V2607. AMOUR en ALLEMAND, incl. Fritzi Massary, Herbert Ernst Groh, Emmy Bettendorf, Julius Patzak, Richard Tauber, Joseph Schmidt, Lotte Lehmann, Charles Kullman & Tito Schipa. [A joyful, sensuous visit to a sublimly enchanted island . . . tastefully done and in excellent transfers!] (France) Malibran AMR 188, recorded 1920s-'30s. [AMR titles are issued without rear tray-cards]
Not all the songs on this disk are of German origin, nor indeed are all the singers. We hear the broad Viennese accent of Julius Patzak and the charming Italian-accented German of Tito Schipa it would be a hard-hearted mädel who could resist the melting endearments of this most tender of latin lovers. The only common denominators to all the beautiful songs on this disk are the theme of love in its many moods and situations and the German language.
- Patrick Bade