Edith Mathis | Karl Engel

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Das Veilchen, K. 476 | Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte, K. 520 | Abendempfindung an Laura, K. 523 | Dans un bois solitaire, K. 308 (295b) | Der Zauberer, K. 472

Béla Bartók
Dorfszenen. Slowakische Volkslieder, Sz 78

Johannes Brahms
Five Lieder from 42 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33

Robert Schumann
Nine Lieder from Myrthen, Op. 25

Richard Strauss
Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69, no. 5 | Die Nacht, Op. 10, no. 3 | Ach, Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden, Op. 21, no. 3 | Meinem Kinde, Op. 37, no. 3 | Hat gesagt – beibt’s nicht dabei, Op. 36, no. 3

Hugo Wolf
Auch kleine Dinge from Italienisches Liederbuch

(Recording: Lucerne, 3 September 1975)

The grace and natural charm of her iridescent, silvery soprano voice was inescapable: Edith Mathis shaped the Mozart sound of her time. But her performances of the Bach passions, Haydn oratorios, as Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz or as Sophie in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier were met with equal enthusiasm. She also set the benchmark as a song recitalist, including in the summer of 1975 in her home city of Lucerne.

The 28-page booklet in three languages provides extensive background information on Edith Mathis and her relationship with LUCERNE FESTIVAL, and also features photos from the festival archive, published here for the first time.

The Historic Performances CD series presents live concert recordings of influential Festival artists. The sound quality of the original tapes has been painstakingly restored, and each release is accompanied by extensive documentation of its historical as well as artistic significance, together with photos and historical material from the LUCERNE FESTIVAL archive – a history of the Festival in sound.