Heldentenöre / Winkelmann, Grüning, Kraus, Knote, Et Al

Release Date: 12/18/2001
Catalog Number: 89947
Composer: Richard Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Heroic Tenors - a welcome object of malicious mockery and ridicule! Sensitive musicians consider them a necessary evil, modern stage directors bulky stage props, conductors reluctantly put up with them as they would an awkward and poorly tuned instrument while for today's generation of singers the term heldentenor itself almost equals a swearword. Such unanimous disapproval makes one sit and think: could there possibly be a fair bit of envy involved? After all, the heroic tenor was - and still is, presuming something like it still exists - the highest paid voice in the hierarchy of an operatic ensemble. Or is it just to defame an expression which in the "good old days" represented something of an ideal which today seems unattainable? Anyway, here on this Preiser disc you have the opportunity to hear some of the finest heroic voices from the past.
Works on This Recording
1. Lohengrin: Höchstes Vertrau'n by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hermann Winkelmann (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Germany
2. Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Wilhelm Grüning (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
3. Lohengrin: Kommt er dann heim, wenn ich ihm fern im Leben by Richard Wagner
Performer: Ernst Kraus (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
4. Die Walküre: So jung und schön erschimmerst du mir by Richard Wagner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
5. Das Rheingold: Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Briesemeister (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
6. Die Walküre: Friedmund darf ich nicht heissen by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jacques Urlus (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
7. Götterdämmerung: Mime hiess ein mürrischer Zwerg "Siegfried's Narration" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Erik Schmedes (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1874 ; Germany
8. Tristan und Isolde: O König, das kann ich dir nicht sagen by Richard Wagner
Performer: Carl Burrian (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Germany
9. Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde, heilige Braut (Siegfried's death) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Heinrich Knote (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Germany
10. Der fliegende Holländer: Mein Herz voll Treue bis zum Sterben by Richard Wagner
Performer: Aloys Burgstaller (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841/1852 ; Germany
11. Parsifal: Nur eine Waffe taugt by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Wolf (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
12. Tannhäuser: Dir töne Lob! Die Wunder sei'n gepriesen by Richard Wagner
Performer: Desider Matray (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
13. Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer: Alfred Von Bary (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
14. Die Walküre: Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater by Richard Wagner
Performer: Rudolf Berger (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
15. Das Rheingold: Über Stock und Stein zu Tal by Richard Wagner
Performer: Heinrich Hensel (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ; Germany
16. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer: Modest Menzinsky (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
17. Tannhäuser: Inbrunst im Herzen "Rome Narrative" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Rudolf Ritter (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
18. Götterdämmerung: In Leid zu dem Wipfel lauscht' ich hinauf by Richard Wagner
Performer: Fritz Soot (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1874 ; Germany
19. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Fanget an! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Walter Kirchhoff (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Munich, Germany
20. Rienzi: Allmächt'ger Vater, blick herab by Richard Wagner
Performer: Hans Tänzler (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1843 ; Germany
21. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer: Johannes Sembach (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Germany
22. Siegfried: Hoho! Schmiede, mein Hammer "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer: Adolf Lussmann (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Germany
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