Music Before Bach / Wunderlich

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This release is a new installment of the SWR’s comprehensive series with recordings of the one-time tenor Fritz Wunderlich. This album contains a unique collection...

This release is a new installment of the SWR’s comprehensive series with recordings of the one-time tenor Fritz Wunderlich. This album contains a unique collection of Early Music repertoire written before the era of J. S. Bach. The recordings date back to the 1940s and the 1950s, and have been digitally remastered to ensure an exquisite audio experience. Although he never realized his due as a truly international star in his lifetime, Fritz Wunderlich has since become a favorite of opera lovers the world over. One has only to listen to his stunning voice to become a devotee for life. His vocal quality and strength combined with effortless expression and touching lyrical beauty make him one of the truly great tenors of the 20th century and probably of all time.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 12, 2018


  • UPC: 747313905188


  • Catalog Number: SWR19051CD


  • Label: SWR Classic


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Composer: Adam Rener, Adam von Fulda, Alessandro Grandi, Anonymous, Christoph Graupner, Dietrich Buxtehude, Erasmus Lapicida, Heinrich Isaac, Heinrich Schütz, Johann Philipp Krieger, Johann Rosenmüller, Ludwig Senfl, Paul Hofhaimer


  • Conductor: Ernst Laaff


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Mainz State University Institute Of Music Historical Instr.


  • Performer: Adalbert Nauber, Alfred Gemeinhardt, Anna-Sophie Nübel, Bernhard Michaelis, Bertha Krimm, Edith Klein, Emil Seiler, Erich Wilke, Erika Winkler, Fred Buck, Friedrich Engert, Fritz Wunderlich, Hanne Munch, Herbert Anton, Hermann Klaiss, Hermann Werdermann, Horst Neumann, Karl-Georg Mentrup, Lisedore Praetorius, Manfred Hug, Margot Guilleaume, Marianne Klemm-Ott, Max Schulze, Rolf Oscher, Walter Henschel