Bernd Aldenhoff          (Preiser 89523)
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Bernd Aldenhoff          (Preiser 89523)
V1608. BERND ALDENHOFF: Arias & Duets (w.Goltz, Bäumer, Kubatzky, etc.) from Fidelio, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Die Walküre, Salome, Der Evangelimann, Sadko, Aïda & L’Africaine. (Austria) Preiser 89523, recorded 1946-49, partially Live Performances. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 717281895231


“Aldenhoff first appeared at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1951 as Siegfried in DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN under both Knappertsbusch and Karajan, and returned there to repeat the rôle several times until 1957. He appeared in Bavarian State Opera Munich between 1950 and 1958 in operas by Weber and Verdi, and in Richard Strauss' DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA, and sang Siegfried in GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG at Covent Garden in 1957. He made his Met début as Tannhäuser, and also appeared at La Scala, the Paris Opéra and the Opernhaus Zürich. Bernd Aldenhoff was not only one of the last heldentenors, but also one of the most interesting. Knappertsbusch called him the most ‘human heldentenor’ of his time. As an interpreter, Aldenhoff was, without a doubt, the most precise and sensitive Wagner tenor of his generation. He died in Munich on 8 October, 1959 at the peak of his career from food poisoning.”

- David Patmore