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Brigitte Fassbaender - The Great Lieder Recordings
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EMI ICONS 6829682 [8 CDs: 598:45] 

Brigitte Fassbaender, along with Janet Baker and Christa Ludwig, is one of the most significant mezzo voices of the last few decades. She is blessed with a uniquely coloured timbre. Add to this a rigorous vocal beauty that has the ability to invest everything she sings with a rich emotional intensity that brings it alive. Coupled with an intensely personal identification with the text, she is about as close to the complete package as I think you can get with a singer. It is very good to have this volume of EMI Icons dedicated to her. The set provides a very good survey of the most representative sections of her output.
Unsurprisingly, the majority is given over to lieder recordings. In German Lied Fassbaender was unmatched among female singers - and I include Schwarzkopf in that assessment. EMI has given us a good spread of songs that shows her in everything from Schubert to Schoenberg with plenty of calling-points in between. There is even some Tchaikovsky and Milhaud to vary the texture.
One of Fassbaender’s greatest gifts as a lieder singer was her evident understanding of the text, and so it proves here. Every single song seems to pulsate with feeling and meaning. The Wolf items, for example, come across as intensely realised miniatures which contain a universe of feeling. The Schumann songs, especially the Mary Stuart poems, each sound like a miniature opera. Dichterliebe is intense and full of feeling, and benefits from the somewhat unusual perspective of a female voice. The theming of the discs is interesting, too, with much of the first disc given over to gypsy songs and more modernist repertoire collected on the fourth.
That’s not to say you’ll love everything here, though. Fassbaender’s vision is incredibly intense, but that doesn’t suit every song. The Mahler selection is a case in point: the Wayfarer songs are marvellous in the intensity of their vision and single-minded identification with the youth’s suffering. However, she brings the same intensity to the Wunderhorn songs and it really doesn’t suit them. Songs like Rheinlegendchen, in particular, sound a little overblown and too concentrated. That’s a small thing in the overall context, and the height of her achievement is the Schubert songs which are wonderful from start to finish, mainly because she seems to identify with the protagonist and does so with all the skill of a singing actress. For Fassbaender, Schubert was always “at the centre” (her words) of her song repertoire, and you can tell why when you hear this set. In particular, it is wonderful to have the complete recording of Fassbaender’s 1988 Winterreise. This is a truly great performance, worthy to set alongside those of any of the great male interpreters. Fassbaender brings a unique insight - one that is aided but not defined by her female perspective on the work. This is an intense, haggard view, its overriding drama coming to the surface at every turn. It strains the listener, almost to breaking-point, with the intensity of songs like Der greise Kopf but evokes delicacy and tenderness in Im Dorfe. She brings an opera singer’s sense of drama to the unfolding cycle too: listen, for example, to the palpable sense of growth in Gefrorne Tränen, building to a tragic climax which is carried on into the stormy turbulence of Erstarrung. There is a pathetic sense of tragedy to her final encounter with the hurdy-gurdy man.
Moving on from song, CD 6 contains a selection of sacred extracts. I really enjoyed the movements from the Petite Messe Solennelle, beautifully sung and recorded, judging the acoustic of piano and choir very well indeed. The duet with Lucia Popp is particularly alluring. The Messiah extracts are a little heavy, though. Not so the Bach. Her St John Passion is heartfelt and sincere, and it is very good to have extracts from her B Minor Mass with Sawallisch, still, to my mind, the finest recording of the work if you want modern instruments and forces.
The selection of opera highlights is also eminently treasurable, not least for the rarities it throws up. Once you’ve heard Fassbaender’s scene-chewing Gioconda, all other stage interpretations will seem tame in comparison. That trademark intensity is there for impassioned roles like Gluck’s Orpheus (in German) or Massenet’s Charlotte. She shows herself to be a formidable Eboli in Don Carlos (also in German). A snapshot of her Jocasta from Foster’s recording of Oedipe is very worthwhile, and Fassbaender reminds us that she was without equal in the role of Berg’s Countess Geschwitz. However, things broaden out wonderfully for Saint-Saëns’ Dalila; this is as bewitching an account of Mon coeur s’ouvre as you’re likely to hear. After such operatic peaks, the set lets its hair down with some operetta highlights and this final disc is a real treat. There are extended extracts from Flotow’s Martha which serve as a reminder of how entrancingly Fassbaender could play coy, but which also remind us what a fantastic work this is. The other, less well known extracts fizz along enticingly. The selection finishes with a reminder of Fassbaender’s indispensable Orlofsky, one of her finest and most essential roles.
This set will act as a compendium of treasures for those who already know and love Fassbaender’s art. It could serve also as a welcome introduction for those who do not. The only snag is that documentation is minimal and there are no texts or translations. This is a particular shame for the songs, which lose much of their power if you can’t follow the words. This aspect will probably rule this set out for beginners. Is it too much to ask for a CD-ROM or for downloadable texts? However, some may find that this is made up for in the super-duper bargain price, which is most definitely welcome.
Simon Thompson

