Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/18/2014

DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Wagner, Richard Einsam Wachend In Der Nacht Tristan Und Isolde Deutsche Grammophon
Wagner, Richard Brünnhilde's Immolation A 70th Birthday Tribute RCA Victor Red Seal
Interview With Christa Ludwig
Strauss, Richard Marschallin's Monologue/Final Trio Der Rosenkavalier Sony Classical
Strauss, Richard Presentation of the Rose/Final Duet Der Rosenkavalier EMI Classics
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Voi che sapete Le Nozze di Figaro Gala
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ah guarda sorella Cosi Fan Tutte EMI Classics
Handel, Georg Frideric Son Nata a lagrimar (in German) Julius Caesar Verona
Bach, Johann Sebastian Erbarme Dich St. Matthew Passion EMI Classics
Bizet, Georges Melons! Coupons! Carmen Orfeo
Verdi, Giuseppe Re dell'abisso Affretati Un Ballo In Maschera Decca
Verdi, Giuseppe La Luce Langue Macbeth Opera d'Oro
Wagner, Richard Höre Mit Sinn Götterdämmerung Decca
Beethoven, Ludwig van Abscheulicher! Fidelio Deutsche Grammophon
Beethoven, Ludwig van O Namenlose Freude Fidelio Deutsche Grammophon
Strauss II, Johann Ich Lade Gern Die Fledermaus EMI Classics
Bernstein, Leonard I Am Easily Assimilated Candide Deutsche Grammophon
Brahms, Johannes Three Lieder The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics
Wolf, Hugo Mörike Lieder The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics
Schubert, Franz Gretchen am Spinnrade The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics
Schubert, Franz Die Allmacht The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics
Schubert, Franz Das Wirtshaus Die Winterreise Deutsche Grammophon
Mahler, Gustav Rückert-Lieder 6. Symphonie/Rückert-Lieder Deutsche Grammophon
Schubert, Franz An Die Musik The Art of Christa Ludwig EMI Classics

An exclusive look at the life and career of German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig. On January 16, Kammersängerin Ludwig spoke to Stepan Atamian at the Blakely Hotel about her work in opera, oratorio, and lieder over her impressive five decades on the stage.        

  1. Einsam Wachend In Der Nacht-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Karl Böhm (conductor); Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.
  2. Brünnhilde's Immolation-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Heinrich Hollreiser (conductor); Orchester Deutschen Oper Berlin. 
  3. Interview with Christa Ludwig-conducted by Stepan Atamian.                                                                                                           
  4. Der Rosenkavalier Excerpts-For this segment, we played excerpts from Ks. Ludwig's performances as Oktavian and as the Marschallin. All Marschallin excerpts were on the Sony Classical recording with Leonard Bernstein leading the Vienna Philharmonic; soloists also included Gwyneth Jones (soprano) and Lucia Popp (soprano). All Oktavian excerpts were on the EMI Classics recording with Herbert von Karajan leading the Philharmonia Orchestra; soloists also included Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Teresa Stich-Randall (soprano), and Eberhard Wächter (baritone).                 
  5. Voi che sapete-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Karl Böhm (conductor); Vienna Philharmonic.                                                        
  6. Ah Guarda Sorella-Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano); Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Karl Böhm (conductor); Philharmonia Orchestra.       
  7. Son Nata A Lagrimar-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Fritz Wunderlich (tenor); Ferdinand Leitner (conductor); Münchner Philharmoniker.                                                                                                                                                                                
  8. Erbarme Dich-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Orchestra.     
  9. Melons! Coupons!-Lucia Popp (soprano); Margarita Lilova (mezzo); Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Lorin Maazel (conductor); Vienna State Opera Orchestra.                                                                                                                                               
  10. Re dell'abisso Affretati-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Luciano Pavarotti (tenor); Georg Solti (conductor); Royal College of Music Junior Department Chorus; National Philharmonic Orchestra.                                                                                      
  11. La Luce Langue-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Karl Böhm (conductor); Vienna Philharmonic.                                                      
  12. Höre Mit Sinn-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Georg Solti (conductor); Vienna Philharmonic.                                                       
  13. Abscheulicher-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Herbert von Karajan (conductor); Vienna Philharmonic.                                    
  14. O Namenlose Freude-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Jon Vickers (tenor); Herbert von Karajan (conductor); Vienna Philharmonic.              
  15. Ich Lade Gern-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Otto Ackermann (conductor); Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus.               
  16. I Am Easily Assimilated-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Leonard Bernstein (conductor); London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.             
  17. Three Lieder-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Gerald Moore (piano) for Saphische; Geoffrey Parsons (piano) for Von Ewiger Liebe and Mädchenlied. Songs were: Sapphische Ode (Op. 94 No. 4); Von Ewiger Liebe (Op. 43. No.1); Mädchenlied (Op. 107 no. 5).                 
  18. Mörike Lieder-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Gerald Moore (piano). 
  19. Die Allmacht-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Gerald Moore (piano).
  20. Gretchen am Spinnrade-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Geoffrey Parsons (piano). 
  21. Das Wirsthaus-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); James Levine (piano). 
  22. Rückert Lieder-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Herbert von Karajan (conductor); Berliner Philharmoniker.
  23. An Die Musik-Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Geoffrey Parsons (piano).