Peter Anders

Biography

Born: July 1, 1908; Essen, Germany   Died: September 10, 1954; Hamburg, Germany  
Anders excelled in opera, operetta, and lieder, and today his whole-hearted but not schmaltzy performances of Lehar and Johann Strauss, Jr. are considered some of the best on record. While his core repertoire was German, and his style was decidedly more German than Italianate (especially in contrast to the current style of Italian singing, as exemplified by Gigli), he appeared in the core Italian repertoire as well. He had an excellent technique, Read more the ability to singing at all dynamics, including an exquisite pianissimo, and a natural sense of phrasing, though many listeners found his voice more correct than passionate.

Anders studied at the Berlin Academy, and later with Lula Mysz-Gmeiner. His stage debut was in the chorus in Reinhardt's La belle Hélène in Berlin, and after his solo debut the next year at the Heidelburg opera house, he began to expand his career throughout Germany.

He appeared in the world premiere of Richard Strauss' Friedenstag in 1938. In 1948, Anders joined the Hamburg Opera and there began to move into the heavier German repertoire, such as Bacchus in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos and Siegmund in Wagner's Die Walkure. In these roles, however, his singing seemed somewhat strained. He died in an automobile accident in Hamburg. Read less
Flotow: Martha / Schuler, Berger, Anders, Greindl, Et Al
Release Date: 01/07/2003   Label: Opera D'oro  
Catalog: 1370   Number of Discs: 2
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Biography