Masterwork Index: Schubert Winterreise ~~ Schumann Dichterliebe
CD 1 [72:06]
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
Lieder-Album für die Jugend Op.79
1 No.7 Zigeunerliedchen No.1 (Geibel) 0.52
2 No.8: Zigeunerliedchen No.2 (Geibel) 1.38
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) rev. Eugen d’Albert (1864-1932)
3 Die drei Zigeuner S320 (Lenau) 7.20
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
4 Lied der Zigeunerin Op.60 No.7 (Polonski trans. V. Tutenberg) 3.06
Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
Zigeunermelodien Op.55
5 No.1 Mein Lied ertönt 2.45
6 No.2 Ei, wie mein Triangel wunderherrlich läutet! 1.03
7 No.3 Rings ist der Wald so stumm und still 2.32
8 No.4 Als die alte Mutter 2.08
9 No.5 Reingestimmt die Saiten 1.01
10 No.6 In dem weiten, breiten, luft’gen Leinenkleide 1.23
11 No.7 Horstet hoch der Habicht auf den Felsenhöhen 2.02
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Zigeunerlieder Op.103 (trans. Conrat)
12 No.1 He, Zigeuner 1.08
13 No.2 Hochgetürmte Rimaflut 1.28
14 No.3 Wißt ihr, wann mein Kindchen 1.27
15 No.4 Lieber Gott, du weißt 1.36
16 No.5 Brauner Bursche 1.25
17 No.6 Röslein dreie 1.16
18 No.7 Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn 2.21
19 No.11 Rote Abendwolken zieh’n 1.28
Karl Engel (piano)
Recorded: 18-20.IX.1973, Berlin, Studio Zehlendorf
Producer: unknown · Balance engineer: Johann Nikolaus Matthes P 1974/2003*
20 Therese Op.86 No.1 (Keller) 1.27
21 In stiller Nacht (Folk song) 2.28
22 Da unten im Tale (Folk song) 1.33
23 Der Schmied Op.19 No.4 (Uhland) 0.48
24 Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen Op.32 No.2 (Daumer) 2.39
25 Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht Op.96 No.1 (Heine) 2.55
26 Über die Heide Op.86 No.4 (Storm) 1.54
27 Auf dem Kirchhofe Op.105 No.4 (Liliencron) 2.51
28 An die Nachtigall Op.46 No.4 (Hölty) 2.46
29 Heimweh II Op.63 No.8 (Groth) 3.26
Erik Werba (piano)
Recorded: 9-13.I.1976, München, Bürgerbräu P 1976/2003*
Franz Liszt
30 Oh! quand je dors S282 (Hugo) 4.42
31 Ihr Glocken von Marling S328 (Kuh) 4.42
32 Es war ein König in Thule S278 (Goethe) 3.33
Irwin Gage (piano)
Recorded: 24-26.X.1979 & 11-14.III.1980, Berlin-Zehlendorf, Gemeindehaus
Producer: Christfried Bickenbach [20-33] · Balance engineer: Wolfgang Gülich [20-33] P 1981/2003*

CD 2 [76:04]

