RARE: Eric Kunz (Opera bass-baritone) sings German University songs 1977 Double LP Vanguard VSD731/32

 

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Male Chorus and orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera

Conductor(s) – Franz Listchaeur  (Sides 1 and 2) Anton Paulik (Sides 3 and 4)

“FROM the rise of  the great European Universities in the Middle Age, the students were known as a roistering lot. This was true not only of Germany, but or France, Italy, England  and wherever hall of learning appeared….
…Eric Kunz brings these songs the same gusto, polish and warm, velvety voice that have made him one of the most distinguished actor singers of our time…”
 
Label: Vanguard (Printed/pressed in USA) Recorded in Europe

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Country: USA
Released: 1977
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera

Notes

Recording first published: 1977
Includes inner listing of all tracks translated in English
Produced and recorded in Europe
This is an auto-coupled 2xLP

Credits

Artwork [Cover Drawing] – Rockwell Kent
Chorus – Male Chorus and orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera
Conductor(s) – Franz Listchaeur  (Sides 1 and 2) Anton Paulik (Sides 3 and 4)
Orchestra – Male Chorus and orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera
Vocals – Erich Kunz

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“FROM the rise of  the great European Universities in the Middle Age, the students were known as a roistering lot. This was true not only of Germany, but or France, Italy, England  and wherever hall of learning appeared….
…Eric Kunz brings these songs the same gusto, polish and warm, velvety voice that have made him one of the most distinguished actor singers of our time…”
 
Label: Vanguard (Printed/pressed in USA) Recorded in Europe

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Country: USA
Released: 1977
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera

Notes

Recording first published: 1977
Includes inner listing of all tracks translated in English
Produced and recorded in Europe
This is an auto-coupled 2xLP

Credits

Artwork [Cover Drawing] – Rockwell Kent
Chorus – Male Chorus and orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera
Conductor(s) – Franz Listchaeur  (Sides 1 and 2) Anton Paulik (Sides 3 and 4)
Orchestra – Male Chorus and orchestra Of The Vienna State Opera
Vocals – Erich Kunz


Erich Kunz

(May 20, 1909 in Vienna – September 8, 1995 in Vienna)

Eric Kunz was an Austrian operatic light bass-baritone, particularly associated with the roles of Papageno and Beckmesser.  He studied in Vienna with Lierhammer and Duhan, and made his stage debut in Opava, as Osmin, in 1933. He then sang in Plauen (1936–37), Breslau(1937–41) He made his debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1940, where he quickly established himself as a specialist of Mozart roles such as Figaro, Leporello, Guglielmo, Papageno, roles he also sang at the Salzburg Festival and Aix-en-Provence Festival. He was also renowned for his portrayal of Beckmesser, which he sang at the Bayreuth Festival in 1943 and 1951 He made guest appearances at the Paris Opéra, and sang at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1952–54) An outstanding singing-actor with a superb sense of comedy, he also enjoyed great success in operetta.

He can be seen as Faninal in Herbert von Karajan’s movie of Der Rosenkavalier with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Track Listings are samples of Sides One and Three
NB: This is a DOUBLE LP and not the full track listing, simply a sample…

Sample of side One (LP 1)
1. Beim Fuchsenritt zu singen (To Be Sung at the Fox Hunt), song
2. Ça, ça, geschmauset! (Ça, ça, Let’s Eat!), song
3. Doktor Eisenbart (Doctor Ironbeard), song
4. O alte Burschenherrlichkeit (O Glorious Old Fellowship), song
5. Krambambuli, song
6. Trinklieder (Medley of Drinking Songs): Bier Hier! (Bring on the Beer!) / Vorbild und Lehre (Example and Precept) / Trink Kamerad! (D
7. Altassyrisch (Im schwartzen Walfisch zu Askalon)
8. Lob der edlen Musika (In Praise of Noble Musica), song
9. Studentleben (Student Life),
Sample of side Three (LP 2)
C1. Jägerlied (Hunter’s Song), song
C2. Urbummellied (Original Travel Song)
C3. Abschiedslied (Farewell Song), song
C4. Tragische Geschichte
C5. Jäger Marschlied (Hunter’s Marching Song), song
C6. Dudeldei (Dark Brown Beer), song
C7. Ännchen von Tharau (Annie of Tharau), for chorus
C8. Treue Liebe (Faithful Love), song
C9. Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree), song
C10. Ein Jäger aus Kurpfalz, folk song

Additional information

Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 32 x 32 x 4 cm

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