Hugo Wolf Salzburg Festival 1953 Recital

15. Feb 2019

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Komponist: Hugo Wolf
Mitwirkende: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Wilhelm Furtwängler

It is perhaps the songs of Hugo Wolf that most closely define Elisabeth Schwarzkopf’s subtle art as a recitalist. At the Salzburg Festival in 1953 she marked the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death in a memorable collaboration with Wilhelm Furtwängler, who – having conducted her frequently in opera and oratorio – here became her accompanist. As the producer Walter Legge wrote: “We must be grateful that this extraordinary occasion was recorded not only for us but also for posterity.”