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Lortzing: Der Wildschütz
Gisela Litz, Anneliese Rothenberger, Lotte Schadle, Fritz Ollendorff, Hermann Prey & Fritz Wunderlich
Choir & Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Robert Heger

The first performance of Lortzing’s masterpiece was in Leipzig on New Year’s Eve, 1842. It is in the German Romantic mould more closely related to its predecessors, Weber’s “Der Freischütz” and Marschner’s “Der Vampyr”, premiered in 1821 and 1828 respectively, but it is of course much more light-hearted and also borrows, especially in its vocal ensembles, elements from “Die Entführung aus dem Serail”, Mozart being the composer Lortzing most admired“

There are not too many extant recordings in the catalogue; the latest, is already thirty years old, being the Brilliant label of the 1980-82 recording which first appeared on Berlin Classics. There is another likely-looking version, presumably from the 60’s, on Eurodisc and conducted by Wilhelm Schüchter, starring Renate Holm, Erika Köth, Gottlob Frick, Rudolf Schock and Marcel Cordes and also a live Orfeo performance conducted by Heinz Wallberg with another attractive cast including Irmgard Seefried, Waldemar Kmentt, Renate Holm (again), Hilde Rössel-Majdan Georg Volker and Karl Dönch but I have heard neither of those and they are not easily available. Thus the main competition remains this 1963 EMI recording starring Anneliese Rothenberger, Hermann Prey, Giesela Litz, Fritz Ollendorff and, above all, Fritz Wunderlich. This has appeared in various EMI guises on Electrola, EMI Studio and, this most recently, EMI Classics, in a neat cardboard box.

As you may see from the above summary of recordings, “Der Wildschütz” has attracted an impressive roster of native, post-war German singers to sing it and it’s not hard to hear why. In addition to the melodic inventiveness, the opera offers the opportunity for a true singer-actor to deliver the comic dialogue

Brand new/sealed 2Cd Box
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