Kirsten Flagstad Edition (10 CD box set, FLAC)
Kirsten Flagstad Edition (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 10 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 2.16 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder – Five Poems for Female Voice – Der Engel
02. Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder – Five Poems for Female Voice – Stehe still
03. Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder – Five Poems for Female Voice – Im Treibhaus
04. Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder – Five Poems for Female Voice – Schmerzen
05. Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder – Five Poems for Female Voice – Träume
06. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder – Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n
07. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder – Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen
08. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder – Wenn dein Mütterlein
09. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder – Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen
10. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder – In diesem Wetter
11. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen – Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
12. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen – Ging heut’ morgen übers Feld
13. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen – Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer
14. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen – Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz

CD 02
01. Wagner: Die Walküre – Erster Aufzug – “Der Männer Sippe saß hier im Saal”
02. Wagner: Die Walküre – Erster Aufzug – Du bist der Lenz
03. Wagner: Die Walküre – Erster Tag des Bühnenfestspiels “Der Ring des Nibelungen” – Zweiter Aufzug – Szene 4: “Siegmund! Sieh auf mich!”
04. Wagner: Lohengrin – Act 1 – “Einsam in trüben Tagen”
05. Wagner: Parsifal – Act 2 – “Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust”
06. Wagner: Götterdämmerung – Dritter Tag des Bühnenfestspiels “Der Ring des Nibelungen” – Dritter Aufzug – “Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort”

CD 03
01. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Det syng
02. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Veslemöy
03. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Blåbaer-li
04. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Mfte
05. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Elsk
06. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Killingdans
07. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Vond dag
08. Grieg: Haugtussa – Song Cycle, Op.67 – Ved gjaetle – bekken
09. Grieg: Jeg elsker dig (I love thee), Op.5, No.3
10. Grieg: Eros Op.70, No.1
11. Grieg: Millom Rosor Op.39, No.4
12. Grieg: Der gynger en baad paa bflge Op.69, No.1
13. Grieg: Hytten Op.18, No.2
14. Grieg: Det ffrste mfde Op.21, No.1
15. Grieg: Jeg giver mit digt til våren Op.21, No.3
16. Grieg: Med en primula veris Op.26, No.4
17. Grieg: Med en Vandilje (With a waterlily), Op.25, No.4
18. Grieg: Seks Sange, Op.48 – En Drøm, Op.48. No.6
19. Grieg: I Liden hfjt deroppe Op.39, No.3
20. Grieg: Fra Monte Pincio (From Monte Pincio), Op.39, No.1
21. Grieg: Liden Kirsten Op.60, No.1
22. Grieg: Den Aergjerridge Op.26, No.3

CD 04
01. Sibelius: Om, kvällen, (Illalle) Op.17, No.6
02. Sibelius: Var det en drom? (Was it a dream?), Op.37, No.4
03. Sibelius: Höstkväll, Op.38, No.1
04. Sibelius: Diamanten på Marssnön (Diamond in the snow), Op.36, No.6
05. Sibelius: Flickan kom ifran sin äsklings möte (The Tryst), Op.37, No.5
06. Sibelius: Arioso, Op.3
07. Sibelius: Våren flyktar hastigt, Op.13, No.4
08. Sibelius: Se’n har jag ej fragat mera, Op.17, No.1
09. Sibelius: Men min fagel marks, Op.36, No.2
10. Sibelius: På verandan vid havet, Op.38, No.2
11. Sibelius: Den första kyssen, Op.37, No.1
12. Sibelius: Svarta Rosor, Op.36, No.1
13. Sibelius: Säv, säv, susa, Op.36, No.4
14. Sibelius: Kom nu hit, död!, Op.60, No.1
15. Grieg: Efterårsstormen Op.18, No.4
16. Grieg: Og jeg vil ha mig hjaertenskjaer Op.60, No.5
17. Grieg: Jeg giver mit digt våren Op.21, No.3
18. Grieg: Til én Op.59, No.3
19. Grieg: Til én Op.59, No.4
20. Eggen: Aere det evige forår i livet
21. Alnaes: De hundrede violiner
22. Alnaes: Vaarlaendsler
23. Alnaes: Nu brister alle de klöfter
24. Alnaes: Februarmorgen ved golfen
25. Lie: Nykelen
26. Lie: Skinnvengbrev

