Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior

Top Songs

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"Allmächt'ger Vater, blick herab"
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"Inbrunst im Herzen"
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Götterdämmerung from "Die Meistersinger": Prologue Duet
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Die Walküre, Act 1: Dich selige Frau .. Winterstiirme
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Otello, Act 4: leder Knabe [Niun mi tema]

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Biography

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in 1939; his home there was subsequently occupied and looted by both German and Russian soldiers and a collection of unpublished recordings was used for targe...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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