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
1 Der Musensohn D764 (Goethe) 2.06
2 Erster Verlust D226 (Goethe) 1.50
3 Auf dem See D543 (Goethe) 3.07
4 Nähe des Geliebten D162 (Goethe) 2.59
5 Der König in Thule D367 (Goethe) 3.29
6 Gretchen am SpinNoade D118 (Goethe) 3.36
7 Rastlose Liebe D138 (Goethe) 1.15
8 An Sylvia D891 (Shakespeare trans. Bauernfeld) 2.38
9 Seligkeit D433 (Hölty) 2.01
10 Lachen und Weinen D777 (Rückert) 2.01
11 Auf dem Wasser zu singen D774 (Stolberg) 3.08
12 Frühlingsglaube D686 (Uhland) 2.55
13 Die Sterne D939 (Leitner) 2.59
14 Der Einsame D800 (Lappe) 4.30
15 An die Musik D547 (Schober) 2.27
Erik Werba (piano)
Recorded: 16-18.V.1974 München, Bürgerbräu
Producer & recording supervision: Christfried Bickenbach · Balance engineer: Johann Nikolaus Matthes
P 1974/2004*
16 Ständchen D921 (Grillparzer - second version for alto solo and female choir) 5.08
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München/Wolfgang Baumgart
Erik Werba (piano)
Recorded: 18-20.VI.1973 München, Bürgerbräu
Balance engineer: Wolfgang Gülich P 1974/2003*
17 Ständchen D920 (Grillparzer - original version) 5.20
Capella Bavariae
Albert Gassner, Anton Rosner (tenors) Peter Schranner (baritone) · Josef Weber (bass)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
Recorded: 8.XII.1977
Producers: Helene Steffan, Friedrich Welz · Balance engineers: Hans Schmid, Anna Heilmeyer
P 1981 /2004* EMI Records Ltd.
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
18 Der Genesene an die Hoffnung 3.56
19 Peregrina I (from Maler Nolten) 1.43
20 Peregrina II (from Maler Nolten) 3.12
21 Heimweh 3.07
22 Frage und Antwort 1.45
23 Begegnung 1.21
24 Nimmersatte Liebe 2.04
25 Lebe wohl 1.57
26 An den Schlaf 2.10
27 Um Mitternacht 3.28
Erik Werba (piano)
Recorded: 9-10.X.1979, Berlin, Gemeindehaus
Producer & recording supervision: Christfried Bickenbach · Balance engineer: Hartwig Paulsen
P 1980/2004* EMI Records Ltd.

CD 3 [75:40]

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
1 Neue Liebe Op.19 No.4 (Heine) 2.01
2 Gruß Op.19 No.5 (Heine) 1.28
3 Der Mond Op.86 No.5 (Geibel) 1.57 
4 Allnächtlich im Traume seh’ ich dich Op.86 No.4 (Heine) 1.32
5 Die Liebende schreibt Op.86 No.3 (Goethe) 2.37
6 Suleika Op.57 No.3 (Goethe) 3.14
7 Scheidend Op.9 No.6 (Voß) 3.08
8 Pagenlied (Eichendorff) 1.43
9 Nachtlied Op.71 No.6 (Eichendorff) 2.27
Recorded: 9-10.X.1979 Berlin-Zehlendorf, Evang. Gemeindehaus
Balance engineer: Hartwig Paulsen P 1980/2005*
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
10 Widmung Op.25 No.1 (Rückert) 2.04
11 Der schwere Abend Op.90 No.6 (Lenau) 2.51
12 Der Nußbaum Op.25 No.3 (Mosen) 2.48
13 Aufträge Op.77 No.5 (L’Egru) 2.09
Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart Op.135 (trans. Vincke)
14 No.1 Abschied von Frankreich 1.30
15 No.2 Nach der Geburt ihres Sohnes 1.17
16 No.3 An die Königin Elisabeth 1.19
17 No.4 Abschied von der Welt 2.33
18 No.5 Gebet 1.25
19 Dein Angesicht Op.127 No.2 (Heine) 2.03
20 Tragödie Op.64 No.3 (Heine) 1.55
21 Mit Myrten und Rosen Op.24 No.9 (Heine) 3.31
Erik Werba (piano)
Recorded: 9-13.I.1976, München, Bürgerbräu
Balance engineer: Wolfgang Gülich P 1976/2005*
Dichterliebe Op.48 (Heine)
22 No.1 Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 1.50
23 No.2 Aus meine Tränen sprießen 1.02
24 No.3 Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne 0.34
25 No.4 Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’ 2.07
26 No.5 Ich will meine Seele tauchen 0.53
27 No.6 Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome 2.36
28 No.7 Ich grolle nicht 1.37
29 No.8 Und wüssten’s die Blumen 1.05
30 No.9 Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen 1.30
31 No.10 Hör’ ich das Liedchen klingen 1.58
32 No.11 Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen 0.56
33 No.12 Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen 2.24
34 No.13 Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet 2.50
35 No.14 Allnächtlich im Traume seh’ ich dich 1.18
36 No.15 Aus alten Märchen winkt es 3.02
37 No.16 Die alten, bösen Lieder 4.37
Aribert Reimann (piano)
Recorded: 8-11.III.1983, Evangelisches Gemeindehaus, Berlin-Zehlendorf
Producer & recording supervision: Christfried Bickenbach · Balance engineer: Hartwig Paulsen
P 1983/2004*

