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Fritz Wunderlich
sings Mozart Contemporaries
1 CD | 74min | Nr. SWR19059CD
CD 1: » Ignaz Holzbauer: Schönster Sohn des Himmel! Holder Frieden! (from: Günther von Schwarzenburg)
» Ignaz Holzbauer: O König! Deine Hand - Ist für mein Wort (from: Günther von Schwarzenburg)
» Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alte Eiche an schwindelnden Hängen (from Die gerechtfertigte Unschuld)
» Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Santi numi del cielo – Stelle! Che dici? Cara! Che dir mi vuoi? (from: Brenno)
» Giovanni Paisiello: Nel cor piu non mi sento (from: La Molinara)
» Vincenzo Righini: Questo agevole a ameno – Dei clementi, amici dei (from: Alcide al bivio)
» Vincenzo Righini: Alme belle, fugitte prudenti (from: Alcide al bivio)
» Luigi Cherubini: O du mein Erretter (from: Der Wasserträger)
» Luigi Cherubini: Mich trennen soll ich von dem Gatten (from: Der Wasserträger)
» Luigi Cherubini: Gott! Täuscht mein Auge mich nicht (from: Der Wasserträger)
» Luigi Cherubini: Dies Schweigen ist so fürchterlich (from: Der Wasserträger)
» Alessandro Scarlatti: Quel povero core (from: La Molinara)
» Georg Friedrich Händel: Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fù (Recitativo and aria of Serse - from: Xerxes HWV 40)

Arias by lesser-known 18th-century composers. Contains two movingly performed arias by Alessandro Scarlatti and Georg Friedrich Handel. Superb remasters of original SWR tapes. The sixth installment of the series FRITZ WUNDERLICH – THE SWR RECORDINGS.

Mozart was central to Fritz Wunderlich’s career, reflected not least by his famed role as Tamino in Mozart’s opera Die Zauberlflöte. Wunderlich and the conductor Emmerich Smola were also curious to discover arias by Mozart’s contemporaries and to make them available for a wider audience with their recordings. The result is breathtaking and proves once more that Wunderlich’s exceptional voice was also capable of ennobling music by unknown masters. Stepping outside that period are two bonus tracks of works by Alessandro Scarlatti and Georg Friedrich Handel, whose Ombra mai fù is possibly the only aria in music history addressed to a tree.