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Beethoven, Haydn, Strauss: Lieder / Fritz Wunderlich


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420852   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnLudwig van BeethovenRichard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz WunderlichHeinrich SchmidtLudwig BeinlWalter Weller
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The memory of Fritz Wunderlich's glorious tenor lives on in the heads of all those lucky enough to have heard him in person, but it is 22 years now since he was killed, at the early age of 35, in a household accident, so for many he is no more than a voice on a record. This CD issue will inform those who come fresh to his singing of his sappy tenor and eager, unaffected, articulate way of using it. These attributes are most apparent in the Beethoven cycle for which he had the almost ideal tone. This is the longing, ardent admirer of the distant beloved to the life. Wunderlich phrases this ever-attractive cycle with a secure legato, a keen feeling for the text and a natural buoyancy that produce the right sense of art concealing art. There Read more are one or two moments where note values aren't observed or pitch falters slightly-the performance was a live one, in Vienna; otherwise this is a reading I heartily recommend. The charming Haydn settings of Scottish and Welsh folksongs are just as admirable, especially Ein süsses Liebchen where the serenader, out in the frost and snow of winter, begs to be let into his lover's chamber: Wunderlich sings it with just the right brio.

-- Gramophone [1/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1. Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 153, William and Margaret by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Heinrich Schmidt (Piano), Ludwig Beinl (Cello),
Walter Weller (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1963 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 19 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2. An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Heinrich Schmidt (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815-1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1963 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
3. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 3, Heimliche Aufforderung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1962 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Orchestrated: Hegel 
4. Lieder (5), Op. 32: no 1, Ich trage meine Minne by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Germany 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Language: German 
5. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Orchestrated: Richard Strauss, 1897 
6. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Orchestrated: Hegel 
7. Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 194, My love she's but a lassie yet by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Heinrich Schmidt (Piano), Walter Weller (Violin),
Ludwig Beinl (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; London, England 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
8. Welsh Folksong, H 31b: no 26, Castell Towyn by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Ludwig Beinl (Cello), Walter Weller (Violin), Heinrich Schmidt (Piano),
Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
9. Welsh Folksong, H 31b: no 27, I'm standing on the heath by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Ludwig Beinl (Cello), Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Heinrich Schmidt (Piano),
Walter Weller (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
10. Lieder (6), Op. 17: no 2, Ständchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jan Koetsier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1887; Germany 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Language: German 
11. Welsh Folksong, H 31b: no 3, The dawn of day by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Heinrich Schmidt (Piano), Walter Weller (Violin),
Ludwig Beinl (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
12. Welsh Folksong, H 31b: no 10, The dimpled cheek by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Heinrich Schmidt (Piano), Walter Weller (Violin),
Ludwig Beinl (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98: 1. Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend
An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98: 2. Wo die Berge so blau
An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98: 3. Leichte Segler in den Höhen
An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98: 4. Diese Wolken in den Höhen
An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98: 5. Es kehret der Maien, es blühet die Au
An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98: 6. Nimm sie hin denn diese Lieder
Arrangements of British and Welsh Folksongs - sung in German: Fließ leise, mein Bächlein, Hob.XXXIa/253 A
Arrangements of British and Welsh Folksongs - sung in German: Ein Wanderer kommt, Hob.XXXIb:3
Arrangements of British and Welsh Folksongs - sung in German: Ich stehe auf der Heide, Hob.XXXIb:27
Arrangements of British and Welsh Folksongs - sung in German: Es weiden meine Schafe, Hob.XXXIa:153
Arrangements of British and Welsh Folksongs - sung in German: Im Schummern, Hob.XXXIb:26
Arrangements of British and Welsh Folksongs - sung in German: Mein süßes Liebchen, Hob.XXXIa:194
Arrangements of British and Welsh Folksongs - sung in German: Rose rot, Rose weiß, Hob.XXXIb:10
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op.27, No.3
Ich trage meine Minne, Op.32, No.1
Ständchen, Op.17, No.2
Morgen, Op.27, No.4
Zueignung, Op.10, No.1

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 Lovely! March 7, 2013 By Duel R. (South Holland, IL) See All My Reviews "Wunderlich's superb voice and these wonderful songs make for angelic recording!" Report Abuse
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