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Karl Richter, Munchener Bach-Orchester, Munchener Bach-Chor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (1988)

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Karl Richter, Munchener Bach-Orchester, Munchener Bach-Chor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (1988)

Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Orchester, Münchener Bach-Chor - Johann Sebastian Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 781 Mb | Total time: 58:31+56:31+48:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | # 427 236-2 | Recorded: 1965

Karl Richter's performance dates from 1965, since when it has seldom been out of the catalogue. It is in an entirely different class… Richter's Munich Bach Choir were at a peak at this time and the results are often quite exciting. Under Richter's direction the ''Ehre sei dir, Gott'' chorus…is appropriately lustig with wonderfully light-hearted singing and orchestral playing… [T]he arias with Gundula Janowitz and Fritz Wunderlich…[are] of a calibre which will always ensure considerable enjoyment…

Robert Heger, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München - Albert Lortzing: Der Wildschütz (1990)

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Robert Heger, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München - Albert Lortzing: Der Wildschütz (1990)

Robert Heger, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München - Albert Lortzing: Der Wildschütz (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 673 Mb | Total time: 71:09+72:27 | Scans included
Classical | EMI Classics | # CMS 7 63205 2 | Recorded: 1963

Albert Lortzings Opern werden leider heute nur noch selten gespielt. Das ist schade, denn zum einen lassen sie sich mit relativ geringem Aufwand sehr effektvoll auf die Bühne bringen - Lortzing war selber Schauspieler und Spieltenor, wusste also, was er sich und seinen Kollegen zumuten durfte.

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia & New Philharmonia Orchestras - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1991)

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Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia & New Philharmonia Orchestras - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1991)

Otto Klemperer, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Philharmonia & New Philharmonia Orchestras - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 63:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDC 7 47231 2 | Recorded: 1966

Mahler considered The Song of the Earth his most personal work, and indeed it is one of his greatest and most moving. Its six sections, sung alternately by the mezzo-soprano and tenor, are set to seven poems from The Chinese Flute, a collection of Chinese lyrics translated into German by Hans Bethge, which echo Mahler's love of nature and contrast the earth's renewal each spring with the transience of human life. Composed after he lost his beloved 4-year-old daughter and was diagnosed with a serious heart ailment, the music encompasses heart-rending anguish and sublime ecstasy; conceived in the shadow of death, it is suffused with a sense of sorrowful, reluctant leave-taking finally transformed into resigned renunciation.

Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (1989)

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Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (1989)

Fritz Wunderlich, Hubert Giesen - Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 71:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 423 956-2 | Recorded: 1966

Uncritical admiration is appropriate for these Schubert Lieder, where no forcing, no technical difficulties, not even a single spoiled note are to be found. It is not possible to perform Die schöne Müllerin and the other songs more heartily, more expressively than Fritz Wunderlich and his congenial, subtle accompanist Hubert Giesen do and, fortunately, will be able to do again and again, on these two records that every music lover will have to listen to stirringly.

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

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100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)

100 Christmas Masterworks [5CDs] (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.40 Gb | Total time: 05:28:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 483 6001 | Recorded: 1961-2017

This imaginatively-curated, generously-filled Christmas package is sure to find favor during this and future holiday seasons. Why? Because it packs in every conceivable carol, tune, choral work or song in timeless performances from the greatest artists in the world: singers of immense communicative gifts including Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti to name but four. It truly offers something of every Christmas mind, spirit, and looks fantastic.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Singverein - Haydn: Die Schöpfung (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 558 Mb | Total time: 57:53+51:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 435 077-2 | Recorded: 1966-1969

Herbert von Karajan recorded between 1966 and 1968 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and a cast of stars this reference version of 'The Creation' by Joseph Haydn.
After a legendary concert given in 1965 in Salzburg, Herbert von Karajan entered the studio a few months later to record Haydn's masterpiece with the same lead singers, Fritz Wunderlich and Gundula Janowitz. Almost completed in 1966, the recording was abruptly interrupted by the accidental and tragic death of Fritz Wunderlich at the age of 35, on September 17, 1966. The sessions then resume with a young tenor, Werner Krenn, who replaces Wunderlich on the songs. recitatives in particular.

Rafael Kubelik, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Fritz Wunderlich - Handel: Serse [Xerxes] (1998)

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Rafael Kubelik, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Fritz Wunderlich - Handel: Serse [Xerxes] (1998)

Rafael Kubelik, Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Fritz Wunderlich - Handel: Serse [Xerxes] (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 446 Mb | Total time: 70:07+58:57+45:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C 476983 | Recorded: 1962

…Wunderlich's extraordinary singing is reason enough to buy the set. His bravura 'Finstre Furien' in particular is a marvel … No modern specialist sings Handel's divisions so easily and accurately, and most of his current rivals don't even have half of his voice … the mono sound is excellent, crisp and detailed…