Bruckner: Te Deum in C
Salzburger Festspiele concert. ORF live rec. at Festpspielhaus Salzburg, 1960-08-24. (This concert also included Mozart: Requiem.)
- Cast: Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Leontyne Price (soprano), Hildegard Rössel-Majdan (contralto), Walter Berry (bass), Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien, Wiener Philharmoniker, cond. Herbert von Karajan
- Gottfried Kraus in the EMI CD booklet: "The performance on 24th August 1960 after the Mozart Requiem was distinguished by an exceptional group of soloists: Leontyne Price, who sang Donna Anna in Karajan's Don Giovanni and later Leonora in the legendary performance of Il Trovatore; the young Fritz Wunderlich, who had been a member of the Salzburg ensemble since his triumphant debut the year before; the alto Hildegard Rössel-Majdan from the same ensemble; and the 'shooting star' Walter Berry. These four singers formed a superb quartet of soloists such as Karajan didn't often have at his disposal." [translated by Clive Williams]
- Alan Blyth in Gramophone, Awards Issue 1998: "A performance of breadth and conviction, adorned by the singing of Price and the youthful Wunderlich. The sound [...] of the Bruckner is very good, albeit still mono."
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|EMI 5 66880 2 ("Festspieldokumente" series, + Verdi: Messa da Requiem/Karajan 1958-08-21 without FW, 2 CD)
Fritz Wunderlich Discography