V0087. LUDWIG WEBER: Arias from I Vespri Siciliani, Entführung, Der Freischütz, Fidelio, Tristan, Götterdämmerung, Parsifal, Der Rosenkavalier & Boris Godunov (Varlaam). (England) Testament SBT 1171, recorded 1948-53. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 749677117122
"[Weber's] voice was of fine quality, with an even scale and extensive range. [Weber was noted for his] long-breathed legato line, splendid, florid technique, and dramatic gifts. What they cannot show is the sheer brilliance and size of the voice. He could astonish the listener with the power of his forte and then switch to a beguiling pianissimo, which carried easily to the farthest parts of the opera house. It comes as no surprise to learn that early in his career he sang several performances with the incomparable baritone, Mattia Battistini, who remained his idol and model all his life….For those who enjoy superlative bass singing, this is a ‘must’.
- Vivian A. Liff, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Sept./Oct., 2007
"Ludwig Weber was the best German basso cantante of his time. I do not mean to imply that he specialized in Italian roles; merely that he sang his entire repertory with an ease and flow that made him unique among his leather-lunged Teutonic coevals….His voice was warm, plush & rotund, and it never spread or wobbled.”
- Ralph Lucano, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov./Dec., 1999