Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Producers: Walter Legge and Peter Andry. Recording Engineers: Robert Gooch and Douglas Larter. Rec. at Kingsway Hall, London, 1964-02 and 1966-07 (Ludwig) / 1964-11-07 - 1964-11-09 (Wunderlich).

Wunderlich's movements were recorded in November 1964. Christa Ludwig had already made two of her movements in February 1964, and recorded the remaining in July 1966. The reason for this is that the producer Walter Legge decided to dissolve the Philharmonia Orchestra in March 1964. Wunderlich was originally to have recorded his contrubutions in September 1964, but this was cancelled. Not before the musicians themselves had reorganized the orchestra (now as the New Philharmonia Orchestra) could further sessions take place. Further information on these matters can be found in Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf-Legge's book "On and Off the Record". The record was not released until 1967.

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CDEMI CDC 7 47231 2
CDEMI 833922
CDEMI 5 66944 2 (Great recordings of he Century)
CDEMI 5 66892 2 ("Full digital remastering")
LPElectrola SMA 91639
LPElectrola SMC 91639
LPElectrola 1C 065-00065
LPEMI AN 179 (Angel)
LPEMI SAN 179 (Angel)
LPEMI 2C 069-00065
LPEMI EL 290440-1
LPEMI S-38234 (Angel)
LPAngel SB-3704
LPWorld Record Club S-5484
MCEMI EL 290440-4

Fritz Wunderlich Discography