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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Günther Treptow


Release Date: 04/09/2002 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89550   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Richard WagnerKarl GoldmarkWilhelm KienzlEugène d' Albert,   ... 
Performer:  Günther TreptowTrude EipperlePaul KuenMarie-Luise Schilp
Conductor:  Winfried ZilligKurt SchröderArthur RotherJohannes Schüler,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra FrankfurtBerlin Radio Symphony OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Many a confirmed Mozartian, who would never voluntarily listen to Wagner, has accepted without difficulty one of the leading Wagnerian tenors of the 20th century in what has become a classic recording of the legendary "Viennese Mozart Style". In Herbert von Karajan's first recording of Die Zauberflote from 1950, the heldentenor, Gunther Treptow sang the role of the first armed man. Herein lies a strange story from recording history. When this famous recording was first issued neither the role nor its interpreter were officially mentioned in the cast listing. In 1983, Karl Lobl stated demonstratively in his encyclopedia Opera on Record: This is how Mozart was sung in Vienna in those days." If this is how Mozart was supposed to be sung in Read more those days, it turned out that one of the persons doing the singing was one of the most famous Wagner heldentenors of the day, Gunther Treptow. The role of the first armed man was the only Mozart role in his repertoire. At the time of the famous 1950 recording it turned out Treptow had an exclusive contract with another company so his name could not be listed. When Gunther Treptow died in Berlin on March 28, 1981, one of the last great heldentenors went with him. A whole epoch in operatic history ended with his generation. The likes of Lorenz, Treptow, Suthaus and Svanholm represented a vocal category which was left without successors after their careers ended. The genuine heldentenor has become extinct and the "Twilight of the Gods of Wagnerian Voices", which Erich Limmert had predicted in 1951, became the sad truth. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rienzi: Allmächt'ger Vater, blick herab by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Winfried Zillig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1950 
2.
Tannhäuser: O Fürstin...So stehet auf...Den Gott der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor), Trude Eipperle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1950 
3.
Tannhäuser: Inbrunst im Herzen "Rome Narrative" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arthur Rother
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1944 
4.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Johannes Schüler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1942 
5.
Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Johannes Schüler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1942 
6.
Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Paul Kuen (Tenor), Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1950 
7.
Die Königin von Saba, Op. 27: Am fuss des Libanon by Karl Goldmark
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gerhart Wiesenhütter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1875; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1945 
8.
Der Evangelimann, Op. 45: Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden by Wilhelm Kienzl
Performer:  Marie-Luise Schilp (Alto), Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bad Aussee, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1942 
9.
Tiefland: Mein Leben wagt' ich by Eugène d' Albert
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1943 
10.
Il Tabarro: Hai ben ragione by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Loibner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/20/1950 
Language: German 
11.
Der Zarewitsch: Allein, wieder allein "Wolgalied" by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1937 
12.
Frasquita: Hab' ein blaues Himmelbett by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1937 
13.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Johannes Schüler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1942 
Language: German 
14.
I Pagliacci: No! Pagliaccio non son! by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Günther Treptow (Tenor)
Conductor:  Johannes Schüler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1942 
Language: German 

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