Format: COMPACT DISC
German tenor Rudolf Schock boasted a wide repertoire. He regularly recorded opera and lieder in addition to doing television, radio, and film work. He was known for his warm, flexible voice, and a “strong top voice” which suited him to heroic roles. He was known to be able to fill a recital hall full of audience members who had never before taken part in a classical programme. He continued making concert appearances and recordings well into his sixties. Unfortunately, in 1986 at the age of 71, he passed away suddenly. RELIEF publishes here the eight orchestral songs of Strauss, Schumann's Dichterliebe and two programmes of selected songs recorded in 1957.