Julius Patzak    (Operatic Recordings)          (2-Preiser 89233)
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Julius Patzak    (Operatic Recordings)          (2-Preiser 89233)
V2168. JULIUS PATZAK: The Early Operatic Recordings, incl. Arias from Matthæus-Passion, Zauberflöte, Così fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, Mignon, Aïda, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Ballo, La Boheme, Martha, Manon, Carmen, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, La Fanciulla del West, Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria, L’Elisir, Rigoletto, Meistersinger, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Werther, Prodaná Nevesta, Eugen Onégin & Evangelimann. (Austria) 2-Preiser 89233, recorded 1929-38. Long out-of-print, final copy! - 717281892339

CRITIC REVIEWS:

"[The above] issue celebrates the centenary of Julius Patzak….They are praiseworthy tributes to that most artful of all recorded Austrian tenors….one hears his unique plangent voice, one neither large nor sensuous but always firm, getting to the heart of whatever text he happens to be singing….And that voice was guided by exemplary musicianship and an intelligence that produced deeply expressive phrasing and an unfailing sense of continuity. Patzak is one of the great Mozart singers of the century, as almost every aria here tells….The transcriptions are faultless.”

- C. J. Luten, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 1999



“Most collectors will prefer [Patzak’s] Mozart discs as the best representation of his voice….Patzak has left behind some beautiful performances, not to mention the many delightful operetta discs, and Heurigen songs. Also, in the field of oratorio and Lieder, he was ahead of his rivals, and probably the leading tenor of his epoch.”

- Dennis Brew, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 1971