op 86 No 3 (Mendelssohn); 3. Wonne der Wehmut Op 83 No 1, 4. Mit einem gemalten Bande Op 83 No 3 (Beethoven); 5. Geheimes D 719, 6. Lied der Mignon III D 877 (So lasst mich scheinen) 7. Wanderers Nachtlied D 224, 8. Hin und wieder fliegen Pfeile D 239 No 3, 9. Liebe schwärmt auf allen Wegen D 239 No 6, 10. Lied der Mignon IV, D 877 (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt) 11. Liebhaber in allen Gestalten D 588, 12. Schweizerlied D 559 (Schubert); 13. Gefunden Op 56 No 1 (R. Strauss); 14. Phänomen, 15. Anakreons Grab, 16. Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte (Wolf); 17. Singet nicht in Trauertönen (Schumann); 18. Blumengruss, 19. In dem Schatten meiner Locken (Wolf)
South Africa: 20. Ruhe, Süssliebchen im Schatten (Tieck-Brahms), 21. Wie bist du, meine Königin (Daumer-Brahms), 22. Bei der Wiege (Klingemann-Mendelssohn), 23. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (Heine-Mendelssohn), 24. Nacht and Träume (von Collin-Schubert), 25. Der Jüngling an der Quelle (Salis-Schubert), 26. Wiegenlied (anon-Schubert), 27. Der Mond (Geibel-Mendelssohn), 28. Wie glänzt der helle Mond (Keller-Wolf), 29. In dem Schatten meiner Locken (Heyse-Wolf), 30. Mausfallen-Sprüchlein (Mörike-Wolf), 31. Meine Wünsche (? -Mozart)
 
Trumpets of Jericho
 

Great Voices of the Opera CD2 Elisabeth Schumann (1888-1952), Sopran
61 minutes, recorded HMV 1933-45, 20.30752-HI History
 
Discography: 160 (Mozart Requiem: Recordae, Domine Jesu, Benedictus), 130b (?), 155, 115a, 118, 146, 149, 151, 182b, 137, 153b, 173b, 181, 212, 153a, 170
 
Vocal Archives 

Elisabeth Schumann, Songs, Lieder & Cantatas
Released 1997, 74 minutes, recorded HMV 1927-45, VA1153
 
Discography: 68, 56, 58, 210, 207, 209, 213, 220, 222, 162, 59a, 60a, 98b, 136, 87a, 87b, 88a, 88b, 214, 221, 206a, 205, 206b, 226 (?), 65
 
Contents: 1. Joshua, HMV64: O hätt'ich Jubals Harf (Händel), 2. Cantata No. 159, 'Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem,' BWV 159: 'Es ist vollbracht' (Bach), 3. St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: 'Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben' (Bach), 4. Canzonettas, Book 2, Hob.XXVI: No. 1 'Sailor's Song' (Haydn), 5. Canzonettas, Book 2, Hob.XXVI: No. 4 'She never told her love' (Haydn), 6. Das Veilchen, KV 476 (Mozart), 7. Die Forelle, D550, 8. Das Mädchen, D652, 9. An mein Klavier, D342, 10. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965, 11. Die Post, D911, 12. Im Abendroth, D799, 13. Das Lied im Grünen, D917, 14. Horch! Horch! Die Lerch', D889 (Schubert), 15 Schneeglöcken, 16. Der Nussbaum, 17. Er ist's, 18. Aufträge (Schumann), 19. Auch kleine dinge, 20. Und willst du deinen liebsten, 21. In dem Schatten meiner Locken, 22. Moerike Lieder: In der Frühe, 23. Mausfallen-Sprüchlein, 24. Wie Glänzt der helle Mond (Wolf), 25. Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland (R Strauss)
 

Elisabeth Schumann Liederabend: Schubert, The Most Famous Lieder
Released 1998, 76 minutes, recorded HMV 1933-45, VA 1170
 
Discography: 115a, 130b, 118, 137, 138, 146, 147, 150, 151, 149, 153a, 153b, 152a, 152b, 155, 154, 173a, 173b, 171a, 171b, 170, 181, 182a, 211, 212, 215
 
Contents: 1. An die Nachtigall, D 497, 2. Die Forelle, D 550, 3. Ave Maria, D 839, 4. An die Musik, D 547, 5. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774, 6. Des Fischers Liebesglück, D 933, 7. Der Musensohn, D 764, 8. Fischerweise, D 881, 9. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118, 10. Liebesbotschaft from Schwanengesang, D 957, 11. Nacht und Träume, D 827, 12. Seligkeit, D 433, 13. Nähe des Geliebten, D 162, 14. Lachen und Weinen, D 777, 15. Frühlingstraum from Winterreise, D 911, 16. Der Einsame, D 800, 17. Nachtviolen, D 752, 18. An die Geliebte, D 303, 19. Wiegenlied, D 498, 20. Der Schmetterling, D 633, 21. Des Baches Wiegenlied from Die Schöne Müllerin, D 795, 22. Der Jüngling und der Tod, D 545, 23. Das Heimweh, D 456, 24. Dass sie hier gewesen, D 775, 25. Der Vollmond strahlt, D 797, 26. Die junge Nonne, D 828

