The Archive - Gundula Janowitz and Elisabeth Grümmer

The Archive - Gundula Janowitz and Elisabeth Grümmer

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This episode of The Archive focuses on two of Germany’s most famous sopranos. Gundula Janowitz’s intelligence is a far cry from the temperamental prima donnas, firmly in accord with her own time. Let us start by listening to her performance of an aria from Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz (“Wie nahte mit der schlummer…”), recorded at the salle Pleyel in Paris in 1963. She is accompanied by...