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Lauritz Melchior: The Art Of The Heldentenor In Opera And Song - Vol 1 & 2 - Lauritz Melchior: The Art Of Heldentenor In Opera

Lauritz Melchior: The Art Of Heldentenor In Opera
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4794  
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The voice of Danish tenor Lauritz Melchior (1890-1973) has come to be regarded as the standard by which all other Wagnerian tenors are judged.

“Without him we would have a limited notion how well Wagner’s tenor roles can sound,” wrote J.B. Steane about this Danish singer who singularly defined the category heldentenor (the type of “heroic tenor” voice needed to sing Wagner’s most demanding tenor roles).

Astounding vocal power and stamina, beauty and evenness of tone, accuracy of intonation, perfect legato – these are the qualities which come together in Lauritz Melchior, as in no other tenor before or since.

In addition, he possessed a robust sense of humor and unique personal charm which
Read more endeared him to a large and diverse public.

This program devoted to Melchior’s appearances on The Voice of Firestone further reveals the tenor as a consummate artist and a thoroughly engaging personality.

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Color: Black & White Read less

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Those were the days! March 8, 2013 By Ronald C. (West Hartford, CT) See All My Reviews "As a teenager I idolized Melchior and saw these Firestone shows with great interest when they were first aired. We've come along way since the early days of television, and one should by no means expect sophisticated production values. The staging seems stilted, especially when compared to whatwe see today. And one hasa to admit that Melchior was beyond his magnificent prime when these shows were made. Nevertheless, the singing is solid and the voice is still exciting" Report Abuse
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