Otto Edelmann

Release Date: 6/25/2002
Catalog Number: 90498
Number of Discs: 1

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It was the gloomy postwar year of 1947 when the news of a sensational young bass at the Vienna Volksoper spread like wildfire: his name was Otto Edelmann. Precious little was known about his life up to this point. He was born in Vienna and had wanted to become a boxer. He did study voice, but in the War, he became a POW and lost valuable years of practice. His first great success was in Verdi's Falstaff under the direction of Clemens Krauss on January 18th 1951. The next step to international renown was soon to follow. In the summer of 1951, Otto Edelmann sang Hans Sachs at Bayreuth. He brilliantly mastered this role which was to open the doors of all the major opera houses to him. Otto Edelmann once said that as a young singer he had five goals: to sing at the Vienna Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Bayreuth, La Scala and the Met. In the course of his great career, not only did he achieve this, but he achieved it with the greatest success.
Works on This Recording
1. Tannhäuser: Gar viel und schön by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
2. Fidelio, Op. 72: Ha! Welch ein Augenblick by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Period: Classical
Written: 1805/1814 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Come inside, people! by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone), Hans Hopf (Tenor)
Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863/1870 ; Czech Republic
4. Der fliegende Holländer: Die Frist ist um [Monologue] by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841/1852 ; Germany
5. Tannhäuser: Blick' ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
6. Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
7. Parsifal: Mein Sohn Amfortas...Wehvolles Erbe by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882 ; Germany
8. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
9. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Jerum! Jerum! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
10. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867 ; Germany
11. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Euch macht ihr's leicht by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867 ; Germany
12. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Verachtet mir die Meister by Richard Wagner
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Germany
13. Falstaff: Ehi! Taverniere! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
14. Der Barbier von Bagdad: Salam aleikum...Heil diesem Hause by Peter Cornelius
Performer: Otto Edelmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Rudolf Moralt
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; Weimar, Germany
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