Fritz Wunderlich: A Poet Among Tenors

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Considering that Fritz Wunderlich's recording career lasted only six years, and that he had not yet fully explored the tenor repertoire before a tragic accident took his life in 1966, it is an exceptional legacy that EMI samples for this six-CD box set in its Icon series, Fritz Wunderlich: A Poet Among Tenors. This singer was constantly active in the recording studio, and his ability to learn music quickly increased his already high productivity in a repertoire that ranged from Renaissance to modern works. As this compilation shows, Wunderlich was versatile in Baroque cantatas, Classical operas, Romantic lieder, and post-Romantic operettas, and his fluid voice was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Considering that Fritz Wunderlich's recording career lasted only six years, and that he had not yet fully explored the tenor repertoire before a tragic accident took his life in 1966, it is an exceptional legacy that EMI samples for this six-CD box set in its Icon series, Fritz Wunderlich: A Poet Among Tenors. This singer was constantly active in the recording studio, and his ability to learn music quickly increased his already high productivity in a repertoire that ranged from Renaissance to modern works. As this compilation shows, Wunderlich was versatile in Baroque cantatas, Classical operas, Romantic lieder, and post-Romantic operettas, and his fluid voice was adaptable to a variety of styles, technical demands, and expressions. This package is divided into six programs, which are differentiated as German songs and arias; German opera and operetta; operetta favorites; lyric opera roles; French, Czech, and Russian opera; and lieder. Wunderlich had a light, flexible voice that was ideal for these categories, but it was regarded as ill-suited to Wagner; even though he had sung minor roles in "Die fliegende Holländer," "Tannhäuser," and "Tristan und Isolde," he wasn't a true heldentenor. Instead, his voice was made to order for Mozart's roles, and his recordings of Schubert and Schumann song cycles are still regarded as a high watermarks in the genre. This set will not satisfy listeners who already have Wunderlich's classic albums, but it is an excellent introduction to the tenor's work and sure to win over a new generation of fans. EMI's reproduction is clean and usually crisp.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099962952521
  • Catalog Number: 29525
  • Sales rank: 286,178

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Die Grosse Sünderin, opera: Act 1. Das Lied vom Leben des Schrenk - Eduard Künneke & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (4:13)
  2. 2 Die Zirkusprinzessin, operetta: Zwei Märchenaugen - Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich & Emmerich Kálmán (3:26)
  3. 3 Gräfin Mariza (Countess Maritza), operetta: Act 1. Auch ich war einst ein feiner Csárdáskavali - Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich & Emmerich Kálmán (4:44)
  4. 4 Gräfin Mariza (Countess Maritza), operetta: Act 1. Wenn es Abend wird...Grüß mir Wien - Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich & Emmerich Kálmán (4:49)
  5. 5 Die Rose Von Stambul, operetta: Act 3. Wenn sich ein Mädchen stolz die zeigt...Nur - Leo Fall & Carl Michalski (2:31)
  6. 6 Die Rose Von Stambul, operetta: Act 3. Zwei Augen, die wollen mir nicht aus dem Si - Leo Fall & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (3:54)
  7. 7 Die Rose Von Stambul, operetta: Act 2. Willst du an die Welt vergessen...Ein Walze - Leo Fall & Carl Michalski (4:01)
  8. 8 Die Rose Von Stambul, operetta: Act 2. Sie glauben, mein Herr...Das ist das Glück - Leo Fall & Carl Michalski (2:24)
  9. 9 Die Rose Von Stambul, operetta: Act 2. Ihr stillen, süßen Frau'n - Leo Fall & Carl Michalski (2:50)
  10. 10 Die Rose Von Stambul, operetta: Act 1. Man sagt uns nach...O Rose von Stambul - Leo Fall & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (3:57)
  11. 11 Der Fidele Bauer, operetta: Act 2. Kleinen Kindern und auch süßen Frauen...O f - Leo Fall & Carl Michalski (3:15)
  12. 12 Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Act 1. O Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert! - Franz Lehár & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (3:23)
  13. 13 Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 2. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz! - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (3:53)
  14. 14 Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 2. Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (1:56)
  15. 15 Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 1. Von Apfelblüten einen Kranz - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (4:06)
  16. 16 Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 1. Bei einem Tee à deux - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (1:50)
  17. 17 Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 1. Introduction...Ich trete ins Zimmer...Immer - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (5:46)
  18. 18 Der Zarewitsch, operetta in 3 acts: Act 3. Mädel, wonniges Mädel...Willst du?...Kosend - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (6:19)
  19. 19 Der Zarewitsch, operetta in 3 acts: Act 2. Hab' nur dich allein - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (3:55)
