V1185. LUDWIG WEBER: Arias from Entführung, Fidelio, Der Freischütz, Das Rheingold, Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Parsifal, Macbeth, I Vespri Siciliani, Der Rosenkavalier & Boris Godounov (the latter from a Stuttgart broadcast, 5 Jan., 1938). (Austria) Preiser 89673, recorded 1948-55, partially Live Performances, Bayreuth. - 717281896733
"[Weber's] voice was of fine quality, with an even scale and extensive range. [Weber’s] long-breathed legato line, splendid, florid technique, and dramatic gifts ensure that all the excerpts on this very full CD give huge pleasure. 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