GUNDULA JANOWITZ: The Last Recital – in Memoriam Maria Callas (rec. 1999)

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‘A remarkable document: a moving concert’ (Gramophone, ‘Editor’s Choice’)
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Gundula Janowitz soprano
Charles Spencer piano

Recording date: 16 September 1999
Recording venue: Herodes Atticus Odeon, Athens, Greece (Athenaeum International Cultural Centre)
Engineer: Themis Zafiropoulos
Remastering: John Christodoulatos (Sweetspot Productions), Jonathan Mayer & David Murphy (FHR)
Liner notes: James Jolly
Digital release date: 1 September 2017
Physical release date: 2 August 2017 (also Gundula Janowitz’s 80th birthday)
Total duration: 82:38


2017: 80th birthday of Gundula Janowitz / 40th anniversary of the death of Maria Callas

To download the CD booklet, click here:  FHR56 Gundula Janowitz CD booklet

1. Die Götter Griechenlands, D677
2. Iphigenia, D573
3. An die Leier, D737
4. Ellens Gesang I ‘Raste, Krieger! Krieg ist aus’, D837 (Op. 52, No. 1)
5. Fischerweise, D881
6. Der Fluss, D693
7. Im Abendrot, D799
8. Die Winterreise: V. Der Lindenbaum
9. Das Lied im Grünen, D917 (Op. 115, No. 1)

10. Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 9, Lied der Suleika
11. Lieder-Album fur die Jugend, Op. 79: No. 26. Schneeglockchen
12. Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 7, Die Lotosblume
13. 6 Gedichte und Requiem, Op. 90, No. 2, Meine Rose
14. Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 3, Der Nussbaum

15. 4 Lieder, Op.36: No. 1. Das Rosenband (The Rose Garland) [NB the physical CD was printed with the incorrect title and text for this song. A complete booklet with corrected text is available to download on the above link]
16.8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blätter, Op. 10: No. 8, Allerseelen
17. 4 Lieder, Op. 27: No. 4, Morgen!
18. 3 Lieder, Op. 29: No. 3, Nachtgang
19. 5 Lieder, Op. 39, No. 4, Befreit

20. Die Forelle, D550 (Op. 32) (encore)

Press Quotes

“…her voice in incredible condition … a Beautiful CD” (Rob Cowan, BBC Radio 3)

“…this is a remarkable document: a moving concert”(Gramophone, ‘Editor’s Choice’)

“A valuable record of a great singer”(***** Opera Now, ‘Opera Now Choice’)

“It finds her in astonishingly fine voice for a singer who had just turned 62 at the time of performance; her tone is still fine and pure….” (Musicweb International)

“This is a brilliant last recital… this is a recital to kneel too”(Online Merkel)