CD 4 [76:11]

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
1 Rheinlegendchen (Brentano/Arnim) 2.54
2 Starke Einbildungskraft (Brentano/Arnim) 1.03
3 Hans und Grete (Anon) 2.02
4 Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Brentano/Arnim) 6.17
5 Scheiden und Meiden (Brentano/Arnim) 2.15
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
(Text by the composer after Des knaben Wunderhorn, Brentano/Arnim)
6 No.1 Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht 3.50
7 No.2 Ging heut’ morgen übers Feld 4.49
8 No.3 Ich hab’ ein glühend’ Messer 3.21
9 No.4 Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz 5.29
10 Erinnerung (Leander) 2.49
11 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert) 6.43
12 Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft! (Rückert) 2.52
Irwin Gage (piano)
Recorded: 24-26.X.1979 & 11-14.III.1980
Balance engineer: Wolfgang Gülich P 1981/2005*
Arnold  Schönberg (1874 -1951)
Das Buch der hängenden Gärten Op.15 (George)
13 No.1 Unterm schutz von dichten blättergründen 2.26
14 No.2 Hain in diesen paradiesen 1.22
15 No.3 Als neuling trat ich ein in dein gehege 1.37
16 No.4 Da meine lippen reglos sind und brennen 1.34
17 No.5 Saget mir auf welchem pfade 1.03
18 No.6 Jedem werke bin ich fürder tot 1.07
17 No.7 Angst und hoffen wechselnd mich beklemmen 1.01
20 No.8 Wenn ich heut nicht deinen leib berühre 0.42
21 No.9 Streng ist uns das glück und spröde 1.43
22 No.10 Das schöne beet betracht ich mir im harren 2.27
23 No.11 Als wir hinter dem beblümten tore 2.59
24 No.12 Wenn sich bei heilger ruh in tiefen matten 1.44
25 No.13 Du lehnest wider eine silberweide 1.42
26 No.14 Sprich nicht immer von dem laub 0.40
27 No.15 Wir bevölkerten die abend-düstern lauben 5.03
Aribert Reimann (piano)
Balance engineer: Hartwig Paulsen P 1983/2005*
Darius Milhaud (1892-1972)
Chansons de la négresse (Supervielle)
28 No.1 Mon Histoire 1.19
29 No.2 Abandonnée 1.49
30 No.3 Sans feu ni lieu 1.32
Irwin Gage (piano)
Recorded: 24-26.X.1979 & 11-14.III.1980, Berlin-Zehlendorf, Evangelium Gemeindehaus, Berlin
Balance engineer: Wolfgang Gülich P 1981/2005*
*Digital re-mastering P 2003 (CD1), 2004 (CD2), 2005 (CDs 4 & 5) Railroad Tracks GmbH
on behalf of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co KG

CD 5 [69:51]

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Winterreise D911 (Müller)
1 No.1 Gute Nacht 5.51
2 No.2 Die Wetterfahne 1.42
3 No.3 Gefror’ne Tränen 2.18
4 No.4 Erstarrung 2.55
5 No.5 Der Lindenbaum 5.11
6 No.6 Wasserflut 3.47
7 No.7 Auf dem Flusse 3.17
8 No.8 Rückblick 2.16
9 No.9 Irrlicht 2.31
10 No.10 Rast 3.07
11 No.11 Frühlingstraum 3.55
12 No.12 Einsamkeit 2.49
13 No.13 Die Post 2.14
14 No.14 Der greise Kopf 2.56
15 No.15 Die Krähe 1.43
16 No.16 Letzte Hoffnung 2.22
17 No.17 Im Dorfe 3.14
18 No.18 Der stürmische Morgen 0.48
19 No.19 Täuschung 1.06
20 No.20 Der Wegweiser 3.52
21 No.21 Das Wirtshaus 4.06
22 No.22 Mut 1.25
23 No.23 Die Nebensonnen 2.39
24 No.24 Der Leiermann 3.39
Aribert Reimann (piano)
Recorded: X.1988, Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London
Producer: John Fraser · Balance engineer: David Flower
P 1990 EMI Records Ltd.