  20. 20 Der Zarewitsch, operetta in 3 acts: Act 1. Allein, wieder allein (Volga Lied) - Franz Lehár & Carl Michalski (4:55)
  21. 21 Der Evangelimann, opera, Op. 45: Act 2. Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden - Wilhelm Kienzl & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (6:34)
  22. 22 Der Bettelstudent, operetta: Act 2. Durch diesen Kuß sei unser Bund geweiht - Carl Millöcker & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:02)
  23. 23 Der Bettelstudent, operetta: Act 1. Die Welt hat das genialste Streben - Carl Millöcker & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (1:45)
  24. 24 Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Act 3. Ach, wie so herrlich zu schau'n (Lagoon Wal - Johann Strauss II & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (3:47)
  25. 25 Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Act 1. Komm in die Gondel (Gondola Song) - Johann Strauss II & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (2:57)
  26. 26 Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Act 1. Willkommen, meine Freunde...Annina! Caramel - Johann Strauss II & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:48)
  27. 27 Der Barbier von Bagdad, opera: Act 1. So leb' ich noch...Vor deinem Fenster die B - Peter Cornelius & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (6:58)
  28. 28 Martha, opera: Act 3. Jetzt, ihr Freunde jung und alt - Friedrich von Flotow & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (3:34)
  29. 29 Martha, opera: Act 3. Ach so fromm - Friedrich von Flotow & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (2:49)
  30. 30 Martha, opera: Act 2. Warte nur! Das sollst du büßen!...Mitternac - Friedrich von Flotow & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:24)
  31. 31 Martha, opera: Act 1. Wie das schnattert, wie das plappert - Friedrich von Flotow & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (5:18)
  32. 32 Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera: Act 2. Fenton! - Mein Mädchen - Otto Nicolai & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (6:11)
  33. 33 Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera: Act 2. Horch, die Lerche singt im Hain! - Otto Nicolai & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (5:05)
  34. 34 Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera: Act 1. Eure Tochter!...Meine Tochter? - Otto Nicolai & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (5:46)
  35. 35 Der Wildschütz, opera: Act 3. Komm, liebes Gretchen - Albert Lortzing & Bavarian State Opera Orchestra (4:47)
  36. 36 Der Wildschütz, opera: Act 2. Ihr Weib? - Mein teures Weib! - Albert Lortzing & Bavarian State Opera Orchestra (6:41)
  37. 37 Der Wildschütz, opera: Act 2. Bleiben soll ich...Aus dem Parke erklingen - Albert Lortzing & Bavarian State Opera Orchestra (2:58)
  38. 38 Zar und Zimmermann, opera: Act 2. Lebe wohl, mein flandrisch Mädchen - Albert Lortzing & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:50)
  39. 39 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Act 1. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:09)
  40. 40 Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Act 1. Konstanze, dich wiederzusehen - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (5:14)
  41. 41 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1. Ombra mai fu - George Frideric Handel & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (3:06)
  42. 42 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Duet. Entzücket uns beide, ihr Strahlen der Freude - Johann Sebastian Bach & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (2:19)
  43. 43 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Recitative. Ich liebe dich zwar noch! - Johann Sebastian Bach & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (2:34)
  44. 44 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Aria. Willst du dich nicht mehr ergötzen? - Johann Sebastian Bach & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (5:03)
  45. 45 Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Recitative. Wie, schönste Göttin? wie? - Johann Sebastian Bach & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1:08)
  46. 46 Mein Freud allein, song for 4 voices - Heinrich Isaac & Christfried Bickenbach (3:14)
  47. 47 Zwei Dunkle Augen for voice & orchestra - Carl Heins & Christfried Bickenbach (5:24)
  48. 48 Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, operetta - Adolf Neuendorff & Christfried Bickenbach (4:23)
  49. 49 Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Der Trunkene im Frühling - Otto Klemperer & Gustav Mahler (4:46)
  50. 50 Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Von der Jugend - Otto Klemperer & Gustav Mahler (3:43)
  51. 51 Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde - Otto Klemperer & Gustav Mahler (8:06)
  52. 52 Heimliche Aufforderung ("Auf, hebe die funkelnde Schale empor zum Mund"), song for voice & piano, Op. 27/3 (TrV 170/3) - Richard Strauss & Rolf Reinhardt (3:14)
  53. 53 Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, song for voice & piano, Op. 19/4 (TrV 152/4) - Richard Strauss & Rolf Reinhardt (1:41)
  54. 54 Zueignung ("Ja, du weisst es, teur Seele"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 10/1 (TrV 141/1) - Richard Strauss & Rolf Reinhardt (1:47)
