Synopsis by Sarah Block
Each presentation in the Classic Archive collection from EMI Classics features select performances from legendary classical music artists. Culled from the BBC (UK) and INF (France) archives of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, the selections are taken from various music festivals, recitals, and recording studio sessions. The original footage is carefully restored and compiled by music historians in order to present an overview of each artist's representative work. This installment features three legendary German vocalists -- sopranos Elisabeth Schwartzkopf and Irmgard Seefried and baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Included are performances of compositions by Richard Strauss (1961 and 1965), Mahler (1960 and 1967), and Schubert (1959).
archival-footage, classical-music, concert-footage, highlights, singer