Heart's Delight: Songs of Richard Tauber
Deutsche Grammophon B0018337-02
Stolz: Venus in Seide: O mia bella Napoli (4:59)
Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz! (3:25)
Piotr Beczała, tenor; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Łukasz Borowicz
Austrian singer Richard Tauber (1891-1948) was one of the most widely celebrated musical celebrities of his time. A prominent exponent of popular song and operetta, Tauber’s career was closely associated with operetta’s golden age in pre-war Europe. In this recording, Piotr Beczała shares his deep affinity for this timeless music in a recital of favorites by Lehár, Kálmán, Robert Stolz, Johann Strauss, Jr. and others, continuing the tradition of legendary predecessors like Fritz Wunderlich and Nicolai Gedda.