Michael Raucheisen 66 cd set. Absolutely fantastic set of recordings including. Over one thousand songs have been compiled on sixty-six CDs, providing a comprehensive overall view of the genre.Included are exemplary recordings of the major song cycles "Die Schone Mullerin", "Die Winterreise" and "Der Schwanengesang" by Franz Schubert as well as songs by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Carl Loewe and Richard Strauss - and there are many works just waiting to be discovered, such as songs by Hans Pfitzner, Peter Cornelius and Heinrich Marschner. A book which supplies a wealth of information, incl. A comprehensive biography about Michael Raucheisen and biographical information about the edition's most important composers and perfomers.
THE MAN AT THE PIANO. 66 disc - Membran 223067 - Boxed Set in Slipcase. From the beginning of the 1920s until the end of the Second World War, Michael Raucheisen was a ubiquitous presence on the European concert scene as German accompanist to most of the major singers, including Frida Leider, Erna Berger, Hans Hotter, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Karl Erb, Heinrich Schlusnus and Helge Rosvaenge, to mention only a few.
As an innovation he played his accompaniments with the piano lid open, to obtain a better tonal balance between the voice and the instrument. From 1933 he strove to create a complete catalogue of German language songs on gramophone recordings, for which, from 1940, he became head of the department of Song and Chamber-music at the Berlin Rundfunk, for the organization of the studios there. His activity in the recording studio in the 1940s was remarkable for its skill in both the accompaniment and singing, and the broadness of repertory, embracing Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Wolf, Richard Strauss, and including lesser knowns, Pfitzner, Marschner, and Loewe, and he ventured out of the German sphere with works by Sammartini, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet, Grieg, Busoni, and Vaclav Tomasek. His development of a large edition of German lied, recorded mostly in the wartime era for Berlin Radio is his lasting legacy.This item is in the category "Music\CDs". The seller is "petal222" and is located in this country: GB.
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