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CD 05
01. Schubert: Dem Unendlichen
02. Schubert: Erlkönig, D. 328 (Op.1)
03. Schubert: Am Grabe Anselmos, D. 504
04. Schubert: Des Mädchens Klage, D191b
05. Schubert: Ave Maria, “Ellens Gesang III”, D839
06. Brahms: 4 Ernste Gesänge, Op.121 – 1. Denn es gehet dem Menschen
07. Brahms: 4 Ernste Gesänge, Op.121 – 2. Ich wandte mich und sahe
08. Brahms: 4 Ernste Gesänge, Op.121 – 3. O Tod, wie bitter bist du
09. Brahms: 4 Ernste Gesänge, Op.121 – 4. Wenn ich mit Menschen – und mit Engelszungen redete
10. Brahms: Treue Liebe, Op.7, No.1
11. Brahms: Am Sonntag Morgen Op.49, No.1
12. Brahms: Auf dem Kirchhofe, Op.105, No.4
13. Brahms: Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op.105, No.1
14. Brahms: Alte Liebe, Op.72, No.1
15. Brahms: Bei dir sind meine Gedanken
16. Brahms: Wir wandelten Op.96, No.2
17. Brahms: Dein blaues Auge, Op.59, No.8

CD 06
01. Schumann: Der Nussbaum, Op.25, No.3
02. Schumann: Soldatenbraut, Op.64, No.1
03. Schumann: Meine Rose, Op.90, No.2
04. Schumann: Liebeslied, Op.51, No.5
05. Schumann: “Die Lotosblume”, Op.25, No.7
06. Schumann: Widmung, Op.25, No.1
07. Schumann: Zwölf Gedichte, Op.35 – Erstes Grün
08. Schumann: Liederkreis, Op.39 – In der Fremde
09. Schumann: Zum Schluss, Op.25, No.26
10. Wolf: Mörike-Lieder – Gesang Weylas
11. Wolf: Mörike-Lieder – Gebet
12. Wolf: Lieder aus der Jugendzeit Published Leipzig 1903 – Über Nacht
13. Wolf: Gedichte von Joseph v. Eichendorff Published 1889 – Der Freund
14. Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch, nach Paul Heyse – Heb’ auf dein blondes Haupt
15. Wolf: Gedichte von J. W. von Goethe Published Vienna 1890 – Anakreons Grab
16. Wolf: Drei Gedichte von Robert Reinick – Morgenstimmung
17. Wolf: Sechs Gedichte von Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Kerner – Zur Ruh, zur Ruh!
18. R. Strauss: Befreit, Op.39, No.4
19. R. Strauss: Mit deinen blauen Augen, Op.56, No.4
20. R. Strauss: Lob des Leidens, Op.15, No.3
21. R. Strauss: Ich trage meine Minne, Op.32, No.1
22. R. Strauss: Seitdem dein Aug’, Op.17, No.1
23. R. Strauss: Geduld, Op.10, No.5
24. Sinding: Leit etter livet og liv det! Op.55, No.5
25. Sinding: Sylvelin, Op.55, No.1
26. Sinding: Der skreg en fugl, Op.18, No.5
27. Sinding: Den Jomfru gik i valmu-Vang? Op.50, No.5

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CD 07
01. Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer
02. Mendelssohn: Paulus, Op.36 – Sung in English – Part 1 – Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets
03. Gruber: Silent Night, Holy Night
04. Gounod: Repentir (O Divine Redeemer) – Sung in English – O Divine Redeemer
05. Parry: Jerusalem
06. Bortniansky: Jubilate
07. Wade: O Come All Ye Faithful
08. Liddle: Abide with me

CD 08
01. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 – Ed. Elgar, Atkins. Trans. Troutbeck. – Part One – Break in Grief
02. J.S. Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben Cantata, BWV 147 – Jesu joy of man’s desiring
03. J.S. Bach: If Thou Be Near (“Bist du bei mir”, BWV 508)
04. J.S. Bach: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 20 – Sheep may safely graze
05. Handel: Rodelinda – “Art thou troubled?”
06. Handel: Radamisto – Act 1 – Sommi Dei (Gods all-powerful)
07. Handel: Semele HWV 58 – Act 2 – Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?
08. Handel: Messiah – Part 1 – He shall feed his flock
09. Handel: Messiah – Part 3 – I know that my Redeemer liveth
10. Handel: Praise ye the Lord – Arr. Woodgate; McCormack

