LAURITZ MELCHIOR - Recital - NI 7816
When a singer is endowed with a natural dark-coloured, almost baritonal voice, a trumpet-like upper register, and with athletic stamina, he is more than likely to be pigeonholed as WAGNERIAN. The principal reason for this is that at any one time there may be less than six people in the world capable of performing these enormously demanding roles. LAURITZ MELCHIOR was arguably the greatest Wagnerian tenor of the century. This disc also features FRIDA LEIDER; LOTTE LEHMANN; and KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD.