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Nun der Quiz mich müd gemacht

After a brilliantly collaborative start, the cher public fell just short of deciphering the complete Beim Schlafengehen quiz, though several of you did very well indeed. The results after the jump.

Most surprising, perhaps, is that every single one of you missed the elusive Number 10, and your doyenne expects to witness a good deal of facepalming when she reveals the mystery singer’s identity.

Now, for those of you who would like to check your answers, here’s the complete list, courtesy of Our Own armerjaquino.

  1. Elisabeth Grummer
  2. Anne Schwanewilms
  3. Ileana Cotrubas
  4. Soile Isokoski
  5. Eleanor Steber
  6. Dorothea Röschmann
  7. Martina Arroyo
  8. Margaret Price
  9. Gundula Janowitz
  10. Evelyn Lear
  11. Teresa Stich-Randall
  12. Lucia Popp
  13. Ricarda Merbeth
  14. Barbara Hendricks
  15. Jane Eaglen
  16. Cheryl Studer

Of the whole group, the closest approximation was that of Feldmarschallin, who identified 15 of the 16 ladies, and thus earned a coveted Amazon.com Gift Card.

Thanks to all for playing, and La Cieca promises another vocal ID quiz very, very soon!

27 comments

  • Buster says:

    I always like the singer I last heard in the Four Last Songs the best. At the moment that is Barbara Haveman, who gave the most genuine, heartfelt, and brilliant performance of them earlier this year. I really hope they recorded that concert.

    On disc, I almost always go back to Elisabeth Grümmer, who was 59 when she was finally recorded, during a radio performance, but still has everything I need.

    CF mentioned Pamela Coburn in the thread -- she was lovely too. Maybe not the most distinctive timbre, but very moving.

    Up next is Anja Harteros with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, who already sang them there with Haitink last year. She was totally gorgeous:

    http://www.uitzendinggemist.net/aflevering/40014/Kerstmatinee.html

  • doktorlehar says:

    Wow, did I really not identify Stich-Randall?? I even own the original LP of that recording. How embarrassing!