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Stravinsky: Persephone / Dean Dixon, Fritz Wunderlich, Doris Schade

Stravinsky / Dixon / Wunderlich / Schade / Sohr
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95619   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Doris SchadeFritz Wunderlich
Conductor:  Dean Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra FrankfurtHessian Radio Chorus Frankfurt
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The part of Eumolpius (Greek for “he who sings beautifully) in Igor Stravinsky’s Persephone could have become Fritz Wunderlich’s “signature role” if he had sung it more than the one time captured on this reording. Dean Dixon programmed this virtually unknown jewel, with great German actress Doris Schade taking on the speaking part of Persephone. This live recording for the Hessische Rundfunk captures Wunderlich at the pinnacle of his art, closing a discographic gap of the singer who died so prematurely. The part of Eumolpius (Greek for “he who sings beautifully) in Igor Stravinsky’s Persephone could have become Fritz Wunderlich’s “signature role” if he had sung it more than the one time captured on this reording. Dean Dixon programmed this virtually unknown jewel, with great German actress Doris Schade taking on the speaking part of Persephone. This live recording for the Hessische Rundfunk captures Wunderlich at the pinnacle of his art, closing a discographic gap of the singer who died so prematurely. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Perséphone by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Doris Schade (Narrator), Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dean Dixon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt,  Hessian Radio Chorus Frankfurt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933-1934; France 

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