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C 714 061 B

Inge Borkh

Inge Borkh im Gespräch mit Thomas Voigt, Stuttgart, 18. September 2006

Orfeo • 1 CD • 80min

Order No.: C 714 061 B

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L.v. Beethoven: Abscheulicher! - Komm, Hoffnung, laß den letzten Stern (from: Fidelio op. 072)
G.C. Menotti: My child is dead
C.M. v. Weber: Betörte, die an meine Liebe glaubt - Er konnte mich um sie verschmähn!
R. Wagner: Wie aus der Ferne längst vergangner Zeiten
R. Wagner: Wirst du des Vaters Wahl nicht schelten
G. Verdi: Ciel, mio padre! A te grave cagion m'adduce, Aida (from: Aida)
G. Verdi: Pur ti riveggo... Là tra foreste vergini (from: Aida)
U. Giordano: Vicino a te s’acqueta (Du kommst daher, Act 4: Finale - from: Andrea Chenier)
G. Verdi: D' amor sull' all rosee (from: Il Trovatore)
K. Millöcker: Ich schenk mein Herz
F. Lehár: Wär' es auch nichts als ein Augenblick
R. Erwin: Man hat's nicht leicht


Inge Borkh (Sopran)
Orchester der Städtischen Oper Berlin (Orchester)
Artur Rother (Dirigent)
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra (2 Orchester)
Carlo Maria Giulini (Dirigent)
Otto Wiener (Der Holländer - Bariton)
Otto von Rohr (Daland - Baß)
Orchester der Opéra Monte Carlo (Orchester)
Jean Fournet (Dirigent)
Alexander Welitsch (Amonasro, König von Äthiopien, Aidas Vater - Bariton)
Christo Bajew (Radames, Feldherr - Tenor)
Radio-Symphonieorchester Stuttgart (Orchester)
Hans Müller-Kray (Dirigent)
Richard Tucker (Andrea Chénier, Dichter - Tenor)
Kurt Herbert Adler (Dirigent)
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (Orchester)
Alexander Krannhals (Dirigent)

Inge Borkh

Inge Borkh made operatic history as Salome and Elektra, and she will continue to fascinate future generations of listeners with her recordings of these roles. The present portrait demonstrates that her artistic range was far greater than these two parts, however central they may have been to her repertory: it focuses on less familiar facets of her work and includes previously unpublished recordings and rarities from the early years of her career.

Pride of place Inge Borkh on her 85th birthday
Inge Borkh on her 85th birthday
Foto: private
goes to the scene with which Inge Borkh became famous overnight in 1951: Magda Sorel’s monologue from Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul. The fact that her audience in Berlin responded to her penetrating account of this scene by clapping, stamping and shouting was far more than mere acclaim for a great singer. At the same session she also recorded a second great scena on the subject of freedom, Leonore’s Abscheulicher from Beethoven’s Fidelio. Inge Borkh’s recording of an aria feared by every soprano is rightly regarded in collectors’ circles as one of the finest versions available.

Among previously unpublished recordings are two longer excerpts from Der fliegende Holländer and Aida, the latter with the soprano’s husband, Alexander Welitsch, as Amonasro. Both afford impressive proof of the lyrical qualities of a singer who always set great store by keeping her voice lean-toned and flexible.

No portrait of Inge Borkh would be complete without two highlights that have hitherto circulated only on the ‘grey’ market: her thrilling Eglantine from Euryanthe in a performance conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini and the rousing final duet from Andrea Chénier with Richard Tucker.

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