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Siegfried Jerusalem - Great Tenor Arias


Release Date: 09/22/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60526   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFriedrich von FlotowRichard WagnerBedrich Smetana,   ... 
Performer:  Siegfried JerusalemHermann PreyLucia Popp
Conductor:  Gabriel ChmuraMarek JanowskiJosef Schmidhuber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection presents the under-rated tenor Siegfried Jerusalem in a program of favorite arias: Wagner, Weber, Mozart and Weinberger as well as selections by Smetana, Meyerbeer and Tchaikovsky, all sung in German. Jerusalem, the tenor of choice in Wagnerian repertoire in the late 70s and 80s, is always an intense performer on stage, but under-recorded in some of his key roles. There is steel in his voice and, of course, this is necessary in much of Wagner, but there is also a need for lyricism and Jerusalem sings with an almost italianate elegance. The arias from 'Lohengrin' achieve this elegance, while the "Prize Song" from 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' is suitably ecstatic.
Jerusalem shines in non-Wagnerian works, too. His
Read more Tamino from Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte' is just right, and "Dies Bildnis is bezaubernd schön" is full of fresh, youthful vigor. His rendition of Lensky's aria from Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' is heartbreaking and well-characterized--a high point of the disc. Duets from Weinberger's 'Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer' with Hermann Prey and the late, magnificent Lucia Popp are a real treat. If you want to discover a great artist in an interesting program, you should grab this one. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1978 
2.
Alessandro Stradella: Jungfrau Maria! by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
3.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
4.
Lohengrin: Mein lieber Schwan "Lohengrin's Farewell" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
5.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
6.
Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: How could he believe by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Language: German 
7.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Language: German 
8.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Lensky's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1879 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Language: German 
9.
Violanta, Op. 8: Sterben wollt' ich oft by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Schwanda the Bagpiper: Am Anfang gedeiht...Es geht von Mund by Jaromir Weinberger
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Josef Schmidhuber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1979-80 
11.
Schwanda the Bagpiper: Dorota, weine nicht by Jaromir Weinberger
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Josef Schmidhuber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1979-80 
12.
Oberon, J 306: Ja, was auch rings umher mir droht by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
13.
Oberon, J 306: Vater! hör mich flehn zu Dir by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 

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