50 years ago: Fritz Wunderlich’s last recitalmain
The great German lyric tenor died in a domestic accident on 17 September 1966.
He was weeks away from his 36th birthday and his Metropolitan Opera debut.
Wunderlich’s final appearance was on September 4 at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.The pianist was Herbert Giesen.
You may never hear a more heartfelt account of Schumann’s song, Ich grolle nicht.
The last song of his short life was Schubert’s An die Musik.