EMI LP 1C06300380: Strauss Leider volume 1, Fischer-Dieskau 1968
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Background on this item -
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (born 28 May 1925 in Berlin) is a retired German lyric baritone and conductor of classical music, one of the most famous lieder (art song) performers of the post-war period and "one of the supreme vocal artists of the 20th century". Fischer-Dieskau was ranked the second greatest singer of the century (after Jussi Björling) by Classic CD (United Kingdom) "Top Singers of the Century" Critics' Poll (June 1999).

The French dubbed him "Le miracle Fischer-Dieskau" and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf called him "a born god who has it all." At his peak, he was greatly admired for his interpretive insights and exceptional control of his beautiful voice. Fischer-Dieskau has also performed and recorded a great many operatic roles. He is the most recorded singer of all time. He dominated both the opera and concert platform for over thirty years.

Recording an astonishing array of repertoire (spanning centuries) as musicologist Alan Blyth asserted, "No singer in our time, or probably any other has managed the range and versatility of repertory achieved by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Opera, Lieder and oratorio in German Italian or English came alike to him, yet he brought to each a precision and individuality that bespoke his perceptive insights into the idiom at hand." In addition, he recorded in French, Russian, Hebrew and Hungarian.

Although his vocal technique was highly accomplished, Fischer-Dieskau's voice was rather light, a lyric-chamber baritone with less-than-overwhelming power. Despite this, he performed and recorded many heavy heroic baritone and bass-baritone operatic roles such as Wotan, Hans Sachs, Amfortas, Iago, Macbeth, Scarpia, and Jokanaan.

EMI / ELECTROLA / ODEON Records LP item - GOLD record labels with BLACK and some white lettering - the labels have the famous postage stamp sized “nipper” dog (European Version)  - see pictures for more detail
Record Made in GERMANY
Pressing is in STEREO
Record Speed: 33 rpm
Record Made in: 1968 on super heavy vinyl
Record Catalog Number: 1 C 063-00 380

This listing is for a very rare, out of print LP featuring the music of -
Richard STRAUSS

Performed by -
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bariton
Gerald Moore, klavier

LP Title -
STRAUSS LIEDER Volume 1

Track listings -
8 Lieder Opus 10:
1. Zueignung
2. Nichts
3. Die Nacht
4. Die Georgine
5. Geduld
6. Die Verschwiegenen
7. Die Zeitlose
8. Allerseelen

5 Lieder Opus 15:
1. Madrigal
2. Winternacht
3. Lob Des Leidens
4. Aus Den Liedern Der Trauer
5. Heimkehr

6 Lieder Opus 17:
1. Seitdem Dein Aug' In Meines Schaute
2. Standchen
3. Das Geheimnis
4. Aus den Liedern der Trauer
5. Nur Mut!
6. Barkarole

CONDITION Details:
The JACKET:
The GATE-FOLD LP jacket is in Near Mint minus condition.
There are NO seam splits - the jacket is completely intact, and shows only some very mild shelf wear, primarily at the seams and corners. 
The jacket has NO drill holes or saw marks of any kind - see pictures with this listing for more detail. 
The jacket has NO hand writing on the front, inside or back - see the pictures with this listing for more details.
The cover has clean and sharp colors - see pictures with this listing for more detail.

The LP (vinyl) itself:
The LP is in NEAR MINT minus condition!
The LP retains most of the original gloss and sheen!
The record has NO visible marks that we could discern - obviously well taken care of. 
This is the copy you have always wanted in your collection - any picky audiophile or collector should be happy with this one.
The LP may have a slight spider mark or two (caused by sliding the LP in and out of the inner sleeve and are usually not audible on most audio systems, depending of course, on the sensitivity of your turntable, arm and cartridge).
We play tested the LP on our audio system and it performed in Near Mint minus condition for a record of this vintage. 
There are NO significant spindle marks on the record labels.

Please understand that this is a vintage LP record - as such, one cannot expect the vinyl to sound like a brand new, audiophile pressing! Some noise is inevitable - for best results, always properly clean your LPs before playing them.

The LP is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

A Short Note About LP GRADING -
Mint {M} = Only used for sealed items.
Near Mint {NM} = Virtually flawless in every way.
Near Mint Minus {NM-} = Item has some minor imperfections, some audible.
Excellent {EXC} = Item obviously played and enjoyed with some noise.
Very Good Plus {VG+} = Many more imperfections which are noticeable and obtrusive.

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: EMI LP 1 C 063-00 380 NM
  • Manufacturer: EMI / Electrola / Odeon / Pathe Records
  • Condition: Used

EMI LP 1C06300380: Strauss Leider volume 1, Fischer-Dieskau 1968

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