Original Jackets

Hugo Wolf Salzburg Festival 1953 Recital

CD
15 Feb 2019

Barcode: 0190295539283

Composer: Hugo Wolf
Other participants: 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.”