Born: July 1, 1908; Essen, Germany   Died: September 10, 1954; Hamburg, Germany  
Anders excelled in opera, operetta, and lieder, and today his whole-hearted but not schmaltzy performances of Lehar and Johann Strauss, Jr. are considered some of the best on record. While his core repertoire was German, and his style was decidedly more German than Italianate (especially in contrast to the current style of Italian singing, as exemplified by Gigli), he appeared in the core Italian repertoire as well. He had an excellent technique, Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
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Overture
Act I: Dart mit nachtig dustren Traumen (Servants, Nancy, Lady)
Act I: Recitative and Duet: Teure Lady! - Von den edlen Kavalieren (Nancy, Lady)
Act I: Gnaden Tristan Mickleford! (3 Servants, Lady) - Trio: Schone Lady und Cousine (Tristan, Lady, Nancy, Maids, Chorus)
Act I: Act I: Madchen, brav und treu (Chorus)
Act I: Duet: Wie das schnattert - Ja, seit fruher Kindheit Tagen (Plumkett, Lyonel)
Act I: Finale: Der Markt beginnt! - Ich kann mahen (Chorus, Sheriff, 3 Maids)
Act I: Finale: Vorwarts, Bob - Recitative: Wetter, ein paar schmucke Kinder! - Ich kann mahen (Lady, Nancy, Tristan, Plumkett, Lyonel, Maids, Tenants)
Act I: Finale: Quartet: Sieh nur, wie sie uns betrachten! (Lady, Nancy, Plumkett, Lyonel)
Act II: Entr'acte and Quartet: Nur naher, blode Madchen - Madels, dort ist eure Kammer! (Plumkett, Lyonel, Lady, Nancy)
Act II: Quartet: Was soll ich dazu sagen? (Lyonel, Plumkett, Nancy, Lady)
Act II: Duet: Nancy! Julia! Verweile! - Blickt sein Auge doch so ehrlich (Lady, Lyonel)
Act II: Letzte Rose, wie magst du so einsam hier bluhn - ! Herr! - Lass mich dir sagen (Lady, Lyonel)
Act II: Warte nur, das sollst du bussen! - Schlafe wohl - Und mag dich reuen (Plumket, Nancy)
Act II: Recitative and Trio: Nancy! Lady! Was nun weiter? - Fort von hinnen, lasst uns eilen (Lady, Nancy, Tristan)
Act III: Entr'acte and Porter Song: Lasst mich euch fragen (Plumkett, Chorus)
Act III: Horch, die Jagdfanfaren tonen - Auch wir Frau'n (Chorus, Plumkett, Ladies)
Act III: Blitz! Die wilde Jagd (Plumkett, Nancy, Chorus)
Act III: Darum pfluck icho Rose - Wo war ich? (Lyonel)
Act III: Aria: Ach so fromm, ach so traut (Lyonel)
Act III: Finale: Die Herrin rastet dort - Hier im Grun der schatt' gen Baum - Diese Stimme! - Ha! der Frechheit (Tristan, Lady, Lyonel, Chorus, Plumkett, Nancy)
Act III: Quintet: Mag der Himmel euch vergeben (Lyonel, Lady, Nancy, Plumkett, Tristan, Chorus)
Act IV: Recitative and Duet: Lady! My Lady! Trauer Freund (Nancy, Plumkett, Lady) - Duet: Der Lenz ist gekommen (Lady, Lyonel)
Act IV: Recitative and Duet: Fasst euch, Lady! (Nancy, Plumkett, Lady) - Duet: Ja, was nun? (Plumkett, Nancy)
Act IV: Finale: Hier die Buden, dort die Schenke - Seht, dort naht er - Jetzt, ihr Freunde - Ich kann entsagen (Chorus, Lady, Ladies, Men, Nancy, Maids, Tenants, Plumkett, Lyonel)
No. 5. Otchevo? (Why?)
No. 5. Otchevo? (Why?)
6 Romances, Op. 38: No. 3. Amid the din of the ball
6 Romances, Op. 38: No. 3. Amid the din of the ball
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Molto vivace
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato - Adagio
IV. Finale: Presto - Allegro assai
Overture
Act I: Darf mit nachtig dustren Traumen (Servants, Nancy, Lady)
Act I: Recitative and Duet: Teure Lady! - Von den edlen Kavalieren (Nancy, Lady)
Act I: Gnaden Tristan Mickleford! (3 Servants, Lady) - Trio: Schone Lady und Cousine (Tristan, Lady, Nancy, Maids, Chorus)
Act I: Madchen, brav und treu - Wohlgemut, junges Blut (Farmers, Maids, Farmers)
Act I: Duet: Wie das schnattert - Ja, seit fruher Kindheit Tagen (Plumkett, Lyonel)
Act I: Finale: Der Markt beginnt! - Ich kann mahen (Chorus, Sheriff, 3 Maids)
Act I: Finale: Vorwarts, Bob - Recitative: Wetter, ein paar schmucke Kinder! - Ich kann mahen (Lady, Nancy, Tristan, Plumkett, Lyonel, Maids, Tenants)
Act I: Finale: Quartet: Sieh nur, wie sie uns betrachten! - Nun furwahr (Lady, Nancy, Plumkett, Lyonel) - Hier, da nehmt die Abstandssumme! (Tristan, Plumkett, Lady, Nancy, Lyonel, Sheriff, Chorus)
Act II: Entr'acte and Quartet: Nur naher, blode Madchen - Madels, dort ist eure Kammer! (Plumkett, Lyonel, Lady, Nancy)
Act II: Quartet: Was soll ich dazu sagen? (Lyonel, Plumkett, Nancy, Lady)
Act II: Duet: Nancy! Julia! Verweile! - Blickt sein Auge doch so ehrlich (Lady, Lyonel)
Act II: Folksong: Letzte Rose, wie magst du so einsam hier bluhn - ! Herr! (Lady, Lyonel)
Act II: Warte nur, das sollst du bussen! (Plumket, Nancy) - Notturno: Mitternacht! Schlafe wohl! (Lady, Nancy, Lyonel, Plumkett)
Act II: Recitative and Trio: Nancy! Lady! Was nun weiter? - Fort von hinnen, lasst uns eilen (Lady, Nancy, Tristan)


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