WUNDERLICH The 50 Greatest Tracks

FRITZ WUNDERLICH
The 50 Greatest Tracks

Int. Release 09 Sep. 2016
2 CDs / Download
0289 479 6418 6


Track List

CD 1: Fritz Wunderlich - The 50 Greatest Tracks

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620

Erster Aufzug

Fritz Wunderlich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Fritz Wunderlich, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384

Act 1

Fritz Wunderlich, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Eugen Jochum

Don Giovanni, K.527

Act 2

Fritz Wunderlich, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Herbert von Karajan

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Eugene Onegin, Op.24, TH.5

Act 2

Fritz Wunderlich, Orchester Der Staatsoper Munchen, Otto Gerdes

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 3

Fritz Wunderlich, Orchestra of the Südwestfunk, Emmerich Smola

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La Traviata

Act 1

Günter Missenhardt, Hilde Gueden, Claudia Hellmann, Fritz Wunderlich, Friedrich Lenz, Hans Bruno Ernst, Karl Christian Kohn, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bruno Bartoletti

Act 2

Fritz Wunderlich, Munchner Rundfunkorchester, Kurt Eichhorn

Rigoletto

Act 3

Fritz Wunderlich, SWF-Rundfunkorchester, Emmerich Smola

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63

Act 1

Fritz Wunderlich, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Hans Gierster

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Das Lied von der Erde

Trans. Hans Bethge (1876-1946)

Fritz Wunderlich, Wiener Symphoniker, Josef Krips

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59, TrV 227

Act 1

Fritz Wunderlich, Kurt Böhme, Josef Knapp, Orchester des Bayerischen Staatsoper, Rudolf Kempe

Die schweigsame Frau, Op.80, TrV 265

Act 2

Hilde Gueden, Fritz Wunderlich, Hans Hotter, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Capriccio, Op.85, TrV 279

Fritz Wunderlich, Lucia Popp, Lisa della Casa, Robert Kerns, Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Georges Prêtre

8 Gedichte aus "Letzte Blätter", Op.10, TrV 141

4 Lieder, Op.27, TrV 170

Fritz Wunderlich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Jan Koetsier

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Die schöne Müllerin, Op.25, D.795

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Dichterliebe, Op.48

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen

Total Playing Time 1:20:05

CD 2: Fritz Wunderlich - The 50 Greatest Tracks

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2

Sung in German

Part 2

Fritz Wunderlich, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Part One

Fritz Wunderlich, Stuttgart Hymnus Boys Choir, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Messa da Requiem

Fritz Wunderlich, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Hans Müller-Kray

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Serse, HWV 40

Act 1

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Iphigénie en Tauride

Act 2

Fritz Wunderlich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Aimé Maillart (1817 - 1871)
Les Dragons de Villars

Act 1

Fritz Wunderlich, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hans Moltkau

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Fritz Wunderlich, Singgemeinschaft Rudolf Lamy, Symphonieorchester Graunke, Hans Carste

Hans May (1886 - 1958), Heinz Schreiter
Eduardo di Capua (1865 - 1917), Alfredo Mazzucchi (1879 - 1972)
Agustin Lara (1900 - 1970)
Fritz Wunderlich, Kurt Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Hans Carste

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
11.
0:00
3:26

Fritz Wunderlich, Hans Carste, Kurt Graunke Symphony Orchestra

Luigi Denza (1846 - 1922)
Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
13.
0:00
4:01

Fritz Wunderlich, Singgemeinschaft Rudolf Lamy, Kurt Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Hans Carste

Ralph Erwin
Jean Paul Egide Martini (1741 - 1816)
Fritz Wunderlich, Kurt Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Hans Carste

Franz Grothe (1908 - 1982)
16.
0:00
3:11

Fritz Wunderlich, Das Kleine Rundfunkorchester des SWF, Willi Stech

Robert Stolz (1880 - 1975)
Fritz Wunderlich, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Orchester Der Wiener Volksoper, Robert Stolz

Rudolf Sieczynski (1879 - 1952)
Fritz Wunderlich, Orchester Der Wiener Volksoper, Robert Stolz

Mischa Spoliansky (1898 - 1985)
Fritz Wunderlich, Kurt Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Hans Carste

Leo Fall (1873 - 1925)
Die Rose von Stambul

Fritz Wunderlich, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hans Moltkau

Richard Tauber (1891 - 1948)
Fritz Wunderlich, Singgemeinschaft Rudolf Lamy, Kurt Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Hans Carste

Albert Lortzing (1801 - 1851)
Der Waffenschmied

Act 1

Eduard Künneke (1885 - 1953)
Fritz Wunderlich, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hans Moltkau

Total Playing Time 1:21:31

The collection is a true labor of love. The pieces were chosen by the singer's widow . . . The set begins appropriately with four Mozart arias, starting with "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" from "The Magic Flute" . . . What becomes clear from the first notes is the beauty of his voice and the gracefulness of his singing. "Il mio tesoro" from "Don Giovanni" highlights his extraordinary breath control . . . These and the other two arias, another from "The Magic Flute" and one from "Abduction from the Seraglio", confirm the initial impression. These renditions are unmatched not only in Wunderlich's time but up to the current day . . . Despite the language change in some instances, the singing is convincing, especially for the Tchaikovsky. The rest of the first CD shows off Wunderlich's mastery of Richard Strauss's operas and songs . . . The second CD begins with another area in which Wunderlich excelled, sacred music . . . Wunderlich's elegant style again comes to the fore in arias from Handel and Gluck.

  • Fritz Wunderlich - The 50 Greatest Tracks (Trailer)

    Fritz Wunderlich’s lyricism, boundless musicianship and exquisite diction made him one of the truly great tenors of the 20th century and probably of all time. Deutsche Grammophon commemorates the 50th anniversary of his death with the new album "The 50 Greatest Tracks".