CD 09
01. Alnaes: I prektige himle og jorderiks haere
02. Herre Gud, ditt dyre navn og aere (Lord, hallowed be thy name) + Organ Prelude
03. Dykes: Helig, helig, helig Herre Gud allmektig (“Holy! Holy! Holy!)
04. Thomson: Kjaelighet fra Gud (Love wells from God) – Harmonized by Valen
05. Laub: Lover den Herre (“Praise to the Lord”) + Organ Prelude
06. Lindeman: Sfrg o kjaere Fader du
07. Purday: Leid, milde ljos (“Lead, kindly light”)
08. Gud signe vårt dyre fedreland (“God bless our Motherland”) + Organ Prelude
09. Traditional: Deilig er jorden (“Fairest Lord Jesus”) + Organ Prelude
10. Lindeman: Gud skal all ting lage (“God shall all things provide”) + Organ Prelude
11. Crüger: Nu la oss takke gud (“Now thank we all our God”)
12. Dype stille streke milde (“Deep, still, strong, gentle”)
13. Alnaes: Vår Gud han er så fast en borg (“A mighty fortress is our God”) + Organ Prelude
14. Lindeman: Paskemorgen slukker sorgen (Easter Hymn)
15. Traditional: Den Store Hvite Flokk, å Se
16. Den signede dag som nu vi ser (“The blessed day we now can see”)
17. Traditional: Kvardagskristen Vil Eg Vera (“An everyday Christian I wish to be”)
18. Lindeman: Kirken den er et gammelt hus (“The church, ’tis an ancient house”)
19. Grieg: Du Herre, som er sterk og stor (“Oh Lord, thou art so great and strong”)

CD 10
01. Traditional Norwegian: Jeg ser deg O Guds Lam (“I see thee, O Lamb of God”)
02. Traditional Norwegian: Ingen vinner frem til den evige ro (“Nobody gaineth eternal peace”)
03. Vogel: Ef lyfter upp til Gud min song (“I raise up my song to the Lord”)
04. Beethoven: Kjærlighet fra Gud (“The love of God”)
05. Nicolai: Sions vekter hever rösten (“Sleepers awake!”)
06. Zinck: På Gud alene (“In God alone”)
07. Traditional Norwegian: Jesus di söte forening (“Jesus, thy union sweet”)
08. Alltid fredig når du går (“Go boldly forth as you go”)
09. Nicolai: Av höyheten opprunnen er (“Arisen from on high”)
10. Traditional Norwegian: Min sjel, min sjel, love Herren (“My soul, my soul, praise the Lord”)
11. Traditional Norwegian: Overmåde fullt av nåde (“Imbued with grace abundant”)
12. Krieger: Ett er nödig, dette ene (“This alone is needed”)
13. Hartmann: Fred til bot for bittert savn (“Peace as penance for bitter loss”)
14. Traditional: Jesus dine dype kunder (“Jesus, thy wounds so deep”)
15. Traditional: I denne verdens sorger senkt (“Into grief this world sinks”)
16. Traditional: Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (“My heart will always wander”)

FABULOUS FLAGSTAD AT TWILIGHT

All the items on these CDs have been available before, but Decca made a wonderful decision to release all of these recitals together in one big box to constitute a huge tribute to the artist who was in possession of arguably the greatest dramatic soprano of the Twentieth Century. Flagstad, although rightly associated with Wagner more than any other composer, stood as an extremely persuasive singer of Lieder, not only in German, but also of her own native Norwegian. There are so many beautiful things here that have been available to the music public for such a long time, that it hardy makes sense to go into detail on the actual contents.
The sound on these disks are first rate, and the entire presentation is well worth the price being asked by Amazon.
The truly amazing thing here is that virtually all of these items were recorded AFTER Flagstad’s 60th birthday, a period which found her officially retired from the opera and concert stage, but STILL in command of her magnificent voice. In fact, the middle and lower notes are far fuller and more beautiful than they were years earlier. Even MORE amazing is the fact that she kept her great voice until the very end of her life in 1962. Voices like this come along once in a century and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate Flagstad than on this wonderful box set. No one interested in great singing should be without this box set. Although certainly not everyone will love every single item on here, there’s more than enough here to satisfy everyone. I wholeheartedly
urge any Flagstad fan to purchase it, Yes, it’s THAT good!!

7 Comments

  1. Thank you so much! Do you also have Sutherland’s Complete Recitals? I would very much appreciate it if you could also post those. Thank you once more.

  2. When I saw this post I was disappointed because I thought, “Oh, Kirsten Flagstad Edition 10 CD Box set, I must be dreaming. I guess I’ll just wait here ’till I wake up.” When I realized I wasn’t going to wake up and that this was a real post my excitement was increased greatly. I recently purchased an LP boxset of Das Rheingold with Kirsten Flagstad performing for 3 US dollars! Perfect timing for this shall accompany it well. Thank you so much, Whatever!

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