Notes and Editorial Reviews
Peter Anders' career was brought to a sudden end following a car accident in 1954. But thanks to his many recordings, the tenor, who died at the age of 46, remains present even today. This double-CD, featuring several rare Berlin radio recordings made between 1949 and 1951, including Ferenc Fricsay conducting the RIAS Symphony Orchestra, is an exemplary document, demonstrating his unique talent as a lyric and dramatic tenor, as a light-hearted and yet subtle operetta hero and as a sensitive Lied interpreter. Anders' first-class partners in these recordings are Anny Schlemm (in an extensive compilation of excerpts from "Countess Mariza"), Elfriede Trötschel (as Violetta in the complete third act of "La Traviata"), Martha Musial (in excerpts from "Andrea Chenier") as well as the fine German Verdi baritone, Josef Metternich.