Wing

Bruno Walter Plays Piano (2, Jul. 1952), B. Walter/E. Schumann Joint Recital (2, Apr. 1950)
Recorded 1952 and New York Town Hall, 1950, WCD 51

Contents: Das Veilchen (Mozart); Wonne der Wehmut, Mit einem gemalten Bande (Beethoven); Lied der Mignon D-877-4 Geheimes, Wanderers Nachtlied, Hin und wieder fliegen Pfeile, Liebe schwärmt auf allen Wegen, Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, Schweizerlied (Schubert); Die Liebende schreibt (Mendelssohn); Singet nicht in Trauertönen (Schumann); Gefunden (R. Strauss); Phänomen; Anakreons Grab; Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte; Blumengruss; In dem Schatten meiner Locken (Wolf)

Includes Bruno Walter playing Chopin, Mendelssohn, R Schumann, J Strauss, J.S. Bach on 2 July 1950

The recital on this CD was recorded on 4 February 1950, not 2 April 1950 as stated on the cover.


 
Comments
 
Elisabeth Schumann Soprano: 'Performs Mozart (including Requiem in D-M KV626) & Schubert (including Ave Maria D839 & Die Forelle D550), Rare Recordings from 1934' Audio Archive Classics (Going for a Song Ltd) CLA036

There is no documentation or explanation of the so-called 'rare recordings from 1934'. All recordings are apparently previously published HMV issues. The Mozart recordings appear are evidently those of 1937 with Bruno Walter (Discography 160). Cedar process. The Liner notes were taken without permission from this website.
Bruno Walter W. A. Mozart, Requiem in Re Min. K. 626, Serenata in Sol Magg. K.525
 
 
The Historic 1950 & 1951 Lecture-Recitals of Elisabeth Schumann on the art of lieder interpretation /Bel Age
BLA 103.008
 
The liner notes tell us "The worsening political situation forced [Schumann] to leave Europe for America in 1938, where she continued giving concerts and recitals. She also taught at the Curtis Institute in New York, and one of the results of this was a series of 'public classes' in the form of radio broadcasts in 1950 and 1951". No mention at all by the publishers that the broadcasts were in London not New York! In fact Schumann is on her best BBC behaviour, determined not to make any (English) mistakes reading her well-edited script, though her spontaneity breaks through from time to time. For the previously converted. (In the same CD series as Schumann-Heink's 1934 Gerber Baby Foods radio programmes.)
 
Elisabeth Schumann: Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben & 9 Lieder, and Brahms 19 Lieder / EMI 7243 5 65498 2 1 /CDH 565498
 
Introduction by Keith Hardwick. Transfers by Andrew Walter at Abbey Road Studios.
 
Elisabeth Schumann: Schubert der Hirt auf dem Felsen & 48 Lieder (2 CDs) / EMI CHS 7 63040 2
 
NOT recommended! These anonymous 1989 CD transfers by EMI of her Schubert were so bad that anyone who bought them must have been left wondering what the reputation was all about. To be avoided unless you prefer a chrome plate Schumann to the pure silver variety! Introduction by André Tubeuf.
 
Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs) / EMI CHS 7 64487 2
 
The classic recording with Lotte Lehmann as the Marschallin, Olszewska as Octavian and Schumann in her most celebrated role as Sophie. Re-released in the EMI Références series. The second disc includes lieder sung by Schumann and Lotte Lehmann (1927-38). See other issues by Opera D'Oro and Pearl.
 
Elisabeth Schumann sings Mozart and Schubert Lieder / EMI-Toshiba TOCE-8569
Elisabeth Schumann sings Schubert and R Strauss Lieder / EMI-Toshiba TOCE-8570
 
Recommended! The Japanese Toshiba-EMI issues have excellent transfers. TOCE-8569 has 4 Mozart and 25 Schubert lieder. TOCE-8570 has 20 Schubert and 5 R Strauss lieder. Liner notes have complete texts with Japanese translations. Schumann is simply unrivalled in Schubert: the colour of the voice, the perfect rhythm and diction, the freshness . . .
 
The Art of Schubert Lieder CD 1/Elisabeth Schumann / The International Music Company AG 205157-303
 
20 Schubert lieder, part of a two CD set. The other CD features eight other singers. Little documentation, no matrix numbers. Sometimes the recording is dated, sometimes not. Produced in Germany, distributed from Hamburg. 
 
Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs) / Naxos 8.110191-92
 
Elisabeth Schumann Schubert Lieder CD / Naxos 8.110731
HMV recordings from 1927-45. Three-quarters of Schumann's complete Schubert recordings on one CD. Transfers by Ward Marston who chose to use RCA Victor pressings made in the USA in the mid 1930s etc. whenever possible, rather than crackly English 78s.
 
Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs) / Opera D'Oro OPD 1221
 
The classic recording with Lotte Lehmann as the Marschallin, Olszewska as Octavian and Schumann in her most celebrated role as Sophie. Sublime. See other issues by EMI, Naxos and Pearl.
 
Der Rosenkavalier, abridged (2 CDs) / Pearl (Pavilion Records) / GEMM CDS 9365
 
The classic recording with Lotte Lehmann as the Marschallin, Olszewska as Octavian and Schumann in her most celebrated role as Sophie. Sublime. Also published by EMI, Naxos and Opera D'Oro. The Pearl issue includes excerpts from Die Ägyptische Helena and lieder performed by Robert Hutt and Richard Strauss.
 
Elisabeth Schumann / Pearl (Pavilion Records) / GEMM CD 9379
 
Twelve Strauss songs plus operetta (largely the same recordings as Romophone 81019-2 ). Introduction by Alan Jefferson. The Strauss is essential but not well transferred.
 
Elisabeth Schumann, Volume 2 Mozart Opera: Polydors of 1920-3, Schumann Lieder Recital / Pearl (Pavilion Records) GEMM CD 9445
 
Some of the early recordings (as on Lebendige Vergangenheit 89122 and Romophone 81028-2 ) with 9 R Schumann songs and 3 famous Bach recordings. Introduction by Charles Haynes.
 
Elisabeth Schumann, the Complete Bach Recordings (2 CDs) / Pearl (Pavilion Records) GEMM CDS 9900
 
Schumann did not record all that much Bach and her main recordings are also on Lebendige Vergangenheit 89031 and GEMM CD 9445. Transfers by Obert-Thorn. Introduction by Alan Jefferson.
 
Elisabeth Schumann / Preiser/Lebendige Vergangenheit 89031
Prime Schumann. Mozart, Bach, R Strauss. An alternative (broader selection) to Romophone 81019-2 as an introduction to Schumann.
 
Elisabeth Schumann II / Preiser/Lebendige Vergangenheit 89122
 
Another disk of early recordings. A lot of Mozart in German. Some overlap with Romophone 81028-2 Reliable Preiser quality. Introductions by Anton Odelga.
 
Elisabeth Schumann, Lieder Recordings 1930-1938 8.111099 / (formerly Romophone 81018-2)
Elisabeth Schumann, Aria Recordings 1926-1938 8.111100 / (formerly Romophone 81019-2)
Elisabeth Schumann, Early Recordings 1915-1923 8.111098 / (formerly Romophone 81028-2)
 
Recommended! In Naxos 8.111100 not only does Schumann sing this material better than anyone else - she also whistles it (the Nightingale Song from Der Vogelhändler)! In Naxos 8.111098 the earliest recordings - the voice is amazingly fresh. Mainly Mozart including three versions of Exsultate Jubilate. Good transfers by Obert-Thorn. and Bebb/Marston. Naxos 8.111099 and 8.111100 have introductions by Joy Puritz, Naxos 8.111098 has an introduction by Alan Blyth.
 
Mozart Requiem KV 626
 
Great Voices of the Opera CD2 Elisabeth Schumann (1888-1952), Sopran / Trumpets of Jericho 20.30752-HI History
 
Despite the title, this contains three recordings from the Mozart Requiem and 18 Schubert lieder (HMV recordings). Little documentation, no matrix numbers, however the year of recording is given. Another CD distributed by the International Music Company AG of Hamburg. CD1 devoted to Amelita Galli-Curci, they are from a large boxed set.
 
Elisabeth Schumann, Songs, Lieder & Cantatas / Vocal Archives VA1153
Elisabeth Schumann Liederabend: Schubert The Most Famous Lieder / Vocal Archives VA 1170
 
HMV recordings. VA1153 includes two Haydn songs in English, but little else that is not available elsewhere. Cedar and Weiss processes. VA 1170 is arranged in chronological recording order. Full recording details. Transfers are acceptable. Produced in Italy.
Bruno Walter Plays Piano (2, Jul. 1952), B. Walter/E. Schumann Joint Recital (2, Apr. 1950) Wing WCD 51

Published in Japan. The recordings (and the wrong date) appear to originate from the Bruno Walter Society and correspond to the Nippon Columbia LP 0W-7225-6.
 
 
Simon Holledge
17 March 04 (revised 12 May 2010)