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Lauritz Melchior : the heldentenor in opera and song.

Author: Lauritz Melchior; Kultur Video.
Publisher: [West Long Branch, NJ] : Kultur Video, [2001]
Series: Voice of Firestone classic performances.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Lauritz Melchior singularly defined the category heldentenor (the type of "heroic tenor" voice needed to sing Wagner's most demanding tenor roles). Astounding vocal power and stamina, beauty and evenness of tone, accuracy of intonation, perfect legato--these are the qualities which come together in Lauritz Melchior, as in no other tenor before or since.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Music
Excerpts
Named Person: Lauritz Melchior; Lauritz Melchior
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lauritz Melchior; Kultur Video.
ISBN: 0769724264 9780769724263
OCLC Number: 47130002
Notes: Information from pre-release promotional materials.
Videocassette release of the television broadcast.
Performer(s): Lauritz Melchior, tenor ; Howard Barlow, conductor.
Description: 1 videocassette (40 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Morning / Speaks --
Zueignung / R. Strauss --
Winterstürme wichen dem wonnemond / Wagner --
Spring came back to Vienna / Rutter-Torre-Spielman --
Preislied / Wagner --
None but the lonely heart / Tchaikovsky --
Slavonic dance no. 1 / Dvorak --
Vive l'amour --
Because / d'Hardelot --
Some enchanted evening / Rodgers & Hammerstein --
For you alone / Geehl --
Helmsman's song / Wagner.
Series Title: Voice of Firestone classic performances.
Other Titles: Heldentenor in opera and song
Voice of Firestone (Television program)

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Lauritz Melchior singularly defined the category heldentenor (the type of "heroic tenor" voice needed to sing Wagner's most demanding tenor roles). Astounding vocal power and stamina, beauty and evenness of tone, accuracy of intonation, perfect legato--these are the qualities which come together in Lauritz Melchior, as in no other tenor before or since.

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