Siegmund Grünfeld

Siegmund Grünfeld sings Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the recording.
Only one thing is certain: there was never any professional tenor called Siegmund Grünfeld who had a career. So who was he? Other than the recordings listed below, he doesn't seem to have left any trace. A pseudonym? I don't think so; record pseudonyms were typically necessary for singers who wanted to break an exclusive contract with a record company without breaking it openly. Grünfeld, however, doesn't certainly sound like a singer different record companies would be fighting over. A chorister? A voice teacher? Possible. I assume, also judging from the recording itself, that he was a gifted amateur.

Parlophon, Berlin 1921-01-28
2-2777 Tosca (Puccini): Nur deinetwegen wollt' ich noch nicht sterben           P1166
2-2778 Bohème (Puccini): Dieses ist Mimì                                        P1166
2-2779 Ballo in maschera (Verdi): Weißt du nicht                                unpublished
2-2780 Tiefland (d'Albert): Traumerzählung des Pedro                            unpublished
2-2781 Lustige Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai): Horch, die Lerche                  unpublished

Parlophon,  Berlin  1921-02-15
2-2807 Guntram (R Strauss): Schlußszene 1. Akt                                  unpublished

Artiphon (ac)
1134   Tosca (Puccini): Und es blitzten die Sterne                              1134
1135   Rigoletto (Verdi): Ach, wie so trügerisch                                1135
1136   Walküre (Wagner): Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond                      1136
1234   Gute Nacht, du mein herziges Kind (Abt)                                  123
Discography source: Robert Johannesson's (alas defunct)

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