Heinrich Schlusnus

Baritone

Schubert Club Performances:

  • November 10, 1927
  • January 29, 1929
  • January 17, 1933

Heinrich Schlusnus

Artist note by Richard Evidon

Heinrich Schlusnus was the leading German baritone of his day, acclaimed in opera on both sides of the Atlantic. Today he is especially remembered as an outstanding exponent of German lieder, exemplified by these recordings of some songs he also presented in his three Schubert Club recitals.
Hugo Wolf’s Verschwiegene Liebe (Silent Love) was recorded in 1928:

In this 1944 filmed recital from Berlin (interspersed with footage of the ruined city outside), he sings Richard Strauss’s Zueignung (Devotion) and Wolf’s Fussreise (Country Walk):

From the Schubert Club Archive:

Heinrich Schlusnus 1929 Program cover

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Heinrich Schlusnus 1929 Program page

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Heinrich Schlusnus artist bio from 1929 program booklet

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Heinrich Schlusnus 1933 Program page

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