Slippedisc comfort zone (13): Lost to the world

Slippedisc comfort zone (13): Lost to the world

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

April 25, 2021

In memoriam Christa Ludwig, instinctual singer of Mahler’s most personal song.


  • Christa prime …

    Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh’

    … all eleven minutes of it. For the radiant tone, the trills and the shadings. Never too slow.

    1965, Feb 6-15, Feb 25 to March 4, and June 8-9 and 14-15, Herkules-Saal.

    From the Second Day of Christmas.

    YouTube: tH07fah8LT0

    • John Kelly says:

      Andrew – THANK YOU! I would never have listened to this if not for your mention. (Am not a big fan of Bach Cantatas) . This is absolutely sublime, and Richter’s accompaniment is superb. I remember Ludwig singing Mahler with Lenny and the NYPO………a truly GREAT singer

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Christa was a gift to the world of music.

  • My God, what a loss! She was beyond praise.

  • She was a wonderful artist and person.