Deutsche Grammophon celebrates three register mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig's 90th birthday on March 16, 2018 with the 12CD box set The Christa Ludwig Edition which collects her stunning performances of Bach's sacred works; operas by Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner and Strauss; Schubert Lieder; and Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder" and "Das Lied von der Erde". Includes recordings with the trinity of great conductors with whom she famously worked: Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein. The collection also includes for the first time internationally on CD a witty and endearing interview of Ms. Ludwig discussing the conductors plus a 60-page booklet.
"No mezzo-soprano has married beauty of voice and intelligence of portrayal quite as Christa Ludwig has done in a repertoire that has embraced over 80 roles." - Gramophone