Leo Schutzendorf, Vol. I           (Truesound Transfers 3047)
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Leo Schutzendorf, Vol. I           (Truesound Transfers 3047)
V1691. LEO SCHÜTZENDORF, Vol. I, incl. Songs by Brahms, von Weber, Hoppe, Bohm, Ries, etc.; Arias & Duet (w.Waldemar Henke) from Don Giovanni, Nozze, Barbiere, Der Barbier von Bagdad, Der Wildschütz, Zar und Zimmermann, Der Bettelstudent, Der Zigeunerbaron & Undine. (Germany) Truesound Transfers 3047, recorded 1922–30. Transfers by Christian Zwarg.


"…the Zar und Zimmermann title is unequaled….No one else has managed to leer and convey pomposity so well and still be singing perfectly. The break where he stops to take a dig at the bassoonist and repeats the passage lower than ever is priceless. Or his consternation at having to deal with so much money in Der Wildschütz and the ‘Schwamm drüber’ from Bettelstudent in which he uses some lines of his own to poke fun at other noted opera singers of his day are worth a place in any collection."

- James Dennis, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 1966

"A wonderful recital by the creator of Berg's WOZZECK, conducted by Erich Kleiber, 14 Dec., 1925, Berlin Staatsoper. [Truesound] transfers have been an absolute revelation to me….Amazingly, Christian Zwarg has managed to unlock the sound of these recordings in such a way as to present [voices] such as I have never heard before. Here the sound has a sheen and glow which is quite beautiful. It is as if an old masterpiece painting has been cleaned and restored, allowing rays of brilliant light to emerge….”

- Davyd Booth, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2012