• ELQ4826526 Katalognummer
  • 0028948265268 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2016 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Wunderlich, Fritz

Medvirkende
Koetsier, Jan | Schmidt, Heinrich | Weller, Walter | Beinl, Ludwig

Komponist
Beethoven, Ludwig van | Haydn, Joseph | Strauss, Richard

Ensemble
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Verk

Beethoven, Ludwig van: An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), Op. 98;

Haydn, Joseph:
Scottish and Welsh Folk Songs, rev. Bernhard Engelke:
Fließ leise, mein Bächlein, Hob.XXXIa/ 253A;
Ein Wanderer kommt, Hob.XXXIb:3;
Ich stehe auf der Heide, Hob.XXXIb:27;
Es weiden meine Schafe, Hob.XXXIa:153;
Im Schummern, Hob.XXXIb:26;
Mein süßes Liebchen, Hob.XXXIa:194;
Rose rot, Rose weiß, Hob.XXXIb:10;

Strauss, Richard:
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27/3;
Ich trage meine Minne, Op. 32/1;
Ständchen, Op. 17/2;
Morgen, Op. 27/4;
Zueignung, Op. 10/1;

Produktbeskrivelse

‘It was altogether shocking how absolutely wonderful his voice sounded … so unique, so individual, so clear and authentic – a voice that could be compared to no other.’ Rolando Villazón

‘What he did – there was no one who came close to him. I don’t think he will ever be surpassed.’ Nicolai Gedda

‘The sheer quality of his incredible voice is unique and will always be unique. Fortunately, there is the medium of the gramophone record.’ Peter Schreier

During the eleven years of his career, Wunderlich became a versatile lyric tenor who combined opulence of tone with intellectual weight. After some deliberation he turned to the heavier types of heroic roles before being invited to sing Walther von Stolzing in Wieland Wagner’s production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Bayreuth. Although his repertoire included Rossini, Donizetti, Strauss, Pfitzner, Stravinsky, Egk, Orff and many oratorio parts, he is chiefly remembered, in the recordings bequeathed to posterity, as a singer of Lieder and an exponent of Mozartian roles (Belmonte, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Ferrando). He breathed fascinating life into these roles with his cultivated tone, refinement, stylistic awareness, intensity and intelligence.  

These recordings – partly ‘live’ (Beethoven, Haydn), partly studio (Strauss) – enshrine many of Wunderlich’s quality as a Lieder singer par excellence. Although previously released on Philips CD, for this Eloquence release, the recordings were remastered from the original tapes. 

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