V1383. GOTTLOB FRICK: Songs by Moussorgsky & Schubert; Arias & Duets (w.Westenberger, Krukowski, Schock & Fischer-Dieskau) from Die Jahreszeiten, Barbiere, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Der Wildschütz, Zar und Zimmermann, Nabucco, I Vespri Siciliani, Simon Boccanegra, Der Barbier von Bagdad, Prodaná Nevesta, La Boheme, Die Kluge & Tristan. (Austria) Preiser 93452, recorded 1944-57. Final copy! - 717281934527
“If the name Gottlob Frick appears on the recording, I buy it. The great German bass had a huge, black as midnight voice – a grand rolling cantante of rich sound.”
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May / June, 2011
“Gottlob Frick (1906-1994) was called by Wilhelm Furtwängler the ‘blackest bass’ of his generation. Frick had no competitors capable of surpassing or even matching his powerful voice in either force or range.
It is standard practice to describe the voice of Gottlob Frick as a ‘black bass’, and it was. Add to this rich sable sound, cavernous, huge, rock-solid, with nary a waver or quaver, strong musical imagination and textual sensitivity, and that makes Frick one of the greatest voices of the 20th Century.”
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov./Dec., 2008