CD 6 [79:25]

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Petite messe solennelle
1 Qul tollis peccata mundi 6.33
2 Agnus Dei 8.23
Lucia Popp (soprano) (1) · Katia & Marielle Labèque (pianos)
David Briggs (harmonium)
Stephen Cleobury
P 1985 EMI Records Ltd.
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Messiah HWV56
3 Doch wer wird ertragen den Tag 4.22
4 O du. der Wonne verkündet in Zion 5.58
5 Duet: Er weidet seine Schafe 5.24
6 Er ward verschmähet 9.06
7 Duet & Chorus: O Tod, o Tod, wo ist dein Stachel? 3.53
Lucia Popp soprano (5) · Robert Gambill tenor (7)
Südfunkchor · Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart/Sir Neville Marriner
P 1984 A co-production with Süddeutschen Rundfunk
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St John Passion BWV245
8 Von den Stricken meiner Sünden 5.31
9 Aria: Es ist vollbracht! 5.09
Consortium Musicum/Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Recorded: 1969, Schwaigern, P 1970/1989*
Mass in B minor BWV232
10 Laudamus te 4.47
11 Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris 4.44
12 Agnus Dei 5.48
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Eugen Jochum
Recorded: 29.III-3.IV.1980, Herkulessaal, Munich
Producers: John Willan, Reinhard Harnacher and Christfried Bickenbach
Balance engineer: Martin Wöhr
P 1982 A co-production with Bayerischen Rundfunk
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Das Paradies und die Peri Op.50
13 Im Waldesgrün am stillen See 2.27
14 Verlassener Jüngling, nur das Eine bleibt 3.16
15 O heil’ge Tränen inniger Reue 3.10
Alva Tripp, tenor (Jüngling) · Nicolai Gedda, tenor
Chor des Städtischen Musikvereins zu Düsseldorf
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker / Henryk Czyz
P 1974/1988*

CD 7 [74:47]

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Orfeo ed Euridice
1 Ach, ich habe sie verloren (Che farò senza Euridice - Act III) 4.33
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia
2 Una voce poco fa (Act I) 5.47
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
3 Werther! Werther! Qui m’aurait dit (Letter Scene - Act III) 8.09
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Samson et Dalila
4 Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (Act II) 5.37
Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886)
La Gioconda
5 Suicidio! (Act IV) 4.39
Münchner Philharmoniker/Gerd Albrecht
P 1995/1995* A co-production with ZDF
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Don Carlos
6 Um Mitternacht, in den Gärten der Königin…Fluch treffe Euch 9.30
(A mezzanotte, ai giardin della Regina…AI mio furor - Act II)
7 Verhängnisvoll war das Geschenk (O don fatale - Act III) 4.32
Brigitte Fassbaender - Eboli
Nicolai Gedda - Don Carlos
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Giuseppe Patanè
P 1974/1995*
Georges Enescu (1881-1955)
8 Qu’entends-je, œdipe? (Act III) 9.51
Brigitte Fassbaender - Jocasta
José van Dam - Oedipus
Nicolai Gedda - Shepherd
Laurence Albert - Phorbas
Orfeón Donostiarra · Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo/Lawrence Foster
Recorded: 7-20.VI.1989, Salle Garnier, Monte Carlo
Producer: John Rushby-Smith · Production assistant: Étienne Collard
Balance engineer: Daniel Michel
P 1990 EMI Music France
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Act III completed by Friedrich Cerha: finale
9 Wenn ich dir ungelegen komme…Ihr Körper stand auf dem Höhepunkt 5.37
(Gräfin Geschwitz/Lulu/Schigolch/Alwa)
10 Komm nur herein, mein Schatz (Lulu/Neger/Schigolch) 3.50
11 Der Herr Doktor haben sich schon zur Ruhe begeben (Schigolch/Gräfin Geschwitz) 2.40
12 Wer ist das? (Jack the Ripper/Lulu) 5.40
13 Das ist der letzte Abend…Lulu! Mein Engel! 4.23
(Gräfin Geschwitz/Lulu/Jack the Ripper)
Brigitte Fassbaender - Gräfin Geschwitz
Patricia Wise - Lulu
Wolfgang Schöne - Jack the Ripper
Hans Hotter - Schigolch
Peter Straka - Alwa
Graham Clark - Negro
Orchestre National de France / Jeffrey Tate
Recorded live by Radio France: 27, 30.IX & 4.X.1991, Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris
Producers: Arendt Prohmann & Michel Bernard. Balance engineer: Didier Gervais
Editor: Michel Bernard · Technical assistants: Claire Levasseur & Jean-Matthieu Zahndt
P 1992 EMI Music France

