Heinz Rehfuss – The Decca Recitals
Heinz Rehfuss
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824607
Barcode
00028948246076
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Songs and Dances of Death (sung in French)

HUGO WOLF
Michelangelo-Lieder
3 Eichendorff-Lieder
2 Mörike-Lieder

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Der Strom, D.565
Der Wanderer, D.649
Totengräbers Heimweh, D.842
Auf der Donau, D.553
Fischerweise, D.881
Der zürnende Barde, D.785
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D.583

FRANK MARTIN
Sechs Monologe aus ‘Jedermann’

Heinz Rehfuss, baritone
Hans Willi Häusslein, piano (Mussorgsky, Wolf)
Frank Martin, piano (Schubert, Martin)

FIRST RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: unidentified (Mussorgsky); Peter Andry (Wolf)
Balance Engineers: unidentified (Mussorgsky); Gil Went (Wolf, Schubert, Martin)
Recording Location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, June 1953 (Mussorgsky), 14 October–11 November 1954 (Wolf), 27 October–9 November 1955 (Schubert, Martin)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘Rehfuss has a firm and attractive tone, a lovely legato, and is a sensitive interpreter of a wide repertoire, including opera, lieder and 20th century works. This very well-filled CD shows his depth…’ The Age, July 2017

‘Rehfuss’s virile voice, with its superb enunciation, is backed by an accompaniment of uncommon eloquence and finesse by the composer … Rehfuss admirably brings out ‘Everyman’s’ range of moods, from dread to repentance when faced with death: he makes very effective use of mezza voce.’ (Martin) Gramophone, May 1982

‘An enormously good performance, helped by extremely clear recording […] with tone, style, technique, good intonation and clarity all in abundance; and with the added advantage of a voice that probably sounds menacing when it asks you to pass the mustard.’
(Mussorgsky) Gramophone, October 1953