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|Friedrich Schorr, Richard [Classical] Wagner, Albert Coates|
Friedrich Schorr Sings Wagner
Friedrich Schorr was the leading heroic baritone in Germany during the 1920s. His studio and live recordings reveal him to have been the perfect embodiment of a Wagner singer, highly sensitive and extremely subtle in his i... more »
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Friedrich Schorr was the leading heroic baritone in Germany during the 1920s. His studio and live recordings reveal him to have been the perfect embodiment of a Wagner singer, highly sensitive and extremely subtle in his interpretations. These treasured historic recordings from 1927-1929 have been expertly remastered.
The best sound - but much missing
Nathaniel R. Brown | Edmonds, Washington | 05/31/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have admired Schorr's Hans Sachs since I first heard these excerpts in the 60's. His was THE voice for the role, and both musically and interpretively, he remains the greatest Sachs on record - once you have heard it, it becomes part of you.
This is the best re-mastering of these excerpts that I have heard: clean, mellow, immediate. Unfortunately, much is missing from Schorr's Meistersinger legacy in order to make room for the Walkure and Dutchman excerpts. A great pity: two discs were really called for.
For the complete Schorr Sachs, go to Pearl; slightly harsh - but everything he did in the studio is there (there are at least two "complete" live Meistersingers to be found, with old-fashioned cuts, and a very distant "chunks" set from Berlin which is better avoided: go for the Guild Metropolitan set).
A good set then, for an intro to this wonderful singer, but more of a tour through his big roles than a spotlight on his warm, subtle and infinitely well-voiced Sachs.
If only Ward Marston and Naxos would give us a Schorr Meistersinger!