Mark Reizen   -   Lieder,  etc.    (Aquarius AQVR 306)
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Mark Reizen   -   Lieder,  etc.    (Aquarius AQVR 306)
V1495. MARK REIZEN: Songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Grieg, Massenet, Flies & Alnaes. (Russia) Aquarius AQVR 306, recorded 1939-79. (N.B.: rear tray card is misprinted AQVR 326) - 4607123630792


“Certainly one of the most sonorous, expressive and beautifully-controlled bass voices ever to have been recorded was that of Mark Reizen. He was a legend in his own lifetime in Russia and, at the age of 90, he was still able to make a remarkable stage appearance, singing Prince Gremin in EUGEN ONÉGIN….This material in its original 78rpm form will be very difficult to find, and this compilation is a worthy tribute to one of the greatest bass singers of the 20th century.”

- Alan Bilgora, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2010

“A superb singer and powerful actor with a highly expressive, rich voice of astonishing color and range, [Reizen’s] forte was legendary, but he also had a pianissimo so expressive it could stop a rehearsal to allow Natalia Shpiller singing opposite him to regain her composure, while the rest of the cast were drying their eyes.”