Heinrich Rehkemper              (Preiser 89117)
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Heinrich Rehkemper              (Preiser 89117)
V1784. HEINRICH REHKEMPER: Songs by Schumann, Brahms, Grieg & Wolf; Arias from Nozze, Zauberflöte, Soldatenart, Tannhäuser, Der Wildschütz, Parsifal, St Paul & Elijah. (Austria) Preiser 89117, recorded 1922-29. Final copy! - 717281891172

CRITIC REVIEW:

“From 1921 to 1924 Rehkemper was engaged at the Stuttgart opera, and during the first three years of this time he sang over forty different lead roles. At the end of three years he broke his contract, and was therefore legally forbidden to make stage appearances for the final year. In that time he began to develop his concert repertoire and persona. He gave recitals of songs by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf and Mahler….In 1925, he returned to the operatic stage, joining the Munich opera, where Hans Knappertsbusch was taking over direction from Bruno Walter. The leading baritone Friedrich Brodersen found a successor in Rehkemper, who remained at Munich for the next eighteen years. He seldom sang outside Germany, but he made guest appearances at other centres such as Berlin, Bremen, Darmstadt and Cologne.”

- Z. D. Akron