CD 8 [74:41]

Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883)
Act I
1 Teure Lady…Von den edlen Kavalieren (Nancy/Durham) 5.05
2 Gnaden Tristan Mickleford …Schöne Lady und Cousine (Durham/Tristan/Nancy) 4.22
3 Wohlgemut, junges Blut (Durham/Nancy/Tristan/Chorus) 5.08
Act II
4 Nur näher, schöne Mädchen…Mädels, dort ist eure Kammer… 10.26
Was soll ich dazu sagen? (Plumkett/Lyonel/Nancy/Durham)
5 Warte nur! Das sollst du büßen…Schlafe wohl! 4.42
6 Nancy!…Lady!…Was nun weiter?…Fort von hinnen, lasst uns eilen 2.16
7 Jägerin, schlau im Sinn (Nancy) 3.47
8 Fasst euch, Lady!…Ja, was nun? (Nancy/Plumkett/Durham) 6.21
9 Hier die Buden, dort die Schenke (Durham/Nancy/Plumkett/Lyonel/Chorus) 6.05
Brigitte Fassbaender - Nancy
Anneliese Rothenberger - Lady Harriet Durham
Nicolai Gedda - Lyonel
Hermann Prey - Plumkett
Dieter Weller - Lord Tristan Mickleford
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München/Robert Heger
P 1969/1986*
Carl Zeller (1842-1898)
Der Vogelhändler
10 Als geblüht der Kirschenbaum (Act II) 2.37
Symphonie-Orchester Graunke/Franz Allers
P 1969/2002*
Leo Fall (1873-1925)
Der fidele Bauer
11 Mutterl, du musst mir was Schönes jetzt kaufen… 2.06
Heinerle, Heinerle, hab‘ kein Geld
Brigitte Fassbaender - Lisi 
Wolfgang Eber - Heinerle
Symphonie-Orchester Graunke/Carl Michalski
P 1964/1995*
Oscar Strauss (1870-1954)
Ein Walzertraum
12 Vorüber ist die Feier 4.36
Brigitte Fassbaender - Friederike
Anneliese Rothenberger - Helene
Symphonie-Orchester Graunke / Willy Mattes
P 1970/1995*
Richard Heuberger (1850-1914)
Der Opernball
13 Hier ist die Uhr…Geh’n wir in’s Chambre séparée (Hortense) 4.36
Brigitte Fassbaender - Hortense
Nicolai Gedda tenor
Symphonie-Orchester Graunke/Franz Allers
P 1969/2002*
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
La belle Hélène
14 Im Labyrinth der freundlichen Hallen (Au cabaret du labyrinthe) 2.39
(Orestes/Kalchas/Chorus, Act I)
15 Venus mit heißen Liebesflammen (Vénus au fond ) (Orestes/Chorus, Act III) 2.33
Brigitte Fassbaender Orestes
Benno Kusche Kalchas
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks · Münchner Rundfunkorchester/Willy Mattes
P 1980/1994*
Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Die Fledermaus
16 Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein (Act II) 2.33
17 Im Feuerstrom der Reben (Act II) 2.23
Brigitte Fassbaender - Orlofsky
Renate Holm - Adele
Nicolai Gedda - Eisenstein
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper in der Volksoper · Wiener Symphoniker/Willi Boskovsky
Recorded: XI-XII.1971, Schwech. Hof, Wien
Balance engineers: Ernst Rothe & Wolfgang Gülich
P 1972/1997*