OP0087. WOZZECK (Berg), w.Boulez Cond. l'Opera Ensemble; Walter Berry, Isabel Strauss, Fritz Uhl, Richard van Vrooman, Carl Donch, etc. (Japan) 2-Sony 58DC333, recorded 1967, w.44pp. Booklet, all in Japanese. Outstanding sound quality! Very Long out-of-print, Final ever-so-slightly used copy!
"Conductor Pierre Boulez is the finest interpreter of the Modernist repertoire, and his interpretation eschews Berg's lunges in the direction of Romanticism in favor of bringing out every detail in the music imaginable, at a pace which carries the listener inexorably towards the final catastrophe. Indispensable."
- Thomas Plotkin
“Fritz Uhl was an Austrian operatic tenor, particularly associated with Wagner roles. Born in Matzleinsdorf, near Vienna, he studied in Vienna with Elisabeth Radó, and while still a student toured Holland with an operetta troup. He made his operatic début in Vienna, as Gounod's Faust in 1952, and then sang in Graz (1952-53), in Luzern (1953-54), in Oberhausen (1954-56), in Wuppertal (1956-58). In 1957, he began making guest appearances at the Munich State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, also appearing at the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival.
Uhl began his career by singing lyric roles and lighter Wagner roles such as Erik in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER, and gradually moved into heldentenor roles such as Tristan, Siegmund, Stolzing, Florestan, Herod, etc. He sang widely in Europe, appearing at the Paris Opéra, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Liceo in Barcelona, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Royal Opera House in London, etc. He was also invited at the San Francisco Opera and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
A forthright singer with a fine voice, he is best known for his recording of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, opposite Birgit Nilsson, under Georg Solti.”
- Ned Ludd