  55. 55 Der Musikant ("Wandern lieb ich"), song for voice and piano (Eichendorff Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Joseph (Karl Benedikt) Freiherr von Eichendorff (1:47)
  56. 56 Nimmersatte Liebe ("So ist die Lieb!"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Eduard Mörike (2:16)
  57. 57 Fussreise ("Am frischgeschnittnen Wanderstab"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder) - Hugo Wolf & Eduard Mörike (2:49)
  58. 58 Ihr Bild ("Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/9 - Franz Schubert & Heinrich Heine (2:32)
  59. 59 Ständchen ("Horch, horch, die Lerche"), song for voice & piano, D. 889 - Franz Schubert & William Shakespeare (3:54)
  60. 60 Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), opera, Op. 68: Act 3. Wenn mir der Glockenschlag Gewißheit gibt ( - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (8:08)
  61. 61 Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), opera, Op. 68: Act 1. Voll Unruh' ist mein Sehnen...Ich muß Sie s - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (12:41)
  62. 62 Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 2. Mein Feind! Mein Feind! Wie konnte es gesch - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (3:26)
  63. 63 Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Act 2. Wohin seid ihr entschwunden (Where, where, - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (7:05)
  64. 64 Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Act 3. So find' ich dich, Feinsliebchen, hier...Me - Bedrich Smetana & Bamberger Symphoniker (4:40)
  65. 65 Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Act 2. Armer Narr, glaubtest mich zu fangen...Es m - Bedrich Smetana & Bamberger Symphoniker (3:30)
  66. 66 Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Act 2. Komm, mein Söhnchen, auf ein Wort (Now then - Bedrich Smetana & Bamberger Symphoniker (8:02)
  67. 67 Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1:100: Act 1. Mit der Mutter sank zu Grabe (My youthful f - Bedrich Smetana & Bamberger Symphoniker (6:46)
  68. 68 Manon, opera in 5 acts: Act 2. Ich schloß die Augen (En fermant les yeux) - Jules Massenet & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (2:51)
  69. 69 Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Wo bin ich?...Wie strahlt das Glück auf mic - Ambroise Thomas & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (6:21)
  70. 70 Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Leb wohl, Mignon (Adieu, Mignon) - Ambroise Thomas & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:40)
  71. 71 La Dame Blanche, opera: Act 2. Komm, o holde Dame (Viens, gentille dame!) - François-Adrien Boieldieu & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (5:48)
  72. 72 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1. Nur ihrem Frieden weih' ich mein Leben (Dal - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:00)
  73. 73 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1. Welch ein graunvolles Bild (Ma qual mai s'o - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (7:02)
  74. 74 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. Die traurige Wahrheit...Leb wohl, mein Blüt - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (2:08)
  75. 75 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 1. Ja, es ward Abend...Mädchen, in deinen Auge - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (13:18)
  76. 76 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 1. Im weiten Weltall...Ob's echte Liebe, möcht - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (6:45)
  77. 77 La bohème, opera: Act 4. In einem Wagen?...Ach, Geliebte, nie kehrst - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:36)
  78. 78 La bohème, opera: Act 3. Lebt wohl, ihr süßen Stunden (Addio, dolce - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (5:08)
  79. 79 La bohème, opera: Act 1. O du süßestes Mädchen (O soave fanciulla) - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (3:54)
  80. 80 La bohème, opera: Act 1. Wie eiskalt ist dies Händchen (Che gelida m - Giacomo Puccini & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:51)
  81. 81 La Traviata, opera: Act 2. Ach, ohne sie kann ich kein Glück empfinden - Giuseppe Verdi & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (3:57)
  82. 82 Rigoletto, opera: Act 2. O wie so trügerisch (La donna è mobile) - Giuseppe Verdi & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (2:12)
  83. 83 Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Freundlich blick' ich (Questa o'quella!) - Giuseppe Verdi & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (1:53)
  84. 84 L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 2. Wohl drang aus ihrem Herzen (Una furtiva la - Gaetano Donizetti & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (4:26)
  85. 85 L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 1. Welche Huld und welche Reize (Quanto è bell - Gaetano Donizetti & Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich (2:34)
  86. 86 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Act 1. Der Odem der Liebe (Un'aura amorosa) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:27)
  87. 87 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2. Folget der Heißgeliebten (Il mio tesoro) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Berlin Symphony Orchestra (4:25)
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