Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Herbert Janssen sings Richard Strauss, first time in digital format
Most people who remember Janssen think of him as as the mighty Wotan, Amfortas, or Kurvenaal. What most do not realize is unlike other heldenbaritones of his generation, Janssen prior to his vocal burn-out from singing those roles had one of the most mellow baritones in the business. We offer this recording of Richard Strauss's 1885 lied Die Nacht for the first time in digital format. One of the most touching renditions of this work typically performed by sopranos. This is a recording to savor!