Fritz Wunderlich

1930 1966

Fritz Wunderlich

Tenor

Biography

The German lyric tenor Fritz Wunderlich gained massive respect as an interpreter ofMozart, Schubert, Mahler and Strauss and his recordings are a testament to that.

Fritz Wunderlich’s recordings are prized on many levels, not least for their historical value, due to the fact that Fritz Wunderlich was at the height of his fame when the recordings were made. Sadly, Wunderlich did not live to reap the benefits of such overwhelming popularity. In their own right, the recordings present us with the tenor’s stunning lyrical beauty, vocal strength and quality and a broad expressive palette.

At the height of his success, Wunderlich made recordings together with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and choir, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra and with such renowned conductors asOtto Klemperer, Rudolf Kempe, Kurt Eichhorn, Siegfried Köhler, Willy Mattes, Hans Moltkau and Meinhard von Zallinger.

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