Robert Burg sings Tannhäuser (1920)
Vanni Marcoux sings the death scene from Boris Godunov (1927)
Vanni Marcoux sings Massenet’s Don Quichotte (1927)
Oskar Czerwenka sings Die Taubenpost, from Schubert’s Schwanengesang
Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, who would have been 98 on the 9th of December, in her most celebrated role, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier with Herta Topper. Today is a day to be thankful for the wonderful recorded legacy that La Schwarzkopf has given to us.
Ester Mazzoleni sings Il Trovatore (1909)
Alfred Poell sings Brahms’s An die Nachtigall
Benita Valente sings Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, accompanied by Rudolf Serkin
Emma Eames, Antonio Scotti, and Emilio de Marchi sing Tosca (live recording, January 3, 1903)
This recording was made just under three years after the world premiere, which took place on January 14, 1900.