Lauritz Melchior

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    Tannhäuser: Inbrunst im HerzenLauritz Melchior
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    Dio mi potevi (Sung in German)Lauritz Melchior
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    Otello: "Gott! Warum hast du gehüft dieses Elend" - Dio mi potevi scagliarLauritz Melchior
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    "Insrunst im Herzen, wie kein Büsser noch"Lauritz Melchior
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    Athalie: Kriegsmarsch - Violin Concerto in E minor: III. Allegretto - II. Andante (arr. C. Previn as Marie Antoinette) [Two Sisters from Boston] [Mendelssohn]Lauritz Melchior

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        Lauritz Melchior was the first of the great Wagnerian heldentenors (heroic tenors) to sing on records, and he was the first operatic tenor to sing on radio. His recorded legacy is considered a benchmark for all subsequent Siegfrieds and Tristans. One can only imagine what a legacy was lost when he and his wife fled Germany in 1939; his home there was subsequently occupied and looted by both German and Russian soldiers and a collection of unpublished recordings was used for targe... Read more

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