Offenbach, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Verdi & Wagner

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COMPOSERS: Borodin,Offenbach,Tchaikovsky,Verdi & Wagner
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: George London
WORKS: Arias
PERFORMER: George London (bass-baritone); Bavarian RSO/Richard Kraus, Rudolf Moralt, Hermann Weigert
CATALOGUE NO: C 502001 B AAD mono
The Canadian singer George London was one of the generation which laboured under the daunting shadow of the Wagnerian bass-baritone Hans Hotter. This disc of excerpts from some of his best-known operatic roles reminds us what a rich, dark-toned instrument it was. The extracts from Aida and Die Walküre with Astrid Varnay are electrifying. Clive Portbury