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Hilde Gueden Sings Mozart

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Hilde Gueden Sings Mozart
Hilde Gueden Sings Mozart


Gifted with great beauty and a natural stage presence, Hilde Gueden was unfailingly easy on the ear as well as the eye. With her creamy tone and ability to spin the silvery upper-register sonority needed for her Strauss roles, she was a natural successor to Elisabeth Schumann, Lotte Schöne and Adele Kern. Fortunately for posterity, she recorded prolifically and in the LP era she worked mainly for Decca, taking part in many opera and operetta sets. Most of the Mozart arias here were among Gueden's first studio recordings. The first two were set down on her initial visit to London in 1947, with the LSO under Josef Krips, and four more were made two years later with the same accompanists. All were intended for 78rpm release and four came out in that form; but two, overtaken by the arrival of 33rpm LPs, were not released until the CD era. These Mozart portraits establish some of Gueden's best qualities, the creamy tone, even from top to bottom, the rhythmic poise and the mercurial, sometimes cheeky personality. The late 1940s and 1950s in Vienna seem like a golden age of Mozart singing, and Hilde Gueden played her part in it.


  1. Name
  2. Le Nozze Di Figaro Non So Più
  3. Le Nozze Di Figaro Deh Vieni Non Tardar
  4. Don Giovanni Batti, Batti
  5. Don Giovanni Vedrai, Carino
  6. Così Fan Tutte In Uomini
  7. Così Fan Tutte Una Donna
  8. Exsultate, Jubilate, KV 16
  9. Il Re Pastore Lamerò, Sarò Costante
  10. Die Zauberflöte Ach, Ich FühlÂ019s
  11. Le Nozze Di Figaro Venite Inginocchiatevi
  12. Le Nozze Di Figaro Giunse Alfin Il Momento Deh Vieni Non Tardar
  13. Idomeneo Se Il Padre Perdei
  14. Non Temer, Amato Bene, KV 490
  15. Le Nozze Di Figaro Voi Che Sapete
  16. Le Nozze Di Figaro Cosa Mi Narri Canzonetta Sullaria
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