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Prima Voce - Lauritz Melchior


Release Date: 12/02/1992 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7816   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Richard WagnerGiacomo MeyerbeerGiuseppe VerdiRuggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Lauritz MelchiorFrida LeiderKirsten FlagstadLotte Lehmann
Conductor:  Albert CoatesSir John BarbirolliBruno WalterEugene Ormandy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraBerlin State Opera OrchestraNew Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Tannhäuser: Inbrunst im Herzen "Rome Narrative" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Tristan und Isolde: Isolde! Tristan!...O sink' hernieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor), Frida Leider (Soprano)
Conductor:  Albert Coates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Length: 17 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This abridged performance deletes Brangäne's music. The first section was recorded with the Berlin State Opera Orchestra on September 13, 1929. The second section, beginning with "O sink' hernieder," was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra on May 6, 1929. 
4.
Tannhäuser: Dir töne Lob! Die Wunder sei'n gepriesen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor), Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1930 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
8.
Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lotte Lehmann (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1935 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins with "Dich selige Frau..." 
9.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Am stillen Herd by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1939 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
10.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1939 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Thaten, theurer Helde! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edwin McArthur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/12/1939 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1929 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 

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