Operas & Choral Works

Deutsche Grammophon presents the second and final volume of Ferenc Fricsay’s complete recordings for the label. 

Highlights include:

  • Fricsay’s beloved Mozart Operas
  • Bartók and Kodály interpretations that are still unaminously considered benchmark recordings today
  • two readings of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten
    Each of these pairs was made over a span of many years, illuminating the stunning development that Fricsay achieved in his art from the early 1950s until his tragic early death.
  • A powerful rendering of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer
  • Fricsay’s legendary Fidelio in glorious early stereo
  • A bonus DVD presents rare footage of Fricsay rehearsing and performing Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as well as Kodály’s Háry János Suite
  • The 124-page-booklet features extensive new liner notes by the renowned music writer and Fricsay aficionado Prof. Gottfried Kraus, as well as a long piece that Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau wrote on working with Fricsay in 1964 plus several rare photographs.

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