Label : Clearaudio LP 83045
Spiritual arias and more from the German Exceptional Gate
The esteemed German tenor, Fritz Wunderlich, who was born to a violinist mother and choir director father, was no doubt enveloped in music at an early age. Urged to pursue classical voice training by theater people who heard him singing as they passed the bakery where he worked, the young Wunderlich was granted a scholarship to the Freiburg Music Academy in Breisgau by the town fathers. He studied there from 1950 to 1955, also studying the classical horn which explains his almost supernatural breath control.
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.
After Der junge Fritz Wunderlich (The young Fritz Wunderlich) and Der Kammersänger (The Chamber Singer) it is now Fritz Wunderlich – der Oratoriensänger (Fritz Wunderlich – The Oratorio Singer) to be released. With The Oratorio Singer a circle closes.