Friday, August 04, 2006

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, who has died at 90, was a lyric soprano whose aristocratic purity of tone and attention to detail made her the supreme female exponent of the songs of Strauss and Wolf and produced some of the most authoritative operatic performances of the postwar era.
I'll listen to the Italienisches Liederbuch this morning...


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