Fritz Wunderlich sings Classical Arias | SWR Classic SWR19048CD

Fritz Wunderlich sings Classical Arias

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Label: SWR Classic

Cat No: SWR19048CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 13th October 2017

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben! 'Prison Chorus' (Act 1)

Haydn, Franz Joseph

The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten), Hob.XXI:3 (highlights)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Con ossequio, con rispetto, K210
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
» Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon
La finta giardiniera, K196
» Welch ein Gluck (Act 1)
Misero! O sogno...Aura che intorno spiri, K431
Zaide, K344
» Ja, nun lass das Schiksal wuten (Act 1)
» Kannst Geliebter (Act 1)
» O selige Wonne (Act 1)
» Wackrer Freund, voll tiefer Scham (Act 1)

Schubert, Franz

Die Wunderinsel (arr. from Alfonso und Estrella by K. Honolka) (highlights)
Fierrabras, D796
» Beschlossen ist's, ich lose seine Ketten (Act 2)
» Der Abend sinkt auf stiller Flur (Romanze)

Artists

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)
Friederike Sailer (soprano)
Herbert Brauer (baritone)
Hans Gunter Nocker (bass)
Mannerstimmen des Sudfunk-Chors Stuttgart
Sinfonieorchester des Suddeutschen Rundfunks
Wurttembergisches Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Berner Stadtorchester

Conductors

Carl Schuricht
Hans Muller-Kray
Josef Dunnwald
Alfons Rischner

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Fidelio, op.72
» O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben! 'Prison Chorus' (Act 1)

Haydn, Franz Joseph

The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten), Hob.XXI:3 (highlights)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Con ossequio, con rispetto, K210
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620
» Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon
La finta giardiniera, K196
» Welch ein Gluck (Act 1)
Misero! O sogno...Aura che intorno spiri, K431
Zaide, K344
» Ja, nun lass das Schiksal wuten (Act 1)
» Kannst Geliebter (Act 1)
» O selige Wonne (Act 1)
» Wackrer Freund, voll tiefer Scham (Act 1)

Schubert, Franz

Die Wunderinsel (arr. from Alfonso und Estrella by K. Honolka) (highlights)
Fierrabras, D796
» Beschlossen ist's, ich lose seine Ketten (Act 2)
» Der Abend sinkt auf stiller Flur (Romanze)

Artists

Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)
Friederike Sailer (soprano)
Herbert Brauer (baritone)
Hans Gunter Nocker (bass)
Mannerstimmen des Sudfunk-Chors Stuttgart
Sinfonieorchester des Suddeutschen Rundfunks
Wurttembergisches Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Berner Stadtorchester

Conductors

Carl Schuricht
Hans Muller-Kray
Josef Dunnwald
Alfons Rischner

About

Dies Bildnis is bezaubernd schön, Tamino’s famous aria from Mozart's Zauberflöte, has become the signature piece of Fritz Wunderlich’s 13-year career. It was his first stage role as a student on 21 July 1954, and it was the last piece he sang on 5 September 1966 during a guest performance at the Stuttgart State Opera in Edinburgh. Wunderlich continuously worked on this aria to perfect it. The recording on this album is from 17 April 1959.

Most interesting are the excerpts from Schubert operas, including previously unreleased arias from Fierrabras, and excerpts from the generally unknown opera Die Wunderinsel. Music journalist Kurt Honolka combined pieces by Schubert, mostly from Alfonso und Estrella, with parts of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The resulting pastiche was first performed in January 1958 at the Stuttgart Opera and recorded later that year.

Arias by Beethoven and from Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten complete this collection of classical arias. Of course, Wunderlich had a much wider repertoire, which is duly reflected in the SWR Edition “Fritz Wunderlich – The SWR Recordings”. This series contains all the recordings that the young singer, opera performer and later world star recorded for the SWR.

Fritz Wunderlich’s voice is simply incomparable, perfect in emotional expression.

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