Kirsten Flagstad

Kirsten Flagstad
Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad (12 July 1895 – 7 December 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th century, and many opera critics called hers "the voice of the century." Desmond Shawe-Taylor wrote of her in the New Grove Dictionary of Opera: "No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone."
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Kirsten Flagstad

Kirsten Flagstad

Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad (12 July 1895 – 7 December 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th century, and many opera critics called hers "the voice of the century." Desmond Shawe-Taylor wrote of her in the New Grove Dictionary of Opera: "No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone."
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SCHUMANN  Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
GRIEG
Haugtussa, Op. 67
BRAHMS, SCHUBERT, CHARLES
Short songs

Studio recordings, 1950 and 1952
Total duration: 76:59

Kirsten Flagstad soprano
Edwin McArthur piano 
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KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD Song Recital, Volume 2

Studio recordings, 1952
Total duration: 68:23

Kirsten Flagstad soprano
Edwin McArthur piano 
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R. Strauss Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

R. Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
R. Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
R. Strauss Vier letzte Lieder, Op. post.

    Studio and live recordings · 1950/54
    Total duration: 79:57

    Wilhelm Furtwängler, conductor
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Kirsten Flagstad
    , soprano

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    WAGNER Der Ring Des Nibelungen: 2. Die Walküre

    Recorded in 1950
    Total duration: 3hr 32:13

    Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
    conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler
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    WAGNER Der Ring Des Nibelungen: 3. Siegfried

    Recorded in 1950
    Total duration: 3hr 45:1

    Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
    conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler
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    WAGNER Der Ring Des Nibelungen: 4. Götterdämmerung

    Recorded in 1950
    Total duration: 4hr 8:09

    Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
    conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler
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    WAGNER Tristan und Isolde

    Recorded in 1952
    Total duration: 4hr 16:25

    Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler
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      WAGNER Die Walküre
      Live broadcast stage performance, February 1940
      Total duration: 3hr 28:56 

      Siegmund - Lauritz Melchior
      Sieglinde - Marjorie Lawrence
      Hunding - Emanuel List
      Brünhilde - Kirsten Flagstad
      Wotan - Julius Huehn


      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
      Conductor Erich Leinsdorf 


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      WAGNER Tannhäuser

      Live concert recording, 1941
      Total duration: 2hr 54:58 

      Lauritz Melchior - Tannhäuser
      Kirsten Flagstad
      - Elisabeth
      Emanuel List
      - Landgraf Hermann
      Herbert Janssen
      - Wolfram
      Kerstin Thorborg
      - Venus
      Erich Leinsdorf,
      conductor
      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
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      WAGNER Siegfried

      Recorded live in 1937
      Total duration:  3hr 25:51

      Lauritz Melchior, Siegfried
      Friedrich Schorr,
      Wanderer
      Kirsten Flagstad,
      Brünhilde

      Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
      conducted by Arthur Bodanzky

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        BEETHOVEN Fidelio
        Live recording, 22 February 1941
        Producer and XR Remastering: Andrew Rose
        Cover artwork based on a photograph of Kirsten Flagstad
        Total duration: 2hr 25:01  

        Leonore - Kirsten Flagstad
        Florestan - René Maison
        Don Pizarro - Julius Huehn
        Rocco - Alexander Kipnis
        Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
        Bruno Walter
        , conductor
        with introductions by Milton Cross